Win xp balloons

stupid question! how do I disable the balloon tips etc, in win xp pro? some have gone (can’t remember how) but some still show up especially IE connection. have done a search but no help, are people living with it or is it that simple and i’m stupid.

There are two ways to disable Windows XP Balloon Tips. One, you can go here and download Microsoft’s PowerToys.

Once you have it installed, go to Taskbar and uncheck “Enable Balloon Tips.”

Two: You can perform a registry tweak to the same end.

To open up the registry editor:

  1. Click on Start
  2. Choose Run
  3. Type in “regedit”
  4. Click Okay
    Follow this path to The Key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
    Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

Create a new DWORD value, name it EnableBalloonTips, and set it equal to 0. If EnableBalloonTips is already there and equal to 1, set it equal to 0. Quit the registry editor, log off, and log back on. Voila! Your computer will stop talking down to you.

thanks worked a treat.

Thanks Womble. I had forgot where to turn it off in regedit.