Microsoft now allows Windows 11 users to disable and re-enable Start Menu recommendations when needed using ViveTool

Windows 11 has been the subject of many controversies, but one of the most controversial issues in the operating system is the content that Microsoft recommends to users in various ways.

The Start menu is one way these recommendations are given, whether it’s apps you might be interested in (but might not be) or tips and tricks. However, in the final version of Windows 11, there is an official button to stop those ads… er, recommendations… once and for all.

The new option is in the Settings app in Windows 11 Build 25309, which is currently available on the Dev Channel. It’s not enabled by default, which indicates Microsoft is still tinkering with the idea or that it’s still undergoing internal testing, but once you unlock it, it’s in the Personalization section.> Get Started.

It was PhantomOfEarth investigator who shared the details of the secret option on Twitter:

As is often the case, this hidden feature can be enabled using ViVeTool. Complete as follows:

  1. Start by downloading the tool from GitHub
  2. Extract the contents of the zip file, for example, A: \ ViVeTool.
  3. Open a command prompt with administrator privileges
  4. He writes CD C: \ ViVeTool and press between (change track if necessary)
  5. He writes vivetool/enable/id: 42916428 and press between.
  6. Restart Windows
See also  Report: Skull & Bones could be released soon in fall 2022, new footage shows battles and a social hub.

Once Windows restarts, open Settings and head over to Personalization > Startup Where you should find a new button titled “View recommendations for tips, shortcuts, new apps, and more“.

Source: Microsoft

And you?

What do you think about it?
Do you think the ability to disable these recommendations is a good thing for users?

See also:

Microsoft displays ads in Windows 11’s logout menu and revives comparisons to Linux, after Windows 10’s start menu ads popped up

Toward a Windows 11 Start Menu Dedicated to Ads? Running tests revive comparison to Linux after ads pop up in Windows 10

Microsoft is removing the controversial Windows 11 default browser setting, and introducing a new Windows Settings app for default file type configuration

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *