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In this how-to guide, learn the ways to disable tips, tricks and suggestions in Windows 10 using Settings app, registry manipulation or with Group Policy.

In Windows 10, users may receive tips, tricks and suggestion as they it. For beginners, it is a very good practice and for this, Windows 10 builds are shipped with concerned settings set to On. Thus in successive use of the operating system, you’re offered different tips and tricks via Action Center.

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

If you don’t like these tips/tricks and suggestions, you can turn them off easily in Settings app and System > Notifications & actions. Here you simply set the Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows setting to Off. This option is available in Windows 10 V1703 (Creators Update) or later.

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

You can also use below mentioned advanced ways to force Windows 10 to turn off this setting.

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

WAY 1 – Using Registry Editor

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_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Windows registry key, right click and select New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as DisableSoftLanding and double click on it to modify its Value data:

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

4. Finally, set the Hexadecimal base value to 1 and click OK. Close Registry Editor and reboot to make changes effective.

WAY 2 – Using Group Policy

FYI: GPO snap-in is not available in Windows 10 Home editions. If you’re on Windows 10 Home and want to use Group Policy, go here and upgrade to Pro edition.

1. Press W8K + R and put gpedit.msc in Run dialog box to open Local Group Policy Editor. Click OK.

Local Group Policy Editor

2. Next, in the GPO snap-in window, navigate here:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

3. In the right pane of Printer, look for the Setting named Do not show Windows tips. Double click on it to modify its status:

How To Disable Tips, Tricks And Suggestions In Windows 10

4. At policy configuration window, set the status to Enabled and click Apply followed by OK. Close Group Policy editor and run gpupdate /force command to refresh Group Policy engine. For standalone multi-user machine, you can reboot to make setting alive.

That’s it!


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