Introduction: Make Custom System Sounds (Windows Vista Only)

In This Instructable I will teach you how to make iTunes songs into system sounds

Step 1: Programs Needed

1. iTunes (duh)
2. A sound editing program (i used Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio, but anything that saves your song clip as a .wav file works)

Step 2: Open Your Sound Program

My instructions will be relative to the program i have

1. Click open file find your iTunes folder
2. Click on the Desired Artist, Album and then finally the song (i am doing Violence by Blink-182)
3. The song should upload into your sound editing program

Step 3: Edit Your Song

1. Find of the section of the song you want to use (Im using the intro guitar lick)
2. Crop that part of the song (highlight section>right click>crop)

(the song in this pic is cropped)

Step 4: The Hardest Part (even Though Its Easy)

1. Save the song clip (make sure it's file extention is .wav)
2. Open up the control panel and find "Hardware and Sound" menu
3. Under the sound tab click manage audio devices
4. A window should pop up (third picture) click on the sound tab at the top
5. Make sure it is set on Windows Default modified otherwise you cannot edit the sound
6. In the box under where it says program find the noise you want to change (log on, log off etc.)
7. Click on the default noise and the Browse option should be clickable
8. Find where you saved the song and upload it!

Comments

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zomfibame (author)2012-02-17

Nice instructable. ... Flogging Molly Right on !

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Buy U A Bev (author)2010-10-03

I put the "vista only" in the title because I haven't been able to experiment with other versions of windows. You can probably use it on all versions of windows, using the same principles, but the menu layout might not be the same

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Hellchild (author)2010-10-02

do you think this would work on windows 7?

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fergjeffson (author)2009-09-05

This works in Windows XP (at least) if you go to C:\WINDOWS\Media and delete the sound file you don't wan't and place your new .wav file in the folder. Just make sure that you rename the new file to what you deleted (ie: Windows XP Logon Sound) so the computer recognizes it. Flogging Molly Rocks!

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denanderen (author)2009-06-28

cool! i hadn't really thought of that, even while it's so easy + i love your taste in music (flogging molly all the way)

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lemonie (author)2009-06-27

This will work with most versions of Windows, you shouldn't need to have "Vista only" in the title? L