|Disable Passport Balloon Reminder (Windows XP)|
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When you install Windows XP a balloon reminder is shown to prompt you to enter a Microsoft .NET Passport. This reminder can be disabled if you are not using Passport or MSN Messenger.
Open your registry and find the key below.
Create a new Binary value, or modify the existing value called 'PassportBalloon' using the settings below.
Exit your registry, you may need to restart or log out of Windows for the change to take effect.
|(Default)||REG_SZ||(value not set)|
|PassportBalloon||REG_BINARY||0a 00 00 00|
User Key: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\MessengerService]|
Type: REG_BINARY (Binary Value)
Value: "0a 00 00 00" = disabled
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: February 6, 2003