Screaming Computer Shutdown

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It's always fun to freak out people. Am I right?
Here's a way that you can easily scare people with their computer screaming as you shut it off.And its also pretty simple.

Step 1: The Scream!

Open any recording program that can save the file as (.wav). Record your scream and save it in a place where you can find it.

Step 2: Open Control Panel

Next,open the control panel.

Step 3: Sounds

Now click on Sounds and Audio Devices

Step 4: More Sounds

Next, click on the Sounds tab.

Step 5: Search

Scroll down the list until you find Exit Windows and click it.

Step 6: Find the File

Next, Click Browse and find the file that you just recorded.Open it and click Apply.

Step 7: Test!

Shut down your computer and if instead of hearing the default Windows shutdown sound you will hear it screaming as it dies (not really)

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    10 Discussions

    Jran Sakarra

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Once I saw the title i knew this would be coming. You can also do this when anything starts up or shuts down the same way.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    if you could put a weird cartoon screaming face begging and bleeding to not shut it down as the computer turns off it would be a lot more fun.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I don't want to be rude....but this Instructables really doesn't seem necessary; besides the suggestion of using a scream audio, everything else seemed logical.

    2 replies

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    None taken. I mostly put it on because there are also some people who didn't know that you can customize your computers sounds.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Oh, OK. It's just that I've been seeing an abundant bs-Instructables lately. But your's was good and detailed, so was just wondering why would someone be so detailed on something i perceive as a logical operation.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    I have done this before. Its great! Its really funny to do it to a friends computer and have a be a really sick disturbing sound track.

    1 reply