Turn off Windows Online

This policy setting 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 you enable this policy setting users are prevented from accessing online assistance content from Windows Online. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting users can access online assistance if they have a connection to the Internet and have not disabled Windows Online from the Help and Support Options page.

Additional Information

  1. Registry path is:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Policies -> Microsoft -> Assistance -> Client -> 1. 0 # NoOnlineAssist

  2. The Administrative Template path is:

    System -> Internet Communication Management -> Internet Communication settings


* Making mistakes while changing registry values can affect your system adversely. We recommend you to create a System Restore point before making registry manipulation. If you're new to Registry Editor, read this beginner's guide.
** To locate the registry and administrative template path, checkout beginner's guide.
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