If you’re tired of seeing the splash screen for Windows Live Mail every time you run the application, follow these steps to get around it and be splash screen free.
1. Open Notepad.
2. Copy and paste the following into the new text document:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Mail] "NoSplash"=dword:00000001
3. Save the document as WindowsLiveMailRemoveSplash.reg.
4. Merge the new file into the registry by right-clicking it, selecting Merge.
5. Continue through the UAC prompt and confirm that you wish to perform the action.