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How To Disable Balloon Tips in Windows XP?

Windows XP Yellow Popup TipsHere are two simple methods to get rid of annoying Windows XP balloon popup's :

  • Registry Hack Method
  1. Press Windows Key + R
  2. Type regedit.exe and press enter.
  3. Navigate to key - HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  4. right-Click and create a new DWORD value called EnableBalloonTips
  5. Give it a decimal value of 0 (zero)
  6. OK and Exit, Restart system and balloon tips should be gone.


  • Group Policy Editor Method
    1. Press Windows Key + R
    2. Type GPEDIT.MSC and press enter.
    3. Navigate to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu & Taskbar
    4. Double-click "Remove Balloon Tips on Start Menu Items" and choose Enabled.
    5. OK and close GPEDIT.
    6. Restart system and balloon tips should be gone.

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