Block Microsoft Edge Ads That Appear in Windows 10 Start Menu - Windows Basics


Monday, August 24, 2020

Block Microsoft Edge Ads That Appear in Windows 10 Start Menu

Microsoft has started promoting the new Edge browser in the Start Menu, urging Windows 10 users to download and use it. And it is not a bad thing, as everyone does it and moreover Edge Chromium is actually a very good browser. But if you want to disable these promo ads, that appear under the Recommended or Promoted by Microsoft label, then you can do it using the Registry or Settings.
Method 1. Using Registry Editor
1. Press Windows Key+ R to open the Run dialog box, type regedit in the text field, and then press Enter.
2. Confirm the UAC prompt that is displayed.Paste the following key into the path field at the top or navigate to the key manually:
3. Select the ContentDeliveryManager folder and then move to the right pane. In the right pane, look for the registry file called SubscribedContent-338388Enabled.
4. Once you find, right-click on it and select the Modify option. If it is not available there, create a new 32-bit DWORD value, and named it SubscribedContent-338388Enabled.
5. After that, set the value data 0 and then click on the OK button to save the changes.
Method 2. Disable Microsoft Edge Ads through Windows Settings
1. Open the Windows Settings Press Windows Key+ I and select the Personalization category.
2. Go to Personalization -> Start.
3. Turn off the option called Occasionally show suggestions in Start as shown below
4. You are done.

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