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

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  1. hydropepon

    hydropepon MDL Novice

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    #41 hydropepon, Dec 3, 2021
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    reg add HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Communications /v ConfigureChatAutoInstall /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f

    This ought to prevent the auto installation of Teams. NOTE: You'll need to take ownership of the "Communications" registry key first and grant yourself the relevant permissions prior to adding the above value.
     
  2. Dark Monkey

    Dark Monkey MDL Addicted

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    How did you found this key ?
     
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  3. hydropepon

    hydropepon MDL Novice

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    #43 hydropepon, Dec 3, 2021
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    Via the Windows ADK System Image Manager, in the following section: Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | Microsoft Docs (docs.microsoft .com/en-us/windows-hardware/customize/desktop/unattend/microsoft-windows-shell-setup) - The web docs appear to be missing the actual entry, but it's available via the software.

    I had noticed that many of the settings available within the System Image Manager for use in an unattend/autounattend.xml answer file are actually the names of registry values and so I just searched for that particular entry in the registry following a virtual machine installation(With an autounattend.xml containing an entry with that setting) and found it, I tested it on a live machine afterwards and it appears to be working so far. Here's the setting from the answer file:

     
  4. crypticus

    crypticus MDL Senior Member

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    #44 crypticus, Dec 5, 2021
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    do you have anything for getstarted AND other adware apps that comes via contentdelivery?
     
  5. Excalibur0076

    Excalibur0076 MDL Member

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    #45 Excalibur0076, Dec 6, 2021
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    Start, Settings, Personalization then Taskbar.

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