How to disable the system beep sound in Windows - Page 2

Method 2: Disable the system beep from the Control Panel (Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10)

Open the Control Panel and go to Hardware and Sound. Here are some guides that share all the ways in which you can open the Control Panel:

In the Sound category, click or tap "Change system sounds".

The Sound window is opened. Click or tap the Sound tab and look for the Program Events section.

Scroll until you find Default Beep event and select it.

With the Default Beep selected, click or tap the Sounds drop-down list below.

A list with sounds is shown.

Scroll up that list and select (None). It is the first option in that long list. Click or tap OK and the beep is disabled for the active sound scheme.

If you want to change other elements of the active sound scheme, read this guide: How To Customize The Sound Scheme Used On Your Windows Computer.

If you want to change the sound scheme for a new one, or you want to change the active Windows theme, the system beep may be enabled again. When that happens you have to follow the same procedure again.


As you can see, disabling the system beep in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 is harder than it was in Windows 7. Also, in Windows 7, once disabled, the system beep remained disabled until you manually enabled it again. This is not the case in Windows 8.1 and Windows 10. In these operating systems, each time you change the Windows theme or the active sound scheme, the system beep might be enabled again and you need to disable it manually once more. If you have any questions or issues about the procedures detailed in this guide, let us know using the comments form below.