Removing Edge links from Spotlight lock screen


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       #1

    Removing Edge links from Spotlight lock screen


    I am looking for a way to clean up my lock screen so that it only shows the date/time in the bottom left and the feedback section in the top right. I had it this way previously, but since reinstalling Windows I have not been able to get it back.

    I have 'Get fun facts, tips, and more from Windows and Cortana on your lock screen' disabled under Settings > Personalization > Lock screen, but this doesn't seem to have an effect. Any ideas?

    Image of what I'm looking to remove:

    Removing Edge links from Spotlight lock screen-spotlight.png
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  2. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #2

    No ideas?
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro x64
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Finally found an answer to my own question...

    Edit Group Policy (gpedit.msc) > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight

    Disable this setting, problem solved. Hopefully that saves someone else the headache...
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  4. Posts : 20
    Win 10
       #4

    STiGzag said:
    Finally found an answer to my own question...

    Edit Group Policy (gpedit.msc) > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight

    Disable this setting, problem solved. Hopefully that saves someone else the headache...
    Thank you for coming back and posting the solution!

    Question: do you mean disable or enable the setting?

    Because it's a double negative: if you disable not suggesting == do suggest

    a bit confusing.
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  5. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #5

    STiGzag said:
    Finally found an answer to my own question...
    Edit Group Policy (gpedit.msc) > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight
    Disable this setting, problem solved. Hopefully that saves someone else the headache...
    Thanks a lot! I have been irritated for weeks with this stupid enforced update. I was not able to find out how to switch it off, even a Microsoft employee could not help me (via chat). This is the first I am really disappointed with Microsoft. Anyway, could you elaborate more on how to fix this? I do not understand where to find this file.
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #6

    STiGzag said:
    Edit Group Policy (gpedit.msc) > User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content > Do not suggest third-party content in Windows spotlight
    I don't seem to have cloud content under windows components. I am using version 1511 - 10586.713 Anything I'm missing?
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #7

    Instructions I followed (and OP offered) can be found at
    Windows Spotlight on the lock screen (Windows 10)

    There are two - one is for 3rd party apps that still leaves microsoft ads. The other so far has seemed to remove the microsoft ads, but I still get little floating text boxes which is obnoxious.
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  8. Posts : 182
    Xp, Vista, 7, 8.1, 10
       #8

    I'm not sure if it's now different in Win10 1903, but these group policies don't work at all. So any update on how to remove those links from the lock screen?
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