How to Uninstall Meet Now From Windows 10

How to Uninstall Meet Now from Windows 10

After the Windows 10 May 2020 update, Microsoft made a lot of changes that didn’t go down well with many users. It changed how the Alt+Tab switcher works and changed the appearance and size of tasks in the overview menu. So we recently wrote a guide to restore the old Alt+Tab switcher. Now there is a new problem at hand: Meet Now has been permanently added to the Taskbar — something that people didn’t even ask for. So if you want to uninstall Meet Now from Windows 10, follow our guide below.

Permanently Uninstall Meet Now from Windows 10 (2021)

1. To permanently uninstall Meet now from Windows 10, we will use Group Policy Editor. Unfortunately, Group Policy Editor is not available on Windows 10 Home, but there is a workaround to enable it. So go ahead and enable Group Policy Editor on Windows 10 Home. If you are on Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, or any other edition then simply move to the next step.

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2. Once you have done that, press Windows and search for “gpedit“. Now, click on “Edit group policy”.

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3. Here, under the User Configuration section, navigate to Administrative Templates -> Start Menu and Taskbar.

Permanently Uninstall Meet Now From Windows 10

4. Now, scroll down and look for “Remove the Meet Now icon“.

Permanently Uninstall Meet Now From Windows 10

5. Finally, double-click on it and select “Enabled“. After that, click on the “OK” button.

Permanently Uninstall Meet Now From Windows 10

6. Now, restart your computer, and Meet Now will be gone from Windows 10. That’s it.

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7. In case, you want to enable it then follow the steps as above and choose “Not Configured” in step #5. You are done.

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Disable Meet Now on Windows 10 Just Like That

So that was our short guide on how to disable Meet Now from the Taskbar area on Windows 10. Now, you won’t be bothered by Meet Now on any of the accounts on the PC. This also means your computer will be responsive after every reboot, reducing the startup process. You can go through our guide on how to speed up Windows 10 to find more such ways. Anyway, that is all from us. If you are facing any issues then do let us know in the comment section below.

9 Comments

  1. Many people are complaining about you affirming it was “Uninstall” on the title and then at the bottom (and through the processes you’ve went through) it was a mere disabling of the application. – To those people? Fair enough, you did clickbait, no questions about it. However, you did gave me a very useful tool that indeed does make the startup faster, so I don’t have much to complain.

    What bothers me the most is that “Meet Now” is still present, even after I “enabled” the deactivation. I restarted the PC as well, there is no mistake, it is still there. I’ll click on “occult” so I can’t view it any further, but if that doesn’t work… could it be that I didn’t press “Execute as administrator”?

  2. DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:Microsoft.SkypeApp_14.53.77.0_neutral_~_kzf8qxf38zg5c

  3. It’s an incredible gateway to allow Microsoft to SPY ON YOU. Un-removable bloatware should be illegal and it is how many other governments steal WMD technologies, Microsoft is allowing this to go through. Only themselves to blame for massive security breaches for the USA and its allies. SO WHEN YOUR COUNTRY IS COMPROMISED; THANK THEM!

  4. Hmm, a title which states uninstall and all it teaches is hide… very lame to say the least! Good job on the clickbait though 🙂

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