Its Unofficial : Windows XP SP 3 will be there in 2007

MFJ mentions in her blog about SP3 for Windows XP being released in 2007. Check out

http://www.microsoft-watch.com/article2/0,2180,1911773,00.asp for more details.

Disabling balloon tips in Windows XP

Tired of Windows XP ballooning tips about new Programs installed in the Start -> Programs folder or Hiding your inactive notifications in the System Tray.


Well, here is the solution.


Open the Registry.  Nagivate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced


If there is key named EnableBalloonTips, modify the value to 0 (to disable the balloon tips) or 1 (to enable the balloon tips).


If such a key does not exist, create a new key of the type DWORD and set its value to the desired state.


This has only been tested on Windows XP.


Disclaimer: Please back up your regsitry before your modify it. I am not responsible for any accidental loss to your system/data.