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How to Force Enable & Disable Header Ad in Windows 10 Settings app


The following blog is about quick workaround on how to Enable or Disable Header Ad in Windows 10 Version 2004 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 or Disable Header Ad in Windows 10 Settings app

Some users after installing the latest feature update called Windows 10 May 2020 Update seeing Header ad. This displays the Name, Avatar, OneDrive, and Windows Update in the Settings header.

In case, you made up to this blog post then chances are that you also seeing the same header ad in Settings, right? Fret not! There’s a quick workaround to enable or disable 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.

open windows powershell as administrator in file explorer in windows 10

3. According to your requirement (enable or disable), you need to copy-paste the command listed below and hit Enter.

To Enable Header in Settings app

.\Mach2.exe enable 18299130
enable header in settings app of windows 10

To Disable Header in Settings app

Disable Header: .\Mach2.exe disable 18299130
disable header ad in windows 10 settings app

4. Once you see the OK status, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

As simple as that! You can check out following YouTube for steps:

In case, you only want to enable or disable OneDrive and Rewards entry from Settings app header, then you need to take help of following commands and repeat the process.

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

To Disable following items replace enable with disable in the command:

Disable OneDrive: .\Mach2.exe disable  19638738 
Disable rewards: .\Mach2.exe disable  19638787  

After doing that, reboot your computer to apply the changes.

Are you seeing header ad in Windows 10 after installing version 2004? What you’re seeing in it? Do you find workaround in this blog post useful? Let us know in the comments.

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  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.

      • 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.

        • 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. 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.


  3. Microsoft account picture and name not showing up after windows 10 20H1 update i entered commands and restarted the machine but nothing happened

    • Thanks for sharing this, actually I have updated the wrong command in it, To disable, you need to use this command: .\Mach2.exe disable 18299130 in Windows PowerShell. I have also updated the blog post. Also, don’t forget to reboot your computer to apply the changes.

  4. this method works before 2004 update but after 2004 update it’s not showing up my profile picture and name but it functions normally on new accounts i did these steps several times to no vail

  5. After applying the June Windows Update on Windows10 2004, I can no longer turn on/off the Settings app header in Mach2.


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