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    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Showing App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
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    28 Mar 2017
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    How to Turn On or Off Showing App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows 10, you will occasionally see app suggestions on Start such as Candy Crush Soda Saga, Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard etc... in All Apps on the left side of Start. If you click/tap on the suggested app, it will open to the app in Store where you can view additional information or download and install it.

    These suggested apps in your Start menu and pinned to your Start screen are basically just advertising.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off app suggestions (advertising) in All Apps on Start for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    To remove suggested apps such as Candy Crush Soda Saga, Twitter, Minecraft, Flipboard etc. that are already on Start, you will need to manually unpin from Start the apps or uninstall (if installed) the apps.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start in Start Menu
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Settings
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file


    EXAMPLE: Suggested app on Start
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    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start in Start Menu

    1. Open the Start menu.

    2. Right click on a Suggested app, click/tap on Turn off all suggestions, and go to step 3 in OPTION TWO below. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Personalization icon.

    2. Click/tap on Start on the left side. (see screenshot below)

    3. Turn on (default) or off Occasionally show suggestions in Start for what you want.

    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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    Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off App Suggestions on Start using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below will modify the DWORD in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager

    SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled DWORD

    0 = Off
    1 = On


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


     2. To Turn On App Suggestions on Start

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

    Turn_On_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download

     3. To Turn Off App Suggestions on Start

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

    Turn_Off_Show_suggestions_on_Start.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

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

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

    7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 20,869
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION THREE to turn on or off Start suggestions using a REG file.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    25 Nov 2015 #2

    Another good tip and I thank you (& ZZ top)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 Aug 2016 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Tutorial has been updated to add OPTION THREE to turn on or off Start suggestions using a REG file.
    Should probably reply to the right person....


    Brink is there a way to do this for all users?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 20,869
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       19 Aug 2016 #4

    Hello Silvarna, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I haven't seen an easy way to apply this to all users yet.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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