Disable Windows Welcome and Shut Down Screens


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Guest

I am using the Windows Logon shell and have my application automatically starting on boot up. Is there a way that I can disable the Windows "Welcome" screen from being shown prior to my application being started? Currently this screen is shown for approximately 1-2 second then my application starts and paints the screen with application specific information

Also is there a way to disable the "Windows Shutting Down" Screen that is show when the system is shutting down
 
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KM

Tom,

I think this topic has been discussed a few times here so you may want to search in thing NG archive.
I'll just copy/paste here my old reply:

Try adding the following registry value on your image (I'd suggest you to try it first at run time to see how well it may work for
you):
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system], "DisableStatusMessages". Set this dword value to "1"
and reboot. After that you should not see "Apply user settings..." and etc. status screens. Basically, the reg.value suppresses
system status messages, which remind users to wait while the system starts or shuts down, or while users log on or off.
This entry stores the setting of the Disable Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages Group Policy. Group Policy adds this
entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group
Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.

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KM,
BSquare Corporation
I am using the Windows Logon shell and have my application automatically starting on boot up. Is there a way that I can disable
the Windows "Welcome" screen from being shown prior to my application being started? Currently this screen is shown for
approximately 1-2 second then my application starts and paints the screen with application specific information.
 
G

Guest

K

I tried adding the DIsableStatusMessages value to the registry and it did seem to change the content of the "Windows Shutting Down" Screen but I still have the "Welcome" screen just after boot up and a "Windows Logo" screen on power down. I would like to eliminate both of these screens from being displayed on the application

To

----- KM wrote: ----

Tom

I think this topic has been discussed a few times here so you may want to search in thing NG archive
I'll just copy/paste here my old reply

Try adding the following registry value on your image (I'd suggest you to try it first at run time to see how well it may work fo
you)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system], "DisableStatusMessages". Set this dword value to "1
and reboot. After that you should not see "Apply user settings..." and etc. status screens. Basically, the reg.value suppresse
system status messages, which remind users to wait while the system starts or shuts down, or while users log on or off
This entry stores the setting of the Disable Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages Group Policy. Group Policy adds thi
entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Grou
Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0

-
KM
BSquare Corporatio
I am using the Windows Logon shell and have my application automatically starting on boot up. Is there a way that I can disabl
the Windows "Welcome" screen from being shown prior to my application being started? Currently this screen is shown fo
approximately 1-2 second then my application starts and paints the screen with application specific information
 
K

KM

Tom,

Check "Windows Logon" settings in TD (turn off the Welcome screen). Also,
you may want to add "Automatic Logon" component.

I don't think there is a way to eliminate the logo screen on shutdown. That
would, probably, require changing MS binaries which is illegal.

KM
KM

I tried adding the DIsableStatusMessages value to the registry and it did
seem to change the content of the "Windows Shutting Down" Screen but I still
have the "Welcome" screen just after boot up and a "Windows Logo" screen on
power down. I would like to eliminate both of these screens from being
displayed on the application.
Tom

----- KM wrote: -----

Tom,

I think this topic has been discussed a few times here so you may
want to search in thing NG archive.
I'll just copy/paste here my old reply:

Try adding the following registry value on your image (I'd suggest
you to try it first at run time to see how well it may work for
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\syste
m], "DisableStatusMessages". Set this dword value to "1"
and reboot. After that you should not see "Apply user settings..."
and etc. status screens. Basically, the reg.value suppresses
system status messages, which remind users to wait while the system
starts or shuts down, or while users log on or off.
This entry stores the setting of the Disable Boot / Shutdown / Logon
/ Logoff status messages Group Policy. Group Policy adds this
entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy.
If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group
Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.
automatically starting on boot up. Is there a way that I can disable
the Windows "Welcome" screen from being shown prior to my application
being started? Currently this screen is shown for
approximately 1-2 second then my application starts and paints the
screen with application specific information.
 
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Slobodan Brcin \(eMVP\)

At least minlogon images are blessed since they don't have these messages.

Regards,
Slobodan

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KM said:
Tom,

Check "Windows Logon" settings in TD (turn off the Welcome screen). Also,
you may want to add "Automatic Logon" component.

I don't think there is a way to eliminate the logo screen on shutdown. That
would, probably, require changing MS binaries which is illegal.

KM
KM

I tried adding the DIsableStatusMessages value to the registry and it
did
seem to change the content of the "Windows Shutting Down" Screen but I still
have the "Welcome" screen just after boot up and a "Windows Logo" screen on
power down. I would like to eliminate both of these screens from being
displayed on the application.
Tom

----- KM wrote: -----

Tom,

I think this topic has been discussed a few times here so you may
want to search in thing NG archive.
I'll just copy/paste here my old reply:

Try adding the following registry value on your image (I'd suggest
you to try it first at run time to see how well it may work for
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\syste
m], "DisableStatusMessages". Set this dword value to "1"
and reboot. After that you should not see "Apply user settings..."
and etc. status screens. Basically, the reg.value suppresses
system status messages, which remind users to wait while the system
starts or shuts down, or while users log on or off.
This entry stores the setting of the Disable Boot / Shutdown /
Logon
/ Logoff status messages Group Policy. Group Policy adds this
entry to the registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy.
If you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group
Policy deletes this entry from the registry, and the system behaves as though the value is 0.
automatically starting on boot up. Is there a way that I can disable
the Windows "Welcome" screen from being shown prior to my
application
being started? Currently this screen is shown for
approximately 1-2 second then my application starts and paints the
screen with application specific information. Screen
that is show when the system is shutting down?
 
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My issue is that Windows XP doesn't shut down completely on my laptop and IIRC in the old days of Windows 98 you could suppress the shutdown splash screen in order to see at which point Windows was hanging so I wondered if the same applied to Windows XP.

There may be a better way to achieve what I need, so all suggestions welcome, but I was hoping that, if the shutdown screen wasn't displayed, there might be some text logging visible in its place which might give some clue. Perhaps the 32/64-bit versions of Windows no longer work that way though.
 
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