Here’s how you can clear Live Tile notifications during shutdown on Windows 10


Windows 10’s Live Tiles feature that sits in the Start menu helps you keep up to date with certain events depending on the app when you start your computer. For instance, the News app tile may delivers you the latest trending headlines or the Mail app will show you unread emails.

However, this can be overwhelming and repetitive. Thankfully, Windows 10, similar to Windows 8.X, offer you an option to quickly clear the cache content of the Live Tiles when you exit the operating system. Just keep reading to get to know how to do it.

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Before getting started, it’s worth noting that editing the registry is risky and may harm your installation if you don’t perform it correctly. So, it’s best to make a complete back of your PC to unexpected accidents.

Step 1: First and foremost, you will need to launch the Run command with the shortcut keyboard Windows key + R.

Step 2: Next, type in regedit, and then click on OK to launch the registry.

Step 3: Now, use the following path:


Step 4: Right-click on the Windows key, and then click on New > Key.

Step 5: Type in the name for the key Explorer and hit Enter.

Step 6: Click on the Explorer key, right-click on the right side, and then click on New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Step 7: Type in the name for the new DWORD ClearTilesOnExit and hit Enter.

Step 8: Double-click on the DWORD you just created and change its value from 0 to 1.

Step 9: Exit the registry, and reboot your computer to apply changes.

That’s it. You are all done. From now on, Windows 10 will automatically flush the information on the Live Tiles as you sign out or reboot your computer.

If you want to revert the changes, you simply repeat the same steps, but note that on step 7, you will need to change the value of the ClearTilesOnExit from 1 to 0, and then reboot your computer.

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