How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana is a new feature in Windows 10, it’s a sort of butler for all your daily needs, it gathers information from different sources and tries to help make your daily life a lot easier. But some people activated this on accident and perhaps want to Disable Cortana. In this article I will explain how you disable Cortana in Windows 10.

Disable Cortana

1. Click on the Cortana box in the Taskbar or Open Start and click on Cortana

2. In the left top corner click on the Three stripes icon.

Cortana: Settings
Cortana: Settings

3. Then click on Settings

Cortana: Settings
Cortana: Settings

4. Now turn on to off

Turn off Cortana
Turn off Cortana


Cortana should now be disabled on your system, you can enable it at any moment again by simply repeating the steps and instead of turning it off you will turn it on at step 4.

Yuri Pustjens
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2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Windows
Yuri specializes in troubleshooting (crash analysis and devices), system resource utilisation and system performance. He is also very interested in Customer Security. Yuri can be found as Windows Community Moderator and Wiki Author on Microsoft Answers and is active on different communities all across the web.

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