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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.
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.
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.