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Disable the Welcome Center and Sidebar

The Windows Vista default setting is to show the Welcome Center on startup. While the Welcome Center is mildly interesting the first time you see it, you will quickly tire of it appearing every time you boot your Vista PC. This behavior is easily changed by un-checking the Run a Startup button located at the bottom of the Welcome Center

Similarly, the Vista Sidebar is also on by default. While some users will find the Sidebar and its widgets useful, many will desire the desktop real estate and underlying resources for other more productive uses. You can turn the Sidebar off by:

  1. Right clicking the Windows Sidebar icon in the system tray

  2. Click Properties

  3. Uncheck the Start Sidebar when Windows starts checkbox.

  4. Click OK

 

            
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