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How to Enable or Disable Live Tile Notifications on Start 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 the name and 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.

If live tiles were disabled, the tiles would only be static.

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable live tiles on Start for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to enable or disable live tiles on Start.

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For reference, the group policy setting will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications

NoTileApplicationNotification DWORD

(delete) = Enable
1 = Disable

Unfortunately, manually editing the registry above instead of using group policy below will not work to be applied to all users.

This will only work if you use group policy in the tutorial steps below.


EXAMPLE: Live Tiles on Start enabled and disabled
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Here's How:

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



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/Notifications

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


 5. To Disable Live Tiles on Start for All Users

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While step 5A will disable live tiles on Start, any live tiles in the cache will still show until cleared.

Step 5B will clear the live tile cache.


A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6)

B) Turn on clear tile notifications during log on in Windows 10 (click on link), and go to step 7 below.


 6. To Enable Live Tiles on Start for All Users

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Disabled, click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) If you like, turn off clear tile notifications during log on in Windows 10 (click on link), and go to step 7 below.

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7. Close the Local Group Policy Editor.

8. Sign out and sign in to Windows, or restart the computer to apply.



That's it,
Shawn