Windows Vista Sounds Revealed

James Senior (Microsoft Technical Specialist) has revealed the highly anticipated sounds of Windows Vista.

"So over the weekend I installed a nice shiney RTM build and the sounds have been upgraded from the ones in XP to the new creations by Robert Fripp. I'd thought I would share some of these with you and I've compiled them in this mp3 which you can download and listen to below.

The sounds I cover are the following:

  • Critical Stop
  • ReadyBoost drive inserted
  • Windows UAC control prompt
  • New e-mail notification
  • Low Battery Alarm
  • Exclamation
  • Windows Start
  • Exit Windows"
Don't say we didn't warn you

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LMFAO !!

I found it hilarious - especially the Spam spam spam spam spam spam spam SPAMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM :P

They ought to leave them in to be honest, they'll probably be more 'relevant'.

Aren't Neowin allowed to have a bit of fun once in a while? Is it really such a big deal that they posted a joke?

Good laugh. Thanks Neowin.

hold on a min, i dont know if anyones noticed... but if you actually read the "joke" artical there is a link in it that takes you to the actual video of Robert Fripp playing the sounds.

so maybe next time just read fully rather than clicking play first because ur so excited to hear the sounds...
:)

Link for windows media: mms://wm.microsoft.com/ms/msnse/0512/26042/Vista_Robert_Fripp_2005_MBR.wmv

Wow...

Lets get the facts.

See the STRANGE NEWS icon of the week. Why would the real sounds be STRANGE? They wouldn't... thats your first clue to this being a joke... second it says right in the post "DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU"...

You really need to lighten up... Were allowed to have a sense of humor... lots of sites do it.

I thought it was funny to have some "light" news.

Quote - shockz said @ #106
Wow...

Lets get the facts.

See the STRANGE NEWS icon of the week. Why would the real sounds be STRANGE? They wouldn't... thats your first clue to this being a joke... second it says right in the post "DON'T SAY WE DIDN'T WARN YOU"...

You really need to lighten up... Were allowed to have a sense of humor... lots of sites do it.

I thought it was funny to have some "light" news.

Well, that doesn't appear when you read the front page VIA RSS now does it!

I also find this extremely unfunny, and expected a higher quality than this from Neowin.

Quote - Chode said @ #106.1

Well, that doesn't appear when you read the front page VIA RSS now does it!

I also find this extremely unfunny, and expected a higher quality than this from Neowin.

Are you commenting via RSS.... didn't think so. You should have seen the icon when you loaded up the page to complain.

Quote - shockz said @ #106
Were allowed to have a sense of humor... lots of sites do it.

So you base Neowin on what other sites do? "other sites" also post warez. Why not here? "other sites" have better features?. Why not here? Copying negative things (such as this) or anything for that matter is not gonna make the site better.

I come to Neowin because its better that those "other sites" and it gives great news and support. Because its unique and not like "other sites".

Quote - rIaHc3 said @ #106.3

So you base Neowin on what other sites do? "other sites" also post warez. Why not here? "other sites" have better features?. Why not here? Copying negative things (such as this) or anything for that matter is not gonna make the site better.

I come to Neowin because its better that those "other sites" and it gives great news and support. Because its unique and not like "other sites".

Lamest comparison I've ever heard... we are talking about a joke... a funny... etc... not illegal warez and cracking. Your comparing apple to oranges.

"Copying negative things"... Whats negative again???

ROFLMAO!!!!!!

btw, can people on neowin ever STOP moaning just because something on the frontpage is not what they expected?
Honestly guys, GTFO and get a life.

Haha, I really didn't expect that... that'll teach me not to read the comments first. I really like that Email one, very very fitting. Thanks for the laugh.

I want my bandwidth back, all of the 1688K that was spent downloading that MP3. That wasn't funny at all. I should've read the comments before downloading, I guess it was partly my fault. :\

I didn't really find it that funny but seriously some people on here need to loosen up their blue shirts and ties.

How many Neowinians does it take to change the front page light bulb?
100.
1 to change it, 49 to moan it's too bright, 50 to point out that the light bulb doesn't actually belong on the front page, 10 who don't have a clue whats going on and 5 to point out the math is wrong.

hahahahaha the email one is the best.


This made me laugh right in the middle of math class...got some awkward looks....

Lots of angry neowinians who need to get out more and lighten up. I thought it was pretty good, not classic, not stomach hurting, but funny nonetheless.

We don't need angry neowinians tbh, the type that get their knickers in a twist when someone does/says something that doesn't agree with their agenda or philosophy on life... i.e. "WE BE DALEKS WE MUST ADHERE TO THE CODE OF CONDUCT WE MUST LABEL ALL POSTS WITH DESCRIPTORS WE MUST NOT POST JOKES UNLESS LABELLED AS SUCH"

Hah! I'm not sure which is funnier, the sound effects, or the people here getting their panties in a wad because it was a joke.

Quote - Chugworth said @ #82
Hah! I'm not sure which is funnier, the sound effects, or the people here getting their panties in a wad because it was a joke.

If you spent more time in this community, you would notice right away that things like this make it go downhill.

I bet they did not know the new sounds were obviously fake when they posted this on the front page. It pays to investigate links before posting them on the front page of your website.

Please, PLEASE tell me that you're joking with this comment. Please. Or I will have lost my faith in Neowinians.

chill out

if you want to hear the real sounds sign up the CPP

p.s. the start up / shut down sounds are the same and the other sounds r very boring.

