No startup sound customization

posted Feb 19, 2010, 12:21 PM by r0m30 1   [ updated Feb 19, 2010, 12:44 PM ]
I'm still baffled by the decision not to allow you to change the startup sound.  My computer has greeted me with Pink Floyd's "Welcome to The Machine"  for over a decade now and it will continue to do so in spite of the stupidity in Redmond.  I've created a small program that simply plays the wave file given to it as the first parameter.  To install it copy it to somewhere in your path and then create a shortcut in your startup menu items.  Make sure you set the Run property to "Minimized" so the dos box doesn't pop up.

Source and .exe available on the code page.

Hope it helps