If you like when the audio files automatically play whenever Windows starts up or shuts down, you can extend the experience to all Windows events such as when a program loads, when displaying an error message, and even when emptying the Recycle Bin. There are many more Windows events that you can pick and choose from and easily assign a different tone for each one of them, from the bank of your .wav files. However, if you would like to temporarily disable it, you can do so too. In this article, we are giving you a step-wise description of how you can disable the sound for Windows events.

If you are using a Windows XP-based PC, this is what you can do:

1. Right-click on the ‘Volume’ icon in your taskbar and select ‘Adjust Audio Properties’.
2. Click the ‘Sounds’ tab and select a program event from the list and then select ‘None’ from the sounds dropdown menu.
3. Click on ‘OK’.


By following the above mentioned steps you can easily disable the sounds for the different Windows events on your Windows XP-based PC. Sounds help you with alerts and notifications so that you are aware of the various Windows activities and the stages of their actions. Without even looking at the different tasks that may be consecutively running, the sounds can notify you of the completion of a particular task. However, by following the easy step solution as mentioned above, you can disable them to avoid getting distracted while in the midst of an important task.