Disable Notification Balloons in Windows XP

Notification balloons are those annoying things popping up in a balloon that tells you basic stuff about the OS, so unless you are one of the few that actually enjoys the balloons you may want to get rid of them.

  • Open regedit
  • Navigate to this location
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • In the right pane right click and select new DWORD
  • Set the name as EnableBalloonTips
  • Keep the value data set at 0
  • Done
  • You will need to restart your PC to see it take effect

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