How can I disable the balloon tips in Windows XP?
Whenever you connect or disconnect from the network in Windows XP a small yellow pop-up balloon is displayed near the notification area (tray). You can tweak XP and disable that feature:
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Perform the following:
An easier way is:
Note: On a computer that is not a part of a domain you can set this feature locally by running GPEDIT.MSC from the Run command (only on XP Pro).
Navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu & Taskbar
Double-click Remove Balloon Tips on Start Menu Items and select Enabled.
Ok all the way out.
To revert to the original configuration status you’ll need to Disable the same option, click Apply, and then set it to Not Configured.