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Incessant "New programs installed" message

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by subversive, Jan 20, 2004.

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  1. subversive

    subversive Thread Starter

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    How do I get rid of this "New programs installed" tooltip I get almost every time I click the Start button?
     
  2. putasolution

    putasolution

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    Welcome to TSG, subversive

    This is a bug in XP, unfortunately.

    It can be disabled in the following way

    open Notepad, Start | Programs | Accessories | Notepad

    Copy or Paste the following in red to Notepad

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "Start_NotifyNewApps"=dword:00000000


    Click File | Save As
    Change Save as Type to All Types
    Give the file the name of Disablenewprog.reg

    Save to a location that you can remember
    Close notepad

    Find Disablenewprog.reg
    Double click on it
    It will ask if you want to merge the file, click Yes
    Restart your computer
     
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