How To Stop Balloon Tip Notifications On Windows XP

Pop up balloons from the notification area on the Windows XP task bar can be annoying. To stop balloon tips from popping up on Windows XP, do the following:

  1. Click Start -> Run
  2. Type regedit then click OK
  3. Navigate to:


  4. Right-click the white space on the right hand pane
  5. Click New
  6. Create a new DWORD value, naming it EnableBalloonTips
  7. Log off then log back on to Windows XP and balloon tip notifications will be disabled
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