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How do you download Windows XP Sound for free?

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Downlowd compilations of Windows XP system sounds from YouTube. Audio from the Windows XP startup sequence, setup guide and media player is also available. YouTube videos are available as audio files through services such as VidToMP3.com. Even though Windows XP is no longer supported by Microsoft, the default sound scheme is copyrighted and should not be freely redistributed.

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Gameplay videos of the Windows XP "3D Pinball Space Cadet" game are available on YouTube, complete with nostalgic sound effects and music. The game was first introduced in Microsoft Plus 95 but was so popular it was included in later versions of Windows. As of 2015, modern ports of the game are available for free online.

Promotional music that shipped with Windows XP included "Like Humans Do" by David Byrne, an artist famous for his work with Talking Heads in the 1970s. It is the pre-loaded default track on the version of Windows Media Player that comes with Windows XP Home Edition and is easily recognizable for many XP users. David Byrne's studio album "Look Into The Eyeball" includes "Like Humans Do" and is for sale on Amazon as of 2015.

Video game music composers Bill Brown and Tom Ozanich created the Windows XP login sound. They are credited as sound designers on many major films, including "Kill Bill 2" and "Ender's Game."

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