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Windows 7: Start navigation sound

30 Oct 2009   #1
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
Start navigation sound

One thing that win7 is annoying me about is that I hear the 'Start navigation' sound even when I'm not clicking on anything, maybe while browsing, or even on idle desktop, even while i'm writing this i've heard it two times already!

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30 Oct 2009   #2

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers

Hi there

Why not just switch it off.

Sounds - Change

screenshot enc. Choose start navigation and then set sound to none.


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01 Nov 2009   #3
dorian hawkmoon

Windows 10 Pro (x64)

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23 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7

I posted these instuction on another post.

For anyone who wants to get rid of the annoying windows sounds, here is what you have to do.

1.Go to accessories and right click on the Windows Command Prompt and click on run as administrator.

2.Once the command prompt is up enter (or copy and past) this command:

TAKEOWN /f "%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav" /a
CACLS "%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav" /E /G Administrators:F
DEL /Q "%SystemRoot%\Media\Windows Navigation Start.wav"

3. Push Enter and the wav file is deleted from your system.

This is one the the first thing I do when setting up a new workstation(I get really annoyed by some of the sounds).

*note this will delete it permanently.
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23 Feb 2010   #5

7 Ultimate 64

just wondering if this is normal.

My Win 7 machine has this clicking sounds
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