Disable Tray Balloon Tips in Windows

Please Note: This guide involves working with the Windows Registry. If this is your first time editing the registry, please read this guide to get you started. Learn how to backup and restore your registry here.

If you are tired of the balloon tips coming up in Windows XP or Vista, this quick simple guide will help you remove them. You can also bring them back again if you miss the company…


Disable Balloon Tips in Windows

To disable balloon tips, do the following:

  1. Download DisableBalloonTips.zip (< 1 KB)
  2. Extract the zip file
  3. Double click on DisableBalloonTips.reg
  4. When prompted, click Yes

To enable balloon tips again, just follow the steps above and replace step 4 by double clicking on ReEnableBalloonTips.reg

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24 thoughts on “Disable Balloon Tips in Windows 7/Vista/XP [How To]”

  1. Today’s News May says:

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  2. PATRICK MOORE says:

    I CANNOT ACTIVATE “DISABLE BALLOON TIPS”. I CAN DOWNLOAD BUT……….

  3. PATRICK MOORE says:

    I CANNOT ACTIVATE “DISABLE BALLOON TIPS”. I CAN DOWNLOAD BUT……….

    1. Rich says:

      Partick – Please share any error messages etc. that will help me fix your problem.

  4. PATRICK MOORE says:

    I CANNOT ACTIVATE “DISABLE BALLOON TIPS”. I CAN DOWNLOAD BUT……….

    1. Rich says:

      Partick – Please share any error messages etc. that will help me fix your problem.

  5. Rich says:

    Partick – Please share any error messages etc. that will help me fix your problem.

  6. Faton says:

    After installing disable ballontips.zip and after completely disabling ballons I can still see a warning of uac. Is there any chance not to see this warning again?

    I’m using windows vista ultimate, 64bit
    Thanks
    Faton

  7. Faton says:

    After installing disable ballontips.zip and after completely disabling ballons I can still see a warning of uac. Is there any chance not to see this warning again?

    I’m using windows vista ultimate, 64bit
    Thanks
    Faton

    1. Rich says:

      Faton – What warnings do you see i.e. what do they say?

  8. Faton says:

    After installing disable ballontips.zip and after completely disabling ballons I can still see a warning of uac. Is there any chance not to see this warning again?

    I’m using windows vista ultimate, 64bit
    Thanks
    Faton

    1. Rich says:

      Faton – What warnings do you see i.e. what do they say?

  9. Rich says:

    Faton – What warnings do you see i.e. what do they say?

  10. PATRICK MOORE says:

    STILL SEE ALL WARNINGS . NO CHANGE. I HAVE VISTA 64 BIT.

  11. PATRICK MOORE says:

    STILL SEE ALL WARNINGS . NO CHANGE. I HAVE VISTA 64 BIT.

  12. PATRICK MOORE says:

    STILL SEE ALL WARNINGS . NO CHANGE. I HAVE VISTA 64 BIT.

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  14. Ryan Lofkin says:

    A great tip as those balloon notifications tend to get a bit annoying. thank you

  15. Ryan Lofkin says:

    A great tip as those balloon notifications tend to get a bit annoying. thank you

  16. Ryan Lofkin says:

    A great tip as those balloon notifications tend to get a bit annoying. thank you

  17. christopher says:

    The registry entry you provided doesn’t prevent the “Safe to remove hardware” bubble notification from appearing in Windows 7 x86. :(

  18. christopher says:

    Nevermind. It works after restart. Unfortunately the taskbar is still activated even though balloon notifications are off.

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