“Show Most Used Apps” Setting Greyed out in Windows 10 [Creators Update]

After installing the Creators Update for Windows 10, the “Show most used apps” toggle switch may be grayed out in Personalization > Start page. This is due to a Privacy setting that turns of the ability to track recent programs.

show most used apps greyed out privacy options

Enable “Show most used apps” option

1. Open Settings [WinKey + i]

2. Click Privacy

show most used apps greyed out

3. Enable the option “Let Windows track app launches to improve Start and search results”

4. Click Home, click Personalization, Start

You should be able to enable “Show most used apps” setting now.

Note: The setting may be grayed out also if you have the “Prevent changes to Taskbar and Start Menu Settings” group policy or its equivalent registry value enabled. For more information, check out article Personalize Settings Says “Some settings are managed by your organization” and the registry fix available in that post.

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