How to disable and stop Online tips and videos in Windows 10 Settings

The Windows 10 Settings app displays online video tutorials and tips on its right side, which can be viewed in full-screen mode as well. If you wish to, you can disable these online tips via REGEDIT or GPEDIT. Depending on the size of your screen display, these online tips and tutorials are seen below the page controls or on the right side. They may appear informative on most occasions. But if you find them annoying, you can hide or disable online tips in Windows 10.

disable and stop Online tips and videos

Disable Online tips in Windows 10 Settings

Using Registry Editor

Launch Registry Editor by opening the Run dialog box, typing ‘regedit’ in the empty field given and hitting Enter key.

Once done, navigate to the following location address-

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

There, right-click in empty space of the screen and from the list of options provided, select, create > new 32-Bit DWORD value and name the key as AllowOnlineTips.

Registry tweak

Even if you are running 64-bit Windows you must still create a 32-bit DWORD value.

Set the value of the key created to 0.

To allow the changes to take effect, restart Windows 10.

Using Group Policy Editor

Disable Online tips in Windows 10 Settings

Run gpedit.msc to open the Group Policy Editor and navigate to the following setting:

Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Allow Online Tips

This policy setting enables or disables the retrieval of online tips and help for the Settings app. If disabled, Settings will not contact Microsoft content services to retrieve tips and help content.

Set it to Disabled.

Exit and restart your Windows system. You should no more see online tips appearing in Windows 10.

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