Secret XP setup music uncovered! (see sound origin)
After much searching (thanks OT), the relaxing and mysterious windows xp setup audio location has been uncovered!

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June 27th, 2006
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still fixing the audio, be patient before you 1
February 7th, 2008
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Hey, I'm not complaining.
June 27th, 2006
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Nice...Thanks
June 27th, 2006
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full version is like 5+ min, its actually pretty good ambient. gg ms
June 27th, 2006
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ms got something right, I found the wmv file on my hdd and am listening to the whole thing, you rule!
June 27th, 2006
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best sound ever
June 27th, 2006
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sucks dick for bus fare then walks and i have 3 monitors lol
June 27th, 2006
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^ :rofl:
June 27th, 2006
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5'd
June 27th, 2006
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tosses salad for taxi fare then walks and I have a big screen tv lol
June 27th, 2006
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That's not a secret. It played when I setup Windows.
June 27th, 2006
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Oh, I get what you mean.
June 27th, 2006
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yeah its ok, silly ms stored it in images
June 27th, 2006
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i had searched for a while too
June 27th, 2006
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thank you thank you thank you 5'd
June 27th, 2006
(-1)
SELLS ENEMA BAGS FOR BUSFARE THEN STEALS BIKE ALSO I HAVE A STANDARD MONITOR LOL
June 27th, 2006
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hooray
June 27th, 2006
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listen to the full version, its very relaxing. C:/WINDOWS/system32/oobe/images/title.wma
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The need to put a DnB song for Vista, or it will never sell.
June 27th, 2006
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oh noes the downvoters are here
June 27th, 2006
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i never hear this music when i reinstall windows, maybe its only if you have a sp2 version of the disc and not upgrading from sp1a
June 27th, 2006
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well now you can have it whenever you want :)
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couldnt that song have been found by searching for .wma files and not going through folders ect. individually?
June 27th, 2006
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win
June 27th, 2006
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That's pretty cool. Never noticed it before, but a very good chillout song. Sounds sorta Brian Eno-ish.
June 27th, 2006
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I heard that one when I installed my Windows Xp, anyway 5+
June 27th, 2006
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I actually didn't hear it in most of my installs becuade I didn't have audio dirvers or speakers
June 27th, 2006
(-1)
Give head for gas money then pisses in your mouth and I have a plasma monitor lol
June 27th, 2006
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i dont have the muisic in x64
June 27th, 2006
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feltches for bus fare, then stole n*gg*'s bike. i haev a projector lolol
June 27th, 2006
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that is trippy. it makes me feel like setting up software!
June 27th, 2006
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rofl thats awsome!.....uhhh one question tho...why did microsof put it here and it dosent even do anything :c
June 27th, 2006
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Erm..... ok?
June 27th, 2006
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OMG IT DOESN'T WORK ON MAC?!?!?!?!
June 27th, 2006
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nice find!
June 27th, 2006
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I never heard this song before.
June 27th, 2006
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what you've never heard this?!?!?!?!?! your a f*cking mub, never set up a f*cking comptuer before?! i heard this yesterday with this new comp. LAME!
March 5th, 2008
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You're an idiot.
June 27th, 2006
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...sooo soothing...
June 27th, 2006
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my god.. suddenly.. must buy everything Microsoft.. NOO GET OUT OF MY HEAD BILL GATESSSSSSSSSS
June 27th, 2006
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The very first time I installed XP, which was like 5 years ago, once it finished installing, this music played to a little 3D display of a microsoft XP logo. I never saw it again after installing other times. =(
June 27th, 2006
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this didnt play when i was setting up! wtf?! i feel cheated!
June 27th, 2006
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June 27th, 2006
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0_o Odd...
June 27th, 2006
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oh I see what you did there
June 27th, 2006
(-1)
Win2K > WinXP, despite what Micro$oft says
June 27th, 2006
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^Sure, if you like frequent crashes. Gotta love the ambient MS provides.
June 27th, 2006
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I remember hearing this - nowadays I just format so my sound card won't play this smooth tune
June 27th, 2006
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jerks off, sh*ts on a cat, rapes three taxi drivers on the way to work and i have an LCD monitor lolololol
June 27th, 2006
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5
June 27th, 2006
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catchy and soothing... ^_^
June 27th, 2006
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I can't find that folder... :(
June 27th, 2006
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AWESOME thanks, im listening to it right now
June 27th, 2006
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Ahhhhh...
June 27th, 2006
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metaphorical boner
June 27th, 2006
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Are you kidding me? This is so freakin' old, I can't believe so many people didn't know about it.
June 27th, 2006
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kinda catchy
June 27th, 2006
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neat. always fun to find stuff on my HD i'd never seen. ipodded for relaxationativity.
June 27th, 2006
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I deleted the sound and now i have to format my harddrive :'(
June 27th, 2006
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old news, dude
June 27th, 2006
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Cool. I'll take a look. BUT, though informative, this wasnt really funny. I fear I must four you.
June 27th, 2006
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I always liked that song. I found it a while back but its nice to see other people liked good audio.
June 27th, 2006
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Whoever said it sounded like Brian Eno... well, apparently ALL the XP sounds are by Brian Eno. :)
June 27th, 2006
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yessssssssss
June 27th, 2006
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f*ck I just released this woulda been an awesome new mystery song
June 27th, 2006
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Holy sh*t. Nice.
June 27th, 2006
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Can't tell you how many times I've looked for this but come up short... this has to be the best feature of Windows yet, also crashes. LOL
June 27th, 2006
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and no... orion44... I would have got the "mystery song" in about 2.3 seconds...
June 27th, 2006
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That sound...is the sound of mistakes. I remember hearing that music for the first time about 5 years ago...I wish I hadn't.
June 27th, 2006
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indeed
June 27th, 2006
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any google search would have told you that...in 2001
June 27th, 2006
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how is this secret? i hear it everytime i reinstall windows
June 27th, 2006
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I have reinstalled my computer 7 times and never heard it because I format my drive before every reinstall, thereby (obviously) wiping my drivers. Therefore, cool.
June 27th, 2006
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chunders cum onto a pair of dice for a subway token then walks and i have a Laterna Magica lol
June 27th, 2006
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Wow. Go figure.
June 27th, 2006
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Thanks man, the music is great. normally this would be 3, but in this case you get 5.
June 27th, 2006
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WOW what a tune lol its amazing
June 27th, 2006
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they put it in the image directory! the bastards!
June 27th, 2006
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This is from the final bit before setup, but if Windows doesn't have sound drivers for your soundcard when you install, you won't hear it.
June 27th, 2006
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Windows fails at installing sound drivers first.
June 27th, 2006
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The music Microsoft never wanted us to hear...
June 27th, 2006
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i have three bus fares, a taxi fare, gas money, and a subway token, boys ;)
June 27th, 2006
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If XP installs your sound drivers for you then you can hear this. 4/5 because it scared the living sh*t out of me the first time I heard it.
June 27th, 2006
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that song has always sounded like a slow porno groove to me
June 27th, 2006
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wow secret music on a buggy operating system. who cares?
June 27th, 2006
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You're awesome.
June 27th, 2006
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People seem reeeeally desperate for a reason to downvote this one. Calling people noobs for not having known yet, restating the concept of the site as if that itself were lame(see directly above)... try harder, guys.
June 27th, 2006
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Old as hell. Who really cares?
June 27th, 2006
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(no longer directly above, I commented a second too late)
June 27th, 2006
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5'd cause I found it =)
June 27th, 2006
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They don't want the real world to find it! IT HAS HIDDEN PROPERTIES. LIKE THE POWER TO RULE THE INTERNETS!!! :O
June 27th, 2006
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Oh my god... I love you
June 27th, 2006
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Sounds like something out of EVE Online.
June 27th, 2006
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all those who 1'd just found out about the sound today lol
June 27th, 2006
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Awesome.
June 27th, 2006
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Wtf? where did this music comefrom?
June 27th, 2006
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i heard this when i ran setup. it's no secret, most just don't have drivers for audio when they install.
June 27th, 2006
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I swear that song is on a cafe del mar album...
June 27th, 2006
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So there's music playing when XP is being installed, how is this new or funny or interesting?
