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04 Dec 2012  

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
Exit Windows sound will not accept my wav file

I have an exaggerated goodbye wav file (on exit windows) that I have been using for over 10 years with many WinXP computers.(recorded Sept. 01 2001)
I am a very late adopter and just sprung for a HP Z1 workstation with Win7 pro.
The only real problem I had with Win7 was getting my Microsoft trackball explorer to work but was solved using a macros command.(this device will not work with Win8 so I won't be going there any time soon)
I am very computer literate and within a week I had a pretty good handle on Win7 .
I am able to change any of the sound associations as I had with WinXP except using my goodbye file with "Exit Windows".
It will not preview and when I click apply no sound at shutdown.
I can put any of the themes exit sounds into exit windows and they work.
I can put any other wav file into exit windows and it works.
I have the goodbye file stored in the C:\windows\media folder.
The file will play with the WMP any time I open it.
I have renamed the file everything under the sun(Exit Windows.wav, Windows Shutdown.wav etc. with and without the space between words.)
I have changed the attributes and permissions to every possible combination.
The file is not "locked".
I even tried in safe mode but it made no difference.
I have attached the file to this post.(its as safe as safe can be)
It might be trivial to some but it means a lot to me.
I originally recorded this for my deceased mother and when I hear it sort of reminds me of her.
If there is anything I have left out please let me know.
Any help to solve my problem would surely be appreciated.
Thanks for any assistance!

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File Type: wav Goodbuy090101.wav (41.7 KB, 18 views)
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