How do I disable the Windows XP balloon tips?

To disable the Windows XP Notification Area balloon tips:

1. Use the registry editor to navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced.

2. on the Edit menu, press New and DWORD value.

3. Type a Value Name of EnableBalloonTips.

4. Double-click EnableBalloonTips and type 0.

Alternately, open a CMD.EXE window and type:

REG ADD “HKCUSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionExplorerAdvanced” /V EnableBalloonTips /T REG_DWORD /F /D 0

One Response to How do I disable the Windows XP balloon tips?

  1. I have tried this but no joy – still get the annoying tips, especially for wireless out of range. I could elimanate it by switching off the tray icon, but I do still want to see the status, just not to be told about it incessantly? I’m on XP SP2.

    Any suggestions?


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