June 27th, 2006
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no
June 27th, 2006
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And that's funny because...?
June 27th, 2006
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i'm gonna have to agree with the downvoters...this is old news.
June 27th, 2006
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THIS IS THE SOUND THAT JESUS MADE!!!!111ftw!
June 27th, 2006
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Windows is for cockf*gs lawl!~
June 27th, 2006
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you found it gold!!
June 27th, 2006
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you WIN. does this music remind anyone else of Sonic 3's ending music? :P
June 27th, 2006
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People who dont think thats funny are not Computer Aliterate. I remember being angry because I had to format and got to the setup and was like wow.
June 27th, 2006
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Nothing new. When you take the tour when you first intall Windows XP, it's that music.
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The whole thing is 16 minutes long! Wow though, I never expected Microsquish of being able to produce something this... rhythmic. Kudos on the discovery.
June 27th, 2006
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Its too damn continous, it needs some more punch to it, and needs to pick up fater. But i never suspected that this would be in windows program, sounds like its from an old video game.
June 27th, 2006
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This is awesome darn downvoters
June 27th, 2006
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June 27th, 2006
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not secret at all. buy any prebuilt PC from best buy or something and when you first run it and set up your windows user info, this plays (because like people said.. sound drivers, duh)
June 27th, 2006
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cooltastic.
June 27th, 2006
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OMFG I LOVE THIS SONG! 5 4TW!
June 27th, 2006
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Sound source? C:/WINDOWS/system32/oobe/images/title.wma (Lex Luthor) WRONG! C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\images\title.wma
June 27th, 2006
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Oh I just failed the internet, can't do a backslash I guess. I'll 5 it for being a nub :p
June 27th, 2006
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ive found that a long time ago
June 27th, 2006
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5'd, because I love the music. I found it when tinkering with a fresh install of XP once, and FLIPPED OUT, because I didn't know it existed standalone, I thought it was shell intarated somwhere. But I promptly burned to a CD and listen to it in my car. So soothing.
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1'd for old news.
June 27th, 2006
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you just found this...?
June 27th, 2006
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Big deal.
June 27th, 2006
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It would be legendary if mystery song was there :p
June 27th, 2006
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-4 for windows
June 27th, 2006
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How the f*ck is this secret. I hear this when I got my laptop a few weeks ago.
June 27th, 2006
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someone remix this with 'sing of shoe on head'
June 27th, 2006
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I really like this for some bizzare reason.
June 27th, 2006
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5 for music! 5 for truth! :D
June 27th, 2006
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I liked it, too bad I'm a noob and can't figure out how to find it on my pc.
June 27th, 2006
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That music played for me when I was setting up windows..
June 27th, 2006
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nvm, found it, ty for origin.
June 27th, 2006
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awesome spacey/mellow music. now come the remixes...
June 27th, 2006
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needs more cowbell
June 27th, 2006
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f*ck you mac guys, Windows XP may not be perfect, but it's used by the masses for a reason.
June 27th, 2006
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Hm, never heard it before.
June 27th, 2006
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hypnotizing.
June 27th, 2006
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5 and favd thanks for this, I always wanted to know this
June 27th, 2006
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5 because this was definitely not a regretful click.
June 27th, 2006
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-1 Since I found this a looong time ago (pre-SP1). -1 because it doesn't even play during that startup, only during the "setup your system and activate" screen. +3 for the music
June 27th, 2006
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Meh, why not. 5'd because I feel like it.
June 27th, 2006
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The song reminds me of music from a heated love scene in a porn.
June 27th, 2006
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wow...it actually worked...
June 27th, 2006
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Wow, for a simple set up song, that's prety relaxing to listen to.
June 27th, 2006
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People who are needlessly anti-MS should die. Sure, they stupid sh*t sometimes, but they're human. Deal.
June 27th, 2006
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^@Shadowchaos -4 for Mac/Linux/Darwin/DOS/hypocrasy
June 27th, 2006
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Isn't this the audio that plays while you setup your computer for the first time?
June 27th, 2006
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lol... Known about this for ages. Its not a bad track.
June 27th, 2006
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Yep, I remember hearing that while setting it up. Thanks for locating in on the HD!
