Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 – Disable Help Tips and Welcome Screen

With Windows 8.1, when a user logs on a computer for the first time, he sees two animations: the Welcome screen and several Help Tips.

These animations can be disturbing for user, but you can remove them with GPO.

Welcome Screen

The Welcome screen logon is the multicolor screen displayed the first time that the system creates the user’s profile:

Windows 8.1 Welcome Screen

Windows 8.1 Welcome Screen

You can disable it using GPO:

  • Path: Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / System / Logon
  • Item : Show first sign-in animation
  • Value : Disabled
Windows 8.1 GPO First Login animation

Windows 8.1 GPO First Login animation

After the modification, when the system creates a profile::

Windows 8.1 logon

Windows 8.1 logon

Help Tips Edge

Help tips are animations displayed when you move the mouse on the 4 corners of the screen:

Windows 8.1 Help Tips

Windows 8.1 Help Tips

You can disable it using GPO:

  • Path: Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Edge UI
  • Item : Disable help tips
  • Value : Enabled
GPO Help Tips

GPO Help Tips

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