Wednesday, December 14, 2011

How do I Stop the Beep in VMware?

Well, if you are into O.S. 'Virtualization', maybe for checking out new any O.S. or just maintaining a different segregated environment, chances are you have faced this problem. I am referring to the System speaker Beep in your VMware image. For the un-initiated,
VMware is a virtualization software that allows users to run O.S. inside an O.S.
Anyways following is a moderately easy sequence of steps to achieve the same (we would be altering the VMware Config File) - 
  1.  Press the "Windows" key and "E" to open Windows Explorer.
  2. Navigate to the following folder if you use XP or Vista:
          C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\VMware\VMware Workstation
  3. OR -  If you use Windows 7, navigate to this folder instead:
  4. Open the "VMware Workstation" OR "VMware" folder.
  5. Locate the "config.ini" file. (NOTE: In-case you do not see this file, you can create a blank text file and save it as 'all files' with name - 'config.ini' (i.e. the VMware Config File.)
  6. Now open this (new/existing) file with any file editor.
  7. Add this to the end of the file (or the beginning if it is a blank file!)  - mks.noBeep="TRUE"
  8. Save the file and close it.
  9. Remember to restart the image in your VMware application.
Voila! No more annoying beeps!

Now go on and try this!
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