June 27th, 2006
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nice!!!!!
June 27th, 2006
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5'd for finding the best sound EVER! Very calm and soothing.
June 27th, 2006
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5 becasue I was looking for this ever since I 1st set up my machine. That song kicks ass.
June 27th, 2006
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O_o
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OMFG! ITS IN MY COMPUTER!
June 27th, 2006
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Wow, thanks.
June 27th, 2006
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Is it enyas lol
June 27th, 2006
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i stole mine, so never heard this
June 27th, 2006
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I can't believe it is in my computer too!!!
June 27th, 2006
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June 27th, 2006
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OMFG I've reformatted just to listen to it.
June 27th, 2006
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wtf
June 27th, 2006
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HAHA, oh man. When I reinstalled Windows on this computer I didn't continue for like an hour becuase I was listening to this. :D
June 27th, 2006
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+5 for this being a ytmnd, -1 for xp, -1 for just seeing this on a website then making a ytmnd.
June 27th, 2006
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awesome!
June 27th, 2006
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I will five this when you provide a link to download the full song, I only have windows 2k.
June 27th, 2006
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I believe Brian Eno only created the original Windows 95 start up sound...although this definately could be Brian Eno
June 27th, 2006
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I've found it YEARS ago thanks to TechTV. Also, a simple Google search for "windows xp setup music" reveals the answer in the very first search result. Where the hell were you looking? On a Linux box?
June 27th, 2006
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Known about it for god awful long time.
June 27th, 2006
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ha i know! i heard this when i set up xp on my pc
June 27th, 2006
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This sounds like Half-Life 2 Music
June 27th, 2006
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YAY
June 27th, 2006
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THOSE WHO WANTED IT http://rapidshare.de/files/24296028/title.wma.html
June 27th, 2006
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first time i heard this i was in a different room while xp was setting up. it was all WTF LOL. try listening to it while watching the graphic things on windows media player or i tunes
June 27th, 2006
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i hate this song actually
June 27th, 2006
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AWESOME! Listening to it right now.
June 27th, 2006
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anyone listen to the whole thing? hear those guys chanting?
June 27th, 2006
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OMG that music rox fav'd
June 27th, 2006
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Oh I remember this tune, nice job finding it
June 27th, 2006
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meh u earned a 3, all you have to do is Search for Title.wma, plus this was discovered well over a year ago
June 27th, 2006
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lol i learned how to find that from texh tv
June 27th, 2006
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feels like nothing else matters but the sad times i've had with everything in my life. =(
June 27th, 2006
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M$ sucks, your getting a 1.
June 27th, 2006
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This music sounds like it should be accompanied by a sine scrolltext that reads "Cracked by zooFile, music by bluz, greetz go out to..."
June 27th, 2006
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At first I thought it was the game over music from Donkey Kong Country.
June 27th, 2006
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jesus f*ck no! it reminds me of reimaging!!!!!!!!!!
June 27th, 2006
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...Congrats?
June 27th, 2006
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LOL I have had this on my mp3 player for like forever! I thought everyone alredy had this.
June 27th, 2006
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Hahaha, good job microsoft.
June 27th, 2006
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OMFG ITS SO GOD DAM ANNOYING! I HOPED ID NEVER HAVE TO HEAR IT AGAIN! But a year later i do, thx *ss =P
June 27th, 2006
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THAT IS SO f*ckING WEIRD. i wanted this song like a couple days ago, I'm like "screw it, I'll never find it" and this comes up. how ironic. i love you.
June 27th, 2006
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Take that macs
June 27th, 2006
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...And?
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I swear that sounds like the ending music from Streets of Rage for the Genesis.
June 27th, 2006
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The power of synth.
June 27th, 2006
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This is okay. Interesting, I never heard it.
June 27th, 2006
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sweet , I'll add it in my iPod later I love this kinda music ...
June 27th, 2006
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how is this a "secret" if I see it every time I reformat my computer, you moron
June 27th, 2006
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I dont get it...
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I found it on mine too.
June 27th, 2006
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MS pulled a bauman with Enigma
June 27th, 2006
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it sounds like softcore porn music
June 27th, 2006
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Cool song, very relaxing. I might just jerk off to it.
