How to Disable Cortana on Windows 10

Windows 10 Cortana is a great feature but if you have a PC running on windows OS with low memory or Storage or even if your computer is running Slow, you probably don’t want to let the windows Cortana eat up your computer’s limited memory and Resources. Cortana can be easily disabled in Windows 10. So, let’s see how to disable cortana on windows 10.

The windows 10 cortana can be disabled without hassle using Local Group Policy Editor in Microsoft Windows 10. With the editor, cortana can be disabled without it restarting, and editing the registry, or making forced changes.

How to Completely Disable Cortana on Windows 10 PC

==> Press the Windows key + R and Type gpedit.msc and click OK.

==> Now under Computer Configuration Select Administrative Templates and click on Windows Components and on click on the Search folder.

==> Next, Click on Allow Cortana and Click on Disable and Apply and OK.

==> Once you have Disabled the Cortana in group policy editor, you have to Update the Group Policy in Command Prompt.

==> Go to the windows search bar and type Command Prompt. When it appears on your screen, right-click and “Run as Administrator”.

==> Type gpupdate/force and click Enter.


==> Now open Task manager > Select Cortana > And Click on End Task.

That’s it you have Successfully Disabled the Cortina on windows 10.

For Home Edition Users, you can’t access gpedit, therefore, we need to Disable Cortana using registry editor.

==> Click on Windows key + R and click enter.

==> HotKeyLocakMachine\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search

==> Value: AllowCortana

==> Change 1 to 0 in order to Disable Cortana. 1 to Enable and 0 to disable.
You may have to reboot for it to activate.

With the application of the steps above, you have learned how to disable cortana on windows 10.


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