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[Excel] Program event sounds

My office recently upgraded to Office 2010 (from 2003?).
Excel used to make a sound when I had to do something (for example, when you quit the program it warned you to save or discard). Since upgrading the sound event (critical stop?) is silent in Office.
However, warning occurs in other parts of my work computer (including many proprietary programs). I looked in Control Panel/Sounds and Critical Stop and Exclamation have sounds assigned.
What is the sound event that I'm looking for?

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It is called Office Sounds, you can download it from Microsoft, just put it in the search box.

Here is the Link: »search.microsoft.com/en-us/resul ··· e+sounds

Ps: Read everything in the links, it looks like for Office 2010 it is a big mess trying to get Office Sounds to work in Office 2010

Ps2: this is what seems to work for most people;

Steps to reproduce (Replace with your account name):
1. Open C:\Users\\AppData\Local\Temp.
2. Run Sounds.exe as administrator.
3. DO NOT close the error message!
4. Look in the folder opened in step 1 and find the directory that was just created when you ran sounds.exe.
5. Install the Sounds.msi file located in that new folder.
6. After the install completes and closes, close the error dialog from running Sounds.exe in step 2.
7. The directory found in step 4 should disapear.
8. Reboot.

Number 2 is the Office Sound download:»www.microsoft.com/en-us/download ··· ?id=7015

Hope that this helps.
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united state
I work with Soviet era controls on my machine, so not sure if it can be added, but thanks, anyway!