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    Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10

    How to Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10
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    10 May 2018
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    How to Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10


    Most of the settings you'll want to change in Windows 10 are in Settings. Settings is organized into the separate System, Devices, Phone, Network & Internet, Personalization, Apps, Accounts, Time & language, Gaming, Ease of Access, Cortana, Privacy, and Update & security categories. You can click/tap on a category to view and change more settings for that category.

    Some settings will have online tips and help available.

    Starting with Windows 10 version 1709, you can enable or disable the retrieval of online tips and help for the Settings app.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable online tips and help for the Settings app for all users in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable online tips and help for the Settings app


     CONTENTS:

    • Option One: Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app using Local Group Policy Editor
    • Option Two: Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app using a REG file


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    Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app using Local Group Policy Editor


    The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions.

    All editions can use Option TWO below.

    1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

    2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

    Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Control Panel

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    3. In the right pane of Control Panel in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Allow Online Tips policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

    4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     5. To Enable Online Tips and Help for Settings app

    A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

    Not Configured[/B] is the default setting.


     6. To Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app

    A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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    7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






    Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings App in Windows 10
    Enable or Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app using a REG file


    The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

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

    AllowOnlineTips DWORD

    (delete) = Enable
    0 = Disable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Enable Online Tips and Help for Settings app

    This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_online_tips_and_help_for_Settings_app.reg

    download


     3. To Disable Online Tips and Help for Settings app

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_online_tips_and_help_for_Settings_app.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    16 Aug 2018 #1

    Thank you for this.
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       16 Aug 2018 #2

      My ComputersSystem Spec

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       16 Aug 2018 #3

    Hi,
    Indeed I was wondering how to get rid of that stuff
    Another keeper
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       1 Week Ago #4

    Doesn't work for v1809?


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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    It seems to work on my v1809, did you look under Ease of Access - Color Filters?
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       1 Week Ago #6

    Hemimax said: View Post
    It seems to work on my v1809, did you look under Ease of Access - Color Filters?
    To be clear, I am referring to this "online tip" still appearing in Settings, despite me enabling the group policy to disable online tips. My screen looks fine, I don't actually want to change the color settings, but I've tried clicking the "Check it out" prompt hoping it would go away and it still didn't.
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       1 Week Ago #7

    Hello Jeffrey,

    That looks like it may be a normal tip (possibly from the "Tips" app) instead of an "online tip".

    It may also be this below:

    Turn On or Off Suggested Content in Settings app in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Last edited by Brink; 1 Week Ago at 13:41.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  8.    1 Week Ago #8

    jeffrey said: View Post
    To be clear, I am referring to this "online tip" still appearing in Settings, despite me enabling the group policy to disable online tips. My screen looks fine, I don't actually want to change the color settings, but I've tried clicking the "Check it out" prompt hoping it would go away and it still didn't.
    Sorry, totally my bad.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 12
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       1 Week Ago #9

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Jeffrey,

    That looks like a normal tip (possibly from the "Tips" app) instead of an "online tip".

    It may also be this below:

    Turn On or Off Suggested Content in Settings app in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    You are correct, toggling off "Show me suggested content in the Settings App" fixed it! I tried searching for "Suggested" within the Settings app, but for some reason that option wasn't listed. Thanks!
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 
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