Disabling the Welcome Page in BDS2006, Delphi 2007 and C++Builder 2007

Abstract: This article shows how to disable the Welcome Page in BDS2006, Delphi and C++Builder 2007

  • Product Name: Borland Developer Studio 2006, Borland C++Builder 2006, Borland Delphi 2006, CodeGear Delphi 2007, CodeGear C++Builder 2007
  • Product Component: Welcome Page
  • Platform/OS Version: Supported platforms
  • Personality: Win32 personalities only


This article shows how to disable the Welcome Page feature in the above products when Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 is installed.


To disable the Welcome Page feature,

  1. Navigate to the following registry key location in the table listed below, depending on the product you have. 
  2. Delete the data for ($BDS)\Bin\startpageide100.bpl
Product Registry key
BDS 2006 / C++Builder 2006 / Delphi 2006 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\BDS\4.0\Known IDE Packages
CodeGear RAD Studio / C++Builder 2007 / Delphi 2007 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Borland\BDS\5.0\Known IDE Packages

Author: Chee Wee Chua