Do you want to disable Cortana from your windows 10 operating system? Although disabling Cortana in windows 10 is not too much necessary to your PC, but if you bored from this future in your windows 10. It’s time to disable windows 10 Cortana completely.

One of the standout new features found in Windows 10 is the addition of Cortana. For those unfamiliar, Cortana is a voice-activated personal assistant. Think of it as Siri, but for Windows. You can use it to get weather forecasts, set reminders, tell you jokes, send email, find files, and search the Internet and so on.

One feature aimed at making Cortana a staple of your Windows 10 experience involves being able to summon the digital assistant using nothing but your voice with a simple “Hey, Cortana” command. 

Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Completely

How to disable Cortana within Microsoft’s latest version of Windows 10 1607. We do it in two way, one way disabling it within Group Policy and the other way is with a registry hack. Additionally, if you want to remove the Cortana search bar from the Taskbar, let’s do it.

Method 1: Disable Cortana Windows 10 Group Policy

To open Group Policy Editor, go to Start Menu or Cortana and search for gpedit.msc and press enter. Then follow these steps:

1#. Click on Computer Configuration, and select Administrative Templates on the following page.

Group Policy Editor -Wikibax.com
Group Policy Editor -Wikibax.com

2#. Click on Administrative, and select Windows Components on the following page.

Disabling Cortana
Disabling Cortana

3#. Now select Search and scroll down the list to find the entry that says Allow Cortana.

Disable Cortana Windows 10
Disable Cortana Windows 10

4#. Double click on it and select Disable radio button from the left upper side.

Disable Cortana in Windows 10
Disable Cortana in Windows 10

5#. After disabling cortana, click ok. Once you disable, you have just restart your PC then cortana will be remove from your windows 10.

Now you have disabled cortana windows 10, it’s time to disable this future from the registry.

Method 2: Disable Cortana Windows 10 Regedit

To open Registry Editor, go to Start Menu or Cortana and search for regedit and press enter. Then follow these steps:

Disable Cortana Windows 10 Regedit
Disable Cortana Windows 10 Regedit

#1. To make this change with Regedit, navigate to the following key.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
Cortana Windows 10
Cortana Windows 10

Important: If that key doesn’t exist, you’ll need to create it.

A) Right-clickon Windows key clickNew, and then click Key.

B) Enter the name asWindows Search. Note that even after creating the New Key, you can right-click on it, and then click Rename to rename it as Windows Search.

C) Now that you have created DOWRD (32 bit) Value, on the right-side, right-click on the empty space, click New, click DWORD (32-bit) Value, and name it as AllowCortana.

2#. Finally, double-click on AllowCortana, and set its value data to one of the following numbers:

1 – To Enable Cortana Windows 10

0 — To Disable Cortana Windows 10

Disable Cortana
Disable Cortana

3#. Restart your computer and the Cortana icon should be gone. I’ve tested this procedure on multiple installations of Windows 10 with no problems. You are done!

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