How to Ban App Suggestions From Windows 10’s Start Menu

Joel Lee 07-04-2016

Every so often, you might notice that your Start Menu suggests apps that it thinks you might like. Maybe these suggestions are accurate. Or maybe they’re completely off the mark. Either way, if you want to see them gone, you can get rid of them with very little effort.



All you have to do is the following:

  1. Open the Settings app by launching the Start Menu, typing settings, and then selecting the relevant Settings app option that comes up.
  2. Navigate to the right page by selecting the Personalization category in the Settings app, and then navigating to the Start submenu in the left sidebar.
  3. Disable the option by toggling off the setting labeled “Occasionally show suggestions in Start” and then closing the Settings app.

Done! Now you should no longer see any app suggestions in the Start Menu.

But don’t stop there. Keep going with our guide to the Windows 10 Start Menu A Guide to the Windows 10 Start Menu Windows 10 fixes the Start Menu dilemma! Getting to grips with the new Start Menu will supercharge your Windows 10 experience. With this handy guide, you'll be an expert in no time. Read More  and these useful Start Menu hacks 6 Ways to Hack & Customize the Windows 10 Start Menu The Windows 10 Start Menu combines classic elements with modern tiles. Tiles can add a lot of creative freedom. We'll give you tips and reveal tricks for customizing the entire Start Menu to your preferences. Read More  that you’ll find handy. And if you really want to improve things, considering tweaking your Windows 10 taskbar 6 Advanced Taskbar Tweaks for Windows 10 Windows 10 has brought many changes and the taskbar wasn't spared. Still, many small tweaks can enhance your experience. We'll show you how you can customize it to perfection. Read More  as well. You won’t regret it.

How do you feel about Windows 10? What do you like? What do you hate? Tell us about it in the comments!


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  1. Christopher Keller
    July 2, 2017 at 6:15 pm

    Personally? I HATE trying to "corral all my pictures in Windows 10".

    Since I updated TO Windows 10? My pictures used to be somewhat "organized". Now?

    They're ALL over the place, and I have LOTS of 'duplicates' (can't figure how THOSE got copied multiple times AND I LOST THE ONES I REALLY WANTED! I'VE TRIED TO RESTORE THEM WITH SEVERAL PROGRAMS, BUT THEY NEVER SEEM TO FIND THE PICTURES I WANT.

    Recuva and another recovered all the " logos" and temporary files I though I had deleted. But there are some "private pictures" that seem to be lost and gone forever. I never had that problem in W7, 8 or 8.1.

  2. Joe Smith
    November 25, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Most of the good features were REMOVED a couple days ago by some morons over at Microsoft. WTF

    • Zorg the Great
      December 30, 2017 at 2:22 pm

      Yeah, like the fact that the start menu no longer works at all!

  3. Anonymous
    April 8, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Windows 10 is a ton times better than Windows 8/8.1
    Windows 8/8.1 is comparable with Windows Vista (meaning it's total crap), like Windows 10 is comparable with Windows 7/XP (meaning: much more stable and userfriendly).

    • Joel Lee
      April 12, 2016 at 10:51 pm

      I'm inclined to agree. Even though there are a lot of things people don't like about 10 (such as privacy concerns and the closed ecosystem) I do think it's as you said: it's the better version of 8/8.1.