Privacy and Security Enable or Disable Windows Security Account Protection Notifications


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The Notifications page of Windows Security settings lets you configure what kind of notifications you want to receive.

The Account protection notifications below can notify you if there are issues with your Windows Hello or Dynamic Lock, such as bad lighting making it difficult for Hello to recognize you, or your mobile device not being found to activate Device Lock.
  • Problems with Windows Hello
  • Problems with Dynamic lock
Reference:

This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable account protection notifications from Windows Security for your account in Windows 10 and Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Turn On or Off Account Protection Notifications in Windows Security
  • Option Two: Turn On or Off Account Protection Notifications using REG file


EXAMPLE: Windows Hello "Help Windows recognize you" notification

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Option One

Turn On or Off Account Protection Notifications in Windows Security


1 Open Windows Security.

2 Click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Manage notifications link under Notifications. (see screenshot below)

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4 Perform one of the following actions you want: (see screenshots below)
  • Turn off Get account protection notifications.
  • Turn on (default) Get account protection notifications, and check (on - default) or uncheck (off) Problems with Windows Hello and/or Problems with Dynamic lock.
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5 You can now close Windows Security if you like.




Option Two

Turn On or Off Account Protection Notifications using REG file


1 Do step 2 (on - all), step 3 (off - all), or step 4 (on/off specific) below for what you would like to do.

2 Turn ON All Account Protection Notifications

This is the default setting


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Turn_ON_All_Account_protection_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableWindowsHelloNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableDynamiclockNotifications"=dword:00000000

3 Turn OFF All Account Protection Notifications

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

Turn_OFF_All_Account_protection_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000001
"DisableWindowsHelloNotifications"=dword:00000001
"DisableDynamiclockNotifications"=dword:00000001

4 Turn On or Off Specific Account Protection Notifications

A) Click/tap on the Download button below you want to download the file below, and go to step 5 below.​

 Turn On or Off "Problems with Windows Hello" Notifications

Turn_ON_Problems_with_Windows_Hello_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableWindowsHelloNotifications"=dword:00000000

OR​

Turn_OFF_Problems_with_Windows_Hello_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableWindowsHelloNotifications"=dword:00000001


 Turn On or Off "Problems with Dynamic lock" Notifications

Turn_ON_Problems_with_Dynamic_lock_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableDynamiclockNotifications"=dword:00000000

OR​

Turn_OFF_Problems_with_Dynamic_lock_notifications.reg


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

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows Defender Security Center\Account protection]
"DisableNotifications"=dword:00000000
"DisableDynamiclockNotifications"=dword:00000001

5 Save the REG file to your desktop.

6 Double click/tap on the downloaded REG file to merge it.

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

8 You can now delete the downloaded REG file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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