How to disable Windows Backup notification in Windows 10/8/7

By default, in Windows 10/8/7 & Windows Vista, Windows Backup notifies end-users to configure Windows Backup. Notifications can appear in the Action Center after seven days without having configured Windows Backup, or when an end-user attaches an external hard drive.

Disable Windows Backup Notification

If you do not intend to enable Windows Backup, and instead provide a third-party backup solution to end users, you may disable the Windows Backup notifications.

Windows Backup notifications are controlled by a registry key. This registry key is not present in default Windows installations. To disable Windows Backup notifications, you must manually add a registry key.

To do so, open regedit and navigate to the following  location:


Now under WindowsBackup, in the RHS pane, open a new DWORD and name it as DisableMonitoring, and set its value to ‘1‘.

Exit regedit.

If this key is set to 0, or if this key does not exist, then Windows Backup will display notifications to the end user to configure Windows Backup.

If this key is set to 1, and an end-user has not already configured Windows Backup, then notifications to configure Windows Backup will not be displayed to the end user in the Action Center, or when a user attaches an external hard disk.

Sourced from: Technet Libraries.

UPDATE: You can also do the following. Open Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Action Center\Change Action Center.

Check, uncheck the options you want, click OK and Exit.

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  1. mcp

    The screenshot shows the wrong location.

  2. Heh, heh … thanks for pointing it out. Corrected 🙂

  3. Mmeff1949

    If i got a computer from work and it says need to plug in backup battery, and I don’t have plug, how can I disable or get around it.

  4. Ponasity

    RHS Pane? i have “ScheduleParams”, “Security”, and “Status”. What do you mean by RHS?

  5. ?????

    and, also, user can go to Control PanelAll Control Panel ItemsAction CenterChange Action Center settings and uncheck this parameter

  6. Thanks for reminding. Updating post. 🙂

  7. ayush5111

    perfect …. registry worked for me ……

  8. Poiks

    I’d like to be notified (in Windows 7) if a scheduled backup fails. Any idea how to accomplish that?

  9. Gary

    HKLMSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionWindowsBackup not found!

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