Silence Your Startup Sounds!
You may remember how awful my experiences have been with machine boot up sounds. I am at Tech Ed this week and since I want to open up my laptop in many of the sessions, I really need to get the startup noises of my laptop to shut the heck up.
For my MacBook Pro, this is a 2 step process because there are 2 operating systems at play when using BootCamp.
- Silence Windows
This is easy enough. Just go to the sounds applet and uncheck the “Play Windows Startup Sound” checkbox.
- Silence the Mac
The Mac plays a startup sound even when I am booting into Windows. Aargh! And stopping this is not so easy.
Silencing the Mac
This one is yet another example of Apple trading functionality for simplicity. There is no out-of-the-box way to do this in OSX. Download this Preference Pane add-in for OSX and install it. Then you can launch it and mute the startup sound.