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Q.  Can I Disable The Unread Mail That Displays on Logon Screen In Windows XP?

A.  Sure you can.  Booting to Windows XP login screen displays how many unread messages each user has. For some, this is a handy feature to have. For most, it is a bit intrusive and a bit annoying. This guide will show you how to disable it so that your unread mail count is not displayed on the welcome screen.

Disclaimer:  Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. Modify the registry at your own risk, Every effort has been made to ensure that registry edit instructions are correct and safe. Internet Fixes cannot be held responsible for any damage done to your system by using this guide.

Before beginning this guide, please do this

Click backupreg_01.jpg,

then backupreg_02.jpg .

Type regedit then click backupreg_03.jpg

 

backupreg_04.jpg

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\

CurrentVersion\UnreadMail

disableunreadmail_01.jpg

Then Right click somewhere in the right hand window , and click New then Dword. Name the DWord MessageExpiryDays and give it a value of 0 to disable, 3 to enable.

disableunreadmail_03.jpg

Reboot your computer.

 

            
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