Archive for November, 2023

2 Methods to Turn Off Copilot in Windows 11

November 29th, 2023 by Admin

How can I disable Copilot on Windows 11? Looking for a way to completely remove Copilot from the taskbar? Copilot is a built-in feature of Windows 11, which can’t be uninstalled like a regular app. However, if you’re not going to use Windows Copilot, here are 2 ways to turn off Copilot in Windows 11.

Method 1: Turn Off Copilot in Windows 11 via Group Policy

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Windows Copilot. On the right-side pane, double-click the “Turn off Windows Copilot” policy.

  2. Select the Enabled option. Click Apply and OK.

  3. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. The Copilot button should have been immediately removed from Windows taskbar, and you’re unable to see the Copilot option any longer via the Taskbar settings page.

Method 2: Turn Off Copilot in Windows 11 via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor. Use the left pane to navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. Right-click the Windows key and choose New -> Key.

  2. Name the new key “WindowsCopilot” and highlight it, then right-click the blank area in the right pane and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  3. Name the new DWORD “TurnOffWindowsCopilot” and set its value data to 1. Click OK.

  4. Close Registry Editor. Microsoft Copilot will be removed from the taskbar, and the Copilot option will no longer be available in the Settings app as well. If you want to enable Windows Copilot again in future, just change the value data of TurnOffWindowsCopilot to 0.

That’s it!

How to Add Copilot to Taskbar or Desktop in Windows 11

November 27th, 2023 by Admin

How can I open Windows Copilot? Windows Copilot not showing in the taskbar? Microsoft Copilot is a new AI-powered chatbot that is released with Windows 11 23H2 update. If you need to access Copilot frequently, you can get the Copilot icon to appear in the taskbar or create a desktop shortcut for quick access. In this tutorial we’ll show you easy ways to add Copilot to the taskbar or desktop in Windows 11.

Method 1: Add Copilot to Taskbar in Windows 11 via Settings App

  1. Right-click the empty space in the taskbar and choose “Taskbar settings“. This will open the Settings app and take you to the page: Personalization -> Taskbar.

  2. Turn on the toggle switch next to the Copilot option.

  3. The Copilot icon will show up in the taskbar and you can click it to open Copilot with ease.

Method 2: Add Copilot to Taskbar in Windows 11 via Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and browse to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced. In the right pane, double-click the DWORD ShowCopilotButton.

  2. To enable Copilot, change its value data from 0 to 1. Click OK.

  3. Close Registry Editor. You can immediately see the Copilot button in the taskbar.

Method 3: Create a Desktop Shortcut for Copilot in Windows 11

  1. Right-click the empty space on your desktop and choose New -> Shortcut.

  2. Copy and paste the following command in the location box, and click Next.
    microsoft-edge://?ux=copilot&tcp=1&source=taskbar
  3. Give a name for this shortcut and click Finish.

  4. You can now double-click the newly-created desktop shortcut to open Copilot quickly.

That’s it!

2 Methods to Remove the Home Page from the Settings App in Windows 11

November 13th, 2023 by Admin

After upgrading to Windows 11 23H2, you may find that Microsoft adds a new Home page to the Settings app, which shows a list of recommended settings including a shortcut to turn on/off Bluetooth. If you don’t like the new Home page, you can hide or remove it with ease. In this tutorial we’ll show you 2 simple methods to remove the Home page from the Settings app in Windows 11.

Method 1: Remove the Home Page from the Settings App Using Group Policy

  1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor and browse to: Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel, then double-click the policy called “Settings Page Visibility” in the right pane.

  2. Select Enabled. Under the Options section, type hide:home in the text box next to “Settings Page Visibility”. Click Apply and then OK.

  3. Close the Local Group Policy Editor. Relaunch the Settings app and the new Home page will be missing.

Method 2: Remove the Home Page from the Settings App Using Registry Editor

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer. In the right pane, right-click the empty space and choose New -> String Value.

  2. Name the string SettingsPageVisibility, and then double-click it to modify. Type hide:home in the Value data field and click OK.

  3. Close Registry Editor. When you open the Settings app again, it will open the System page by default, and the new Home page disappears.

That’s it!

How to Pause Windows Update for any Amount of Time in Windows 11

November 9th, 2023 by Admin

How can I pause Windows 11 update for a few months or permanently? By default, Windows 11 allows you to pause Windows update for up to 5 weeks (35 days) at maximum. Luckily, there is an undocumented method to pause updates in Windows 11 up to any desired number of days.

How to Pause Windows Update for any Amount of Time in Windows 11

  1. Open Registry Editor and navigate to the location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\WindowsUpdate\UX\Settings‚Äč, then right-click the blank area in the right pane, and choose New -> DWORD (32-bit) Value.

  2. Name the newly-created DWORD FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays, and then double-click it to bring up the “Edit DWORD Value” dialog. Choose Decimal and enter any desired number of days, click OK. If you want to pause Windows update for 10 weeks, then type 70 instead.

    Though there isn’t a value for pausing Windows updates permanently, you can enter a large number to pause updates for 10 years or even 100 years.

  3. Close Registry Editor and relaunch the Settings app. Go to Windows Update, click the arrow on the right side of the “Pause updates” drop-down box, and you can see how many weeks you can pause the update for.

    If you set FlightSettingsMaxPauseDays to 9 and then clicked “Pause for 1 week”, the “Extend for 2 days” button will appear so you can pause updates for 9 days totally.

    When you change your mind anytime, simple click the “Resume updates” button above.

That’s it!