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Little childhood revisit: Windows 98 was the sound of my childhood :)

But what is your favorite Windows startup?

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I grew up on Windows XP. i remember listening to that start-up noise almost everyday after school.

 

Sounds for reference:

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Gotta love the Windows XP one. I used a Windows XP as a young kid, and hearing those old school XP sounds again really bring me back.

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Gotta love the Windows XP one. I used a Windows XP as a young kid, and hearing those old school XP sounds again really bring me back.

Windows XP came later in my childhood

but. Window 98 bring so many memories back :)

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Windows XP brings back memories of when I used to always play on the old desktop. Good times... :)

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The Windows 98 one = some THX s*** right there:

 

 

I used to constantly try to play that sound on my keyboard.

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3.1 makes me laugh, it's like "tadah! I actually started!" But the victor for me would have to be windows 95. It carries a lot of nostalgia for me; the family computer ran 95 for a very long time, though I was the only one who really learned how to use it. Eventually we upgraded to an XP machine.

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I like the no sound in windows 10

 

But I grew up on windows XP. That is a very familiar sound.

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Windows XP most definitely. I grew up with Windows XP. I don't mind the newer ones (I LOVE Windows 10) but there's literally no sounds. I miss XP so much I downloaded the startup and shutdown sounds online and changed the USB connect/disconnect notification sounds to that of the XP startup/shutdown sounds.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-syYHBPknlM

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Windows XP sounds so damn good, but it's not as epic as NT 5.0

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V869_JTI00o

 

Now THIS is a startup sound!

 

There was also Longhorn, which of course was the codename for horror that was Vista.

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BC-edqK0OSo

 

Longhorn also had a hidden alternate version.

 

I like the no sound in windows 10

 

It actually does, but it's the same one as Windows 8.1, which is very underwhelming.

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The Windows XP sound is basically etched into my brain.

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I love the Windows 95 startup sound 

 

 

I never used Windows 95, the first OS I remember using is Windows 98... I just really like how cool and retro this one sounds. I believe this was the first Windows OS to have a unique start up sound other than the TA-DA! sound effect. A very nice first impression if I do say so myself, the other startup sounds are OK but I just don't think they have the charm this one has.

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Haven't seen much love for the Windows 2000/ME startup chime. Definitely my favorite Windows startup sound tbh.

 

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I grew up on XP, but my favorite sounds have to be the ones from 2000 and Vista/7/8. The 2000 one is epic and the Vista one sounds light and optimistic.

 

Otherwise, I like the rest of XP's sound scheme. The error sounds are iconic.

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The Windows 98 one = some THX s*** right there:

 

 

I used to constantly try to play that sound on my keyboard.

Yeah. Back when I was 3 years old, My dad and I started playing

Motocross Madness 2. Such a great game from my childhood

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Grew up on XP's starting sounds, but I heard the Windows 7 startup back in like, 2011 when I got MY first desktop PC. I owned one before that, but it was the family's computer. Great times back in 2010-2011 for me, I tell ya. ;)

So I guess the Windows 7 start noise.

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XP is... just.... man, it brings back memories. I remember this one time I accidentally left the speakers on maximum and I booted up my computer and... I think you can guess what happened after that. Its a bit sad really, when Microsoft announced that they were halting all updates and such on the OS but it had to be done at some point.

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I love the WIndows XP startup sound.

But I also like startup sounds from WIndows 95 and 2000/Me.

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Windows 98 is the bomb. All the other startups cower before its might.

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xp holds so much memories! 

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Windows 98 is the bomb. All the other startups cower before its might.

 

Why, oh, why couldn't this have existed when I was little?: https://youtu.be/kpSxCQz_rK4?t=1m18s

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