SOLVED: Remove PEOPLE Icon From Windows 10 Taskbar GPO, Registry Entry & Manual

If you want to remove the PEOPLE icon from Windows 10 Taskbar there are three easy ways:

MANUALLY REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR:

  1. manually-remove-people-icon-taskbarRight click on any blank space in the Taskbar
  2. Uncheck SHOW PEOPLE IN THE TASKBAR

 

GPO TO REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR:

  1. gpo-remove-people-icon-taskbarIn GPEDIT expand User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Start Menu and Taskbar
  2. Double click REMOVE THE PEOPLE BAR FROM THE TASKBAR
  3. Set it to ENABLED

 

REGISTRY ENTRY TO REMOVE PEOPLE ICON FROM TASKBAR:

  1. Launch REGEDIT.EXE
  2. Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows > CurrentVersion > Explorer > Advanced
  3. Double click the PEOPLEBAND key and set it to 0 (that is zero)
  4. Sign out, sign in

 

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