Microsoft seems to have fun releasing clues on Windows 11. This operating system will be presented on June 24 and will replace Windows 10. Today the Windows team returned to the charge with a curious video on its YouTube channel with a remix ralenti which collects Windows startup sounds from Windows 95 to today.
Windows 11 will be a visual revolution… and a hearing one?
This video shows us the Windows 95, XP and 7 startup sounds. As Jensen Harris, who worked on Windows 8 development, recently recounted, it was decided to eliminate the startup sound as more and more users were using laptops in places like work or school, where a startup sound could be boring. Additionally, removing the code that loads Windows audio has been found to save precious seconds on startup.
Microsoft is already making a small reference to the June 24 Windows event in the video description, which reads as follows:
Finding it hard to relax because you are so excited about Microsoft’s June 24 event? Take a slow trip through memory with the startup sounds of Windows 95, XP and 7 slowing down to 4000%.
the hints on Windows 11 they are found in two places: the first is the video length, which is exactly 11:00 a.m. Not a second more, not a second less. A victim ? Does not seem to. The second clue is found throughout the video. The code name for the new Windows 11 interface is “Valley of the Sun” (which we could translate in French as “Vallée du Soleil”). The video is full of sunny valleys like the ones we share in this image.
It seems unlikely that Microsoft has decided to include a startup sound in Windows again. Due to the aforementioned reasons to remove it from Windows 8 which are still fully valid. Maybe we get a welcome sound on first boot, like Windows 10X.
It is clear that Microsoft places great importance on the future of Windows and they want to keep us awake and alert before the 24th. We can expect more videos and songs like this as the days go by.