Windows 8.1 VM Thinks it's on a Touchscreen
I had the same problem and noticed that in the device manager, Windows believed I had a "HID-compliant touch screen". I just told Windows to disable it and the swipe tips immediately disappeared.
Control Panel>Device Manager>Human Interface Devices>HID-compliant touch screen, right-click, select "Disable".
On Fusion, I was also able to disable the touchscreen by opening the .vmx file of the vm and changed the
touchscreen.vusb.present like this:
touchscreen.vusb.present = "FALSE"
After a reboot of the VM, the "HID-compliant touch screen" device was gone.
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