Turn off Cortana on Windows 10 is what many users think after not feeling satisfied with this service, although it is expected to become a true assistant for Microsoft service users.
To use Cortana is quite simple. We need to issue a voice command on a computer that supports recording (Laptop or PC with mic) and Cortana will answer questions or follow your commands.
If you find Cortana boring, troublesome, or too heavy on your computer, you can completely turn it off temporarily or permanently. Today, Ticswipe.com will guide you on how to perform turn off Cortana on Windows 10 is quite simple, the following article will guide you to do the desired thing that only takes a little time.
How To Turn Off Cortana On Windows 10
We’ll first turn off Cortana on Windows 10, preventing it from tracking your computer usage habits. This is how to temporarily turn off Cortana, if you want to turn it off completely, go to the next section. Here’s how:
Step 1. You click Start Menu on Windows 10 => then select Cortana.
Step 2. Cortana’s interface will appear, at this point click on the gear icon of the application.
Step 3. Cortana settings window will appear => you switch to Off at Hey Cortana to turn off this application.
Step 4. Continue, click on the item Permissions & History in the list on the left => then click on Change what Cortana knows about me in the cloud.
Step 5. Then you will see the personal information interface saved by Cortana displayed at the Start Menu => you scroll down and click Clear.
How To Disable Cortana Windows 10 Permanently
For each Windows 10 operating system version, we will have a different way to turn off Cortana on Windows 10.
Turn Off Cortana Windows 10 Pro
There is a safer way for Windows 10 Pro users than editing the Registry on Windows 10 Home. Here we use the Local Group Policy Editor to turn off Cortana on Windows 10 after:
Step 1. You click Start Menu =>, then search with the keyword Edit group policy => then open the application found.
Step 2. A new window will appear, here you click on Computer Configuration => Administrative Templates => Windows Components => Search.
Step 3. In the list of options in the Settings section, find and double-click Allow Cortana.
Step 4. The Allow Cortana window appears then, click Disable => and click OK.
Step 5. Now close the Local Group Policy Editor window and restart your computer.
If you want to re-enable Cortana, then follow the steps above, finally click Enabled.
Turn Off Cortana Windows 10 Home
To turn off Cortana on Windows 10 Home, you need to access and modify the Windows Registry. This is a tool with direct impact and great impact. To ensure safe system operation, you need to follow this guide correctly. If not, you should proceed with a backup of the Windows Registry (how to do it below).
Step 1. You press the Windows + R key combination to open the Run dialogue box, then enter the command “regedit” in the search box and press Enter.
Step 2. The Registry Editor window appears right after that, at this point you copy and paste the following path into the address bar of Registry Editor => then press Enter.
If you cannot find Windows Search, paste the following path in the address bar of Registry Editor => then press Enter.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows
Now right-click Windows => select New => then select Key.
Next, you rename the directory (key) just created “Windows Search” by right-clicking on the key => rename.
Step 3. Now right-click on the newly created Windows Search folder => then select New => select DWORD (32-bit) value.
Step 4. Rename the newly created key by right-clicking on DWORD (32-bit) Value => rename => and renaming it AllowCortana.
Step 5. Next, you double-click AllowCortana => then set the value of Value data to 0.
Step 6. Now close the Registry Editor window and restart your computer for the changes to take effect.
If someday you want to re-enable Cortana, do the above steps => then delete AllowCortana or change the value from 0 to 1 in the Value data field.
Turn Off Cortana Process In Windows 10
In many cases, even though you have turned off Cortana on Windows 10 in the above ways, you will still see Cortana progress still running in the background when you open Task Manager.
Don’t worry, this is essentially just the SearchUI.exe process or the Windows Search feature, if you turn it off you won’t be able to use the search feature in Windows, search in the Search box under Taskbar or in the search box Windows + S. Moreover, this process takes up almost no system resources, so keep it running.
Currently, many of us are still not used to working with Cortana and feel inconvenient because of this, so the best solution is to turn off Cortana on Windows 10. Do you have success with the above tips or if you still have any other problems while doing so, don’t forget to share with us in the comments below!