If you have ever tried to replace the default Windows 7 startup sound with a custom tone, you probably know how difficult it is to change the startup sound as one needs to edit the imageres.dll system file to make it happen.
Startup Sound Changer is a fantastic tool from the makers of Windows Media Player Background Changer, Aero Tuner, and Personalization Panel. The tool easily lets you replace the default startup sound with a mouse click.
Please note that you can replace the default startup sound with a .wav file only. So, don’t forget to convert your MP3 file to .WAV format before using this tool. The tool lets you restore to the default startup sound as well.
Change Windows 7 startup sound with Startup Sound Changer
Step 1: Download the Startup Sound Changer zip file (link provided at the end of the page) and extract it to get the setup file.
Step 2: Run the setup file and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.
Step 3: Launch Startup Sound Changer with admin rights. Use the Replace button to browse to the custom sound file. Please note that the new sound file must be in .wav format only.
Step 4: You are done! You can always use the Restore button to revert to the default sound file.
The program supports both x86 and x64 versions of Windows 7 and Vista.