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Disable notification pop-ups

By LauraA ·
I know I've seen this before, and on this site, but no matter how I phrase the search, I'm not finding it. How can I disable those automatic update, etc. notification popups on the task bar?

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by Ann777 In reply to Disable notification pop- ...

One of the features that's new to XP is the pop-up balloons to let you know that a tour, or hotfix, or network connection (etc.) is available. If you find these simply annoying, you can add the following Registry entry to kill them off for good.
Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Name: EnableBalloonTips
Data Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

If you later decide that you want the balloons back, you can delete the entry, or set its value to1. As always, please use caution and frequent backups when editing the Registry.

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