How to Force Enable and Disable Header (Ad) in Windows 10 Settings app

If you want to enable or disable the header ad in the Windows 10 1903 settings, you can do that again. This displays the Name, Avatar, OneDrive, and Windows Update in the Settings header.

How to Enable Header in Windows 10 Settings app

Microsoft after adding the header to the Windows 10 Settings app remove it for some time but released it again. Some users are seeing the header in the Settings app while other users aren’t.

In case, you’re the one who’s not seeing the header, then there’s a quick workaround to activate it yourself. Again it is possible using the Mach2 tool.

Enable or Disable Header in Windows 10 Settings app

1. Download the Mach2 tool using this link and extract the files in the folder.

2. Insider Mach2 folder, you need to launch PowerShell. For that, click on the File > Open Window Powershell > Open Window Powershell as administrator.

3. In the Powershell window, you need to copy-paste the following command:

.\Mach2.exe enable 18299130

and hit enter.

enable header in settings app of windows 10

4. You will see the OK status, which means you have enabled the feature.

5. At last, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

In case, OneDrive and Rewards are not visible in the header of the Settings app, then you can use the following commands and repeat the process.

Enable OneDrive:  .\Mach2.exe enable  19638738 
Enable rewards:  .\Mach2.exe enable  19638787  

At any point, if you want to disable header ad in Windows 10 Settings app, then here’s what you need to do:

In the above command all, you need to do is to use Disable instead of Enable in the above commands.

Disable Header: .\Mach2.exe enable 18299130
Disable OneDrive: .\Mach2.exe enable  19638738 
Disable rewards: .\Mach2.exe enable  19638787  

What are your thoughts about this header ad in the Windows 10 Settings app? Do you want to enable or disable it? Find this blog post useful? Let us know your opinion in the comments.

9 Replies to “How to Force Enable and Disable Header (Ad) in Windows 10 Settings app”

  1. This does work to disable the header, but only for a short time. It comes back every time I disable it, even during one windows session.

      1. I tried it on two desktop computers and two laptop computers. At first the header is disabled. After a while it comes back. I repeated disabling the header multiple times on all four computers and it always comes back.

        1. It seems to be a function of when the windows update actually runs. If I ‘reset’ the header, it does completely disappear, but only until windows update runs again (on my machine at least), then the header does re-appear. There must be something in the windows settings code to ‘refresh’ the header each time update runs. Just another ‘undocumented’ windows ‘feature’.

  2. Hate the clutter of this new (to me) header. Just spontaneously appeared today. Would like to turn it off, for good.

  3. Thank you, thank you, thank you! I’ve been looking for a way to get rid of this unnecessary junk at the top of the settings window for ages, and finally stumbled across your site. Disabled everything and it ‘stuck’. Again thank you very much for this wonderful tool to undo the junk that Microsoft is packing in Windows 10.


    1. Heather,

      You need to use the command, but manually change the word enable, to disable. It’s simply a typo in the instructions. Once you do that, it should work fine.
      Good luck,

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