• Guest, The rules for the P & N subforum have been updated to prohibit "ad hominem" or personal attacks against other posters. See the full details in the post "Politics and News Rules & Guidelines."

Question How can the Windows 10 Pro 20H2 Splash/Welcome Screen be disabled


Platinum Member
Jul 15, 2001
Not sure exactly what this screen is called, splash/welcome (see pic)? It's a minor annoyance and I can live with it since it's only on for a few seconds before it boots into Windows; but I'm just curious to know if there is a way, if possible, to disable/eliminate it. Did a Google and forum search but could not find a solution that works. It's easy getting rid of the login screen using the netplwiz command.
When booting up my Asrock logo comes up first and then this window for a few seconds and then it boots into Windows.

Things I tried, besides several registry changes, that did not work.

Checked off Show me the Windows welcome experience.
Screenshot 2021-09-15 165431.jpg

Booting with the No GUI boot option
Screenshot 2021-09-15 165921.jpg

In the Group Policy Editor Enabling Do not display the Getting Started welcome screen at logon. I also Enabled Show clear logon background to get a clear picture.
Screenshot 2021-09-15 165722.jpg

Also tried Enabling Do not display the lock screen, in case it is the lock screen.
Screenshot 2021-09-14 095317.jpg

If you have a solution that ACTUALLY works and eliminates this screen, not suggestions, please share it.

Edit 9/21: When this screen comes up the Windows white dot circle is still spiraling so something is still loading. IMO, I don't think it's possible to disable/eliminate this screen. Like I said, it's only for a few seconds so I can live with it.


Last edited: