Today in this tutorial post, I will be showing you how to disable Cortana in Windows 10.
Windows 10 How To Disable Cortana For Pro & Enterprise Users Video
First click on Search Windows box that is shown on the task bar.
Search for gpedit.msc in the Search Windows box.
As you can see the Local Group Policy Editor has now opened. This is where we will find the Cortana settings, and disable the voice search feature in Windows 10.
First drop down the Windows Components Option in the folders tree.
Now scroll down to the search folder option within the Windows Components section. Then click on Allow Cortana to highlight the settings option.
Now right click on Allow Cortana settings option and then click on Edit, then Allow Cortana settings window will open.
The Allow Cortana settings window is now open. As you can see the default setting for the software feature is set to Not Configured.
I have now clicked on Disabled to turn off the Cortana feature within Windows 10’s search function.
Now click on the Apply and OK buttons at the bottom right of the window, to apply the settings changes.
Now restart Windows so the new settings can take effect, by clicking on the Start Button, then Power and then Restart.
Once you have restarted Windows, you will now notice that, when you click in the Search Windows box, it’s appearance has changed from the screenshot that is shown in the first step of this tutorial. This is an indication that Cortana has successfully been disabled.
Disable Cortana Using The Registry Editor
First click on the start button and then type regedit in the search box. Then click on the regedit icon when it’s show in the menu.
Click yes on the User Account Control window to run the Registry Editor.
This is the Registry Editor Window. Now we will navigate to the following path to disable Cortana.
I have now navigated to
I have right clicked on the Windows Search option, I then clicked on New, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.
I am now going to change the name of New Value #1 to Allow Cortana.
Now double click on the new entry, you just created to enter a value, to disable Cortana.
Now type 0 into the Value Data input box. Then click on OK. Then close the Registry Editor Window by clicking on the cross button on the top right of the window.
Finally restart your PC, so all new settings will take affect.
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