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Windows 10 Disable Automatically Installed Applications, How to stop Automatically Installed Applications on Windows 10? How to close Automatically Installed Applications on Windows 10?

Automatically Installed Apps on Windows 10

Windows 10 can install some applications without your permission. You probably see some games like candy crush soda or march of empires which are installed by windows without your permission. You can uninstall such applications but they will be installed again. This is neither a big problem not a virus actually. This is a Windows feature called Windows Consumer Features which forces us to use some applications.

Windows 10 Disable Automatically Installed Applications

Personally, I do not want Windows to install anything without my permission. That is why I want to close such applications. Let’s see how to do it.

Closing through Group Policy Editor:

  1. Press Windows 10 Disable Automatically Installed ApplicationsWin + R keys at the same time and write to “gpedit.msc” to the window and press ENTER key.
  2. You will see Local Group Policy Editor, then go Computer Configuration > Administrative Template > Windows Components > Cloud Content and click on Cloud Content.
  3. Then double click on Disable Windows Consumer Feature.
  4. After that, click on “Activate” option and “OK” to save it.
  5. Restart your computer.

Disabling through Registry:

Copy the code given below and paste it on a notepad. Name it as you wish but make sure it has .REG  extension at the end. Double click on the file and run it. Press “YES” if any warning pops up. Then, restart your computer.

Or you can manually open regedit.exe and go HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows and right click to create a new key and create Dword (32bit) value. But make sure to name it as “DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures” and save its value as “1“.

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