Startup Sound (Music/Sounds) Trivia: Much of the sounds included on Windows 95 have been implemented in other platforms, embedded systems, software packages, and/or video projects. For example, the Los Angeles Metro kiosks use the same \"ding\" sound included in Windows 95.
At PDC on July 13, 2000, Microsoft announced that Who’s Whistler would be released during the second half of 2001, and also unveiled the first preview build, 2250, which featured an early implementation of Windows XP's visual styles system and interface changes to Windows Explorer and the Control Panel.
Availability: The Windows XF86 directory contains a number of sound files that can be played on an X11- Windows Media Server server. Depending on the Windows XF86 extension that is used, the files can be played back through audio chipsets integrated in the graphics adapter. Some of the sound files also play back on a Windows Embedded POSReady MFP (point of sale) or a PC running Windows XP Embedded.
Background: \"Windows NT 5.0\" was the original in-development name for Windows 2000. The name was changed to \"Windows 2000\" in Beta 3 (around version 5.00.1946 to be specific). While early test builds of Windows NT 5 were very similar to Windows NT 4, they gradually began to develop their own visual and sound elements.
Availability: Present in: Windows 2000 and later; Windows Me and Windows XP x64 all editions; Windows Server 2000 and later; Windows Server 2003; Windows Vista x64 Ultimate, x64 Enterprise, Standard, and Home Premium; Windows 7 x64 Pro and Enterprise; Windows 8 x64 Pro and Enterprise; Windows RT 8.1. 7211a4ac4a