Where is this retro sound?
April 20, 2008 1:24 AM   Subscribe

Does anyone know where I can find a copy of the music that used to play once you had booted into Windows 98 SE?

Do you remember the theme that I am talking about? It used to come up when the splash screen came up. My girlfriend used to call it the running music and I'd love to get hold of a copy for a little project. The trouble is that I don't have either a WIn98SE disk or an old enough computer.
posted by chairish to Computers & Internet (9 answers total)
This youtube has a bunch of them.
posted by !Jim at 1:54 AM on April 20, 2008

Is this it? (WAV version of the Windows 98 sound in !Jim's Youtube link.)
posted by good in a vacuum at 1:57 AM on April 20, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks guys but I've watched and listened to that clip and the sound isn't there. It used to start straight after that startup WAV and keep going for 20-30 seconds I think.
posted by chairish at 2:12 AM on April 20, 2008

Best answer: Is it this? mp3 youtube
posted by JonB at 4:37 AM on April 20, 2008

The most memorable was Eno's theme - but that was Win95.
posted by strawberryviagra at 5:14 AM on April 20, 2008

I think JonB probably has it. That's the "bells of hell" music that used to accompany the irritating "Welcome to Windows 98" first-run box that one or two people never did figure out how to turn off :-)

chairish, if you dig da cool funky corporate groove, and you've got a copy of XP handy, you might also want to point your favorite media player to C:\WINDOWS\system32\oobe\images\title.wma.
posted by flabdablet at 5:46 AM on April 20, 2008

Not to derail but I have copied Eno's theme from a Win95 computer to every computer I have had since then. It is somehow perfect....
posted by bluesky43 at 5:47 AM on April 20, 2008

Response by poster: Thanks JonB. That's the one.
posted by chairish at 12:11 PM on April 20, 2008

Same BlueSky - I wish there was an extended version.
posted by strawberryviagra at 6:21 AM on April 22, 2008

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