How to remove Windows 11 built-in Chat app in Settings?

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  1. sfhfwsdq3et

    sfhfwsdq3et MDL Novice

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    do you want to remove this app or only app icon from taskbar.
    both case are very easy ask zucrin a mdl professional at w11 tweaking he will help you with it.
     
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  3. Jessie Pinkman

    Jessie Pinkman MDL Junior Member

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    ccleaner gets rid of it or iobit uninstaller if ya dont want to mess with the registry or just turn it off
     
  4. sfhfwsdq3et

    sfhfwsdq3et MDL Novice

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    I have removed Widget option completely.
     
  5. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Senior Member

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    you need to remove it as component, it can be done by editing iso. wait for removal support from tools like ntlite
     
  6. Dark Monkey

    Dark Monkey MDL Addicted

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    #7 Dark Monkey, Oct 7, 2021
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    Find it ...... Remove teams LOL
    ( Re Install My VM For you )

    Code:
    echo == Hide Chat
    REG ADD "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /f /v TaskbarMn /t REG_DWORD /d 0
     

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  7. Gharlane00

    Gharlane00 MDL Addicted

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    I find just removing it from Startup to be sufficient.
     
  8. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I wanted only to remove the bad news in Widget.
     
  9. sfhfwsdq3et

    sfhfwsdq3et MDL Novice

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    I have now test installed Windows 11 Home x64 (English) in a VM and run your tweaks "Remove Teams" via admin and Chat is still there (in Settings).

    According to the PowerShell output "Get-AppxPackage", MicrosoftTeams is not yet installed during a fresh installation of Windows 11, and MicrosoftTeams is not installed until an internet connection is established.
     
  10. sfhfwsdq3et

    sfhfwsdq3et MDL Novice

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    I have completely removed Widgets with MSMG ToolKit v11.8
    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/msmg-toolkit.50572/


    @MSMG
    Hello developers of MSMG ToolKit, can you add by default in your tool the built-in Chat app in Windows 11, so that it is completely removed in Settings and that it is not reinstalled even through an internet connection, for example after a fresh installtion of Windows 11 e.g. by Microsoft Teams?
     
  11. Dark Monkey

    Dark Monkey MDL Addicted

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    #12 Dark Monkey, Oct 7, 2021
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    It's not matter if it show in settings
    Click on chat icon, and See, nothing happen
    And before, it show gui interface
    And you can hide chat icon via registry hack
    So it basically called -- removed :p
    And it permanently remove uup team app
    ( Echo.>directory folder name,
    so it cannot create same folder again )
     
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  12. zupipo

    zupipo MDL Junior Member

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    And now to the opposite problem:

    How to get the chat app back?

    Someone removed it on our Windows 11 test system with whatever method including teams. Binging the chat icon back on the taskbar does only that. It's on the taskbar now, you can click it and nothing happens. Reinstalling teams doesn't change a thing. How to fix the broken chat app?
     
  13. Zucrin1

    Zucrin1 Guest

    Try ..
    Code:
    DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
     
  14. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    carphedon MDL Novice

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    Open Local Group Policy Editor

    Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Chat -> Configures the Chat icon on the taskbar -> Set state to disabled

    This will remove the chat option including slider all together.
     
  16. zupipo

    zupipo MDL Junior Member

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    Thanks for the suggestions, but the chat app remains broken. o_O

    Running the DISM command DID let the chat window open ONCE for a short time with the message that chat is preparing setup. This brought back Teams for home (with the white T) but it wont open. The chat symbol changes from the camera to the three dots and that's it.

    Interestingly Teams won't start directly either, except as admin!?
     
  17. Dark Monkey

    Dark Monkey MDL Addicted

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    You need to properly install teams
    That should bring this back to normal
     
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  18. zupipo

    zupipo MDL Junior Member

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    #19 zupipo, Oct 8, 2021
    Last edited: Oct 14, 2021
    That was my next step. I installed Teams (for home) from the link above, and was asked if I want to reinstall, because Teams is already installed. Reinstall brought no change.

    edit:
    In the end I set teams to "always run as admin", afterwards chat did it's setup spiel and everything worked as intended. Admin run was then removed and it still works fine.
     
  19. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Senior Member

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    do you ahve a solution for widgets component as well?