When you install a major upgrade or create a new user, you will be greeted with the first login animation at the first login. Here's how you can turn off the welcome message if you no longer want to see it.
The first login animation is a series of messages that appear on the screen when logging in after an important update, version change or for a new user account. Messages include: "Hello", "We are setting things up for you", "We have some updates for your PC" and "This may take a few minutes."
But what is the point of the animation? Is registering with a new account faster if the animation is no longer on?
To find out if it is indeed faster, we have made a small sample of 1
After logging in with the animation turned on five times, the average time it took for Windows to reach the service opt-in prompt was 33.5 seconds. Logging in without the animation yielded an average installation time of 23.5 seconds. That is a whole 10 seconds faster without the animation.
Although this is a fairly small sample size – and specifically only for new users who sign up for the first time – it seems that completely disabling the animation can save a lot of time for new users.
Home users: disable the first login animation via the registry
If you have Windows 10 Home, you must edit the Windows registry to make these changes. You can also do it this way if you have Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise, but you just feel more comfortable working in the registry as opposed to the Group Policy Editor. (However, if you have Pro or Enterprise, we recommend that you use the simpler Group Policy Editor, as described in the following section.)
Standard Warning: Registry Editor is a powerful tool and misuse can make your system unstable or even disable . This is a fairly simple hack and as long as you follow the instructions, you shouldn't have any problems. That said, if you've never worked with it before, consider reading how you can use Registry Editor before you get started. And make sure to back up the registry (and your computer!) Before making changes.
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You must also create a system restore point before continuing. Windows will probably do this automatically when you install the Anniversary Update, but it won't hurt to manually create one – you can always roll back if something goes wrong.
Then open Registry Editor by pressing Windows + R on your keyboard, type "regedit" in the box, and then press Enter.
Navigate to the following key in the left sidebar:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Microsoft Windows NT CurrentVersion Winlogon
If you are not "Winlogon" key (folder) appears under the CurrentVersion folder, right-click the CurrentVersion folder and select New> Key. Call it "Winlogon."
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Right-click the" Winlogon "(folder) button in the left pane and select New> DWORD (32-bit) value.
You can now close the registry editor. You do not have to log out or restart your computer for the changes to take effect, but you must have a new user account to log in.
To undo your change and continue to see the first character – in animation you can return here, find the value "EnableFirstLogonAnimation" and reset it to "1".
Download our One-Click registry hacker
Instead of editing the registry itself, you can download our Disable First Registration animation registry hack. Open the downloaded .zip file, double-click on the "Disable initial registration of Animation.reg" file and agree to add the information to your registry. We have also added an "EnableFirstLogonAnimation.reg" if you want to re-enable it.
These .reg files simply change the same registry settings that we described above. If you want to see what this or another .reg file will do before you run it, you can right-click on the .reg file and select "Edit" to open it in Notepad. You can easily create your own registry hacks.
Pro and Enterprise users: disable the first login animation via Group Policy
If you use Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise, the easiest way to disable the login animation is using the Local Group Policy Editor. It's a pretty powerful tool, so if you've never used it before, it's worth taking some time to learn what it can do. Do everyone a favor and contact your administrator first if you are on a corporate network. If your work computer is part of a domain, it is also likely that it is part of a domain group policy that at least replaces the local group policy.
You must also create a system restore point before continuing. Windows will probably do this automatically when you install the Anniversary Update. Yet it can't hurt to create one manually – that way you can always roll back if something goes wrong.
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First, start the Group Policy Editor by pressing Windows + R, "gpedit.msc" in the box. and press Enter.
Navigate to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> System> Log In.
Find the "Show first entry animation" setting in the right pane and double click on it.
Set the "Show first login animation" option to "Disabled" and click "OK" to make your changes.
You can now close the group policy editor. All changes are saved and take effect immediately. You do not have to restart your PC before the animation is turned off.
To re-enable the animation, double-click the "Show first login animation" setting here and change it to "Not configured" or "Released".