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Avoid the Windows tour prompt.

Windows will show a balloon tip in the notification area for the first three times to take a Windows tour. This setting can disable this option.

Tweak for : Windows XP
Windows will show a balloon tip in the notification area for the first three times to take a Windows Tour. The user can start the Windows Tour by double-clicking the tour icon.

This feature opens up Windows experience tour useful to those who have purchased their first computer and are learning Windows for the first time. It's possible to disable the feature with this registry setting.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE and HKEY_CURRENT_USER registry paths listed below. You can create a DWORD value “RunCount” for each registry type, if this value does not exist.

Now, right-click and modify the value to “0” which can disable the
Windows tour notification. However, if you want to get the tour notification back, change the value to “1”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Suppress the tour prompt on first 3 logon.reg

The '.reg' file can suppress the tour prompt on first 3 logon.

Allow tour prompt on first 3 logon (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can allow tour prompt on first 3 logon as default feature.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Windows tour prompt is removed from the notification area.

Windows tour prompt is visible by default in the notification area.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets Tour\], in the open area right-click on "RunCount" and click on 'Modify'.

Enter the value "0" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Go to [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets \], key and create a new key with the name "Tour" under "Applets".

Now, right-click in the open area to create a DWORD Value with the name "RunCount" in "Tour" key.

Next, right-click on "RunCount" and click on 'Modify'.

Finally, enter the value "0" (Base Hexadecimal) in the text box and click on 'OK'.

Show only taskbar icon of minimized applications.

Category : Display > Taskbar

By using this tweak you are able to reduce the size each button needs inside the taskbar.

Hide notification area items (For Current User).

Category : Display > Taskbar

This setting lets you to disable the display of items in the notification area.

Disable context menu display on the Taskbar.

Category : Display > Taskbar

This setting disables the context menu from appearing on right-clicking on Start button or Navigation Area generally called System Tray.

Disable animation while resizing the window.

Category : Display > Taskbar

The user can specify if Windows should animate a window while minimizing, maximizing, and restoring the size of the window.

Restore “Show Desktop” icon in the Quick Launch Bar.

Category : Display > Taskbar

If you have some windows open on your desktop, you can minimize all those windows with the “Show Desktop” button. If this button is not present in the Quick Launch Bar, you can create it using this setting.

 
 
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