Windows starting-sounds

The visitcard of windows is the music, which will played when windows is starting.


Selfmade Youtube Video with all Startup Sounds. Click for Longer Version with all Bootscreens, Boxshots an a few Screenshots.

All single files can be found here:

Windows 3.1x & Windows NT 3.xx

Tada.wav called this start-up sound, which is just a second.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows 3.1(1) for Workgroups

Interestingly, the other way around WfW uses the sounds for starting and ending as the normal 3.1 versions and NT. It is the shortest sound with less than a second. Original name Xylophon.wav

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows 95 (all)

The Windows 95 startup sound is something special. The first time it was not just a simple signal, but a jingle. The story behind it is something with Brian Eno, on a separate page . Duration: about 6 seconds.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows NT 4.0

Actually, the login sound. Duration 10 seconds.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows 98 (SE)

The modern interpretation of the Windows 95 Sound. Duration of approximately 7 seconds.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

NT 5.0 (Win 2000 Beta)

Probably the strangest sound. Created for a beta version, not used in the final product. Matthew A Felton was an composer. Duration 13 seconds.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows Me & Windows 2000

The Windows 2000 Sound is just 5 seconds.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows XP

Lasts 4 seconds. Unfortunately there is no information about the artist.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)

 

Windows Vista / 7

Length: 4 second. Watch a Making of Video on Channel 9.

Streaming MP3 Wave (Rar File)