Being that Microsoft's newest feature update will be rolling out soon it is a good time to talk about the Windows Welcome Experience. What is the Windows Welcome Experience? This is the screen that will usually pop up on your desktop after a cumulative or feature update saying something to the effect of, "Welcome to the newest version of Windows" or "See what's new in this build of Windows". While these messages do have some information in them that may pertain to you, they are generally closed out by the user as soon as they get into their computer again. Lately, Microsoft has been forcing this Windows Welcome Experience to some users after they sign into their account - no update needed. This can be rather frustrating for most and confusing for others. After all, no one likes pop-ups. How do I stop these Windows pop-ups from happening? To shut off the Windows Welcome Experience you must go into Settings. Once there go to the System section in Settings, and then click on Notifications & actions on the left side of the screen. Toward the middle of the page you should see different check boxes. Make sure that "Show me the Windows welcome experience . . ." is unchecked. This should stop Windows Welcome Experience pop-ups from coming up on your computer.