Windows 10 – How to disable suggested apps in the start menu

By default Windows 10 will occasionally show ‘suggested apps’ in the start menu.

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There’s really no other way to see these – they are advertisements for the Microsoft Store, and this ‘feature’ should just be disabled.

The steps below detail how to disable the suggested apps feature.

  1. Open the start menu and click on the ‘Settings’ button
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  3. In the settings window, click on the ‘Personalisation’ button
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  5. On the left hand side, click on ‘Start’
  6. Change ‘Occasionally show suggestions in Start’ to ‘off’
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