How to Disable the “New App Installed” Notification in Windows 8 and 10

When you install a new app–like, say, a video player–but don’t set the new app as the default for file types it supports, when you open a file that app can read–in this example, a video file–Windows will notify you that you have a “new app that can open this type of file”, and show a window to choose a new default app for that file type. This can get annoying after a while, but thankfully you can turn those notifications off.

These notifications can be useful, but aren’t completely necessary–you can set the default apps you want Windows to use from Settings, or open a file with a different app on the fly. So if you want to turn these notifications off entirely, you can do so with a quick Registry or Group Policy Editor setting.

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