Disable USB disconnect sound: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

Disable USB disconnect sound: Windows 10, Windows 8.1

This article explain how to disable the sound notification when connecting a USB device to or disconnecting a USB device from your PC.

How to disable USB connect sounds in Windows 10?

  • Find the speaker icon in the notifications menu in the taskbar.
  • Click sounds and then go to the program events list.
  • Find device connect.
  • There should then be a drop down menu where you can select Windows hardware insert and then go back to the top and select none.

This will now remove the connection sound. 

How to disable USB sounds in Windows 8.1?

  • Go to the Control Panel (Windows + X > Control Panel).

  • Click on Sounds
  • Select the Sounds tab.
  • Search for the following events:
    • Device connect.
    • Device Disconnect.
  • Select "Device connect".
  • Click on the "Sounds" drop menu and select "None".
  • Click on Apply.

Repeat the operation for the "Device disconnect" event.

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