Windows 10: Cortana Disable & amp; hide

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Since Windows 10 Anniversary Update Cortana is the default search in Windows 10. We show you how to disable or you can hide if you do want to not use it.

Since Anniversary update of Windows 10 you can not Cortana Cortana more about the settings to disable. You have to gpedit.msc or use the registry. In the video we show how this works.

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Who would not only disable Cortana, it can also completely uninstall.

Windows 10: Collapse Cortana

  1. Click with the right mouse button on the taskbar.
  2. now selects Cortana, Hide out.
Before and After: Cortana is hidden, but not yet activated.Before and After: Cortana is hidden, but not yet activated.

On the lock screen displayed her Cortana like this:

  1. Opens the settings with the key combination Windows + i.
  2. Click on the button Cortana.
  3. In the menu item talk to Cortana sets the switch with her use Cortana on a locked device out.

Cortana is now only hidden, but ye can also completely disable.

completely disable Cortana in Windows 10

The following procedure works only on Windows 10 Pro, as in the home version of the editor is missing gpedit.msc. Below we show an alternative instructions to disable Cortana about the Registry. See also: Gpedit.msc missing? So you can get it for Windows 10 & 8.1 as well as Windows. 7

  1. Presses the key combination Windows + R, to open the Run dialog.
  2. Give gpedit.msc and confirmed by pressing Enter. The Editor Local Group Policy opens.
  3. Navigates left under computer configuration to: Administrative Templates, Windows Components, search.
  4. Double-clicks on the item allow Cortana.

    Group Policy: Here you can disable Cortana.Group Policy: Here you can disable Cortana.

  5. Selects the new window in the top left disabled and confirmed OK.

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disable Cortana by Registry

To disable Windows 10 Cortana, it proceeds as follows:

  1. Presses the key combination Windows + R, to open the Run dialog.
  2. typed there regedit and confirmed by pressing Enter.
  3. Navigate to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Policies \ Microsoft \ Windows \ Windows Search

    Windows 10: In the registry you disable Cortana.Windows 10: In the registry you disable Cortana.

  4. If the key Windows Search does not exist, you create it by right-clicking the parent key Windows and selects New, Key out.
  5. Click selects in the right pane, right-click and New, DWORD (32-bit) out. The name you forgive AllowCortana.
  6. Belasst the value to 0 if you want to disable Cortana. A value of 1 activates again. To change the value, you have to double-click the entry AllowCortana click.
  7. After a restart, "Ask me anything" should be in Cortana search box "Windows are Browse" instead.