If you’ve never heard of the Windows Welcome Experience, it’s that annoying window that you see every once in a while when installing updates and booting to the desktop.
Technically, the objective of the Windows Welcome Experience is to display the latest changes to Windows 10, and this is the main reason it turns up after installing updates.
Microsoft believes that with the Welcome Experience users can always be up-to-date with the changes it can make to the OS, so by firing up after deploying the most recent updates is the easiest way to do this.
But simultaneously, there’s without doubt there are users who just want to go directly to the desktop without the welcome window showing up after installing updates. And fortunately, Windows 10 includes dedicated options in this regard.
In Windows 10 May 2019 Update, disabling the Windows Welcome Experience is just a matter of clicks, which is clearly a good thing because users need to be able to do the whole thing easily.
To disable the welcome experience from the Settings app, here are the steps you need to follow:
Windows 10 > Settings > System > Notifications & actions > Notifications
The option that you’re looking for is called:
Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally after i sign it to focus on what’s new and suggested
This option is enabled by default, so simply uncheck it in the Settings app and it should no longer appear after installing updates.
In terms of what “occasionally” means, Microsoft doesn’t provide too many information on this, however i personally haven’t seen this welcome experience displayed on my desktop other than after installing feature updates. Windows insiders will also be supplied with the welcome experience after installing new builds, whatever the ring they are part off.
There’s also a second method to disable the welcome experience, and it involves the registry editor in Windows 10. Obviously, you’re have to an administrator account because otherwise you’re blocked from making changes to the registry.
So launch the Registry Editor by clicking the beginning menu > regedit.exe.
Next, you need to visit the following location in the registry editor:
What you ought to do is choose the ContentDeliveryManager key after which within the right pane, right-click > New > DWORD (32-bit) value. Name the brand new entry:
Once it’s created, just double-click it and set value 0 to disable the welcome experience. If you want to enable it at a later time, it’s enough to merely remove this registry entry or change its value to 1.
As mentioned, this tutorial was tested on Windows 10 May 2019 Update, however it should be focusing on the prior Windows 10 feature updates as well, such as the October 2018 Update. Everything seems to be OK around the April 2020 Update too, albeit given this update arrives early in the year from the the coming year, Microsoft could implement further alterations in the meantime.
Windows 10 May 2019 Update happens to be rolling to users, so if you’re not running it already, you should check for updates in Windows Update. Microsoft uses a phased rollout, therefore it could take a while until it shows up for download. Meanwhile, you can manually force your device to set up it using the Media Creation Tool, albeit this isn’t recommended if you aren’t a power user.