Disable or uninstall Windows OneDrive

Do not want to use OneDrive, Microsoft’s alternative to Dropbox? If that is your case, you may be interested to disable or uninstall this service, but it is not easy a priori. This is because since the arrival of Windows 8, OneDrive is part of the operating system itself, but by following these simple steps will achieve it.

Depending on the version of Windows that you have installed, you can disable OneDrive, hide or uninstall completely, at best.

Disable or uninstall Windows OneDriveDisable OneDrive on Windows 8.1 or Windows 10

In Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 you have the option to disable OneDrive, but this will have to enter the Editor Local Group Policy on your PC. It should be clear that this method will not remove OneDrive completely, but at least it will no longer be operational.

First, open the Run box (pressing Windows + R) and type gpedit.msc . Thus, you will open the Policy Editor local group, where you will have access to Computer Configuration> Administrative Templates> Windows Components> OneDrive .

Once there, you’ll see the option to “prevent the use of OneDrive to store files “. Double – click on it and check the box “enabled“. After clicking accepts, you’ve managed to disable OneDrive, so no this service is not available on your PC from now on.

In addition, Windows 10 you can hide OneDrive so you will not bother you. Just look for the OneDrive icon in the Windows notification area (bottom left) and click the right button on the icon shaped cloud. Then, in the box setting disables the option “i nitiate OneDrive automatically when you log on to Windows “.

OneDrive uninstall Windows 7 or Windows Vista

Finally, if you use Windows 7 or earlier version of the operating system Microsoft, OneDrive can completely uninstall because it works as an application. All you have to do is enter the menu and select uninstall programs OneDrive to delete it from your PC.

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