How to Disable Notifications on Windows 10

Introduction

Windows computers these days have their own system notifications that alert you to different things that are happening on your machine in real time. While notifications (sometimes incorrectly identified as "pop-ups") are meant to be both helpful and informative, some users find these notifications to be an unnecessary nuisance. This guide will explain how to disable notifications if you no longer wish to have them bug you while using your Windows PC.
Microsoft Windows.

Are Notifications Bad?

Windows notifications are harmless and are a part of your computer. They can be generated by Windows to either let you know of something going on with your computer, or from an app you have installed to do very much of the same. These notifications are sometimes mistaken for harmful "pop-ups," but are not able to hurt your machine. These are normal Windows notifications (pictured below).
popup example

It is safe and normal to see Notifications from your computer's Operating System. Reading them will often let you know before an update happens, or if there is something you can do to prevent problems in the future.

1 Disable Notifications

  1. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 start button icon.
  2. Click the Settings button on the left side of the start menu.
    Windows 10 settings button icon.
  3. Select System.
    Settings menu with System highlighted.
  4. Select Notifications. Scroll Down to the section labeled Get notifications from these senders.
    Notifications menu. Screenshot
  5. You will start seeing programs that are sending you notifications. Click on the Slider to Off, to stop the notifications from that program.
    Notifications menu with slider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Your pop-ups should now be gone. If you are still getting them, you will need to have someone take a look at it.

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Windows computers these days have their own system notifications that alert you to different things that are happening on your machine in real time. While notifications (sometimes incorrectly identified as "pop-ups") are meant to be both helpful and informative, some users find these notifications to be an unnecessary nuisance. This guide will explain how to disable notifications if you no longer wish to have them bug you while using your Windows PC.
Microsoft Windows.

Are Notifications Bad?

Windows notifications are harmless and are a part of your computer. They can be generated by Windows to either let you know of something going on with your computer, or from an app you have installed to do very much of the same. These notifications are sometimes mistaken for harmful "pop-ups," but are not able to hurt your machine. These are normal Windows notifications (pictured below).
popup example

It is safe and normal to see Notifications from your computer's Operating System. Reading them will often let you know before an update happens, or if there is something you can do to prevent problems in the future.
  1. Click the Start button.
    Windows 10 start button icon.
  2. Click the Settings button on the left side of the start menu.
    Windows 10 settings button icon.
  3. Select System.
    Settings menu with System highlighted.
  4. Select Notifications. Scroll Down to the section labeled Get notifications from these senders.
    Notifications menu. Screenshot
  5. You will start seeing programs that are sending you notifications. Click on the Slider to Off, to stop the notifications from that program.
    Notifications menu with slider highlighted. Screenshot
  6. Your pop-ups should now be gone. If you are still getting them, you will need to have someone take a look at it.
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