by David Hakala

Whoever at Microsoft thought I wanted animated comic book pages on my desktop was nuts. I’m talking about those annoying balloon tips that pop up every time something happens in Windows XP or Vista, even something trivial like “LiveUpdate is up to date.” Fortunately, balloon tips can be disabled everywhere in a single operation under XP or Vista. Both techniques are covered here.
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CD or DVD Drive Not Recognized As Writable

in Windows

Make Windows recognize your CD or DVD drive as writeable when you get an error message that it isn’t.

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