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How to Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on in Windows 10

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A tile is an app’s representation on the Start menu in Windows 10, and can be either static or live.

A static tile displays the default content, which is generally just a full-tile logo image for the app.

Live tiles can show updates from your friends, new email, app notifications, and the next appointment on your calendar at a glance, even without opening an app. And because everyone who uses the PC can sign in with their own Microsoft account, each person can personalize their own tiles, colors, and backgrounds.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to clear tile notifications on Start of a user when the user signs in to Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to turn on or off to clear tile notifications during log on for users.

Note   Note
If you turn on clear tile notifications during log on, the system deletes tile notifications when the user logs on. As a result, the Tiles in the start view will always show their default content when the user logs on. In addition, any cached versions of these notifications will be cleared when the user logs on.

If you turn off clear tile notifications during log on, the system retains notifications, and when a user logs on, the tiles appear just as they did when the user logged off, including the history of previous notifications for each tile.

This does not prevent new notifications from appearing.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on using Group Policy
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on using a REG file


EXAMPLE: Live Tile Notifications on Start
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Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on using Group Policy

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

All editions can use Option Two below.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

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

User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Start Menu and Taskbar

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3. In the right pane of Start Menu and Taskbar in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Clear tile notifications during log on policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

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


 5. To Turn On Clear Tile Notifications during Log on

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


 6. To Turn Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on

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

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on using a REG file

Note   Note
The .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD values in the registry keys below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer

ClearTilesOnExit DWORD

(delete) = Off
1 = On


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


 2. To Turn On Clear Tile Notifications during Log on

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

Turn_On_Clear_Tile_Notifications_during_log_on.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Clear Tile Notifications during Log on

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_Off_Clear_Tile_Notifications_during_log_on.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 now delete the downloaded .reg file.



That's it,
Shawn