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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Feedback Hub annoys me

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        Terring
        AskWoody Lounger

        I’m working, playing games or watching videos, and I hear my PC being busy with something. I open up the Task Manager and 9 out of 10 times is because of the Feedback Hub. What’s this? What does it do? Why it’s active by itself? Why it’s so annoying? Do I need it? Can I remove it or at least shut it?

        I miss Windows XP...

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        b
        AskWoody Plus

        Microsoft explains the Feedback Hub here: Send feedback to Microsoft with Feedback Hub

        Try turning off its ability to run in the background at Settings, Privacy, Background apps.

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      • #1874491 Reply
        Rick Corbett
        AskWoody_MVP

        Can I remove it or at least shut it?

        Yes and yes

        To just shut it up, navigate to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback in the *left*-hand navigation pane then, in the *right*-hand pane, amend the dropdown list for Windows should ask for my feedback (under  Feedback frequency) to Never.

        feedback_frequency_1709

        Alternatively, use a REG file like the following. It does the same.

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
        ; "Windows should ask for my feedback" - Never
        
        [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules]
        "NumberOfSIUFInPeriod"=dword:00000000

        To turn it back on to its default setting using a REG file, just delete the Rules sub-key:

        Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
        
        ; "Windows should ask for my feedback" - Automatically (Recommended)
        
        [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Siuf\Rules]

        (‘SUIF’ just means ‘System Initiated User Feedback’; as opposed to any manual feedback initiated by the user, i.e. ‘UIF’)

        To remove Feedback functionality completely, use the following from an *elevated* PowerShell console:

        Remove-AppxPackage -Confirm -Package Microsoft.WindowsFeedback_1000.10130.0.0_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy

        Note that this will change the appearance in Settings to greyed out:

        feedback_frequency_1809

        I suggest you just shut it up first… see how you get on.

        Hope this helps…

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