One of the things that annoys me the most in Windows is the system beep. It’s loud and often happens at the most inopportune times, like during a meeting or a class. All heads turn towards you as people wonder what idiot would have the sound turned on.




On most operating systems when you mute your audio it has no affect on the system beep. To me that’s like turning the ringer off on your cellphone, but still have it make a sound each time you press a key. It just doesn’t make much sense.

Drastic times lead to drastic measures. You can mute the system beep by turning it off in the Windows Registry:

  1. Press the Windows Key + R to bring up the Run command. Type regedit into the box to start the Registry Editor.
  2. Browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Sound and double-click on the Beep entry. Replace the yes value data with no:

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    Disable System Beep in Windows

  3. Press OK and exit out of the Registry Editor.
  4. Reboot Windows, and enjoy your refreshing beepless computing!

A world without beeps is a peaceful one. ;) Beep free is the way to be … go disable the system beep!