How to Disable Cortana – Windows 10

On April 4th of 2014, Microsoft released its virtual personal assistance Cortana, and back then it was a part of the Windows, but now it’s a stand-alone application that comes with Windows.

Cortana has many features, and some of them are you can search your PC files using Cortana or even better, you can search the internet, and for Cortana uses the Bing search engine for that purpose. Some of the other features are set reminders, compose emails, read notifications, Multi-Device Syncing, and many more. 

However, the bottom line is that it can be pretty good assistance even when many of the windows users are not a fan of Cortana. 

If you wish to disable Cortana follow these simple steps.

How to disable Cortana completely on Windows 10

Step 1 –

  • Search for Edit group policy using the start menu. 
How to Disable Cortana
How to Disable Cortana
  • Navigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components 
How to Disable Cortana
  • Look for the Search and on the right-hand side, you will find Allow Cortana policy. Double click on that.
How to Disable Cortana
  • Select Disabled and click OK
How to Disable Cortana

Now you have turned off it completely. You can restart your PC to apply changes.

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