Disabling Action Center using the Registry Editor

  1. Go to the Start menu, do a search for regedit, and hit Enter to launch the Registry Editor as an administrator.
  2. Navigate the following path: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer.
  3. If you don’t find the Explorer key under Windows, you need to create it. Right-click on the Windows key, select New, then Key, and name the new entry Explorer.
  4. Inside Explorer, right-click on the right side, select New, and click on DWORD (32-bit). Then name the key: DisableNotificationCenter.
  5. Double-click the new key and change the value to from 0 to 1.
  6. Restart your computer and you should no longer see the Action Center or its icon in the system tray.

Disabling Action Center using Local Group Policy Editor

If you don’t feel adventures modifying the Windows Registry, you can always opt to perform the same task using the Local Group Policy Editor. However, remember that the Local Group Policy Editor is available in Windows 10 Pro, if you’re running Windows 10 Home, your only option is to modify the Windows Registry as shown above.

  1. Go to Start, do a search for edit group policy, and hit Enter to launch the Local Group Policy Editor.
  2. Under Local Computer Policy, expand User Configuration, and navigate through Administrative Templates, and click on Start Menu and Taskbar.
  3. Find and double-click Remove Notifications and Actions Center.
  4. Now, select the Enabled option, click Apply and OK.
  5. Reboot your computer and you should no longer see the Action Center or its icons in the system tray.

Keep in mind that this action will disable the Action Center, but you will still see toast notifications. If you want to disable toast notifications, then go to the Settings app > System > Notifications & actions, and turn off the notifications you don’t want to see anymore.

That’s all there is to it.

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