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Published on 08.02.11 by Brent Trahan

Disable or Change the Windows 7 Device Connect System Sound

Learn how to turn off or change the device connect system sound in Windows 7.

The Device Connect system sound plays when a device (printer, digital camera, memory stick, etc.) is connected to the computer.

  1. Type system sounds in the Start Menu’s search box.

  2. Select Change system sounds in the search results.

  3. Select Device Connect in the Windows section under Program Events.

  4. To disable it: choose none in the drop-down list under Sounds

    To change it: choose a different sound in the drop-down list under Sounds or click the Browse button and browse for a sound file from any of the the other sound schemes or of your own.

  5. Click the OK button to save the changes.

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2 Responses to “Disable or Change the Windows 7 Device Connect System Sound”

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  1. Thiago says:

    Can I disable turn off sound for an specific device, ie, a card reader?

  2. Curtiss says:

    doesn’t work. I have sound scheme “no sounds,” I have Device Connect (and everything else) sounds set to (None), and still every time I connect my usb docking station to my laptop, I hear that stupid sound.

    so I went into c:\windows\media and renamed ‘Windows Hardware Insert.wav’ and ‘Windows Hardware Remove.wav’. I had to make myself the owner and give myself full control before I did it. (I also could have just logged off and logged back on after making myself the owner, and then I wouldn’t have had to give myself full control)

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