Windows 11 Settings now includes a new “Trade-in or recycle your PC” section

The recently released build Windows 11 Build 25247 contains plenty of hidden gems. There is a new VPN overlay icon, Search Suggested Action with Google Chrome support, updated pages in the Settings app, and more. There is also a small update to the System > Display > About page that now lists links useful when you sell your PC.

Microsoft has restored the same section that you could see in build 22557. A bit redesigned page with links to recycle or trade in your PC in Settings is available again. Earlier, after a brief appearance in the Dev channel, they got removed in build 22581. As the company noted, they intend to re-add these options in the near future.

The new "Trade-in or recycle your PC" section is available on the System > Display > About page in Settings, under the "Related settings". Everything you see there are links to the Microsoft's website with information on what to do  before selling or recycling your computer.

Windows 11 Trade In Recycle PC Links

As of Build 25247, the new section is hidden. If you are curious enough to try it, here's how to enable it with ViveTool.

Enable the "Trade-in or recycle your PC" section in Windows 11 Settings

  1. Download ViveTool from its official GitHub page and extract its ZIP archive to the c:\vivetool folder.
  2. Press Win + X and select Terminal(Admin) from the menu.
  3. In the Terminal running as Administrator, run this command: c:\vivetool\vivetool /enable /id:39731733.
  4. Restart Windows 11.
  5. Open the Settings app (Win + I), and go to System > Display > About. You will see the new box with useful links.

To revert the change, replace /enable with /disable in the ViVeTool command.

That's it.

Thanks to @PhantomOfEarth


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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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