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Windows Longhorn/Vista Beta sounds

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2019 3:01 am
by ShunRMatoi
So its more of a discussion Ive been interested in regarding those Vista Beta/Longhorn sound schemes that have been flying around for a long time but were never officially on the actual betal builds. Where do they come from? A transformation pack perhaps? I'm really curious if someone knows something about this.

Re: Windows Longhorn/Vista Beta sounds

Posted: Wed May 29, 2019 9:25 pm
by Glosswired
Their origins are pretty elusive, even today. While people have claimed that they're official concept sounds that got leaked, I have yet to see legitimate evidence/proof to back those claims up other than them sounding "professional". While I agree with that, there are talented amateur musicians/sound designers out there, so we can't exactly jump to conclusions that they're official.

In conclusion they were either leaked concept sounds, or they came from some transformation pack (NOT Vista Inspirat, that doesn't even have all of its sounds). People have suggested Longhorn Refined, though its link has been down for 14+ years so there's no way to confirm that.

Re: Windows Longhorn/Vista Beta sounds

Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 6:06 pm
by PF94
My theory was that the first pack of sounds were for Vista Inspirat and other sounds were made later on for another transformation pack.

Re: Windows Longhorn/Vista Beta sounds

Posted: Thu Dec 26, 2019 6:00 pm
by WinElectronic101
I think one of the sounds (the startup sound) was used for Windows Messenger. Could be wrong, though. (Taken from my old WIndows 7 laptop that had a sound called ContactOnline.wav which was the startup sound).