Recently I got a new computer with Windows 10 Pro.

BTW – I have to say, way to go Lenovo with the wonderful business laptops. 🙂 They are fast, the battery is great.. MUST have.

When you start the operating system, everything was great, until it began to bother me pop-up from the OneDrive.

OneDrive comes installed with Windows 10. Windows 10 automatically enables OneDrive if you use a Microsoft account to sign-in to Windows 10. However, if you are using a local user account, you might often see Set up OneDrive pop-up dialog on your screen.

The Set up OneDrive pop-up dialog appears when you have not sign in to OneDrive. Many users who use other cloud storage services such as Google Drive, Dropbox, and others, don’t want to use OneDrive to store files and hence, don’t want to set up or sign in to OneDrive. Or just don’t want to set up OneDrive on that particular computer.

Оne of the few flaws on Windows 10 is that doesn’t offer a provision to stop the annoying Set up OneDrive pop up from appearing. If you really want to get rid of the Set up OneDrive pop up, you need to either disable OneDrive in Group Policy or uninstall OneDrive.

Тhe easiest way is to disable OneDrive in Group Policy.

Step 1: Open Group Policy Editor. To do so, type gpedit.msc in Start/taskbar search field and then press Enter key.

Step 2: In the Local Group Policy window, navigate to the following folder:

Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > OneDrive.

Step 3: On the right-side, double-click on Prevent the usage of OneDrive for file storage policy to open its properties.

Step 4: Choose Enabled option, and then click Apply button.