How to turn off the system beep sound in Windows


This article explains how to turn off the system beep sound in Windows XP, Vista and 7 which will disturb the system users by the annoying system beep sounds for various reasons.

How to turn off the system beep sound in Windows


Windows operating system will produce the beep sound for some errors, dialog boxes and other incorrect key press. It is useful to get the sound when we are doing something wrong. Many times it will disturb us and it will irritate when we are working more seriously. So how do we control all those sounds and make the system clean from sounds.

System beep sounds are so important and it will indicate the system errors and it will alert you against the system damages. When the system processor or RAM or hard disk is not working properly will give the system alert using the beep sound.

You can disable the beep sound from the system. This procedure to disable the system beep is applicable to Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. You can turn off the entire Windows system beep message and you can turn on any time it you need it.

To disable the beep sounds from the Windows XP system click windows start
menu and then select the Computer and right click the computer and select Properties and select Hardware tab will show you the Device Manager button.

To disable the beep sounds from the Windows Vista, Windows 7 system click windows start menu and then select the Computer and right click the computer and select Properties will open control panel's System window. Device Manager link will be shown on the left top side of the Window (Check the below screenshot).

Windows 7 Disable beep sound

Click the Device Manager will open the Device manager Window. From Device Manager Windows click view menu and select Show hidden devices will show the hidden devices and it will not be visible by default as it is not required for normal use. It is required when you want to troubleshoot the devices.

Expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers will show you all the non-plug and play devices. Non-plug and play devices are will not confirm the plug and play devices standard and specification.

Click the Show hidden devices button and it will show the hidden devices. Expand Non-plug and Play Drivers, select Beep, right click the mouse button and select Properties will show Beep Properties Window. (Check the below screen shot).

Windows 7 Disable beep sound hidden devices

Select "Driver" tab from Beep Properties, select "Disabled" option and click "OK" button to disable the beep sound. You can enable the beep sound any time by modifying the Disabled option to System will enable the Windows beep (Check the below screenshot).

Windows 7 Disable beep sound disabled


Comments

Author: Shaikh Izaj Ahmed13 Aug 2010 Member Level: Silver   Points : 1

Really a good info on sounds on Windows7 We use to do this on Windows XP by using the control pannel, Sounds and devices and we use to set all the the options to custom by using the program events and use to add custom sounds etc.

Guest Author: Pavnethan28 Jan 2014

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http://www.techken.in/windows/disable-error-beep-sound-windows/



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