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(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/256986/ )Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry
No network printer notifications appear even though the Show informational notifications for network printers check box is selected.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Printers\Settings\EnableBalloonNotificationsRemoteregistry sub-key is not created when Microsoft Windows XP is installed. By default, the check box is initially selected.
To resolve this problem, use either of the following methods.
Method 1Click to clear, and then click to select the Show informational notifications for network printers check box. To do this, follow these steps:
Method 2Create the Registry sub-keys manually. To do this, follow these steps:
Warning If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section of this article.
For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308217/ )How to enable or disable print job notifications in Windows XP