We've all seen them. They're the distracting yellowish popup balloons that appear over the notification area in the Windows XP taskbar. A common one is for taking the Windows XP tour after a fresh install. Some application specific ones are for Resharper and Visual Studio. Is there a way to disable these popups on a system level, for good, so I never see them again?
See this KB article: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307729
I believe the TweakUI utility (224kb) comes with an option to "disable balloon tips"
Here's a screenshot:
Disabling the first option should achieve what you want.
Plus, it has lots of other cool settings to mess with. :)
You can remove the bubble messages from taskbar in this way for windows xp
- goto start menu
- select control panel -> Security Center
- on the left sidebar choose on the link saying "Change the way Security Center alerts me"
- uncheck the "automatic update" option.
and the red balloon from the taskbar will be removed.