Changing the Windows Start-Up sound 

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My next-door neighbor and I frequently borrow things from each other. Not long ago, when I requested his ladder, he told me he had lent it to his son. Recalling a saying my grandmother used to repeat, I recited, "You should never lend anything to your kids, because you will never get it back." With that, he responded, "Well, it's not even my ladder. It's my dad's."
An avid golfer was late coming home from his weekly game. As he dragged himself wearily through the door, his worried wife met him. "Honey," she said, "How was your game? Why are you so late?" "Well," he replied, "this had to be the worst, hardest game of my life. Jack died out there on the golf course. Just had a heart attack at the second hole and then died." "Oh, no!" she cried. "How awful for you! He was your best friend! No wonder you are late....." "Yes, the ordeal really wore me out.," he said, "the whole rest of the game it was hit the ball, drag Jack, hit the ball, drag Jack......"

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From the Tech Support Pits: From: Anita re: Change Windows start-up sound Dear Webby Is there a way to get rid off or changing the Windows start-up noise? Even the sounds my hubby makes, when he impersonates a coffee maker, would be more welcome in the morning that that pompous "Tadaa!" Thanks Anita 1. Go to the Control Panel. 2. Click the Sounds and Audio Devices icon, 3. Click the Sounds tab. 4. Under "Program Events", select Start Windows. You can select a sound from the drop-down menu or click Browse to select a .wav file. If you don't want Windows to play any sound during startup, select (None) from the drop-down menu. You can also browse to your collection of wav files and select one from there. There is no limit, you can pick even long songs. Keep in mind that no matter what you select, sooner or later you will get tired of it. You might get a laugh the first few times you hear "When Daddy Cut the Big one at the Horn Lake Mississippi Missionary Baptist Church", but after a few days that will get annoying. The best way to deal with that is to make a new folder, and every time you come across a suitable wav file, put a copy of it in there. (CTRL Drag copies). Rename the first one 1.wav. Select that 1.wav for the start up sound. When you get tired of that one, rename it to 2.wav and rename another one to 1.wav. Windows will play whatever is called 1.wav after you select that once. You can just quickly change the 1.wav and don't have to go through the Sound selection rigmarole. Personally, I have used BUBBLE2.WAV for years. It is a tiny 2 KB wav that sounds like one single drop of water falling into a puddle, and about as quiet too. Have FUN! DearWebby
The gigantic computer took up a whole wall, dwarfing the programmer and the mathematician standing before it. After much flashing and humming a sliver of paper emerged from the vitals of the machine. The mathematician, after studying it gravely, turned to the programmer and said with awe, "Do you realize that it would take four hundred ordinary mathematicians a hundred years of calculations..... make a mistake this big?"
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Little Johnny, burst into the house, crying his eyes out. His Mama asked him what the problem was. "Pop and I were fishing, and he hooked a giant fish. Really big. Then, when he was reeling it in, the line busted, ....and the fish got away." "Now come on, Johnny," his mother said, "a big boy like you shouldn't be crying about an accident like that. You should have laughed." "That's what I did, Mama."
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A little old lady goes to the doctor and says, "Doctor I have this problem with gas, but it really doesn't bother me too much because they never smell and are always silent. As a matter of fact, I've farted at least 20 times since I've been here in your office." The doctor says, "I see, take these pills and come back to see me next week." The next week the lady goes back to his office. "Doctor," she says, "I don't know what you gave me, but now my farts, although still silent, stink terribly!" The doctor says, "Good, Now that we've cleared up your sinuses, let's work on your hearing."

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