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How to disable Action Center in Windows 10 [Tip]

Action Center is a component in Windows 10 that serves as a central place to display all the notifications from the system and your apps. It basically is the mobile-inspired notification center for the desktop. There’re also quick action buttons that let you turn on and off some frequent settings with a click. However, some of you want to disable Action Center completely. In this article, I’ll show you just that.

How to disable Action Center in Windows 10 Home

Windows 10 has several versions but two main ones for home customers are Home and Pro. The different between the two is that the Pro version got more advanced features that home users rarely use.

There is an easy way to disable Action Center via Group Policy but this component is not available in Windows 10 Home. So we’ll need to go the hard way, which is editing the Registry.

As usual, before you do anything with the Registry, don’t forget to back it up just in case things go wrong. And here’s how to disable Action Center by editing the Registry.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
disable_actioncenter [1]
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How to disable Action Center in Windows 10 Pro

As I said above, Action Center can be easily turned off via Group Policy, which is available in Windows 10 Pro, but not the Home version.

disable_actioncenter_2 [3]
disable_actioncenter_3 [2]

When you disable Action Center, as expected, you won’t see its icon in the system tray. However, flyout notifications will still show then disappear as normal but there won’t be a way to see already gone notifications.

Anyways, you’re done!