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How to Disable Cortana in windows 10 Pro and Home.

Many people are wondering weather we can disable Cortana or not? Here is How to Disable Cortana in windows 10 ?

What is Cortana ?

Cortana is basically voice control virtual assistant for Microsoft similar to siri in Apple Products. Microsoft named Cortana, an artificially intelligent (AI) system in Microsoft’s Halo video game (A character in Halo is Cortana .)

Many people find Cortana useful as it searches from your voice. But some people are not finding it very useful. The reason may differ like it uses Bing as a search engine and people are very fond of Google results.

The more you use it Cortana become as intelligent, it learns from your activities.

Any how still some people don’t find it useful, so here is the Trick How to Disable Cortana in windows 10 PC. This will work on both windows 10 Pro and Home.

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so many people asked us How to Disable Cortana in windows 10 ?

This fix requires editing the registry of your windows 10, so make sure you backup first.

Here is How to Turn off Cortana in windows 10 Pro and Home:

Step 1: Open Regedit, the registry edit.
To open Registry edit in windows 10, Simply search “Regedit” from your search bar, or you can press “Windows button+R” and type “Regedit” there.

 

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After this step If asked, allow the Regedit program to make changes to your windows.
Step 2: Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search.

 

OK so if you don’t find windows search, it is common search is not for us so we need to create it {follow step 2(a)}

Step 2 (a): Right-click on the Windows folder and choose New > Key. Name it “Windows Search.”

 

Disable Cortana in windows 10
Step 3: Right click “Windows Search” and choose New > DWORD (32-bit Value).

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Disable Cortana in windows 10
Step 4: Rename the DWORD “AllowCortana” Click it and make sure the value is “0”

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That’s it, Restart your computer (or logout and log in) and Cortana will be replaced by regular search bar.

 

Disable Cortana in windows 10
NOTE: Here is the twist. Even after disabling the Cortana, it will hide itself and run in background process. Even if you try to kill it will popup like hell, so leave it there in background process and enjoy searching in regular search 🙂
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