JSI Tip 2601. Don't display the 'Getting Started with Windows 2000' screen on Windows 2000 Professional.

You can configure this setting in Group Policy or by using Regedt32 to navigate to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

                  or

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

On the Edit menu, Add Value name NoWelcomeScreen as a REG_DWORD data type. A data value of 0, the default, displays the 'Getting Started with Windows 2000' screen when a user logs on. A data value of 1 does not display the 'Getting Started with Windows 2000' screen and the check box on the screen is ignored.

NOTE: An entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USER takes precedence over an entry in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.

To manually display the screen, Start / Programs / Accessories / System Tools /Getting Started.

To manually suppress the welcome screen without setting a policy or editing the registry, clear the Show this screen at startup check box on the 'Getting Started with Windows 2000' screen.


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