How to Enable or Disable Hidden Features with ViVeTool in Windows 11

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The article provides a guide on using ViVeTool, a third-party command-line utility, to enable or disable hidden features in Windows 11. The tool, available for download on GitHub, is especially useful for Windows Insider users wanting to test new features pre-release. The guide includes instructions for downloading and using the tool, with specific commands for…

This article explains using ViVeTool to enable or disable hidden features in Windows 11.

ViVeTool is a third-party command-line utility that allows users to enable or disable hidden features and various settings in Windows 11. The tool is a free and open-source tool that can be downloaded from GitHub.

You can use the tool if you’d like to test hidden features in Windows Insider builds. The steps below will show you how.

Windows 11 users who want to test hidden features and settings unavailable through the regular Windows interface can use ViVeTool. It can be particularly helpful for Windows Insider users who want to experiment with new features before they are officially released.

Download ViVeTool and enable or disable hidden features

As described above, Windows Insider users who want to test hidden features can use ViVeTool.

Here’s how to do it.

First, download the tool from GitHub.

Once downloaded, extract the zipped file and move the ViVeTool folder to a location that is easily accessible.

Next, open the extracted folder, right-click the ViVeTool.exe, and select ‘Copy as path.’

Windows 11 copy as path

When enabling a feature, open the Windows Terminal app and select the Command Prompt tab. Then, paste the path to the ViVeTool.exe file into the console.

Use the command format below to enable the feature using its ID.

"C:\Full\Path\To\ViVeTool.exe" /enable /id:<feature ID>

To disable a feature, use the command below.

"C:\Full\Path\To\ViVeTool.exe" /disable /id:<feature ID>

Replace <feature ID> with the feature ID you want to enable or disable.

You can also enable or disable multiple IDs followed by a comma.

For example, you can enable these features using the command below.

"C:\Users\Richard\Downloads\ViVeTool-v0.3.3\ViVeTool.exe" /enable /id:42880174,44281626,45393399

You can open the FeatureDictionary.pfs file inside the extracted zipped with Notepad to see a list of available feature IDs you can enable or disable.

Windows 11 hidden features with ViVeTool

After running the command, restart your computer for the changes to apply.

Windows 11 hidden features with ViVeTool successful

That should do it!

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to enable or disable hidden features with ViVeTool in Windows 11. Please use the comments form below if you find errors or have something to add.

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