Windows 10 has again started displaying a full-screen setup nag
that takes up the desktop and other apps after you login into
your device. These full-screen notification nags typically
reappear after installing certain cumulative updates, and they
take up the whole screen when they appear – this worries some
users that their device is not properly configured.
We’ve received reports of the full-screen nag resurfacing after
this month’s cumulative update and it still addresses users on
the subject of ‘Let’s finish setting up your device’ or make
‘Windows even better’. As expected, the pop-up still asks users
to connect their PC and Microsoft accounts with other services,
such as Office 365 and OneDrive.
The full list of services recommended in the popup includes
Your Phone/Phone Link (after the latest update to the app),
OneDrive, Windows Hello, OneDrive, Office 365, etc. This screen
is similar to the one presented during the initial setup of
Windows 10 i.e when you clean install the OS or buy a new
Unsurprisingly, some people are seeing the nag screen for the
first time out of the blue recently and it’s also happened to
us last week on multiple devices. This seems to imply that the
company may have turned on a server-side switch for the alerts
or an update was released alongside
April 2022 cumulative update.
The prompts which have surfaced in the past were followed by a
major cumulative or preview update.
As mentioned at the outset, these prompts can be confusing as
they also appear during the initial configuration and some
users could potentially be confused by the screen assuming it
to be a system reset or think that a big change was pushed to
their PC somehow.
For those who dislike these alerts, it’s possible to turn off
the feature so you never see it until the next major feature
update for Windows 10.
To turn off the alerts, simply open the Settings menu, click on
‘System’, and then click on ‘Notifications & Actions’. Select
the option that states “Show me the Windows welcome experience
after updates…” and turn it off. You can also turn off the
remaining options to further reduce the chance of seeing the
nags in future.
If the options are already unchecked, enable and disable them
again. The same method also applies to Windows 11.