How to Disable the Action Center in Windows 10

The “action center” in Windows 10 can be enabled or disabled in three ways. Let’s find out what they are.

Method #1

The action center icon is a system icon. Please turn it on (to enable) or off (to disable). The steps are outlined in this guide.

Method #2

Launch local group policy editor.

Navigate to the User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar.

Then double-click “Remove Notifications and Action Center” in the right pane.

Select Enabled.

Hit the OK button.

Restart your PC.

That’s all.

Note: To enable it, follow the steps above, but select Not Configured or Disabled.

Method #3

Launch Windows 10 Registry Editor. I suggest a Registry backup before continuing.

Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER > Software > Policies > Microsoft > Windows > Explorer.

You’ll need to create an Explorer key if you don’t see it. Here’s how you do it: Right-click the Windows and select New > Key. Then, provide Explorer and hit Enter.

Right-click on the blank space in the right pane.

Select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Enter DisableNotificationCenter as a name and then press the Enter key.

Double-click it and enter 1 (to disable) or 0 (to enable) in the Value data field.

Hit the OK button.

Restart File Explorer.

That’s it.

Note: You can also enable it by removing the DWORD you created earlier.


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