Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10  

    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Network & Sharing
    01 May 2020
    Designer Media Ltd

    How to Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10

    Microsoft has introduced a new Shared Experiences feature (formerly referred as Project Rome and Cross-Device Experiences) in Windows 10 Creators Update. Shared Experiences allows you to share experiences, send messages, web links, and open apps across other devices including other Windows 10 PCs, Windows 10 Mobile phones, and Android devices.

    Some examples of the Shared Experiences feature include Phone-PC linking, Nearby Sharing, and Share Across Devices.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable the Shared Experiences feature for all users on your Windows 10 PC.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable Shared Experiences.



    Contents

    • Option One: To Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Group Policy
    • Option Two: To Enable or Disable Shared Experiences using a REG file



    EXAMPLE: Shared Experiences disabled
    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-shared_experiences-1.jpg Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-shared_experiences-2.jpg
    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-phone.jpg






    OPTION ONE

    To Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Group Policy


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option TWO below.


    2 Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    3 In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Group Policy

    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-shared_experiences_gpedit-1.jpg

    3 In the right pane of Group Policy in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Continue experiences on this device policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4 Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    5 To Enable Shared Experiences

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured is the default setting.



    6 To Disable Shared Experiences

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-shared_experiences_gpedit-2.png


    7 When finished, close the Local Group Policy Editor.

    8 Restart the computer to apply.






    OPTION TWO

    To Enable or Disable Shared Experiences using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

    EnableCdp DWORD

    <delete> = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1 Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2 To Enable Shared Experiences

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_shared_experiences.reg

    Download


    3 To Disable Shared Experiences

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_shared_experiences.reg

    Download


    4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7 Restart the computer to apply.

    8 If you like, you can now delete the downloaded .reg file.


    That's it,
    Shawn






  1. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #1

    In the above tutorial, under option 2, it says the DWORD value "0" = "Disable".
    However, in the following two articles, the value "1" is said to be "Disable".

    How to disable Shared Experiences on Windows 10 | Windows Central
    Turn off Windows 10 Shared Experiences with these steps

    Have I misread/misunderstood the two articles? My English comprehension is poor.
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 5,431
    Windows 11 Home
       #2

    Matthew Wai said:
    Have I misread/misunderstood the two articles?
    Those articles are wrong. Tweak the registry and check the setting yourself, the change is immediate.
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 7,607
    Windows 10 Home 20H2
       #3

    I have already set the value of "EnableCdp" as "0" (= Disable), but I still get the following notification every day. How can I stop it?
    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-1.-toast.jpg


    The following are the settings:
    Enable or Disable Shared Experiences in Windows 10-2.-registry.jpg
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 68,358
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #4

    Matthew Wai said:
    I have already set the value of "EnableCdp" as "0" (= Disable), but I still get the following notification every day. How can I stop it?
    Hello Matthew,

    If you are wanting to enable shared experiences, you'll need to delete the EnableCdp DWORD instead and possibly need to restart the computer to apply.

    You should be able to do option 1 below to fix your Microsoft account problem.

    Add or Remove Trusted Devices for Microsoft Account
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 841
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
       #5

    Shared experience is disabled, but I keep getting notifications because I have requested my account to be removed.
      My Computer


 

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