How To Stop Cortana Bothering You On Windows 10.

You have successfully switch off Cortana’s meddling you, but Windows still inflicts its annoying voice on you. Here in this post, I am going to teach you how you can switch it off. 

  • There is often a sound on/off button situated on the keyboard that you can use to mute all sound.

Method 1: By Changing the Basic Settings Windows’s Cortana.

If you want more targeted solution for this problem than you can try this method.

Open the Settings app (Windows+i), click Cortana and select ‘Talk to Cortana’ on the left. Turn off all the options on the right, then right-click an empty part of the taskbar and clear the tick against ‘Show Cortana button’. 

disable cortana in windows 10

Now open the Edge browser and click the three-dot icon in the top-right corner. From the menu, select Settings, Advanced, then scroll down to the bottom and turn off the switch under Cortana.

turn off cortana in microsoft edge

Method 2: Using the Registry Editor of Windows 10.

Another method is to disable Cortana in the Registry.

Press Windows+R, type Regedit and go to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\ SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows. 

cortana setting in registry

If there’s a ‘Windows Search’ key below, select it; otherwise select Edit, New, Key and create it by selecting ‘Windows Search’ and clicking Edit, New, ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’

cortana disable setting

Name it ‘Allow Cortana’, then double-click it and set the value to 0

Now go to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ Search Look for a value called Big Search Enabled. If it doesn’t exist, select the key and click Edit, New, ‘DWORD (32-bit) Value’ to create it. 

Double-click this newly created key and set the value to 0. Now quit the Registry Editor and restart Windows.

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