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QUIET! Simple powershell code to set current_user / default_user reg keys to "NONE"

I think for every PC i’ve used /worked on over the past 20 years, the first thing I do after logging on is set the “system sounds” to NONE. I don’t need beeps for every time I fat-finger windows + R or whatnot.

I recently re-installed Win 10 on my personal laptop, and wanted to a build a nice default user profile for any new users logging in (my domain account, my wife’s domain account) on our home AD setup

After some searching, I found a few posts on MS tech net with some suggestions that didn’t work, here’s what I ended up with to set the value for all 50+ sounds to ‘none’

This covers the currently logged in user

$RegSoundCU = GCI -Path HKCU:\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default -Recurse | Select-object -ExpandProperty name | ForEach {$_ -replace "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" , 'HKCU:'}

ForEach ($i in $RegSoundCU) {

Set-itemproperty -Path $i -Name "(Default)" -Value ""


And this covers the default user, so any new users will get the same settings of NO SOUNDS!

reg load HKLM\DEFAULT c:\users\default\ntuser.dat

$RegSoundDU = GCI -Path "HKLM:\DEFAULT\AppEvents\Schemes\Apps\.Default" -Recurse | Select-object -ExpandProperty name | ForEach {$_ -replace "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" , 'HKLM:'}

ForEach ($i in $RegSoundDU) {

Set-itemproperty -Path $i -Name "(Default)" -Value ""


reg unload HKLM\DEFAULT

outside of the GPO method that doesn’t allow any changes, If you know of another method to achieve the same, let me know in the comments 🙂


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