Suppress the Windows Tour Prompt in Windows XP

by Wayne Maples [Published on 20 April 2004 / Last Updated on 20 April 2004]

XP displays the Windows Tour balloon prompt the first 3 times you logon to XP. If you want to suppress the XP Tour, use the following XP registry hack:

Hive: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour
Name: RunCount
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

Setting RunCount = 0 will disable the balloon prompt for all users. Although the Tour will be disabled after 3 logons, you could use the following XP registry hack to disable the Tour for a particular user:

Hive: HKEY_CURRENT_USER
Key: Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\Tour
Name: RunCount
Type: REG_DWORD
Value: 0

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