Saturday, September 5, 2009

Disable Vista Welcome Center and Sidebar

Disable Windows Vista Welcome Center

  1. Click Start, Control Panel.
  2. Select Welcome Center.
  3. Uncheck the "Run at startup"option, located at the bottom of the Welcome Center screen (Figure 1).
Figure 1: Disable Windows Vista Welcome Center

Disable Windows Vista Sidebar

  1. Right click on the Windows Sidebar icon in the system tray.
  2. Choose Properties.
  3. Uncheck the "Start Sidebar When Windows Starts" checkbox (Figure 2).
  4. Click OK.
Figure 2: Disable Windows Vista Sidebar