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Block Automatic Installation Of Suggested Apps On Windows 10

There have been a lot of complaints about the amount of bloatware in Windows 10.

There are millions of people using Windows 10 and one of the problems that users consistently complain about is bloatware.

It’s something that a lot of us have experienced and it drives users absolutely CRAZY.

Before we describe the fix, let’s talk about the problem.

What is bloatware?

Bloatware on computers or devices is generally considered to be software whose usefulness is reduced because of the excessive disk space and memory it requires.

Another definition is unwanted software included on a new computer or mobile device by the manufacturer.

How to get rid of Bloatware on Windows 10

Note: Changing Registry values may leave your system in an unstable state so it is highly recommended that this process should be performed by experienced users.

Follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Press Windows + R keys to open the run dialog box. Type regedit.exe and hit the Enter button.
    At this point, you are required to confirm the UAC prompt that appears on your screen.
  • Navigate to the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager
  • To turn off the suggested apps feature, double click the Dword SilentInstalledAppsEnabled and change its default value to 0.
  • However, if there is no such Dword value, you need to create it manually.
  • Right-click on the ContentDeliveryManager and click New and create a new Dword value named SilentInstalledAppsEnabled. Set its value to 0.
  • Finally, close the Registry Editor and reboot your system to apply the changes.

Once you have completed these steps, your system will no longer install suggested apps in the future.

Written by Mike Johnson

Mike Johnson is a writer for The Redmond Cloud - the most comprehensive source of news and information about Microsoft Azure and the Microsoft Cloud. He enjoys writing about Azure Security, IOT and the Blockchain.

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