This question was asked yesterday by one of my friends. He was bored with the default Windows sounds, which are very limited in Windows 8. He tried to find some good sound schemes, but all he found was some paid Stardock app with a proprietary soundpack format. This made him really unhappy, so we decided to find some source for free sounds and sound schemes. Luckily, we found a great web site for sounds!
Winsounds.com is the website that I discovered. It has a huge collection of various sounds and sound schemes. They offer them for free. To quote them,
"You can download sounds and sound schemes for all Windows versions. We created this site to give you richer and more interesting sounds than the ones shipped by default with Windows. All the sounds available on WinSounds.com are completely free."
I tried a few sound schemes and I liked them.
Winsounds.com has custom sound schemes as well as the default Windows sounds and even classic Windows sounds which were shipped with early versions of Windows and Plus! packs.
Sounds are organized into three categories:
- Classic Windows sounds
- Miscellaneous Windows sounds
- Windows Sounds Schemes
I hope you will like something from those categories. Personally I downloaded the Windows Me (Windows Millennium Edition) startup sound because I like it very much, it made me nostalgic. :)
If you want to customize sounds which play for various Windows events on your PC, Winsounds.com is a great choice for you. Using that website, you can get lots of sounds for free.