Disable balloon tips in Windows XP

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Tweak #24 - februari 6, 2002

Windows XP is famous for annoying users with messages in balloons. These messages are called balloon tips.

You can disable those annoying balloon tips that keep popping up in Windows XP with this registry hack.

The tweak

Go to the registry key:


Look for the following value:


If it doesn't exist, create it as a REG_DWORD value.

Set this value to 0.

Download reg file

Download tweak24.reg

Download reg file to restore the default

Download tweak24_restore.reg