Accounts Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation in Windows 11


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By default, users see the first sign-in animation when signing in to Windows for the first time for a newly added account and after a new build or version of Windows has been installed. It also controls if Microsoft account users will be offered the opt-in prompt for services during their first sign-in.

This tutorial will help show you how to enable or disable the first sign-in animation for all users in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable the first sign-in animation.



Contents

  • Option One: Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation in Local Group Policy Editor
  • Option Two: Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation using REG file


EXAMPLE: First sign-in animation enabled and disabled

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Option One

Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation in Local Group Policy Editor


The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10/11 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

All editions can use Option Two to configure the same policy.


1 Open the Local Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc).

2 Navigate to the policy location below in the left pane of the Local Group Policy Editor. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon

Show_first_sign-in_animation_gpedit-1.png

3 In the right pane of Logon in the Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Show first sign-in animation policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you want.

5 Enable First Sign-in Animation

This is the default setting.


A) Select (dot) Not Configured, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)​

Show_first_sign-in_animation_gpedit-2.png

6 Disable First Sign-in Animation

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7. (see screenshot below)​

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7 You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.




Option Two

Enable or Disable First Sign-in Animation using REG file


1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.

2 Enable First Sign-in Animation

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Enable_First_sign-in_animation.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableFirstLogonAnimation"=-

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"EnableFirstLogonAnimation"=dword:00000001

3 Disable First Sign-in Animation

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Disable_First_sign-in_animation.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System]
"EnableFirstLogonAnimation"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon]
"EnableFirstLogonAnimation"=dword:00000000

4 Save the REG file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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