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,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.