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PC Speaker Beeping on Errors (All Windows) Popular

If you get annoyed by the beeps and noises coming from your PC speaker but can't find a way to turn it off, then use this tip to disable it.

This tweak can be easily applied using WinGuides Tweak Manager.
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Open your registry and find the key below.

Create a new string value, or modify the existing value, named "Beep" and set it to either 'Yes' for beeping enabled or 'No' for beeping disabled.

You may need to log off or restart Windows for the change to take effect.

Registry Editor Example
|(Default)REG_SZ(value not set)|
|HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound|
Registry Settings
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound]
Value Name: Beep
Data Type: REG_SZ (String Value)
Value Data: Yes or No

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Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.

Last modified: March 21, 2002