October 27, 2012

The History of Windows in Startup Sounds


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via Mashable! by Amy-Mae Elliott on 10/24/12

1. Microsoft Windows 3.1 Startup Sound

Back in 1992, 3.1's startup sound was jarring and unpopular. This prompted Microsoft to create a more aurally pleasing version for its next operating system.

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As we gear up for Windows 8, we thought it would be interesting to take a look back at old Microsoft OS startup sounds.

From the blunt fanfare of Windows 3.1 to the melodic chimes of Windows 7 (and some classic mini-tunes in between), these startup sounds communicate the history of Windows PCs throughout the years.

SEE ALSO: Classic Tech Sounds that Defined Our Digital World [VIDEOS]

Join us as we explore the oral history of Microsoft's operating system. Which is your favorite startup sound? Tell us in the comments below.

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