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Disable Action Center in Windows 10 | Here's how to do it.

How to Disable Action Center in Windows 10

 In Windows 10, Microsoft introduced the Action Center, which allows users to view and manage missed notifications.


However, not all users like this feature. There are several ways in which you can disable Action Center in Windows 10. Here, we will show you how to easily disable this feature by means of the Registry Editor as well as by means of the Local Group Policy Editor.


Disabling Action Center with Registry Editor


Before making any changes, make sure you have backed up all data first, or at least, you can create a System Restore Point before continuing with this guide.


Here are the steps to disable Action Center:


1. Open the Start menu, type regedit, and press Enter to open the Registry Editor as administrator.


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2. Navigate to the following folder location: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer.


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3. If you can't find the Explorer folder in Windows, you'll need to create one. Right-click on the Windows folder, select “New”, and select “Key”. Give the name “Explorer” for the entry.


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4. Open Explorer, then right-click on the right side, select “New”, and click “DWORD (32–bit)”. Then name it: “DisableNotificationCenter”.


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5. Then double click “DisableNotificationCenter” and change the value from 0 to 1. Then click Ok.


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6. Restart your computer and you won't see the Action Center or its icon in the system tray anymore.



Disabling Action Center with Local Group Policy Editor


You can opt for the same by using the Local Group Policy Editor. However, remember! Local Group Policy Editor is only in Windows 10 Pro, if you are running Windows 10 Home the only way is with the Windows Registry as shown above.


1. Go to start, and search edit group policy, and press enter to start the Local Group Policy Editor.


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2. Under Local Computer Policy, select “User Configuration”, then select “Administrative Templates”, then click “Start Menu and Taskbar”.


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3. Select the “Standard” Tab. Then find and double click "Remove Notifications and Actions Center".


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4. Select “Enabled”, then click “Apply” and OK.


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5. Reboot your computer and you won't see the Action Center or its icon in the system tray anymore.

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