Like many users, the idea of Vista making sounds at startup that you can not turn off seemed pretty dumb. It seemed like an idea that made sense over Sushi, but out here in the real world - well can you imagine a large room full of PCs all starting up at the beginning of the day? Thankfully sensible minds prevailed. According to a blog post by James O'Neill of MS UK, here willb e a way to turn this off.
Thanks James for getting the word out - any chance you can post the method of turning this off??