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How to Get Windows 7 Balloon Tips Notifications in Windows 10

Windows 10 displays newly received notification messages differently than what we have seen in the Windows 7 and Windows XP PCs. If you have used the Windows 7 PC, you would know that whenever the user receives a new message notification, a balloon tip would pop-up from the taskbar to show the notification.

That changed with Windows 10’s all new Modern UI. The Windows 10 with the Modern UI now shows the message notification in a sliding rectangle box known as Toast Notification. The Toast Notifications works just fine with Windows, and there are no complaints about the same.


However, if you prefer to have the old school balloon tips notifications in Windows 10, then you can have it too. That’s right! You can enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10 easily.

Today, I will show you how to enable balloon tips notifications in Windows 10. Follow these steps by step guide to know how to do it.

Before we begin, do note that there are two ways to enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10. Try the first method shown below and if that does not work, jump to the second method.

Option 1:  Use Group Policy Editor

The Group Policy Editor is only accessible in Windows 10 Pro or above version of Windows 10 OS. If you are running the Windows 10 Home, you may not be able to use this method.

  • Open Group Policy Editor on your PC. To do this, press Win Key + R, type gpedit.msc and hit enter.
  • Now navigate to the following path:
  • User Configuration > Administrative Template > Start Menu and Taskbar.
  • Here, search for “Disable showing balloon notification as toasts.” Option. Keep pressing “D” until you find this option.

  • Once found, double-click on “Disable showing balloon notification as toasts“, select “Enabled” and click Apply.

Once applied, you can see the change almost instantly. All you have to do is wait till a notification pops-up, and there you have your old school nostalgic balloon tips notification back in Windows 10.

Option 2: Use Registry Editor

Now if the first method did not work for you then you can use the second method that is to use the registry editor to enable balloon tips notification in Windows 10. Here is how to do it.

Open the Registry Editor by pressing Win + R key, type regedit and hit enter.

In the Registry Editor you have to navigate to the following path:


Right-click on Windows, select New and click Key. Name the new key as Explorer.

Next, right-click “Explorer“, select New > click DWORD (32-bit) value. Name the value as “EnableLegacyBalloonNotificatons“.

Now, double-click on “EnableLegacyBalloonNotificaton“,  enter 1 in the value field and save the changes by clicking on OK.

Close the registry editor and restart your PC. After the restart, you should have enabled balloon tips notification instead of toast notification on your Windows 10 PC.



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