Windows XP

Disable Balloon Messages

by Daniel Petri

How can I disable the annoying balloon messages in Windows XP? Windows XP tries its best to help the user figure out things. One silly methods it tries to do so is through the annoying yellow balloon pop-up messages near the tray area. To stop the annoying balloon messages follow these steps: Open Registry Editor.… Read More

Use OEM Version to Upgrade XP

with 5 Comments by Daniel Petri

How can I force an OEM version of Windows XP to install as an upgrade installation? First, find your setupp.ini file in the i386 directory on your Windows XP CD. Open it up, it'll look something like this: ExtraData=707A667567736F696F697911AE7E05 Pid=55034000 The Pid value is what we're in this for. What's there now looks like a… Read More