How to disable the Start Screen of Office 2013

Microsoft Office 2013 is the best word processor ever, but there are few features that might be annoying. For instance, Office 2013 came with a typing animation feature in all of its products. The feature was welcomed by few users and few others found it bit distracting. We saw a registry hack that lets you disable the typing animation feature. In the similar line, Office 2013 comes with a start screen that wasn’t featuring anything different from the New screen of Office 2010.

Office 2013 Start Screen

What’s more annoying is that the Start screen appears each time you launch an Office application. If you wish to disable the Start screen, then here’s how you can do that,

Step 1: Hit ‘Windows + R‘ to launch the Run dialog box

Hit Windows + R to launch Run dialog box

Step 2: Type ‘regedit‘ and click Ok.

Step 3: Once the registry is opened, navigate to the following key,


Step 4: Select ‘General‘ key on the left side of the editor and move to the right side of the editor, right-click and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Edit Windows Registry
Step 5: Rename the newly created value as ‘DisableBootToOfficeStart’ and double-click on it.

Step 6: In the edit Value dialog box, enter ‘1‘ in the Value data and click Ok.
Edit System Registry
Step 7: Now exit the registry and launch the Office 2013. You will not see the Start screen hereafter.
Office 2013 without Start screen

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