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Disable Cortana in Windows 10 post Anniversary Update 1607

Quick reg update to disable Cortana

  • Open Registry Editor by typing in search – gpedit.msc
  • Go to the following Registry key:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search



  • Right click and create a new 32-bit DWORD value here named AllowCortana and leave its value data as 0.


  • You will need to reboot your computer to apply this edit.

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