Disable Balloon Tips On A Local Or Remote Computer

By | May 5, 2006

I really hate balloon tips, and if you’re like me I’ll bet you hate them too. This script will disable balloon tips on any computer.

Copy and paste the following text into notepad and save it as a .vbs file.


‘This script will disable balloon tips.
‘By Cheyenne Harden 3-20-06

const HKEY_CURRENT_USER = &H80000001
strComputer = inputbox(“Enter Target computer’s IP or name.”,title,”.”)
Set StdOut = WScript.StdOut

Set oReg=GetObject(“winmgmts:{impersonationLevel=impersonate}!\\” &_
strComputer & “\root\default:StdRegProv”)

strKeyPath = “SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced” ‘Path
oReg.CreateKey HKEY_CURRENT_USER,strKeyPath ‘The HKey you are using and Path

strValueName = “EnableBalloonTips” ‘Name of a DWORD you want to Create
dwValue = 0
oReg.SetDWORDValue HKEY_Current_User,strKeyPath,strValueName,dwValue


Here is what you need to know to run this script:
1. Name of the computer you are targeting

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