Remove “Suggested” Apps from Start Menu in Windows 10

Last Updated on May 10, 2018

Windows 10 is full of ads everywhere and sometimes, they can get a little more than just annoying. A new addition to this annoyance is the addition of the “suggested” apps in the Windows Start Menu.disable suggested apps windows 10

What happens here is that whenever you open the Start Menu, you’ll get a random app listed under the “Suggested” section in it. Often times, the apps listed are random games or PDF readers which no one is going to use.

Of course, there is no way in the Settings or the Control Panel for you to disable these ads without tinkering the registry. Here’s the fix for you if you don’t want these ads.

Removing the “Suggested” apps from Start Menu

  1. Press Windows + R to open the Run box. Type regedit and press Enter.
  2. Navigate to the path:
  3. Right-click on ...\Windows key and go to New > Key. Give it a name Cloud Content.
  4. Now select Cloud Content and right-click on the empty space in the right. Go to NewDWORD (32-bit Value).
  5. Name it DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures with the value 1.
  6. Restart your Windows 10 PC and see the “Suggested” apps disappear from the Start Menu in Windows 10.

That’s it.

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Written by Utkarsh

Utkarsh Bhatt is a certified tech expert and software engineer for a Fortune 500 Company. He was born in 1995, making him one of the oldest members of the team at EFX. Utkarsh loves solving technical issues and is always the first to jump on any problem that needs solving. When he’s not coding or debugging, he enjoys playing video games (especially Super Smash Bros.) and watching cartoons.

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