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XP Desktop Balloons

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  1. haroldb

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    I have just upgraded to XP and am already very irritated by the little balloon messages that just pop up. For instance, there's one that pops up every time I start up, that says I have updates waiting to be installed. I checked, and the updates were about French grammer or some such, but every time I start up, there's that balloon again. Then today there was a balloon asking me if I wanted it to remove some of my desktop icons. How do I turn these things off, so they quit popping up?
     
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    TweakUI

    After you install, go to Taskbar and Start menu> uncheck enable balloon tips and click ok.
     
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    I downloaded TweakUI. When I tried to install it I got a message that says "TweakUI Powertoy Setup is not a valid WIN32 application"
     
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    Did you get the right version of TweakUI (See below.)
     
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    You could customize your Windows Update settings to exclude notifications for updates you don't want to install. Then you'd still receive other balloon tips that some people find useful.
     
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    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    #11 disable balloon tips

    To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
     
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    re: right version, its the only tweakui that's available there.
     
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    "PowerToys will only work with US-English regional settings."

    Not entirely true, but do you have these settings?
     
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    Desk top icons Ballon. Right-click the desktop, open Properties, Desktop tab, Customise Desktop, Desktop cleanup. Uncheck the check-box.

    Here is some more on Balloon Notifiers.

    REDUNDANT NOTIFIERS:

    To clear the Past Items list, perform the following steps:
    1. Delete the IconStreams and PastIconsStream values from the following registry key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\TrayNotify

    2. Open Task Manager, click the Processes tab, click Explorer.exe, and then click End Process.

    3. In Task Manager, click File, click New Task, type explorer, and then click OK.
     
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