How to disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” in Windows

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Windows 10 and Windows 11 are packed with features designed to make your life easier, like Windows Hello. If you don’t configure them, Windows will constantly remind you. Here’s how to turn off reminders.

The “Let’s finish setting up your device” message usually appears after installing an update and restarting your computer. It displays a message reminding you to “Finish setting up your device”. Windows points out that you haven’t set up Windows Hello, Office 365, OneDrive, linked your phone to your PC, or synced your activity data between Windows PCs. You only have two options: “Continue” and “Remind me in 3 days”. There is no option to decline.

Disable Reminders on Windows 10

The setting to turn off the reminder is in the Settings app. You can access it manually by going to Settings > System > Notifications.

If you don’t want to do that, you can access it through the Start menu. To do this, click Start, type “Notifications” in the search bar, then click “Open” or press Enter.

Press Enter or click "Open."

The setting you’re looking for is at the top of the page before the programs are listed. Uncheck the box next to “Suggest ways to finish setting up my device to get the most out of Windows”.

Uncheck the box.

While you’re here, you can also turn off notifications from all apps if you want.

After unchecking this box, Windows should stop pressing this reminder when you restart your PC. However, future updates might still re-enable it.

Disable Reminders on Windows 11

The toggle to turn off the reminder is also in the Settings app on Windows 11. If you want to navigate there, go to Settings > System > Notifications.

You can also go there directly. Click the Start button, type “Notifications” in the search bar, then press Enter or click “Open”.

Type "Opinion" in the search, then press Enter or click "Open."

The Settings app’s Notifications page lets you control which apps can send you notifications.

Scroll all the way down. You will see two options: “Offer suggestions on how I can configure my device” and “Get tips and suggestions when I use Windows”.

Uncheck “Offer suggestions on how I can configure my device”.

Click on the first option to disable it.

This pesky pop-up should no longer bother you, although future Windows updates may re-enable it.

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