Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Disable Balloon Tips in the Notification Area

This task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs.

Click here: To back and restore registry
To disable balloon tips in the notification area, follow these steps:

1. Click Start--> click Run--> type regedit--> and then press ENTER.


2. Locate the following subkey:
      HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced



3. Right-click the right side pane--> create a new DWORD value--> and then name it EnableBalloonTips.


4. Double-click EnableBalloonTips--> and then give it a value of 0.


5. Close Registry Editor.

6. Log off Windows--> and then log back on.

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