ProtectYourPC specifies whether Express settings are used to:

  • Personalize speech, typing, and inking input by sending contacts and calendar details, along with other associated input data to Microsoft.
  • Let Windows and apps request the user's localization, including location history, and use the advertising ID to personalize experiences on the device.
  • Turn on protection from malicious web content and use page prediction to pre-load sites in Windows browsers, which sends the browsing history to Microsoft.
  • Automatically connect to suggested open and shared networks.
  • Send problem reports to Microsoft.



Turns on Express settings.


Turns on Express settings.


Turns off Express settings.

There is no default value. If a value is not set, the Get going fast page opens during setup.

Valid Configuration Passes


Parent Hierarchy

Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup | OOBE | ProtectYourPC

Applies To

For a list of the supported Windows editions and architectures that this component supports, see Microsoft-Windows-Shell-Setup.

XML Example

The following XML example shows how to turn off Express settings.


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