Disabling the “Disable apps to improve performance” reminder in Windows 10

In Windows 10 by default a reminder is displayed to the end-user in the Notification area if there are three apps or more that launch automatically when you login. At least I think this is very annoying and it causes end-users to call the servicedesk and ask how they can disable the applications to improve performance. This is not a wanted scenario!

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This notification is triggered by a Schedule Task called “StartupAppTask” that resides under Microsoft, Windows and Application Experience in the Task Scheduler. So to stop it we simply disable that Task and then the reminders go away! 😀

DisableApps_2How do we do this during OSD you might ask?

Well we run a simple Powershell script when we are on the full Operating System in the Task Sequence like the example below shows, then the task is disabled and never run at all for the end-users.

Powershell command:

powershell.exe -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -Command "&{ Disable-ScheduledTask -TaskName '\Microsoft\Windows\Application Experience\StartupAppTask'}"

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You can disable this task in many ways, I prefer to do it this way then I know that it is always disabled.

I hope this is useful to more than me!

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