How to Disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” Setup Screen

You can get rid of or completely disable the “Let’s finish setting up your device” setup screen in Windows 10. Here is how to do it.

Unlike the older versions, Windows 10’s initial setup is not that streamlined or intuitive. Mainly because it forces you to choose between a local account and an online account, go through a bunch of privacy options and unnecessary features, etc. Something like configuring the privacy options is important but it doesn’t take away from the fact that the overall initial setup experience is not as good as it used to be.

Even after the initial setup, if Windows 10 thinks you need to configure additional options, it will show the “Let’s finish setting up your device” setup screen from time to time. This is especially true if you have done an in-place upgrade. The problem with this screen is that almost all the recommended features and options are not integral to your overall experience. For example, you don’t have to use OneDrive or subscribe to Office 365 to get the most out of Windows 10.

Let's finish setting up your device setup screen

Add to that, if don’t want to set up these features, there is no easy way to dismiss the “Let’s finish setting up your device” screen. All you get is the “Remind me later” option. As you can guess, if you click the remind me later link, the setup screen will pop up again after some time. Put simply, the “Let’s finish setting up your device” screen can be distracting at times.

In this quick and simple guide, let me show you the steps to disable the “Let’s finish setting up your device” setup screen so that Windows 10 will no longer bother you with impromptu setup screens.

Disable “Let’s finish setting up your device”

You can turn off or disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” directly from the Windows 10 Settings app. Here are the steps you should follow.

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Select the “System” option.
  3. Click on “Notifications & actions” on the sidebar.
  4. Uncheck the “Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of windows” option.
  5. Close the Settings app.
  6. You will no longer see the “Let’s finish setting up your device” screen.

Press the “Start + I” keyboard shortcut to open the Windows 10 Settings app. After opening it, go to the “System -> Notifications & actions” page. On the right panel, uncheck the “Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device to get the most out of windows” checkbox. Next, close the Settings app.

disable Let's finish setting up your device setup screen

That is it. From now on, Windows 10 will no longer show the “Let’s finish setting up your device” setup screen. Keep in mind that this doesn’t effect other things like future upgrade notifications, general updates, etc.

Disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” via Registry

By modifying the “ScoobeSystemSettingEnable” key, you can disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” screen from registry. Here is how to do it.

  1. Open the Registry Editor.
  2. Copy the below path.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\UserProfileEngagement
  3. Paste it in the address bar and press Enter.
  4. Double-click on the “ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled” value on the right panel.
  5. Set the value data to “0”
  6. Click “Ok.”
  7. Close the Registry Editor.
  8. You will no longer see the “Let’s finish setting up your device” screen.

Note: If you cannot find the “ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled” value, create one. To do that, right-click on the “UserProfileEngagement” folder, select “New -> DWORD value,” and set the new value name to “ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled”.

That is it. With that you have successfully disabled the “Let’s finish setting up your device” setup screen in Windows 10.

If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

6 thoughts on “How to Disable “Let’s finish setting up your device” Setup Screen”

  1. Avatar for Albert

    Thank you! This bit of the Windows experience was really irritating me.
    Hopefully Microsoft think to add the “do not show this again” tick box in the future

  2. Avatar for Decent

    Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!
    It is so unreal to me that I own the computer, but Microsoft IMPOSES themselves in a way that is so unfair and downright shifty, they actually control my machine to annoy me to buy something.

  3. Avatar for JG Deva

    JG- I cannot do the first method because the check box “Suggest ways I can finish…” is not present. In fact, I only have the first four of the six boxes present. Of those only the first two are checked, although the toggle switch above them, “Get notifications from apps and other senders is toggled off, anyways.

    Still I do get the screen telling me, “Let’s finish…”

    My Windows version is:
    Windows 10 Pro
    1903
    18362.1256
    ————————–
    As for method 2, I do not even have the UserProfileEngagement location, much less the DWORD “ScoobeSystemSettingEnabled”.

    I usually do not mess around with system settings but I frankly could not believe it that M$ seems to think it can force users to download and install updates. So, perhaps recklessly I installed a program called Windows Update Blocker and I ceased being nagged about upgrades. I just mention that because it may suggest why I don’t have the check boxes, and the UserProfileEngagement. That and maybe because I am the only user on this computer? Doubtful, I know.

    But yes, I do get the message “Let’s continue…” I think I only get it at start up. Because I won’t even check the box “Remind me later” I usually completely shut down the computer, and then restart it. Then I get the normal sign-in with the photo teaser, that if you are careless and click on a fun fact, Microsoft Launches Bing to so related information. Sadly this does happen since I am usually thinking about something else when I log in. But that’s my bad so I live with it.

    I do like this info you provided even if it does not help me in this case. Getting nagged by our devices really is a buzz kill! I am interested in seeing more of your tips!

  4. Avatar for IllIlIIIIIllIIIIIlllllIIIIII
    IllIlIIIIIllIIIIIlllllIIIIII

    you should edit the article to be clearer with “start + i” instead of capital i. I thought it said lowercase L, and was taken to the login screen, then tried pipe | but no luck there.. just make it lowercase i and it won’t be confusing..

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