Turn off The Microsoft Consumer Experience On Windows 10

Microsoft’s Windows 10 ships with third-party apps or links that are available into the start menu, for example: Candy Crush Soda Saga, Flipboard, Photoshop Express, … When you create a new user, you will get these apps/links in the start menu. This feature is called Microsoft Consumer Experience.

You may want to disable this feature in an enterprise environment. So you can achieve this goal by GPO or Registry.


Go to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud Content.

On the Turn off Microsoft consumer experience setting, select Enabled:



Open regedit and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent.

Double-click on DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures and change the value to 1.


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I work as an IT Production Manager, based in Paris (France) with a primary focus on Microsoft technologies. I have 10 years experience in administering Windows Servers. . I am a Microsoft MVP for Cloud & Datacenter Management. I also received the PowerShell Hero 2016 award by PowerShell.0rg. And finally, I am "MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure", "MCSA: Windows Servers", "Administering & Deploying SCCM", and CheckPoint CCSA certified.