background music from windows xp installation. few people actually heard it, because it was set to play before the audio drivers were configured.

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Background music from the Windows XP installation (2001)

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Brian Eno is alleged to be the composer of this Windows XP Welcome track. He’s actually known to have been contracted by Microsoft to create the Windows startup sound, as well.

If you don’t know who Brian Eno is, he’s a music producer who has worked with Genesis (as well as Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins on their solo stuff), David Bowie, Talking Heads, Devo, U2 and Coldplay, among many others. And, as Wikipedia says, “He is best known for his pioneering work in ambient music and contributions to rock, pop, electronic, and generative music

He has been described as one of popular music’s most influential and innovative figures.”

So, now you know. 🙂


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