How to skip the Windows welcome screen


  • Hi,


      Could anyone please tell me how to skip the windows welcome screen and also the blue screen. Note that I use a custom shell. Basically what I want is when I boot the XPE, it gets straight into the application, without the windows stuff.

    I can load the application. I have selected "Do not display GUI boot screens" but  I also want to skip all the windows welcome screen and the blue screen. Thanks.


    best regards,



    Thursday, August 07, 2008 6:59 AM

All replies

  • Have you verified that your boot.ini has the /NOGUIBOOT flag set?




    Have you changed the settings in the Windows Logon component appropriately?  (ie: uncheck the show welcome to windows screen option)


    Thursday, August 07, 2008 3:31 PM
  • Can you use Minlogon?






    Thursday, August 07, 2008 3:49 PM
  • I cannot use MInlogon, only Windows logon

    thanks for the respond

    Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:56 AM
  • Yes I have done that,

    I think the best thing to do is to modify the registry

    thank you for your help

    Sunday, August 10, 2008 8:57 AM

    In the Windows logon (Standard) settings, uncheck the following:


    Show Friendly Winlogon: 
    Show "Welcome to Windows" screen before Winlogon


    add the following registry key to hide the dialog login:


    Key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system\DisableStatusMessages

    Type: REG_DWORD

    Value 1





    Sunday, August 10, 2008 6:53 PM
  • Hi Sean,



        That is very helpful, many thanks.


    best regards,



    Sunday, August 10, 2008 11:25 PM