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How to Disable Recommended Websites on Start Menu in Windows 11

Windows 11 includes a new Start menu that ditches live tiles in favor of traditional icons and introduces a minimalist design. One of the main sections is the Recommended section, which replaces the timeline and has suggestions for including recently opened files and installed apps. In this article, we will try to teach you how to disable recommended websites in the Start menu in Windows 11.

While the ability to reopen recent documents and files can be a useful feature, it’s not for everyone. If that’s the case, it’s not possible to remove the Recommended section from the Start menu, but Windows 11’s Settings app lets you hide any items you don’t want in the list, which is equivalent to disabling the feature that comes next. Below are the steps on how to turn off website recommendations in the Windows Start menu.

How to Disable Website Recommendations in Windows 11 Start Menu
Download ViveTool from GitHub and extract all its files into the c:vivetool folder.
Press the Win + X keys on the keyboard at the same time and select Terminal (Admin) from the menu.
In Terminal, switch to PowerShell or Command Prompt and enter the following command:
c:vivetoolvivetool /disable /id:40059556.

Restart Windows 11.

Now you should not have website recommendations in Windows 11 Start menu.
Final words
We hope that our article on how to turn off recommended websites in the Start menu in Windows 11 will help you and solve all your problems. Starting with Windows 11 Build 25247, websites appear in the Recommended section of the Start menu. Microsoft recommends general websites based on your region or browsing history so you can easily return to websites that are important to you.

I hope you have understood this article How to Disable Recommended Websites in Start Menu in Windows 11.

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