Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10? Here’s The Fix

Windows 10 has some great features, but one can’t deny that sometimes even the basic features break and you are left wondering what to do. That’s why we have written a detailed guide on the common problems of Windows 10 and its solutions. Besides that, users are now reporting that Action Center which is responsible for notifications and essential toggles is greyed out and not working at all. The toggle for Action Center is greyed out on Windows 10 personalization settings and users are unable to turn it on. So if you are also facing the issue then follow our guide and fix it within minutes.

Fix ‘Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10’ Issue (2021)

1. We are going to edit the Group Policy to fix the “Action Center Greyed Out” issue on Windows 10. If you are on Windows 10 Home or Education then follow our guide to enable Group Policy editor on your edition. Pro and Enterprise users need not do anything.

enable gpedit

2. Once you have enabled Group Policy Editor, press the Windows key once and search for “gpedit“. Now, open “Edit Group Policy” from the search result.

Fix 'Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10' Issue (2021)

3. Next, move to User Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar. Here, look for “Remove Notifications and Action Center“.

Fix 'Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10' Issue (2021)

4. Double-click on it to open the policy. Finally, select “Not Configured” and then click on “OK”. Now, restart your PC and check if Action Center is still greyed out or not on Windows 10.

Fix 'Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10' Issue (2021)

5. If you are still facing the issue then go ahead and create a new local user profile on Windows 10. After that, sign into that temporary profile.

local account

6. In this profile, move to Settings -> Personalization -> Taskbar -> Turn System Icons On or Off. Here, turn off the “Action Center” toggle.

Fix 'Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10' Issue (2021)

7. Next, sign out from this profile and log in to your original account. Now, the Action Center will not be greyed out and you can easily turn it on.

Fix 'Action Center Greyed Out on Windows 10' Issue (2021)

Find Solution to Notifications and Action Center Not Working on Windows 10

So that is one nifty guide to solve the Action Center greyed out issue on Windows 10. It will also resolve the notification issue and you will start receiving them under the Action Center. As I mentioned above, if the Group Policy Editor is unable to fix it then create a new user account. For many users, it has fixed the problem. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are facing another issue where your PC is throwing, “An administrator has blocked you from running this app” error then follow our linked guide to resolve the issue. And if you have any questions then let us know in the comment section below.

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  • Corey A. Williams says:

    What if it is “greyed-out” as in “it says it is on, but I can not toggle it in the toggle system icons menu”?

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