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Why am I getting this "Let's finish setting up your device" blue screen?

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I've got Windows 10 Pro. I'm currently at release 2004 (OS Build 19041.508). Some months back, my machine was really screwed up when the upgrade to Windows 10 came along. I got one of those "Let's finish setting up your device" messages, which I did. At that point, it corrupted all the profiles on my Windows 10 system. I vowed to NEVER again run that!

 

So, I purchased an SSD drive, replaced my old hard drive, installed Windows 10 Pro on it and that's the way it's been for 4 or 5 months.

 

But every few days I get this threatening message:

 

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however, now it gives me the information that it's going to pester me again in 3 days if I don't click the Continue button.

 

First, I do NOT want to do that, because of how it corrupted all my profiles the last time.

Secondly, I've already done everything that worthless, irritating, continually in my face message talks about.

  • I cannot use Windows Hello on this PC, as the motherboard does NOT support it
  • I've already linked my phone to my PC
  • I already synchronize my history to OneDrive
  • I already have set up a Microsoft 365 subscription, which I utilize on this PC
  • Like I said previously, I've already got OneDrive connected AND running, on this PC

So, how do I stop this useless message popping up over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over again, without totally corrupting all of the Windows profiles on my machine? This irritating message is the equivalent of that irritating UAC popup that Windows Vista plagued everyone with.

6 Replies
Best Response confirmed by Rod Falanga (Frequent Contributor)
Solution

Hello @Rod Falanga,

 

Go to Settings > System > Notifications & actions and uncheck Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of Windows option. This should turn off that screen.

 

If that doesn't works, try the registry based Method 2 mentioned here:

 

https://www.kapilarya.com/how-to-disable-get-even-more-out-of-windows-screen-windows-10

To help you more on this, here's the video fix:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UkDfhnR8kuA 

 

Hope this helps!

 

Note: Included link in this reply refers to blog post by a trusted Microsoft MVP. 

*This reply was updated with additional information.

@Kapil Arya will turning off that setting mean that I'll no longer get any notifications about necessary updates to Windows, or when the fall release of Windows 10 is available to be installed on my PC?

@Rod Falanga, IMO, changing that setting should not have any effect on getting updates. You'll be able to check for latest updates as usual from Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update.

 

Regards. 

@Kapil Arya  Neither of these options exist on the Windows 10 machine I am working with. Is there an alternate way?

@daver256, Try the registry method and see if it works for you.

You need to be on W10 version 2004 or newer. The settings to disable these were added in build 18945 from what I see online. So this will not likely work on 1903, 1909, etc.

I am on 20H2 and it works fine on multiple machines, either going through notifications and actions via Settings or just setting the registry key.