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Turn off “Found New Hardware” balloons during device installation

This policy setting allows you to turn off “Found New Hardware” balloons during device installation. If you enable this policy setting “Found New Hardware” balloons do not appear while a device is being installed. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting “Found New Hardware” balloons appear while a device is being installed unless the driver for the device suppresses the balloons.


Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Windows -> DeviceInstall -> Settings # DisableBalloonTips

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Device Installation

Notes

* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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