Windows will remind you to finish setting up your PC to access Microsoft services. If you want to stop these alerts, follow this guide.
Windows 11 comes with many features ready to go out of the box, provided you attach your Microsoft account to them. When you do a clean install of Windows 11, it asks you to set up Microsoft Office, OneDrive, Windows Hello, Phone Links (previously Your Phone), etc.
If you don’t set up those Microsoft services, you’ll get a message reminding you to finish setting it up every few days. You can click Continue or Remind me in 3 days. Both options are annoying, and there’s no option to decline.
Instead, you’ll need to try a workaround. Here’s what you’ll need to do to disable the “Let’s finish setting up your device” message on Windows.
Disable Let’s Finish Setting Up Your Device Message on Windows
However, you may not have set those features up during installation. Maybe you don’t want to use them or you’ve found alternatives that work better. Whatever the case, Windows 11 doesn’t like an incomplete setup, and every few days or so, you’ll get a message shown below that says, “Let’s finish setting up your device.” Essentially saying, it wants you to connect your PC to more Microsoft services.
The screen is nothing more than a reminder, and you can shut it off—click the Remind me in 3 days link to get to the desktop initially.
To disable this message on Windows 11:
- Open the Start menu and click Settings. Alternately, you can use Windows key + I to open Settings directly.
- When Settings opens, click on System on the left, and click Notifications on the right.
- Scroll down the Notifications screen and expand the Additional settings section.
- Uncheck each of the Additional settings options.
- Moving forward, you should no longer see the annoying “Let’s finish setting up your device” window. If you want to mute other notifications, uncheck the Show the Windows welcome experience after updates and when signed in to show what’s new and suggested and Suggest ways to get the most out of Windows and finish setting up the device options.
Disable the Notification via the Registry
If you still get the “Let’s finish setting up your device” message or want to disable it permanently on Windows 11, you can use the Registry.
To disable the notification using the Registry:
- Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R to open the Run dialog.
- In Run, type regedit and click OK.
- When Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following path:
- In the ContentDeliveryManager key in the right pane, find SubscribedContent-310093Enabled and verify its value is set to 1.
If you want to enable the screen again for any reason, delete the SubscribedContent-310093Enabled value, and the screen will come back.
Disable Let’s Finish Setting Up Your Device Message on Windows 10
Unfortunately, this message also pops up periodically on Windows 10.
To disable the notification on Windows 10, do the following:
- Open the Start menu and launch Settings.
- In Settings, press System > Notifications and actions.
- Uncheck the Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of Windows option near the top.
Customizing Windows Notifications
While Windows typically shows the “Let’s finish setting up your device” message after a clean install, it may also appear (or reappear) after a cumulative or feature update. If you see the message again, just repeat the steps above, head back into your notification settings, and turn it off again. You can also use the Registry for a more permanent solution.