Disable Windows System Beeps

Since I recently started using BitVise as my SSH client on Windows machines I became quickly irritated by the beeping every time I punched in an invalid key combination.  Since I had all my Windows sounds muted I figured it must be coming from command prompt (which is what BitVise uses).  After a few minutes of digging around I managed to find the solution.

Open up your command prompt and enter:

net stop beep

And that’s all there is to it!


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3 Responses to “Disable Windows System Beeps”

  1. Bob says:

    Doesn’t appear to work in Windows XP

  2. admin says:

    Works on my copies of Windows XP. Not sure why it wouldn’t work for you.

  3. Josua says:

    I had the same issue. The fix works on windows 10 as long as you run command prompt as administrator otherwise you’ll get a permission error whether your admin or not. For me it said it failed, however the beeping has stopped! 😀 Thanks I could only use Bitvise SSH with all sounds muted.

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