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Disable Windows Welcome Center.

This setting can disable the display of Welcome Center screen, when you log on to Windows.

Tweak for : Windows Vista
In Windows Vista, the Welcome Center screen is called every time you start Windows. This is helpful for first-time Windows users who can easily undertake common tasks and configure their Windows settings, in a convenient time. The Welcome Center is designed to help users complete their important setup tasks and get to know their PC, but this quickly gets annoying.

To avoid the Welcome Center screen appear on your screen at each login, disable the feature.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. Now, right-click on the String value “WindowsWelcomeCenter”, in the right panel, and delete it.

However, if you want to enable the feature back, add the String value with the same name and change its value data to “rundll32.exe oobefldr.dll,ShowWelcomeCenter”.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

Windows Welcome Centre is disabled to run automatically on startup.

Windows Welcome Centre is enabled by default to run automatically on startup.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type 'regedit'.

Next, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\] and right click on the String value 'WindowsWelcomeCenter' and finally delete it to disable Windows Welcome Center.

Showing Windows Version on the Desktop (For Windows 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

Enabling this option will show the Version information of Windows on the desktop and disabling the option will hide this information from desktop.

Do not save changed icon position on desktop (For All Users)

Category : Display > Desktop

Users can change the positions of icons and place them anywhere on the desktop. Windows saves such settings even when the user logs off or restarts the system. This setting can let you disable such feature.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Remove “Active Desktop” item from Settings in the Start menu (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting enables you to remove the menu item “Active Desktop” from Settings in the Start menu.

Prevent changes to “Active Desktop” settings.

Category : Display > Desktop

This setting removes the options from Desktop, where you can make changes to the “Active Desktop” settings.

 
 
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