Windows 10 again started showing a full-screen setup nag that takes up the desktop and other apps once you sign in to your device. These full-screen notification messages usually reappear after certain cumulative updates are installed, and they take up the entire screen when they appear – this worries some users that their device is not configured correctly.
We’ve received reports of nag reappearing in fullscreen after this month’s cumulative update and it’s still addressing 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 to other services, such as Office 365 and OneDrive.
The full list of recommended services in the pop-up includes Your Phone/Phone Link (after the latest app update), OneDrive, Windows Hello, OneDrive, Office 365, and more. This screen is similar to the one presented during the initial setup of Windows 10, i.e. when you clean install the operating system or purchase a new device.
Unsurprisingly, some people are seeing the reminder screen for the first time out of the blue recently and it happened to us last week on several devices as well. This seems to imply that the company may have enabled a server-side switch for alerts or that an update was released alongside the April 2022 Cumulative Update.
Prompts that surfaced in the past were followed by a major preview or cumulative update.
As mentioned at the beginning, these prompts can be confusing as they also appear during initial setup and some users could potentially be confused by the screen assuming it’s a system reset or think that a large change was pushed onto their PC somehow.
For those who don’t like these alerts, it’s possible to disable the feature so that you never see it until the next major feature update for Windows 10.
To disable alerts, simply open the Settings menu, click on “System”, then click on “Notifications and actions”. Select the option that says “Show me Windows welcome experience after updates…” and disable it. You can also disable the remaining options to further reduce the chances of seeing nags in the future.
If the options are already unchecked, toggle them on and off again. The same method also applies to Windows 11.