1.    28 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    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:

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  2.    02 Sep 2016 #2
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    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    No ideas?
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  3.    03 Sep 2016 #3
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    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.    20 Oct 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Quote Originally Posted by STiGzag View Post
    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.    23 Nov 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by STiGzag View Post
    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.    20 Dec 2016 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by STiGzag View Post
    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.    02 Jan 2017 #7
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    Windows 10

    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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