Every time you create a new account and sign in to Windows 11 or Windows 10, a Windows Welcome Experience page which offers the Let’s finish setting up your device screen on your computer. The page offers an overview of newly introduced features. Although informative, it makes no sense to waste more time in knowing features, following a long install period. This page can even appear after a features Update. If you are looking for a method to stop Windows from displaying Windows welcome experience page, read this article.
Turn Off Windows Welcome Experience
There are three options available to a user to turn on or turn off Windows 11/10 from displaying Windows Welcome Experience page after every Update. These include,
- Disable Windows Experience Page via Settings
- Disable Windows Experience Page through a Registry tweak
- Turn off Windows Experience Page using Group Policy.
Get rid of Let’s finish setting up your device
The Windows Welcome Experience also offers you the Let’s finish setting up your device screen. so if you want to get rid of Let’s finish setting up your device, you can follow this tutorial.
1] Disable Windows Experience Page via Settings
In Windows 10, Microsoft added new “suggestions” that appear as notifications. These ads inform you about various Windows features and appear as normal desktop notifications. For example, you might see a notification telling you to set up Cortana. Like other notifications, they’re also stored in the Action Center so you can see them later. If you do not like this feature, follow these steps to disable it.
Click on the Start Button and choose Settings app. Next, select ‘System’ tile from settings > Notifications and actions tab.
Now scroll down to the ‘Notifications’ section. The panel will have suggestions for you to either enable and disable notifications.
Look for Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested and disable it by moving the slider to the left towards the Off position.
In Windows 11 too, you will see this setting here.
Windows Settings > System > Notifications. Scroll down till you see:
- Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested
- Suggest ways to get the most out of Windows and finish setting up the device
- Offer suggestions on how I can set up my device.
The wordings may vary depending on your Version or Build – but basically turn these settings off.
2] Disable Windows Experience Page via Registry
Open registry editor and navigate to the following key-
Next, create a new 32-bit DWORD value and name it SubscribedContent-310093Enabled and set its value data to 0 to disable the Welcome Experience feature.
If you would like to reverse this change and enable the page display simply change the value data to 1 or delete this created DWORD.
Related: How to disable Get even more out of Windows prompt
3] Turn off Windows Experience Page using GPO
Open Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following GPO:
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content.
Here you will see Turn off the Windows Welcome Experience.
This policy setting lets you turn off the Windows Spotlight Windows Welcome experience. This feature helps onboard users to Windows, for instance launching Microsoft Edge with a web page highlighting new features. If you enable this policy, the Windows Welcome Experience will no longer display when there are updates and changes to Windows and its apps. If you disable or do not configure this policy, the Windows Welcome Experience will be launched to help onboard users to Windows telling them about what’s new, changed, and suggested.
Select Enabled > Apply and restart your computer.
Hope this helps!
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