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Windows XP Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages

To remove the message boxes / windows that appear while Windows is loading do the following:
1. Start > Run > gpedit.msc > Click OK
2. In the Group Policy window select Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System.
3. On the right, double-click the "Remove Boot / Shutdown / Logon / Logoff status messages" setting and select Enabled, click Apply and OK.
Restart your computer and the loading message windows / boxes will not appear.
NOTE: You may also want to disable the Welcome screen: Control Panel > User Accounts > Change the way users log on or off > uncheck "Use the Welcome screen" > click Apply Options.


  1. If you don't see "System" template, you need to add it manualy.