You can now hide the Get Started button in Windows 11

But the option is only available in Windows Server, for now.

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Have you ever clicked the Get Started app in Windows 11, or does it just stay there like a digital paperweight? If you haven’t, you should know you can hide the button.

The famous PhantomOfEarth noticed that the newest Insider Preview build for Windows Server 2025 lets you cover the Get Started app. This isn’t a huge change but a sign that the server environment is becoming more streamlined. In such a setup, an app like this may not be needed.

However, the main question is whether these alterations will be applied to the consumer editions of Windows 11. Nearby Share could be useful for home users, but the Get Started app might not receive such attention. Microsoft’s previous app for tips and tricks is being phased out, suggesting a potential change in the company’s attitude towards such onboard guidance tools.

The Get Started app is a portion of the Windows Feature Experience Pack for people unfamiliar with the app. This combination makes it difficult to eliminate without possibly impacting other system functions. It’s somewhat like a paradox for users who prefer their systems to stay light.

What does this imply for the everyday user or IT professional? Well, Microsoft will adjust the user experience according to surroundings, such as personal use or server management: if for your personal account, the Get Started button might be quite useful, for professional matters, the lack of it would streamline the UI.

Let’s hope Microsoft will also add the option to hide Get Started to commercial Windows 11.

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