Gee they're not very good quality sounds, all scratchy and horrible, just as if they were all ripped from 80's movies and TV shows.

When I wanna laugh, I go to the jokes section.
When I want serious IT news, I read the front page.

Please dont post this crap on the front page in future in respect of the vaste majority of people that visit this site for trusted news. Now im gunna be skeptical of other items on the front page.

lol i find this quite funny.

i guess some of you havent noticed that hes having a dig at every1 who keeps bloody moaning everytime they get a build they dont have access to, and whine that thers no new sounds!!

The number of people who are asking whether or not this is for real make it even more funny!

I wish I could download the SPAM sound for my XP machine, LMAO!

Quote - C_Guy said @ #64
I wish I could download the SPAM sound for my XP machine, LMAO!

Do a Google search for Monty Python Spam wav, there's several results for it.

how crap if neowin is resorting this this
Neowin has gone down hill this is lame no worse than lame go report real news like the release of WMP above this post

um, you just said they've gone downhill and then you say go report real news ... like the real news they have reported ... ROFL, that's awesome.

1 post being funny is such a problem for you?

agreed... I haven't actually listened to it myself yet, I feel it's my mission today to waste my time replying to these suckers who have no sense of humour

Great, a couple more files for me to delete after a clean format. The only bearable sound is the recycle bin one anyway :P

amazed how so? you obviously don't appreciate neowins Quality Assurance processes.

When Tom submits the post, it goes directly to 50 highly trained rhesus monkeys, who grade it and if it passes it gets on the site.

I'm afraid Neowin isn't quite like a Rupert Murdoch company, they post the stuff they find cool and hope the rest of us do too.

I for one think humour is a great thing to have in life.

I thought it was real, was a nice treat I dunno why people are moaning it's not as if every other news article is like this!

brilliant i guess people love windows too much to even take it as a joke , ahh well gotta love the British humour

Be sure to share it with us... I'm afraid I'm going to use that sound scheme. :P
Really enjoying this, and it's also really funny to see people getting annoyed over this: Neowin just passed the message along. For all we know this could be dead serious. ;)

Thanks for the laugh Neowin.

1: This is not serious.
2: Why is this on the front page
3: You just wasted my time with something I thought was serious, because I... well.. used to trust this site for decent news and especially headlines..

You guys are about to seal the deal on "go somewhere else for real tech news" for me, and probably a few other people.

Speak up people... speak up.

Quote - phiberoptik said @ #11
1: This is not serious.
2: Why is this on the front page
3: You just wasted my time with something I thought was serious, because I... well.. used to trust this site for decent news and especially headlines..

You guys are about to seal the deal on "go somewhere else for real tech news" for me, and probably a few other people.

Speak up people... speak up.

I agree totally

I agree as well. There is a forum for jokes and this should be put in its place. You all know what happens when a joke isn't labeled properly even when it is in the correct forum, it gets deleted as this should be.

Quote - phiberoptik said @ #11
1: This is not serious.
2: Why is this on the front page
3: You just wasted my time with something I thought was serious, because I... well.. used to trust this site for decent news and especially headlines..

You guys are about to seal the deal on "go somewhere else for real tech news" for me, and probably a few other people.

Speak up people... speak up.

Some people take their computers just a little too seriously.

1. Yes this is humour
2. This is on the front page because Tom thought he would make us laugh. Thank you Tom
3. Turn off the internet if you are finding your life is getting wasted.

Thank you come again.

Quote - Josrh said @ #11.2
sheesh phiberoptik, go somewhere else then.

Way to have a sense of humor.

Take your sense of humor to the forums, the front page is for NEWS, this item is ridiculous.

Quote - DomG said @ #11.10

Some people take their computers just a little too seriously.

I for one don't take my computer very seriously, except when it's eaten the last frie, other than that i do take NEWS seriously.

Regular users have to use the [JOKE] tag on the forums (or face getting their threads removed and even a warning), but it's ok for this to be on the front page? This annoyed me a lot.

Quote - noroom said @ #2.2
Regular users have to use the [JOKE] tag on the forums (or face getting their threads removed and even a warning), but it's ok for this to be on the front page? This annoyed me a lot.

Boohoo. Being on staff does have its perks.... and I've never seen a warning for not having the proper tag for a joke

Quote - noroom said @ #2.2
This annoyed me a lot.
Join the club. I've no desire to download an mp3 just to appease someone else's sense of the ridiculous. The front page really shouldn't be the place for this crap.

Quote - SniperX said @ #2.4
Join the club. I've no desire to download an mp3 just to appease someone else's sense of the ridiculous. The front page really shouldn't be the place for this crap.

Agreed. It seems like it's one rule for us and one rule for them... pathetic really. It was funny though, but certainly not front page news material.

Regular users have to use the [JOKE] tag on the forums (or face getting their threads removed and even a warning), but it's ok for this to be on the front page? This annoyed me a lot.

You need to look at life less seriously.

Quote - Hurmoth said @ #2.6
Some people will find anything to whine about. This is something so stupid to whine about too.
Not really, when you think about it. Today, for example, there is a "Vista Packaging Unveiled" news item. I'm not going to bother reading it, in case it's another of these "jokes". By putting it on the front page, you just lessened the gravity that other news items might otherwise carry.

Not funny at all . I suppose Tommy, didnt check the sounds himself before posting and made a fool of himself.
If this was done on purpose then neowin should be ashared on itself .