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Windows 7: Removing getting started

06 Dec 2009   #1

7 ultimate x64
Removing getting started

Sorry guys but how do I stop the getting started screen appearing on my desktop everytime I boot windows? I am running Ultimate x64 and love it, it is just this screen drives me crazy and I have been going round in circles trying to get rid of it.

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06 Dec 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Type msconfig in 'Run'. Select the Start tab, look for something like Microsoft Windows Operating System "ShowWelcomeCenter" and uncheck the box.
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06 Dec 2009   #3

Win 7 Pro x64, VM Win XP, Win7 Pro Sandbox, Kubuntu 11

There should be a check box in the lower left hand corner of the "Getting Started" window. Just click that off, and that should take care of the problem. If that doesn't work check your Startup Folder in the start menu, and see if the Getting Started file is in there; if so delete the bugger.

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