Windows Mobile 2003 Device prompts to calibrate on power up

Article ID: 44834404


When a device running Windows Mobile 2003 boots up, the user gets prompted to calibrate the device and then has to run through a cut and paste routine.


All Motorola Solutions devices running Windows Mobile 2003

Root Cause

Known as the “Welcome Screen”, this is standard on the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system.


Create a registry file that will disable the Welcome Screen. This will disable everything except the calibration screen.
  1. Open Notepad on your PC.
  2. Paste the following text into the document:
  1. Save the file as notwelcome.reg
  2. Place the registry file in the Application Folder on the device using ActiveSync.
  3. Cold boot the device.

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