Being pestered to set Family but don't want it


TraceyW

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Hi

I'm getting a bit p****d off with MS and Windows 11. I'm being pestered with dialogues saying to set up Family. I DON'T WANT to set up Family. The only other person in my family is my husband and he has his own PC. So how the hell do I turn this darned feature off. MS don't allow it to be removed but as far as I am concerned it is a waste of space. So! If I can't remove it, can I just disable it and if so - HOW?

Tracey
 
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It may have to be done through your Microsoft account.
Is it since the latest update of yesterday?
 

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I had this notification once, clicked not now or I'll do it later and have never seen it since
 

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I had this notification once, clicked not now or I'll do it later and have never seen it since
I don't think I have ever seen it, still different machines all do different things, so many variations in settings as well
 

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I'm not aware as to whether it would make a difference, would kick in the problem, but when installing new programs I choose for the current user only, not everyone.
 

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RFS

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Family is an app. I've just uninstalled it.
 

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TraceyW

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RFS - If Family is an app perhaps you'd like to share how you uninstall it so I can do likewise cus I've found nothing on the wider internet. Many thanks.

Tracey
 

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    Ryzen 5 3600
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    MSI MAG B550M Mortar mATX
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX Black 2x16GB 3200MHz
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    Nvidia GTX1050Ti Mini
    Sound Card
    RTL ALC1200 7.1 HD
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer QG271 27" + Acer G276HLA 27"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080 (x2)
    Hard Drives
    Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2 NVMe 250GB (x2)
    Sandisk SSD 240GB; WD Blue HD 3TB
    WD MyBook 3TB Ext
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    Corsair CX550M 550W
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    Fractal Design Define C Mini
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    Corsair Hydro H80i v2 AIO
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    Logitech K520 (wireless)
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    Logitech M310 (wireless) & M110 (wired)
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RFS

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RFS - If Family is an app perhaps you'd like to share how you uninstall it so I can do likewise cus I've found nothing on the wider internet. Many thanks.

Tracey
I just went to start -> all apps, and scrolled down to the Family entry. Then right-click and select uninstall.
 

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    Intel I3-10100
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    MSI H410M-PRO
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    16 GB
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    Nvidia GT 1030
    Sound Card
    Motherboard default
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    Philips 27 inch
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    Samsung EVO 970 NVMe SSD 256 Gb
    Samsung QVO 870 SATA SSD 2 Tb
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    ATX 450W
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    Logitech
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    Logitech Wireless
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    930 Mb down / 120 Mb up
    Browser
    Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    Microsoft Office 2021 Plus
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    Intel i3-8100
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    Gigabyte Z370 D3
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    16 Gb
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    Nvidia GT 720
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    Motherboard default
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    Philips 27-inch
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    1920x1080
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    Samsung 960 NVMe SSD 256 Gb
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