Cortana is a wonderful AI (Artificial Intelligence) powered assistant made by Microsoft. Many Windows users dislike Cortana for some reasons, such as privacy reason, data consuming and more reasons that makes trouble for Windows user.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

However, When we get tired with Cortana and try to Disable Cortana, but Cortana is very stubborn to easier disable. If you want to know How to Disable Cortana, then we have a few techniques that properly work to Disable Cortana.

Disable Cortana on Windows

Here’re a few methods according to your OS. You can find two following methods, First is only for Windows 10 Pro users and second is only for Pro and Home user. You can try both methods. Let’s try to Disable Cortana…….  

Method 1. For Windows 10 Pro

1. First of all, Go the Search Box at the Left side of Taskbar.

2. Now type gpedit.msc in the search box and it shows gpedit.msc (Microsoft Common Console Document) File.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

3. Click to open gpedit.msc file, It’ll open Local Group Policy Editor.

4. Then, Navigate the following in Local Group Policy.
⇒Administrative Templates>Winodws Components>Search>Allow Cortana

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

5.  Now Hit click twice on the Allow Cortana and set Disabled mode, then OK.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Note ⇒ In future if you want to want to enable Cortana at any time. You’ll come back here and enable this option to Allow Cortana at any time.

6.  At this time Cortana will be disabled due to Privacy Policy of Windows 10, As you can check in Cortana settings.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Recommendations ⇒ You will see Running Cortana in the Task Manager background process, but still, you may confuse about Cortana. But it will not be true. It has been disabled due to the Privacy Policy of the Windows 10, You don’t need to do anything further.

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Method 2. For Windows 10 Pro and Home

1. First, Open the RUN Box (Press Win+R) and then Type Regedit and Hit the Enter.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

2. Windows will take your permission to allow this application, Now press ok and It will open Registry Editor in few seconds.

3. In the Registry Editor navigate the following ⇒HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>SOFTWARE>Policies>Microsoft>Windows>Windows Search

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

4. Now Right Click on the blank area and Create the new “DWORD (32-bit) Value” called AllowCortana.   

5. Hit double click on the “AllowCortana” and set “0” value data and Hit the OK.

How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

6. At this time Cortana has been disabled due to Privacy Policy of Windows 10, As you can check in Cortana settings. (Have looked the Screenshot in the first method)

Note ⇒ In case if you want to want to enable Cortana, You can change Value data “0” to “1” or delete the AllowCortana you made. That was a complete tutorial to Disable Cortana in Windows 10. Hopefully, Problem solved.

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