Disable beeping noises on WinXP workstations

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Here's a tip that can help stop the annoying beep sounds produced on WinXP workstations without sound cards.

1) This Script disables the beep device under Device Manager -> Non-Plug and Play Drivers (to see beep device select show hidden devices). Copy the code into Notepad and rename it as disableBeep.vbs.
2) The script requires administrator rights.
3) The beep is disabled after the workstation has been restarted.

set WshShell=WScript.CreateObject("WScript.shell")
WshShell.RegWrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware
Wshshell.regwrite "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Hardware

Msgbox: "Restart the workstation to disable beep",,"Disable beep."

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This was first published in January 2005

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