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How To Remove EA App Migration Message In Origin

Now the Origin app is approaching the end of its life, we are having to move to the EA Desktop app. If you now launch the Origin app you will receive a message saying “The EA app is your new home for PC gaming. Now’s the time to upgrade. Install the EA app and log in with your EA Account to find all your games waiting for you.” You will then be given a button with the option to Update the EA app.

But not everyone wants to upgrade to the EA App while it currently has crashing issues, so in the meantime you can stop the EA App migration message showing in Origin.

Hiding the popup message will require making a small change to one of the program’s config files as I show below.

How to remove EA App migration message in Origin

First, ensure you have completely closed down Origin

Open File Explorer and in the address bar type %programdata% and press Enter

Now find the Origin folder and open it

Once open now find the local.xml file and open it in notepad

Now add the below key directly after <Settings> and before the first <Setting key>

<Setting key="MigrationDisabled" type="1" value="true" />

Once added save the file

I hope the above guide helped you stop the migration message from displaying when launching Origin on your Windows computer, if you liked this guide then I am sure you would like our other gaming guides.

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