Do computer beeps irritate you? Would you like to get rid of them without affecting your other audio settings?
If youâ€™re on a Windows XP computer, this is an easy thing to do. All you need is a simple registry tweak and you can kiss those system beeps goodbye. However, remember that you will be editing your registry, so you should create a backup of your present registry settings just in case any errors arise.
If you want to turn off system beeps, follow the instructions below.
- Click on Start and go to Run. Enter regedit. This will bring up your registry editor.
- Look for the HKEY_CURRENT_USER folder on the left side of the registry editor. There will be a cross on its left side. Click the cross to expand the folder.
- Next go to Control Panel. Expand the folder.
- Look for the Sound folder.
- This time, look at the right hand pane of the registry editor. Look for Beeps. If you find the value, go to step six. If you canâ€™t find Beeps, create it using the following steps.
- Right click on the right hand side of the registry editor.
- Select New and then select String Value.
- Rename the new String Value Beeps or right click on the new string value and select Rename.