How to Enable & Disable Header Ad Banner in Settings app Windows 10 v2004

    Some users after installing the latest feature update called Windows 10 May 2020 Update seeing Header ad banner in the Settings app of Windows 10. This displays the Microsoft account Avatar followed by your Name, Email with a link to visit Microsoft account, OneDrive, Web Browsing, and Windows Update in the Settings header.

    You can check the following screenshot for a clear idea

    Howa to Enable or Disable Header Ad in Windows 10 Settings app

    Some users find it useful as it let you quickly headover to particular settings. For example, clicking One Drive open One Drive app, clicking Windows Update take you Windows Update section. Apart from this, if you click on Web Browsing it show you best recommended browser settings for Windows 10.

    You might be interested in reading about post on How to Disable Microsoft Edge Banner Ad in Windows 10 Settings Header using Vive tool.

    On the other hand, some users find it annoying and want to disable header ad banner in Windows 10. In case, you made up to this blog post then chances are you also seeing the same header ad in Settings, right? And either you want to enable header banner if it’s not available for you or want to disable it

    Unfortunately, there’s no setting available in Windows 10 to enable or disable Header ad banner in Windows 10. But that doesn’t mean its impossible. You can take the help of a third-party program called VIVE to achieve this thing

    Enable or Disable Header Ad Banner in Windows 10 Settings app

    1. Download Vive Tool for Windows 10 from github.

    2. Extract the files and then Open the Vive Tool folder.

    3. Next, you need to click on the File > Open Windows PowerShell > Open Windows PowerShell as administrator.

    open windows powershell as adminstrator inside any folder

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

    Disable Header ad in Settings app

     .\vivetool.exe addconfig 18299130 1
    Disable Header Ad in Windows 10 Settings app

    Enable Header ad in Settings app

     .\vivetool.exe addconfig 18299130 2 
    Enable 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:

    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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