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How to stop Windows 10 from showing the welcome screen after feature updates

Since the Anniversary Update, Windows 10 shows you a welcome screen that loads on Microsoft Edge as you sign in after installing a new feature update or Windows Insider Preview build.

While this may be informative to some users, usually it's only a page that promotes Microsoft Edge, and tries to lure users into getting Office 365 and apps from the Windows Store. And that's annoying.

If you no longer want to see this, the Settings app starting with the Windows 10 Creators Update includes a new option that suppresses the welcome screen experience after a feature update or pre-release of Windows 10.

In this Windows 10 guide, we'll walk you through the easy steps to disable the welcome screen from showing up after every update.

How to disable the welcome screen on Windows 10

If you no longer want to see the Windows welcome experience, then use these steps:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Click on System.
  3. Click on Notifications & actions.
  4. Under "Notifications," turn off the Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign in to highlight what's new and suggested toggle switch.

Once you completed the steps, after a feature update or after installing an Insider preview build, you'll no longer see the welcome screen. Of course, this setting won't be preserved if you're doing a clean installation of Windows 10, as this process deletes your settings, apps, and files.

Alongside this experience, Microsoft Edge also shows you a welcome screen every time you launch the browser for the first. If you don't want to see this experience either, you can disable Microsoft Edge's "First Run" page using this guide.

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Mauro Huculak is technical writer for WindowsCentral.com. His primary focus is to write comprehensive how-tos to help users get the most out of Windows 10 and its many related technologies. He has an IT background with professional certifications from Microsoft, Cisco, and CompTIA, and he's a recognized member of the Microsoft MVP community.

10 Comments
  • Does this turn off the Edge welcome screen after updates as well or do you still have to do that through the registry per your other article? https://www.windowscentral.com/how-disable-microsoft-edges-first-run-page-windows-10 Not that I would turn off either, but just curious.
  • Great. Now please tell me how to override my computer updating yet it sits there for hours until I want to use it. Then it says there was an update and will install your apps. It will take a minute.....Almost there! How do sit the computer to do all the bs when it updates?
  • This should fix that http://mywindowshub.com/enable-disable-user-first-sign-animation-windows...
  • Update is still the absolute worst thing about Windows 10. I need to have multiple devices just so I can find one that is usable when needed since they are seemingly always stuck on an update when I really need to use the computer and I'm in a hurry. And all those tricks seem to eventually get bypassed by the OS at the most inopportune moments.
  • I don't see how this is such a big deal. You see it twice a year, and it's informative, and it benefits you.
  • Insider builds are much more than twice a year.  I, myself, find that screen annoying after each build update.
  • How to stop windows 10 to keep activating fast start in the power settings. That would be neat.
  • simple as that! thank you!
  • Hey guys! What about the Edge's welcome screen on Windows 10 mobile ?? Time to time it shows up again.
  • Yeah, this sounds like a terrible problem to have.