Many of us don’t like that error notification sound in Windows, as its really annoying to hear it again and again. These system beeps are useful to warn us in case of any system error, but they are really not required, and in fact, disliked by many. The three most annoying sounds that you’ll frequently hear in Windows 8 are: Beep, System Notification, Windows User Account Control. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to disable default beep sound, system notification and also the Windows User Account Control sound in Windows 8 via Control Panel. So without further ado, let’s start.
Disable / Turn-off Notification and Error Sounds in Windows 8
On your Windows 8, bring up the Settings Charm bar by pressing Windows + I key, and then click on “Control Panel.”
From your Control Panel, click on Hardware and Sound.
Under Sound section, click on Change system sounds.
Now, from the Sounds tab, scroll down and select Default Beep. From the bottom of this window, you’ll see a drop-down menu from where you need to select None and then click on the Apply button to apply these changes. With this setting done, you’ve disabled the default beep sound on your Windows 8.
To turn off system notification sounds in Windows 8, follow the below instructions.
From the same Sounds window, scroll down and select System Notification and then from the drop-down menu, select None and then click on Apply.
And finally, to disable User Account Control sound, select Windows User Account Control and from the drop-down menu, select None and click on OK.
That’s all you need to do. You can disable many other types of sounds from here.
Welcome to a more silent Windows 8!