Where to download Windows sounds and sound schemes?

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

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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. :)

Closing words

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.

25 thoughts on “Where to download Windows sounds and sound schemes?

  1. mke

    That’s very helpful but how does one actually load the files from this site into windows 8 ther is no import sound files function that I can find?
    Can you help please?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Hmm, I can code some app for this :)

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    2. Tim

      funny?? my old windows ME had Windows 98 sounds as default. they were the utopia sounds.

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  2. mke

    That would be very useful – there are many people out there with the same problem as we are all fed up with the single souns scheme in windows 8 but don’t want to import more microsoft themes that include graphics etc.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Yep, I will try to make the app in near future

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  3. mke

    really looking forwards to that Sergey – appreciate all of your innovative coding.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      I should finish my current project during this week.
      After that I will code the sounds app.

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  4. assybish

    Hi Sergey
    any developments on this app please?

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  5. mike

    Hi Sergey
    do I assume the lack of a script suggest that it’s not possible?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The app is not finished yet. In development atm.

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  6. Mark

    Hope it’s coming soon, getting tired of no sounds.

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  7. Alex Rothwell

    Yeah! Just downloaded a sound scheme, noticing I’m gonna have to put them all in manually :(

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      The app is in development.

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  8. Mark

    Can’t wait.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      Can’t finish coding. I have several personal life issues.
      But will continue it ASAP.

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  9. Mark

    I truly hope everything is alright.

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  10. kas

    any update on the app?

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      At this moment, I have not finished its development.

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  11. KOTYAR

    Hey, thanks a lot for this absolutely helpful post. I was trying to find where can i get 2000 or Me theme on my Win8 for an hour already, – thanks!

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      You are welcome

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  12. matt

    Sounds like you never intended on doing anything, seeing as it has been over 14 months since you first wrote that you could do it, now its been 20 and still no word. (cough, FULL OF SHIT!) WANKER.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      If you open your eyes, you will see I am still working on Winaero Tweaker.
      I am going to merge all planned features with the mentioned app.
      Also, let me remind you, I owe you nothing.

      WANKER

      Go and fuck yourself.

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    2. Chief Smack-A-Hoe

      Whoa Dude! Your a fuckin’ Douche-bag. Quit your cryin, like he say’s, he don’t owe you anything so you can (and I will emphasize his word’s) Go FUCK Yourself! ;)

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  13. A Passerby

    It’s been four years, how’s the app development coming?

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    1. Matt

      The app appears to be finished. https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1796

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