In this article, learn how to disable tailored experiences in Windows 10, using Settings app or via registry manipulation.

According to Microsoft, in Windows 10, tailored experiences are personalized tips, ads, and other recommendations that enhance Microsoft products and services. These experiences are based upon the diagnostic data settings you’ve selected. You can allow your Windows 10 to sent basic, enhanced or full diagnostic data. Following that, the corresponding tailored experiences will be available for you.

You can easily enable or disable tailored experiences as per your choice without affecting the diagnostic data settings. Tailored experiences are enabled by default on your Windows 10. Here’s how you can disable them.

How To Disable Tailored Experiences In Windows 10

FYI: These steps are illustrated on Windows 10 V1809.

Method 1 – Via Settings App

1. Right click Start Button or press W8K + X keys and select Settings.

2. In the Settings app, navigate to Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback.

3. Now in right pane of Diagnostics & feedback, under Tailored experiences, toggle the option to Off to disable tailored experiences in Windows 10.

How To Disable Tailored Experiences In Windows 10

This setting is saved and applied immediately. You can close Settings app now and return to Desktop, if you like.

Method 2 – Via Registry

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and put regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Privacy

How To Disable Tailored Experiences In Windows 10

3. Now in the right pane of Privacy registry key, look for the registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as TailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticDataEnabled. This registry DWORD can be used to enable/disable tailored experiences in Windows 10. By default, its Value data is set to 1. Double click on this registry DWORD to modify its Value data:

How To Disable Tailored Experiences In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Value data to 0 to disable tailored experiences. Click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot the system to make changes effective.

That’s it!

Related: How To Manage Diagnostic Data In Windows 10.

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