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How to Turn Off Live Tile Preview Notifications in Windows 8 App

Steps to completely turn off / disable Live tile preview feature for all apps in Windows 8 and later Windows versions such as Windows 8.1, Windows 10, etc.

Method 1: Using Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc)

  1. Type gpedit.msc in RUN or Start search box and press Enter to open Group Policy Editor.
  2. Go to: User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar > Notifications
  3. Set Turn off tile notifications option to Enabled.

Method 2: Using Registry Editor (regedit.exe)

  1. Type regedit in RUN or Start search box and press Enter to open Registry Editor.
  2. Go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
  3. Create new key under CurrentVersion key and name it as PushNotifications
  4. Select PushNotifications key and create DWORD NoTileApplicationNotification set to 1.
  5. Close Registry Editor and restart to take effect.

Note: You may notice that some apps still show live previews on their tiles because those apps have stored old live previews in cache. Follow below steps to delete old cached live previews:

  1. Start, press Win+C, click on Settings > Tiles option.
  2. Click on Clear button at Clear personal info from my tiles.

Alex Lim is a certified IT Technical Support Architect with over 15 years of experience in designing, implementing, and troubleshooting complex IT systems and networks. He has worked for leading IT companies, such as Microsoft, IBM, and Cisco, providing technical support and solutions to clients across various industries and sectors. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore and a master’s degree in information security from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is also the author of several best-selling books on IT technical support, such as The IT Technical Support Handbook and Troubleshooting IT Systems and Networks. Alex lives in Bandar, Johore, Malaysia with his wife and two chilrdren. You can reach him at [email protected] or follow him on Website | Twitter | Facebook

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