Disable Welcome Page in Windows 10 (Welcome Experience)

In our recent article, I covered a new welcome page which appears in Windows 10 when you create a new account and sign in with that account for the first time. Here is how to disable the Welcome Page in Windows 10.

Windows 10 Welcome Page

If you are not happy to see it or if you wish to deploy Windows 10 on hundreds or thousands of PCs without seeing the Welcome page, is possible to disable it in Windows 10. Once you disable it, you won't see the Welcome Experience any more.

To Disable Welcome Page in Windows 10, do the following.

Open Settings and go to System - Notifications & actions. Windows 10 Creators Update Settings 15019

System Notifications And Actions 15019

Under the Notifications section, turn off the option "Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what's new and suggested". Windows 10 Disable Welcome Page

You are done!

The Welcome page promotes a number of Microsoft products inside the Edge browser. Over time, it could change to advertise more products. It looks like the regular start page of Edge, but with an additional huge blue banner.

The Welcome Page (Welcome Experience) can also be disabled with a Registry tweak. But due to a bug, it does not work properly yet in Windows 10 build 15019, which is the most recent build as of January 31 2017.

When you toggle the option mentioned above, the Settings app is writing a DWORD value under the following key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager

This Setting is using a broken string instead of the proper name. See the following screenshot. Windows 10 Disable Welcome Page Bug

I'll update the article once the bug is fixed.

That's it.

2 thoughts on “Disable Welcome Page in Windows 10 (Welcome Experience)

  1. Mesquire

    The setting is missing on all of my Windows 10 v1607 installations.

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    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      It is a new option in Windows 10 Creators Update.

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