How To: Disable Tailored Experiences in Windows 10

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Tailored Experience is a Windows 10 feature that helps Microsoft make recommendations for Microsoft products. The associated diagnostic data allows Microsoft to learn about consumer experiences and gather consumer feedback.

Windows 10’s default privacy settings leave much to be desired when it comes to protecting you and your personal information. Whenever I install a new computer or update a current configuration for my family or work, I always carefully check the privacy settings for each installation and make sure they are locked to make them as private as possible.

How to Disable Tailored experiences in Windows

There are several ways to eliminate it. You can call up and disable the settings. However, if you plan to do this for multiple computers, especially on the remote computer, use the Windows registry and the group policy editor.

Using the settings

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1. Right-click the Start button or press the W8K + X buttons and select Settings.

2. In the Settings application, go to Privacy > Diagnosis and Feedback.

3. in the right pane of Diagnostics and Feedback, under Custom Experience, select Disabled to disable the custom experience in Windows 10.

This setting will be saved and applied immediately. You can now close the Settings application and return to the desktop if you wish.

To disable custom experiences with diagnostic data during Windows configuration

If you select Select privacy settings for your device during the installation of Windows Setup when you reinstall Windows 10, you can enable (by default) or disable the privacy setting for custom experiences for what you want.

Using the Windows Registry

Open the registry editor (regedit at the command prompt).

Navigate to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Current version\Data protection

Change the value of DWORD TailoredExperiencesWithDiagnosticDataEnabled to 0 if you want to disable it. If it is at 1, it means that it is on.

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