How to Remove or Disable Live Tiles in Windows 10

Some users want to know how to remove tiles in Windows 10 because they don’t like this operating system interface option. The so-called “live tiles” (Live Tiles) first appeared as part of the Windows 8 operating system.

Many users ambiguously perceived this innovation of Microsoft, suitable for the touch screen of the device. The Start menu was removed from the system, which Microsoft returned in a stripped-down version to the Windows 8.1 operating system.

It has become inconvenient to work on stationary PCs and laptops using a keyboard and mouse due to the lack of quick access to various menu items. The Windows 10 operating system returned a full-fledged Start menu.

The Start menu still has a number of “live tiles” that show notifications and alerts. The user has the ability to customize the display of tiles: they can be grouped, resized, removed or turned off.

How to remove tiles from the Windows 10 Start menu in the operating system? To solve the problem, the user can use several options: you can turn off live tiles or immediately remove all tiles in Windows.

In this guide, you will receive the following instructions: one way to remove tiles in Windows, and three ways to disable tiles. Please note that disabled tiles remain in their original place in the Start menu.

How to remove pinned tiles in Windows 10

Now we will look at how to disable the tiles in Windows 10 start. We will remove the tiles that are on the start screen.

It is necessary to perform the following algorithm of actions:

  1. Click on the tile with the right mouse button.
  2. Select “Unpin from Start” from the context menu.
  3. Continue unpinning the rest of the live tiles.

As a result, the Start menu will no longer have tiles.

How to disable tiles in Windows 10

In some cases, users do not need to remove tiles from the Start menu, but only disable messages and notifications from live tiles.

To disable tile updates, follow these steps:

  1. Right-click on a specific live tile.
  2. Select “Advanced” first from the context menu, and then “Disable Live Tiles”.
  3. If necessary, do a similar operation with other tiles.

How to disable Live Tiles in Windows 10

You can disable Live Tiles in Windows using the Local Group Policy Editor. This tool is not available to users of the Home version of Windows (Home), it only works in the older versions of Professional (Professional) and Corporate (Enterprise). For Windows 10 Home version, the option using the Registry Editor is suitable.

The user will need to go through the following steps:

  1. Press the “Win” + “R” keys.
  2. In the Run dialog box, in the Open box, type gpedit.msc (without the quotes).
  3. Click on the “OK” button.
  4. In the “Local Group Policy Editor” window, follow the path:
User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar → Notifications
  1. Double left-click on the “Turn off tile notifications” option.
  2. In the “Disable tile notifications” window, activate the “Enabled” option, click on the “OK” button.
  3. In the “Local Group Policy Editor” window, follow the path:
User Configuration → Administrative Templates → Start Menu and Taskbar
  1. Double-click on “Clear tile notifications at sign-in”.
  2. In the “Clear Login Notifications” window, set the “Enabled” option, click the “OK” button.
  3. Restart your computer.

If necessary, this setting can be changed. To return to the previous state, you will need to switch the parameter state to the “Not configured” option.

Disabling Tiles in the Windows Registry

Now we will disable the tiles in the Windows 10 Start menu by making changes to the registry of the operating system. To do this, we will create several sections with the necessary parameters.

Follow these steps:

  1. Press the keyboard keys “Win” + “R”.
  2. In the “Run” window, type the command “regedit” (without quotes), press the “Enter” key.
  3. In the “Registry Editor” window, follow the path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
  1. Right-click on “CurrentVersion”, in the context menu, select first “Create”, and then “Partition”.
  2. Name the section “PushNotifications” (without quotes).
  3. In the “PushNotifications” section, right-click on the free space, and in the context menu that opens, select sequentially: first “Create”, and then “32-bit DWORD Value”.
  4. Give the parameter a name: “NoTileApplicationNotification” (without quotes).
  5. Right-click on the created parameter, select “Edit …”.
  6. In the Edit 32-bit DWORD Value window, set the value to 1, and then click OK.

To clear the live tile cache, you need to make changes to another section of the Windows registry.

Make the following registry changes:

  1. In the registry editor follow the path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  1. Right click on the “Windows” folder.
  2. From the context menu, select New → Partition.
  3. Name the section “Explorer” (without quotes).
  4. Open the “Explorer” section, and then click on an empty space inside the section.
  5. In the context menu, select New → 32-bit DWORD Value.
  6. Name the new setting: “ClearTilesOnExit” (without quotes).
  7. Double-click on the parameter with the left mouse button.
  8. In the “Change 32-bit DWORD Value” window, in the “Value:” field, enter “1”, click on the “OK” button.
  9. Restart your computer.

If you need to revert to the previous settings, follow these steps:

  1. In the “Registry Editor” window, follow the path:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\PushNotifications
  1. From the “CurrentVersion” folder, remove the “NoTileApplicationNotification” setting.
  2. Follow the path below:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
  1. Remove the “ClearTilesOnExit” option from the “Explorer” folder.
  2. Restart your PC.

Article Conclusions

If it is necessary to remove tiles from the Windows 10 desktop in the Start menu, the user can use several options to solve the problem. There are options to unpin only some or all tiles, or you can disable all live tiles at once in the Local Group Policy Editor or in the Registry Editor.

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