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    Default Windows Sounds: Classical Soundbites

    In the days of Windows XP I made a collection of classical soundbytes (with help of Nero Wave Editor) to change the standard sounds which come with Windows. So when I empty the dustbin, a lot of drums are heard. With the arrival of new mail another minute piece of instrumental music sounds. Etcetera. The soundbites are taken from Mussorgsky & Tchaikovsky operas. Each of them is small, but the total adds up to about 26 Mb. As 'showpiece' I add the soundbite with which my Windows starts (taken from Tchaikovsky's Pique Dame). If somebody's interested in converting Windows into classical, just let me know!
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    I'd be interested in converting Windows into something worth having on your computer

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    windows 7 actually has an option to choose from various styles and one is classical.

    it uses short orchestral stings here and there when you get an error message and so on.

    if you own xp or were cursed and own vista than you will have to do it manually.

    i did it a few times than never again since i kept setting my computer back to factory settings. it's cheaper that way than the repair man and a 5 month wait.

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    I always set my soundset to STFU. Enough noise pollution as it is.

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    That's rather nifty, though my computer sound is generally off when I'm not using it to listen to music.

    Anybody noticed how the Vista start-up sound is the opening notes of "New York, New York" from On the Town?

    (Perhaps that question is off-topic.)

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    I've searched a lot, but Mussorgsky seems for me the best for 'soundbites'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Meaghan View Post
    Anybody noticed how the Vista start-up sound is the opening notes of "New York, New York" from On the Town?

    (Perhaps that question is off-topic.)
    No, I haven't. But now that you mention it, I can't get it out of my head.

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