Disable Notification Balloon Tips in Windows XP

I always annoyed with Windows XP’s balloon tips notification because it’s always pop-up every time Windows is started. Balloon tips notification always pop-up notification about wireless connection not found (which I already know that I turned off the wireless LAN). Doesn’t want to get annoyed anymore so here is how-to to turn off balloon tips notification from Microsoft’s website:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then press ENTER.
  2. Navigate to the following subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  3. Right-click the right pane, create a new DWORD value, and then name it EnableBalloonTips.
  4. Double-click this new entry, and then give it a hexadecimal value of 0.
  5. Quit Registry Editor. Log off Windows, and then log back on.

Note: These steps disable all Notification Area balloon tips for this user. There is no way to disable balloon tips for specific programs only.


2 thoughts on “Disable Notification Balloon Tips in Windows XP”

  1. IMHO this is only partial solution. I dont want to disable popups of all programs in tray. I am trying to find the way, how to shorten the time of individual balloon popups and/or to disable only few popups. Any idea?

    1. I´m wery inerested in if you have found any solution to shut of only few balloontips instead of disable all.

      I have looked ewerywhere and coudnt find any solution of this.

      I want to shut of balloontips to the modem in mine computer.

      I am really irritaded of this unnessesary information the balloontips give me,you know i really allredy know that i am connected through the modem without the tips told me that.


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