How to deactivate or hide Cortana completely

- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

Cortana is a Voice Assistants service in Windows 10 or in any other device or application to find different things virtually just like we have Google Assitant and iOS Siri. Cortana can be used to search for things locally on computer or internet, tracking packages, reminders, calendar, software, to get respond of voice command, telling of jokes etc.

However, if you don’t want to use the Cortana voice assistants on Windows 10 then you can hide, disable or completely remove it from your Windows 10 system.

Steps to Hide Cortana on Windows 10

If you don’t want to uninstall Cortana completely then simply turned it off from the search bar, for that follow the below steps.

  1. Go to Windows 10 Taskbar.
  2. Right-click on the Taskbar.
  3. Simply click the option Cortana.
  4. And then select the Hidden option.

Hide Cortana on Windows 10
Hide Cortana on Windows 10

Disable Cortana usage on the lock screen

One of the features of the Windows 10 that allows it to use the Cortana even when the screen is a lock, so those want to disable Cortana on Lock screen follow the below steps.

  1. Open the Start menu.
  2. Click on the Gear icon to open the settings.
  3. Select and open the Cortana option.
  4. Under Lock Screen, click on the toggle button to turn off the Voice assistant service on the Lock screen.

Disable Cortana usage on the lock screen
Disable Cortana usage on the lock screen

Deactivate Cortana via the registry

  1. Press the key combination [ Windows ] + [ R ] to open the Run dialogue.
  2. Type in regedit and press [ Enter ].

    Run regedit
    Run regedit
  3. Navigates to the key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
  4. If the folder ” Windows Search ” does not exist, then you have to create it. To do this, right-click on the higher-level folder ” Windows ” and select ” New ” > ” Key ” and give it name Windows Search manually.

    Create Windows Search key
    Create a Windows Search key
  5. In the right half of the window click with the right mouse button on a free area and select ” New ” > ” DWORD value (32-bit) “. Enter AllowCortana as the name and press [ Enter ].

    DWORD value to disable Cortana
    DWORD value to disable Cortana

    AllowCortana Registry Value
    AllowCortana Registry Value
  6. Leave the value at 0 if you want to deactivate Cortana. The value 1 reactivates them.
  7. After a restart, the Cortana search field should say “Search Windows ” instead of ” Ask me something “.

H2S Media Team
H2S is a group of tech enthusiasts those are passionate about latest technology developments. They always like to solve own technical problems and share the same solution with others through this Website.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest Posts

5 Best Open source Ticketing system in 2020

There are only a couple of completely open-source ticketing system (or help desk software) those can be used to...

What is Aarogya Setu app and how to use it against COVID-19

Aarogya Setu is an app designed and developed by the India Government (ministry of electronics and IT) for Android...

How to enable Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Dark mode

Like Android and Windows, the Dark mode theme option is also available on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa, thus...

4 Best Tablets in the Range of 10K to 20K in 2020

Most of us just love tablets and are also proud owners of the same, while many of us are...
- Advertisement -

How to record voice calls on Samsung handset without any third-party app

The simplest way to communicate with people not in front of us is to do voice calls. But from...

Benefits of using masks in tackling coronavirus outbreak

The world is in the middle of a never-seen-before battle against the global pandemic of Covid-19 aka Coronavirus, and...

- Advertisment -
- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you