How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Cortana on Windows 10 has available to ignore your default web browser. And you know, Cortana always launches the Microsoft Edge browser and only use Bing when you search in browser. So if that is something you wouldn’t want to use, here’s how to disable cortana windows 10.

See also: Why isn’t Cortana Available on my Windows 10 PC

Now, i will show steps disable cortana with Group Policy Editor. You can follow this step using Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise. The easiest way to disable Cortana is by using the Local Group Policy Editor because it’s a pretty powerful tool, so if you’ve never used it before, it’s worth taking some time to learn what it can do. Also, if you’re on a company network, do everyone a favor and check with your admin first. If your work computer is part of a domain, it’s also likely that it’s part of a domain group policy that will supersede the local group policy. OK, let’s follow step by step in below.

  • Launch the group policy editorLaunch the group policy editor by pressing Windows + R, typing “gpedit.msc” into the box, and press Enter.
  • Allow CortanaNavigate to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search. Locate the “Allow Cortana” setting in the right panel and double-click it.
  • DisabledThen set the Allow Cortana option to “Disabled” and then click “OK”. After it you can now close the group policy editor. You’ll have to sign out and sign back in or restart your PC for this change to take effect.

Note: To re-enable Cortana, return here, double-click the “Enable Cortana” setting, and change it to “Not Configured” or “Enabled”.

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