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Published on 05.25.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Feature Advertisement Balloon Notifications

Learn how to disable feature advertisement balloon notifications in Windows 7.

If you enable this setting, certain notification balloons that are marked as feature advertisements will not be shown.

If you disable this setting or do not configure it, feature advertisement balloons will be shown.

Hide Feature Advertisement Balloon Notifications

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, and then select Start Menu and Taskbar in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off feature advertisement balloon notifications in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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