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sometimes I run grep (aka select-string) that has string that occurs too often, then PowerShell goes crazy, sometimes I manage to kill it with Ctrl+C, but even then I have to endure irritating beeping sound for 30 + seconds... can this be disabled also without killing terminal where it is running?

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  • sc config beep start= disabled sc stop beep ?
    – STTR
    Mar 27, 2013 at 16:34
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    @STTR: Make that sc.exe, since sc in PowerShell is an alias for Set-Content. Read support.microsoft.com/kb/838671 for more details. Make this in to an answer.
    – Jay Bazuzi
    Mar 28, 2013 at 5:12
  • The term 'sc.exe' is not recognized as the name of a cmdlet, function, script file, or operable program. Mar 28, 2013 at 9:16

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Open your PowerShell profile, or type:

if (!(Test-Path $profile)) {New-Item -Type File -Path $profile -Force}

to make a profile if one doesn't exist.

Then add Set-PSReadlineOption -BellStyle None to the profile to turn the sound off.

(that sound drives my dog insane, it was sapping my will to live)

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This powershell is the SC equivalent that was already answered.

Get-Service Beep | Stop-Service -PassThru | Set-Service -StartupType Disabled
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  • This can be simplified to Set-Service beep -StartupType Disabled if you are only looking to disable the service. May 5, 2017 at 7:07

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