series This post is part of the 17 Tips Series on How to Make Windows Run Faster.

Most of seasoned Windows users find Balloon tips to be irritating. These are little information pop ups that you get from time to time by Windows user interface from your system tray. Some of them initially look to be very useful, but soon some people get irritated with them. Besides being a cause of irritation, they are also a drain on precious resources of your Windows.
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You may consider to get rid of those annoying Balloon tips to make Windows run faster.

Before proceeding, let me make it clear that this is a personal preference, and if you find them useful like many others, then you don’t read this post any further.

How to Get Rid of Balloon Tips – Speed up Windows

There are two ways in which you can accomplish the same thing.

Method 1: Registry Edit Method

  • Click Start > Run
  • Type regedit > OK.
  • Find the following key…HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
  • Edit a REG_DWord value for EnableBalloonTips and set its value to 0.

Method 2: Group Policy Editor Method

  • Click Start > Run
  • Type GPEDIT.MSC > Press enter.
  • Go to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu & Taskbar
  • Double-click on Remove Balloon Tips on Start Menu Items and choose Enabled.
  • Click OK.

Although this may not look like to be contributing a lot towards making Windows faster, but this is a fact that if you want to speed up Windows, then such small tweaks contribute their bits.

See also the other 32 tips to How to Make Windows Run Faster.