Starting in Windows 10 version 1809, when you sign in to a new user account for the first time, the operating system shows a full screen page with privacy options similar to the one you see when installing Windows 10 from scratch. This page is called 'Privacy Settings Experience'. Today, we will see how to disable it.
If you are not happy with the new Privacy Settings Experience feature, you can disable it. You need to sign in as Administrator before proceeding.
To disable Privacy Settings Experience at Sign-in in Windows 10, do the following.
- Open Registry Editor.
- Go to the following Registry key:
If you do not have such a key, then just create it.
- Here, create a new 32-bit DWORD value DisablePrivacyExperience. Note: Even if you are running 64-bit Windows, you still need to use a 32-bit DWORD as the value type.
Set it to 1 to disable the extra page with privacy options at sign-in in Windows 10.
- To make the changes done by the Registry tweak take effect, you need to restart Windows 10.
Later, you can delete the DisablePrivacyExperience value to re-enable the Privacy Settings Experience feature.
To save your time, I made ready-to-use Registry files. You can download them here:
Using Local Group Policy Editor
If you are running Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or Education edition, you can use the Local Group Policy Editor app to configure the options mentioned above with a GUI.
- Press Win + R keys together on your keyboard and type:
- Group Policy Editor will open. Go to Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\OOBE. Enable the policy option Don't launch privacy settings experience on user logon. Set the policy to Enabled.