With the Windows 10 Creator’s Update rolling out from last week, there’s a long install period followed by an welcome screen with Microsoft’s highlighted features.
Not everyone is a fan of those welcome pages, indeed some people just plan to use Windows as they used it before, which is how their grandfathers used it and how their children will use it – as a chrome and office launcher. Others may already know all these features, and so it isn’t important to get them highlighted.
Microsoft has stealthily added an option to disable the welcome screen from the Creators Update onwards. So while you won’t be able to use it now from, it’ll take effect from the Fall Creators Update onwards for a regular user, and on Insider builds for Insiders.
How to disable the Windows 10 Update Welcome screen
- Open the Settings app. Navigate to “system”, Notifications and Actions.
- Find the option labelled Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what’s new and suggested
- Toggle it off.
You should no longer get the welcome screen that accompanies Windows Feature Updates on first boot. After all, if you really want to know what’s new, we’ll tell you.