Windows 8.1 GPO Setting – How to Disable the Help Tips for Charms during first time login?

Whenever a new user login to Windows 8.1, they will get help tips on Charms as shown on below screen capture. It will go away till user perform once as instructed. This can really be irritating to experienced users. But it can be useful for those new users to Windows 8.

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If you are instructed to disable the help tips for charms, you can do so with consideration on whether you want to apply to ALL or certain group of users as follow:

Consideration 1 – Anyone who logon to the Computer may consider to configure following GPO Setting:

Machine Configuration > Administrative Templates: Policy Definitions (ADMX… > Windows Components > Edge UI > Disable Help Tips

Consideration 2 – Target certain user may consider to configure following GPO Setting:

User Configuration > Administrative Templates: Policy Definitions (ADMX… > Windows Components > Edge UI > Disable Help Tips

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Note: As of now, I will retain the setting as “Not Configured” as most users in my environment are still new to Windows 8. But after one year later when most people would have been familiar with Windows 8 when they upgraded their home machine, I will set this setting to “Enabled” before users come after me! Cheers!

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