Using Windows XP sounds on YouTube.


I would like to use the Windows XP Startup Sound and Shutdown Sound on my YouTube videos. Can I use them? Will that infringe any copyright policies or content licenses?


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Microsoft Logos and Sounds

Microsoft Logos, including our well-known product names such as Windows, Microsoft Office and Xbox, are some of the most recognized, trusted, and valuable trademarks in the world. Microsoft Logos may only be used in compliance with Microsoft's Trademark and Brand Guidelines. No other use is permitted.

Microsoft does not allow separate distribution of audio or AVI files — files with the extensions (.wav), (.mid), or (.avi).

This is the Copyright information for Microsoft Products.

"What is Copyright?"



Bill Smithers - Microsoft MVP July 2013 - Dec 2020

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Last updated September 14, 2021 Views 2,253 Applies to: