Can’t stand constant feedback notification prompts? Here is how to completely stop or disable feedback notifications in Windows 10.
Unlike the previous Windows versions, Microsoft takes feedback directly from the users, whether positive or negative. That is why we see many improvements like the new Edge browser, new Terminal, ability to uninstall built-in store apps, a bit more control over Windows Update, etc.
Microsoft introduced a new app called Feedback Hub and even shows occasional feedback prompts for specific apps and features to make it easy to share feedback. As long as you are logged into your Microsoft account, sharing feedback is as easy as clicking a few buttons. If you have used Windows 10 long enough, you might have seen the infamous “How likely are you to recommend Windows 10 to a friend and colleague?” notification.
Generally, Windows 10 doesn’t show feedback notifications that often. I only ever saw two, maybe three, feedback prompts. However, some Windows 10 users are receiving a lot of feedback notifications. This is especially true if you have dismissed the notification without giving the feedback.
If the feedback notifications are distracting or annoying, you can disable them. In this quick Windows 10 guide, I will show you how to disable or stop feedback notifications in Windows 10.
Stop feedback notifications in Windows 10
You can stop feedback notifications or control their frequency from the Privacy section of the Settings page. Here is how to do it.
- Open the Settings app.
- Click on the “Privacy” option.
- Select the “Diagnostics & feedback” option.
- Scroll down in the main panel.
- Select “Never” from the dropdown menu under the Feedback Frequency section.
- Close the Settings app.
- You will no longer see the feedback notifications.
First, open the Windows 10 Settings app by clicking on the Settings icon in the Start menu. You can also press the “Win + I” shortcut to open the same. After opening the Settings app, go to the “Privacy -> Diagnostic & feedback” page.
On the right panel, scroll down till you can find the “Feedback frequency” section. Now, select “Never” from the dropdown menu. The changes are saved automatically. You can safely close the Settings app.
From now on, Windows 10 will no longer show feedback notifications. If you want to turn them on again, select the “Automatic” option from the dropdown menu.
Disable feedback notification via GPO
If you have multiple users to manage or don’t want users changing the setting, you can use the Group Policy Editor to stop feedback notifications. Follow the below steps to do so.
Note: Group Policy Editor is only available in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise editions.
- Press the “Windows key + R” shortcut.
- Type “gpedit.msc” and press Enter.
- Go to the “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds” folder.
- Double-click on the “Do not show feedback notifications” policy.
- Select the “Enabled” option.
- Click the “Apply” and “Ok” buttons.
- Close the Group Policy Editor.
- Restart Windows 10.
As always, open the Group Policy Editor with the “gpedit.msc” run command. After opening the GPO, go to the “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Data Collection and Preview Builds” folder.
Here, find and double-click on the “Do not show feedback notifications” policy. This policy controls the state of the feedback notifications. Since we want to stop them completely, select the “Enabled” option and click the “Ok” button.
Finally, close the Group Policy Editor and restart the system. Restarting the system will apply the policy changes.
That is it. It is that simple to stop feedback notifications in Windows 10.
I hope that helps.
If you are stuck or need some help, comment below, and I will try to help as much as possible.
Also, did you know that you can uninstall the feedback hub in Windows 10 and stop app notifications? Please read the linked articles to understand how to do it.