How to Disable Windows Vista Balloon Notifications

Some of the Vista users finds the popup notification balloons very annoying, some finds it unuseful. and a waste of time but there are ways to turn this feature off. You can disable Vista balloon notification by editing your system registry. Before you do you anything with your registry I strongly advised that you first create a backup of your registry just in case anything goes wrong while performing the registry hack.

Manual Registry Hack

  • Press Start then Select Run or just hit Windows key + R, Type “Regedit” and hit enter. This will open the the Registry Editor Window.
  • Browse and look for the following key
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

  • Right-click on the right-hand pane, and create a new 32-bit DWORD with the following values:
    * Name: EnableBalloonTips
    * Value: 0

  • Restart Windows Vista