Remove the Highlight from Newly Installed Programs

Remove the popup window that tells you when new software has been installed.

Click [Start] – Right click where your name is shown at the top of the Start Menu and click [Properties]
On the Taskbar and Start Menu Property Sheet select the [Start Menu] tab at the top, then next to [Start Menu] at the bottom of the sheet click [Customize]
On the Customize Start Menu Property Sheet, select the [Advanced] tab and remove the checkmark next to [Highlight Newly Installed Programs]
Click [OK] [Apply] and [OK] to finish the process and remove any existing highlights.


If the highlight persists even after making the changes above you can disable it via the registry. Make sure you have a backup prior to editing the registry.


[Start] [Run] [Regedit]
Registry Key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\
Modify/Create the Value Name according to the Value Data listed below.
Data Type: REG_DWORD [Dword Value] // Value Name: Start_NotifyNewApps
Value Data: [0 = No Highlight/ 1 = Highlighted]
Exit Registry and Reboot



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