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How to Remove Microsoft Rewards From Start menu

On Windows 10 and 11, when you search for something in the Start menu, you will see a small medallion icon on top of the Start menu. This icon is the Microsoft Rewards badge or icon. In case you don’t know, Microsoft Rewards is a loyalty program where Microsoft awards points to perform various activities like using Bing search, using new features in Microsoft products, participating in quizzes, etc. Once you have enough points, you can redeem them for Xbox membership, Xbox Live Gold, etc.

Microsoft reward badge in start menu

While useful for some, if you are not a member of the Microsoft Reward program, don’t want to participate in it or if it’s not available to you, this little badge can be distracting. Thankfully, you can remove the Microsoft Rewards icon from the Start menu. In this article, we’ll show you how to do that. Let’s get started.

If the Microsoft rewards badge is showing constant notifications, follow these steps to remove Microsoft rewards from the Start menu.

Steps to Remove the Microsoft Rewards Badge from the Start Menu

Follow the steps listed below to remove the Microsoft rewards badge in the Start menu.

On Windows 11:

  1. Press Windows key + I to open Settings.
  2. Select Privacy & Security on the sidebar.
  3. On the right panel, select Search Permissions.
  4. Turn off the Microsoft Account toggle under the Cloud Content Search section.
  5. Close the Settings app.

On Windows 10:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Go to the Search page. Open the Settings app on Windows 10 and click on Search
  3. Go to the Permission & History page.
  4. On the right panel, turn off the Microsoft Account toggle under Cloud Search Content. go to permissions and history tab and turn off the Microsoft account toggle
  5. Changes are saved automatically.
  6. Close the Settings app.

From now on you will not see the Microsoft rewards badge or medallion icon in the Start menu. If you want to, you can also stop Windows from showing search results from your work or school account by turning off the Work or School Account toggle under Cloud Search Content.

To revert the changes and show the Microsoft rewards icon in the Start menu, follow the same steps but turn on the Microsoft Account toggle.

Related: Enable enhanced Start menu search for better and more accurate search results in Windows 10.

Disable Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions Notifications

Along with Microsoft rewards, Windows 10 & 11 will also show occasional notifications for suggested apps, tips, and tricks, and to advertise other Windows and Microsoft services.

Steps to disable Tips, Tricks, and Suggestions Notifications.

On Windows 11:

  1. Open the Settings app.
  2. Click the System option on the sidebar.
  3. Click on the Notifications option.
  4. Scroll down and click on the Additional Settings option.
  5. Uncheck the Get tips and suggestions when using Windows option

On Windows 10:

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Go to System. Go to system page bing rewards
  3. Go to the Notifications & Actions page.
  4. On the right page, uncheck the Get tips, tricks, and suggestions as you use Windows checkbox. Uncheck get suggestions windows 10 microsoft rewards
  5. Close the Settings app.

That is it. Windows will no longer show the tip, trick, and suggestion notifications in the notification center or the start menu. If you want those notifications back, then follow the same steps and select the checkbox in step 4.

That is all. I hope that helps. If you are stuck or need some help, comment below and I will try to help as much as possible.

If you like this article, check out how to disable Bing results in the Windows 10 start menu and how to make Google the default Start menu search.

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