I have turned off the "Automatic Updates" in WinXP Pro because i don't like things getting downloaded to my computer without my permission. I check Windows Updates myself to see if there are updates. But i get pestered all the time with the pesky "Windows Automatic Updates are turned off" balloon. how can i get rid of this balloon as it's driving me nuts.:devious: I have disabled "balloons tips" that pester us but this one still pops up all the time.