Q. How can I speed up the loading of Windows Mail in Windows Vista by disabling the splash screen?

Windows Mail in Windows Vista provides junk mail filtering, a fast search feature, pre-installed Microsoft Help and Support Newsgroups, and well as all the features previously associated with Outlook Express.

Windows Mail loads much slower than it needs too because it displays a splash screen.

To disable the splash screen:

1. Open a CMD.EXE window.

2. Type the following command and press Enter:

REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail" /V NoSplash /T REG_DWORD /F /D 1

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