Removing those annoying Balloon Tips

Balloon tips are those little information pop ups you get when hovering the pointer over objects within Windows XP. These tips were originally designed to give the user additional information on the item in question. However as I am sure most of you would agree, they can very quickly become annoying. So, let me explain how to remove them.

How to Remove the Windows XP Balloon Tips:

  1. Click Start -> Run and type regedit then click ok
  2. From the registry editor directory tree, browse to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\
  3. Find BalloonTip then right click it and select modify.  Enter a data value of 0 to disable the balloon tips
  4. Exit the registry editor and restart your computer to have the changes take effect