Do those balloon tips that keep popping up annoy you? If you want to stop then appearing, here's how to do it. Press Windows Logo + R (or Start and then Run) and type in: regedit Press OK Open the following folders in turn using the + at the side of the folder. If you click on the folder and not the +, you won't get where you want to be. HKEY_CURRENT_USER / Software / Microsoft / Windows / Current Version / Explorer Now click ON the Advanced folder to open up its contents in the right hand pane. Anywhere where there is a blank space, right click your mouse and select NEW and then DWord Value At the bottom of the list you will see a new box with the words "New Value #1" highlighted. Just type in the following word as it appears here, without spaces: EnableBalloonTips Even though you are telling it to ENABLE them, they won't show up because the value it is automatically set to is 0 (zero) which means it is turned off. Just close the whole window in your normal way and that has put a stop to them appearing in future.