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in a beta version of the Windows Live Messenger they had different sounds once.

They weren't like the current ones, they sounded brighter. The normal "dling" when logging in was replaced by a more direct "DIING!". It was only like that in one beta version thought. I was already searching for it when it was replaced back again, but I lost the .exe file back then.

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Messenger sounds are just .wav files, so if you still have the beta version somewhere your can just use its sounds. Copy them to some other folder, or if you wish to use the folder of Messenger then you should rename them first in case of conflict.

The nostalgic article Messenger sounds of the past has some old Messenger sound files that one can download.

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I'll see if the site contains it. Though I still have the beta installer, when I extract the wave files, they are still the new sounds, so I might have the wrong one! By the way: It was the first Windows Live Messenger beta, when it went from MSN Messenger. –  sinni800 Jan 28 '11 at 14:33
All the old versions of Messenger are to be found here. Googling: Version 9 beta here, Wave 4 Beta Build 15.4.3002.0810 here. –  harrymc Jan 28 '11 at 14:46
In fact the first link does not have the beta versions and on the second link, the first one does not have the correct sound and the second one does not work anymore... might have been this one :( –  sinni800 Jan 30 '11 at 20:47
I just tested again and it works. (although no guarantee it's the one). –  harrymc Jan 31 '11 at 6:07
9down.com/… this one? Doesn't work... I'm downloading the 151mb file right now. –  sinni800 Jan 31 '11 at 19:23

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