Enable Samples Page in Settings in Windows 10

Samples Page Icon

In Windows 10, there is a hidden Samples page in the Settings app. It contains the Settings team's tests and examples for future implementations. You can enable it and see which options and tests it comes with. Let's see how it can be done.
Samples Page Enabled

The hidden Samples page can be enabled or disabled with a simple Registry tweak. Here we go.

To enable the Samples Page in Settings in Windows 10, apply the following Registry tweak:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


Do it as follows.

  1. Close the Settings app.
  2. Open the Registry editor app.
  3. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

  4. On the right, create a new 32-bit DWORD value named EnableSamplesPage. Even if you are running a 64-bit Windows 10 version, you need to use a 32-bit DWORD value type.
    Set its value data to 1 (See the screenshot below).

Alternatively, you can download ready-to-use Registry files from here (including the undo tweak):

Download Registry Files

Now, open Settings.

You will see a new category named "Samples". Click on the heart icon to open it. Here is how it looks in my Windows 10 version 1703:

The options on the Samples page do not change the appearance and behavior of the operating system. They are only examples, and Microsoft may remove them at any moment.
That's it.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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