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How to Disable the Windows 10 Welcome Experience in May 2019 Update

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How to Disable the Windows 10 Welcome Experience in May 2019 Update 

Windows 10 Welcome Experience


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 back to the desktop.

Technically, the purpose of the Windows Welcome Experience is to display the latest changes to Windows 10, and this is the reason it shows up after installing updates.

Microsoft believes that with the Welcome Experience users can always be up-to-date with the changes it makes to the OS, so by firing it up after deploying the latest updates is the easiest way to do this.

But at the same time, there’s no doubt that 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 comes with dedicated options in this regard.

In Windows 10 May 2019 Update, disabling the Windows Welcome Experience is just a matter of clicks, and this is clearly a good thing because users need to be able to do the whole thing fast and easy.

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 are looking for is called:

Show me the Windows welcome experience after updates and occasionally when I sign it to highlight what’s new and suggested

This option is enabled by default, so simply uncheck it in the Settings app and it should no longer show up after installing updates.

As for what “occasionally” means, Microsoft doesn’t provide too many details on this, but I personally haven’t seen this welcome experience displayed on my desktop other than after installing feature updates. Windows insiders are also provided with the welcome experience after installing new builds, regardless of the ring they are part off.
Windows Welcome Experience options in Settings

There’s also a second method to disable the welcome experience, and it involves the registry editor in Windows 10. Needless to say, you’re going to need an administrator account because otherwise you’re blocked from making changes to the registry.

So launch the Registry Editor by clicking the Start menu > regedit.exe.

Next, you need to navigate to the following location in the registry editor:


What you need to do is select the ContentDeliveryManager key and then in the right pane, right-click > New > DWORD (32-bit) value. Name the 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 simply remove this registry entry or change its value to 1.

As I said, this tutorial was tested on Windows 10 May 2019 Update, but it should be working on the previous Windows 10 feature updates as well, including the October 2018 Update. Everything appears to be OK on the April 2020 Update as well, albeit given this update is due in the spring of the next year, Microsoft could implement further changes in the meantime.

Windows 10 May 2019 Update is currently rolling out to users, so if you’re not running it already, you can check for updates in Windows Update. Microsoft uses a phased rollout, so it could take a while until it shows up for download. In the meantime, you can manually force your device to install it using the Media Creation Tool, albeit this isn’t recommended unless you are a power user.






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