Disable the "Get even more out of Windows" Message

by Eric Wyatt
(last updated June 15, 2020)

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Windows 10 has a standard notification that, for many, is slightly annoying. These full-screen notifications appear at different times, such as at system start-up. These notification screens for some may seem a bit unsettling, as these full-screen notifications are more commonly seen after reinstalling or updating your operating system. With titles such as "Get even more out of Windows," or the more vague "Welcome to Windows," it's easy to see why some people initially get the feeling that their OS was just reinstalled.

Upon closer inspection, you will discover that these notifications are more for marketing purposes than anything else. Microsoft is using these notifications to encourage you to sign-up for some of their Microsoft account-powered services such as One Drive or Microsoft 365.

If you're unaware of these services, these notifications can be helpful. However, if your system is set up the way you like, they can be annoying. Thankfully there is an easy way to turn it off by following these simple steps:

  1. Press Windows+I on your keyboard to open the Settings dialog box.
  2. Click on System. This opens the System section of the Settings dialog box.
  3. Click on the Notifications & Actions link in the left side of the dialog box. This displays the Notifications & Actions section of the Settings dialog box.
  4. Under the Notifications section, turn off (or on if you desire) the items you wish to turn on or off. (See Figure 1.)
  5. Figure 1. The Notification & Actions section of the Settings dialog box.

  6. Close the Settings dialog box; your settings will take effect immediately.

Now as you use your computer, Windows will not display those full-screen notifications that can be possibly confusing.

 This tip (13772) applies to Windows 10.

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Eric Wyatt

Eric Wyatt is a swell guy (or so his friends tell him). He is a formally trained designer and branding expert, bringing a wide range of skills to his Tips.Net articles. ...

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What is 3 + 9?

2020-06-15 09:48:34

J. Woolley

Apparently Windows ignores the settings in the red box of your Figure 1. I still get the notifications even though I have those settings disabled. Very annoying.


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