How To Disable The Hikvision Startup Wizard

When you start up your Hikvision NVR/DVR, a startup wizard will come up. Need to disable the Hikvision startup wizard? Read on!

Hikvision includes this function in their recorders, which can be extremely useful the first time the program is run as it will advise users, explain the initial setup and the basics, and take them through step-by-step instructions.

Nevertheless, after a couple of times, it can get repetitive and is bluntly unnecessary. Thus, the information below will teach you how to disable the Hikvision startup wizard for good.

How to disable the Hikvision start wizard

There are, overall, two ways to disable the feature. The first includes rebooting the recorder (NVR/DVR) and unchecking the box labeled “Start wizard when device starts.” 

Then the next time your recorder starts up, the wizard won’t appear, and you will have access to your recorder instantaneously. This is perfect because you will receive the rundown of all the vital information, but then you won’t have to see it again.

Hikvision Start Wizard
Hikvision Start Wizard

The following method is to disable the Hikvision startup wizard through the menu. Follow the steps below:

  1. Menu
  2. Configuration
  3. General
  4. Uncheck the “Enable Wizard” box

While you are there, if you also do not wish to type in your password every time you want to check on your security cameras, you can go ahead and uncheck the “Enable Password” box. 

Final Thoughts

There are two methods to disable the startup wizard. It is a straightforward task that will take little to no effort. 

It is best to disable the wizard as it can be frustrating having to go through the entire process every time you reboot or start up your recorder.

Nevertheless, the wizard will guide and instruct you as a new user. Thus helping your understanding of the device, its capabilities, and how to utilize it in the correct manner.

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