How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11

With Windows 10 no longer getting updates, Windows 11 is the operating system everyone is migrating to. The operating system has been getting so many updates in terms of performance and features. However, users have noticed that there are a few things that are to be displayed in Windows 11. One of the biggest things that only a few people like is the Windows 11 Recommended Section in the Start menu. So, if you are among those who wish to get rid of it, this is the guide for you.

In this guide, we will show you how you can get rid of the recommended section from the Start menu of Windows 11.

While it is possible to remove whatever is displayed in the Recommended Section, it is impossible to remove the Recommended text from the Start menu. Obviously, it is annoying, but there’s a workaround you can use to get rid of the Recommended Section.

Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu through Group Policy Editor

In this method, we will be making use of the Group Policy Editor to remove the Recommended Section from the Start Menu on your Windows 11 PC. If your PC doesn’t have the Group Policy Editor or it cannot find it, you can check out this guide to enable Group Policy Editor on your Windows 11 PC.

How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  1. Open the Start menu on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Type in gpedit.msc and then hit the enter key.
  3. The Group Policy Editor should now open up on your PC.
  4. On the left-hand side of the Group Policy window, you will see numerous options.
  5. Click on User Configuration and then Administrative Templates.
  6. Under Administrative Templates, you should see the Start Menu and Taskbar folder. Click on it.
    How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  7. With the Start menu and Taskbar folder highlighted, head over to the right-hand side of the window.
  8. Now, search for the Remove Recommended section from the Start menu.
  9. When you find it, right-click and choose Edit from the context menu.
    How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  10. Choose the Enabled option from the Edit window.
  11. Finally, click on the Apply button and on OK.
    How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  12. Make sure to restart your Windows 11 PC for the changes to take effect.
  13. You should no longer be seeing anything under the Recommended Section anymore.

Adjust Recommended Section in Start Menu

Now the good thing with newer Windows 11 updates is that you get to personalize different Windows 11 elements with ease. Now, there are settings for the Recommended Section within the Settings app. Here is how you can access it.

Access Recommended Section Settings

How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  1. Open the Start menu on your Windows 11 PC.
  2. Now, click on the Setting app icon.
  3. With the Settings app open, click on Personalization from the left-hand side.
  4. Finally, click on Start.

Now that you have reached the Settings page for the Start Menu recommended section, it’s time to talk about the settings you need to enable for the recommended Section on the Start Menu.

Recommended Section Settings 

How to Remove Recommended Section from Start Menu in Windows 11
  1. First off, make sure to turn off the toggles for Show recently added apps, and Show recently opened items in Start, Jump Lists, and File Explorer.
  2. Make sure to turn off the  Show recommendations for tips, shortcuts, new apps, and more.
  3. Under the Layout section, make sure to choose the More Pins layout. This will let you pin more apps on the Start menu itself for easy access.

Closing Thoughts

This continues the Windows 11 guide on how you can remove the recommended settings in the Start Menu of your Windows 11 PC. However, we do hope to see in later updates that there is an option to simply remove the recommended text from the Start menu as well. Having that feature would make the Start menu look clean plus, you would also have more room to pin apps to the Start Menu right away.

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