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Re: Win7 startup sound - alternate solution

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by John Morrison, Mar 3, 2010.

  1. John Morrison

    John Morrison Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:59:14 -0500, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy"
    <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >I didn't feel like messing with the system files to customize my startup
    >sound, so I came up with an alternate solution. It turned out to be
    >pretty simple. I just created the HTA file shown below, then put a
    >shortcut to it in my Startup folder.


    LOL Good on ya'. :)

    I had a look at your HTA file but the sound "close022.wav" doesn't exist
    on my Windows 7, so I didn't take it any further.

    I was more adventurous and used a "Startup sound from Windows ME" to
    announce my login to Windows 7 and had no problems.--

    John
     
  2. Dave \Crash\ Dummy

    Dave \Crash\ Dummy Flightless Bird

    John Morrison wrote:
    > On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:59:14 -0500, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy"
    > <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >
    >> I didn't feel like messing with the system files to customize my
    >> startup sound, so I came up with an alternate solution. It turned
    >> out to be pretty simple. I just created the HTA file shown below,
    >> then put a shortcut to it in my Startup folder.

    >
    > LOL Good on ya'. :)
    >
    > I had a look at your HTA file but the sound "close022.wav" doesn't
    > exist on my Windows 7, so I didn't take it any further.


    No, the whole point was to use the sound of your choice, "Close022.wav"
    is the five notes from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," as played
    by the mother ship (tuba). I should have explained that you had
    to enter your own music choice, but I guess you figured that out:

    > I was more adventurous and used a "Startup sound from Windows ME" to
    > announce my login to Windows 7 and had no problems.--


    --
    Crash

    Committed to the search for intraterrestrial intelligence.
     
  3. John Morrison

    John Morrison Flightless Bird

    On Thu, 04 Mar 2010 07:07:21 -0500, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy"
    <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:

    >John Morrison wrote:
    >> On Tue, 02 Mar 2010 07:59:14 -0500, "Dave \"Crash\" Dummy"
    >> <invalid@invalid.invalid> wrote:
    >>
    >>> I didn't feel like messing with the system files to customize my
    >>> startup sound, so I came up with an alternate solution. It turned
    >>> out to be pretty simple. I just created the HTA file shown below,
    >>> then put a shortcut to it in my Startup folder.

    >>
    >> LOL Good on ya'. :)
    >>
    >> I had a look at your HTA file but the sound "close022.wav" doesn't
    >> exist on my Windows 7, so I didn't take it any further.

    >
    >No, the whole point was to use the sound of your choice, "Close022.wav"
    >is the five notes from "Close Encounters of the Third Kind," as played
    >by the mother ship (tuba). I should have explained that you had
    >to enter your own music choice, but I guess you figured that out:


    Thanks for the explanation, I guess I did by using a sound from "Windows
    ME" :)
    --

    John
     
  4. P. Jayant

    P. Jayant Flightless Bird

    I have Windows 7 on the Lenovo Laptop I purchased specifically to get
    acquainted with Windows 7 without the hassle of tweaking all the options. It
    has Windows Media Player pre-installed and I can play MIDI files with it.
    Hope you too have WMP on your system.

    P. Jayant
     

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