How you can disable Windows 10 Active History permanently

Windows 10 introduced a new feature that helps a person to remain connected to their task across their devices. This selection was marketed as Windows Timeline. With this, the user could continue their task across Windows 10 computers as well as on devices running iOS and Android too. This selection was shipped in Microsoft Launcher and Microsoft Advantage on Android devices, and to Microsoft Edge only on iOS devices. To make this selection work, the consumer had to send either Basic or Full data and diagnostics of the machine to Microsoft which would sync it across devices with the aid of the cloud. All of the information is stored on your Windows 10 PC, with Microsoft under your account. This will make it simple to access it well, and start working out of your left. This is whats called Activity History.

We’ve already seen how to View and Pay off the Active History data. Today, we will be checking out how you can disable Windows 10 Active History permanently using Group Policy and Windows Registry.
Disable Windows 10 Active History permanently

I would recommend that you simply create a System Restore Point at this time before proceeding using the changes. This is a precaution in case something goes completely wrong once you make the changes.

We are taking a look at two methods to attain the same goal. They are-

Using the Registry Editor.
Using the audience Policy Editor.

1] Using the Registry Editor

Hit the WINKEY + R button combination to launch the Run utility, type in regedit striking Enter. Once Registry Editor opens, navigate to the following key-


Now, see if you get a DWORD named as PublishUserActivities. If you don’t, just create one with similar name. Ensure that the base is chosen to Hexadecimal.

Double-click on it and alter its Value to 0 to disable it and, to 1 to allow it.

Reboot your computer for that changes to take effect.

2] Using the Group Policy Editor

This method won’t work at all if you work with Windows 10 Home Edition. This is so since the Group Policy Editor doesn’t come with Windows 10 Home.

Begin by hitting the WINKEY + R button combination to begin the Run box and kind in gpedit.msc and then finally hit Enter.

Now, navigate to the following path within the Group Policy Editor-

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\OS Policies

Double-click around the configuration listing named as Allow publishing of User Activities to spread out the configuration page.

This policy setting determines whether User Activities could be published. If you enable this policy setting, activities of type User Activity can be published. If you disable this insurance policy setting, activities of type User Activity aren’t allowed to be published. Policy change becomes effective immediately.

You are able to select Enabled to Enable Publishing of User Activities or Disabled or Not Configured to Disable Publishing of User Activities depending on your requirements.

Click OK and exit the Group Policy Editor.

Reboot your computer for the changes to take effect.

What this will do is disable the syncing between your devices and can shut down the Timeline feature on the particular computer at the same time.

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