How to disable PC Speaker beep sound in Windows 10

In modern PCs, the internal PC speaker is often also connected to the PC's audio solution, so that it allows the PC to play a beep even when there are no external speakers connected to the machine. If your Windows 10 PC runs without speakers connected or with the sound drivers not working or disabled, you might hear an annoying beeping sound for example when a message box notification displays. If you are annoyed by this beep sound, you might be interested in disabling it. Here is how you can do it.

To disable the PC Speaker beep sound in Windows 10, you need to do the following.

  1. Right click the Start button in the taskbar.
  2. In the context menu of the Start button, select Command Prompt (admin):Windows 10 open elevated command promptThis will open a new elevated command prompt instance.Windows 10 elevated command prompt
  3. Type the following command:
    sc stop beep

    Windows 10 stop beepThis will disable the beep sound immediately.

  4. Now, type the following command:
    sc config beep start= disabled

    Windows 10 disable beepThis will disable the beep sound permanently, so it won't become re-enable after you reboot your Windows 10 PC.

After doing this, the annoying beep sounds from the PC speaker will stop in Windows 10.

In Windows 10, the PC speaker sound is controlled by the driver and the appropriate service named 'beep'. You can find it in Registry as shown below:Windows 10 beep kernel driver in RegistryThe mentioned commands will disable it. That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

7 thoughts on “How to disable PC Speaker beep sound in Windows 10”

  1. I just heard 6 short beeps coming through my pc speakers, system is x470 gaming7 wifi with ryzen 2700x and 16gb ram. first time this has ever happened and when it did the system froze and carried on working as normal after 10 seconds.

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