This question is a common one among IT Administrators: How can I automatically mute Windows when I shut down my computer? Fortunately, there are a few different ways to go about it.
The first option is to use the Windows Task Scheduler. To do this, open the Task Scheduler by typing “Task Scheduler” into the search bar. Once open, click on “Create Basic Task” and enter a name for the task. Next, select “When I log on” and then enter the following into the “Actions” field: “nircmd.exe mutesysvolume 1”. This will mute the system volume when you log on.
The second option is to use a third-party utility. There are several free utilities available that can be used to automatically mute Windows on shut down. One of the most popular is AutoMute, which allows you to set up a task that will mute your system volume when you shut down.
The third option is to use a registry hack. This is not recommended unless you are an experienced user, as registry hacks can be dangerous if not done properly. To use a registry hack to mute Windows on shut down, open the registry editor by typing “Regedit” into the search bar. Then, navigate to “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Microsoft\\Windows\\CurrentVersion\\Run” and add a new string value with the name “MuteOnShutdown” and the value “nircmd.exe mutesysvolume 1”. This will mute the system volume when you shut down.
Using one of these methods will allow you to automatically mute Windows on shut down, making it easier to keep your work environment quiet. Just remember to be careful if you decide to use a registry hack, as improper edits can cause your system to become unstable.