June 27th, 2006
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This would have been funny if it played during the BSOD (even though it's not possible) to keep you from punching your pc...
June 27th, 2006
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Woah, nice find. 5'd.
June 27th, 2006
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I found this along time ago, I remember saving it on my old computer and playing it in my media player. Kinda nostalgic Great tune.
June 27th, 2006
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I've had this in my playlist for YEARS. Just let your media player trawl for all music on your computer...
June 27th, 2006
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"Sounds similar to the music done in Halo. Halo being made by microsoft, any wonder that the 2 may be related." Edwardswolentoe: Microsoft publishes Halo, Bungie Studios makes it. See me after class, lol.
June 27th, 2006
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secret? I hear this f*cking song everytime I setup a PC at work, fail.
June 27th, 2006
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I constantly reinstall XP just to hear that song.
June 27th, 2006
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It's meant to keep people from kicking their monitors in during that annoying installation. Still, good song.
June 27th, 2006
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WTF
June 27th, 2006
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Now someone needs to remix this. With some YTMND's in there.
June 27th, 2006
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Not funny. Take it elsewhere plz.
June 27th, 2006
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I'd one this but then again you had no life and looked for the sound....so you deserve a five. Microsoft blows, but this music sure doesn't.
June 27th, 2006
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They use this music somewhere in Encarta, too.
June 27th, 2006
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Song always reminded me of something out of Sim City.
June 27th, 2006
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Wow, thanks so much!
June 27th, 2006
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How you found it... ill never know...
June 27th, 2006
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already knew, lol
June 27th, 2006
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sounds like it could be in Halo o_O Not really... funny, per se.
June 27th, 2006
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Old, sry pal... beh.. anyway, i give a 5'
June 27th, 2006
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Finally. I've been lookin for that.
June 27th, 2006
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Dude, I was f*cking wondering where that sound file was! Luff jh00.
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this ytmnd sucks ass, one'd!
June 27th, 2006
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Thanks for this.
June 27th, 2006
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your outragous for finding this
June 27th, 2006
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Not so secret. My XP home install for my laptop had that as the soundtrack.
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how is that secret? I've heard it while installing windows before.
June 27th, 2006
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awesome
June 27th, 2006
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gay
June 27th, 2006
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Bill Gates is trying to make xp sound good... good one
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I guess the bootleg xp doesn't have it =(
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"What's funny is that I've heard better music with 2mb keygens." 2mb keygens? That's huge. Most keygens are only around 100kb.
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I didn't turn the speakers on when I was setting mine up.
June 27th, 2006
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thats been around since whistler beta i dunno why they took itout. i liked it
June 27th, 2006
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5'd...already knew about this a long time ago...but who knew it would make a great YTMND :)
June 27th, 2006
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cool thanks
June 27th, 2006
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hmmm, never knew about this...I mean, who sits around and watches windows install, I've got better thing to do, but if I had known...
June 27th, 2006
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adds to playlist
June 27th, 2006
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THIS IS THE SONG BILL GATES PUTS ON TO MAKE LOVE TO HIS WIFE . Good find tho, nice song :D
June 27th, 2006
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not a secret...
June 27th, 2006
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LOL AWESOME I FOUND IT
June 27th, 2006
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Pretty soothing!
June 27th, 2006
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too bad it isnt 128kb or higher.
June 27th, 2006
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That's actually pretty good music. But how'd you get the screenshot? I wouldn't expect Print Scrn to work at that point.
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yea i remember that when i got my computer.
June 27th, 2006
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nice find, i love it
June 27th, 2006
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I LOVE YOU NOW AND FOREVER. I had to reformat my sisters comp so many times! But I love this song.XD
June 27th, 2006
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Whats going on here? I dont get it
June 27th, 2006
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Can't wait until we get the full version.
June 27th, 2006
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I must thank you for such an AWESOME find. To think this was sitting in some boring system folder right on my computer this whole time!
June 27th, 2006
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I am an IT admin who has to set up many XP workstations in a given week and I have not had to time to try to find this. I've been dying to get the original file. THANK YOU SO MUCH
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