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How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana the coolest digital assistant by Microsoft. It collects various information to know you, such as your contacts, text messages, locations, in order to better help you with the tasks. So there is a privacy issue with Cortana in Windows 10. Don’t know How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10. In this article, we are going to show you completely disable Cortana in windows 10 step by step.

What is Cortana:

Cortana is a virtual assistant created by Microsoft for Windows 10, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Invoke smart speaker, Microsoft Band, Surface Headphones, Xbox One, iOS, Android, Windows Mixed Reality, and Amazon Alexa.

Cortana can set reminders, recognize natural voice without the requirement for keyboard input, and answer questions using information from the Bing search engine.

Cortana is currently available in English, Portuguese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Chinese, and Japanese language editions, depending on the software platform and region in which it is used. (Wikipedia)

Turn off Cortana in Windows 10 step by step:

Methods below to easily turn off Windows 10 Cortana.

  • Disable Cortana via Group Policy in Windows 10 Pro and Enterprise
  • Disable Cortana via Registry in Windows 10 Home

Solution 1: Disable Cortana via Group Policy in Windows 10 Pro.

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type gpedit.msc in the Run box and click OK.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

3) On Local Group Policy Editor, go to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search. Double click Search.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

4) Double click Allow Cortana to open its settings.

5) In the Allow Cortana section, select Disabled. Then click Apply and OK to save.

This will disable Cortana if not follow the below steps.

Solution 2 Disable Cortana via Registry in Windows 10 Home.

Windows 10 Home users don’t have the Group Policy in the computer, The only option is that you can turn off Cortana in your Windows 10 Home via Registry.

Steps are:-

1) On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R at the same time to invoke the Run box.

2) Type regedit in the Run box and click OK to open Registry. Then click Yes to confirm.

 

3) Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search.

Then

 

4) Right-click the Windows Search key, and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value.

Turn off Cortana in Windows 10

5) Name the newly-created value AllowCortana.

Turn off Cortana in Windows 10

6) Double click AllowCortana, and set the Value data to 0. Then click OK to save.

Turn off Cortana in Windows 10

 

We hope this article How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10 will help you to Turn off Cortana in windows 10. If not, you are advised to let your device checked by the professionals. We recommend “Techyuga” as your destination.

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