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Published on 05.26.09 by Brent Trahan

Turn Off Windows Online

Learn how to turn off Windows Online in Windows 7.

Specifies whether users can search and view content from Windows Online in Help and Support. Windows Online provides the most up-to-date Help content for Windows.

If this settings is enabled, users will be prevented from accessing online assistance content from Windows Online.

If this setting is disabled or not configured, users will be able to access online assistance if they have a connection to the Internet and have not disabled Windows Online from the Help and Support Options page.

Turn Off Windows Online

  1. Type gpedit.msc in the Start menu’s search box and then press Enter.

    Note: This guide shows you how to make changes to Windows 7 using Group Policy. Group Policy is not available in Home versions of Windows 7.

  2. Navigate to User Configuration, Administrative Templates, System, Internet Communication Management, and then select Internet Communication Settings in the left column of the Group Policy editor.

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  3. Double-click Turn off Windows Online in the Settings section of the Group Policy editor.
  4. Select Enable and then click OK to save the changes.

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