You can disable the "Let's finish setting up your device screen" if you are annoyed to see it every other time you sign in to Windows 11. There are two methods you can use, the Settings app and a Registry tweak.
The mentioned screen is Welcome Experience, which was first introduced in Windows 10. This page hightlights the new features of the newly installed build. Also, it suggest extra options like Microsoft Account, OneDrive, etc, and how you can setup them to get more from the OS.
The Windows welcome experience appears after installing a feature update, and ocasionally re-appears when you sign in to remind you to finish the setup.
How to disable the "Let's finish setting up your device" screen
To disable the "Let's finish setting up your device" screen in Windows 11, do the following.
- Press Win + I to open Windows Settings.
- Click on System on the left.
- On the right side select Notifications.
- To disable the screen, remove the check mark from the "Suggest ways to get the most out of Windows and finish setting up this device" option. In recent Windows 11 versions the checkbox is hidden in the "Additional settings" section below the app list.
- It is also a good idea to untick the remained two options.
- Show the Windows welcome experience after updates and when singed in to show what's new and suggested.
- Get tips and suggestions when using Windows.
You are done. You can now close the Settings app if you don't need to change anything else.
Alternatively, you can turn off the Welcome Experience page with a Registry tweak.
Disable Welcome Experience in Windows 11 with a Registry tweak
- Download two REG files using this link.
- Extract the REG files from the ZIP archive to any folder of your choice.
- Now, double-click the
Disable_Windows_welcome_experience.regfile and confirm the UAC prompt. This will instantly disable the "Let's finish setting up your device" page.
- The other file,
Enable_Windows_welcome_experience.reg, is the undo tweak that re-enables the setup screen.
The two files above modify the registry under the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UserProfileEngagement key.
To disable the finish the device setup screen, you need to create a 32-bit DWORD value under this key called ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled and set its value to 0.
Removing the "ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled" value will re-enable the "Let's finish setting up your device" screen in Windows 11.
To disable the remaining two options through editing the registry, go to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager key
Here, create or modify the following two DWORD values.
- SubscribedContent-310093Enabled, value must be 0 (zero). It disables the "Show the Windows welcome experience after updates and when singed in to show what's new and suggested" setting.
- SubscribedContent-338389Enabled, also set it to 0 (zero). This will disable the "Get tips and suggestions when using Windows" setting.
Command prompt method
Finally, if you prefer to deploy your preferences with a batch file, or use a similar automation method, here are the commands for you. They use the built-in reg.exe app that will modify the Registry for you.
The commands do not require administrative privileges, so you can open a regular Terminal or cmd.exe window, and run them, one by one.
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UserProfileEngagement /v ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager /v SubscribedContent-310093Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager /v SubscribedContent-338389Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f
To get the undo commands, replace the
/d 0 /f ending with
/d 1 /f. I.e. you will have the following:
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UserProfileEngagement /v ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager /v SubscribedContent-310093Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
reg add HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager /v SubscribedContent-338389Enabled /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
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