Personalization Change Your Device Usage Options in Windows 11


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In Device usage settings, you can let Microsoft know how you plan to use your device.

When you make your selections in Device usage settings, Microsoft might offer personalized tips, ads, and recommendations within Microsoft experiences based on the way you plan to use your device. You can opt out or change your device usage options any time in the Settings app on Windows. Microsoft does not share this data with third-party.

Here are some examples of tips, ads, and recommendations you might receive when you provide information on how you'll use your device.

Device usage choice​
Example​
GamingYou might be offered an Xbox Game Pass trial or receive suggestions on apps and sites based on what is popular with gamers.
FamilyYou might see a notification to set up your Microsoft family group.
CreativityYou might get app and site suggestions related to creativity.
SchoolYou might see suggestions to store your school files in OneDrive.
EntertainmentYou might see pinned app suggestions for entertainment apps and sites.
BusinessYou might be offered a Microsoft 365 Business trial while using your PC.

See also:

This tutorial will show you how to change device usage settings for your account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Your Device Usage Options in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Your Device Usage Options using REG file




Option One

Change Your Device Usage Options in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Personalization on the left side, and click/tap on Device usage on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Device usage settings

Device_usage_Settings-1.png

3 Turn On or Off the device usage options you want. (see screenshot below)

Device_usage_Settings-2.png

4 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Your Device Usage Options using REG file


1 Do step 2 (Gaming), step 3 (Family), step 4 (Creativity), step 5 (School), step 6 (Entertainment), and/or step 7 (Business) below for the device usage options you want to turn on or off.

2 Turn On or Off Gaming for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_Gaming_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\gaming]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_Gaming_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\gaming]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

3 Turn On or Off Family for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_Family_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\family]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_Family_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\family]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

4 Turn On or Off Creativity for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_Creativity_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\creative]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_Creativity_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\creative]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

5 Turn On or Off Entertainment for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_Entertainment_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\entertainment]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_Entertainment_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\entertainment]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

6 Turn On or Off School for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_School_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\schoolwork]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_School_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\schoolwork]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

7 Turn On or Off Business for your Device Usage

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the select or unselect .reg file below, and go to step 8 below.​

Turn_ON_Business_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\business]
"Intent"=dword:00000001
"Priority"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\OffDeviceConsent]
"accepted"=dword:00000001

OR​

Turn_OFF_Business_for_device_usage.reg


(Contents of .reg file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\CloudExperienceHost\Intent\business]
"Intent"=dword:00000000

8 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

9 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

10 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

11 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file(s) if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink
 

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