Beep in Windows Vista when using search in Hoster


This was fixed under Hoster 3.317, so please upgrade to this new version.

If you have an older version, then you can manually make the change below.

This is something that has been added in Vista by Microsof, . to get rid of it you must edit the Registry.

 WARNING! DO THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK! Be sure you follow this exactly. If you delete the wrong Registry Keys, Windows on your computer could be damaged, requiring it to be re-installed.

  1. Left click the Start Menu and click the field that states Start Search.
  2. Type in regedit and click OK or Open.
  3. Go to the very top of the Registry Editor. It you already see the Registry Keys expanded below, skip this step and go to the next step. Click the + beside My Computer.
  4. Click the + Beside HKEY_CURRENT_USER
  5. Click the + Beside AppEvents
  6. Click the + beside Schemes
  7. Click the + beside Apps
  8. Click the + beside .Default (There is a Period in front of this, this is correct)
  9. Click CCSelect to select it. WARNING! Be VERY careful to have this exact location selected. If not and you proceed, you could damage your Windows installation, requiring it to be re-installed to fix it. BE VERY CAREFUL! With CCSelect selected, press the Delete Key Click Yes when it asks you if you are sure.
  10. Click the X in the Top Right corner to close the Registry Editor.
  11. Open Hoster. Try the Search again and it should no longer have the Audio beep.

NOTE: You will need to do this after any change to the system sounds in Control Panel, or the Ding  will return: