Saturday, January 11, 2014

disable windows beep

In case your computer is beeping is driving you or your cubical buddies crazy, you can do the following to silence the meep.
On your desktop, right click on My Computer and choose Properties
Choose the Hardware tab and click on Device Manager.
In the window that pops up, choose View from the menu bar and select Show hidden devices.
Navigate down and expand Non-Plug and Play Drivers.
Double-click on Beep and choose the Driver tab.
If you want to disable the beeping only until you restart Windows, click the Stop button.
If you want to permanently disable the beeper on subsequent reboots, in the Startup section change Type to Disabled.
NB: If you change Startup to Disabled and reboot your system, the Start and Stop buttons will no longer be functional. To regain that functionality, change Type back to Automatic and reboot your computer. You will then have the ability to start stop the beeping on-demand again.
NBB: Do not forget that your VMware Virtual Machine beeps too! You may want to disable the beeper in there too