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Disable Windows XP MSN Passport Registration Nagging

Can I stop Windows XP from bugging me about creating an MSN Passport?

Windows XP can drive you nuts with the idiotic Passport reminder balloon.

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You can do what it wants you to do – register with MSN, or, if you don’t want to, you can easily disable it:

  1. Start Registry Editor (Regedit.exe).
  2. Locate the following key in the registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\MessengerService
  1. On the Edit menu, click Add Value, and then add the following registry value:

Value Name: PassportBalloon Value Type: REG_BINARY Data: 0a (hexadecimal)

Note: 0a as in “zero a” not “oh a”…

  1. Close the registry editor.

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