Windows 10

Disabling Cortana in Windows 10

Windows 10 is the latest operating system from Microsoft and it has enhanced the user experience to great degree. Cortana has been found as a very handy feature for searching on the web, showing notifications and then setting calendar reminders along with its other specialities. But there are people who are very concious about the security might be wary about what the AI assisistant is learning about you. Disabling Cortana was not a big issue prior to the recent Windows 10 Anniversary updateas you need to just toggle the switch for disabling Cortana but after this update Windows 10 has made it almost impossible to do so. Below is a tutorial by which you can fix this issue in Windows 10 Pro and Home. You can also learn How to Activate Parental Control in Windows 10. Now for turning OFF the cortana you need to follow these simple steps.

  • 1st of all you need to open the regedit the registry editor from the search box on the task bar.
  • Now you need to go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
  • But Windows Search is not necessarily present and if not then you need to create it.
  • For that you need to right click the Windows folder and select New>Key and then call it Windows Search.
  • Now right click Windows Search and select New>DWORD (32 Bit Value).
  • Name the DWORD “AllowCortana” and then click it and make sure the value is “0.”
  • Now restart the computer and Cortana will be replaced with a regular search bar.
  • With these simple steps you will be able to disable Cortana in Windows 10.
Windows 10

How to Activate Parental Control in Windows 10

If you have children at home you must be possessive about your kids that what are they doing and what are they watching on the Internet. With Parental controls will help keep your children safe whenever they use computer. You can easily restrict which programs they can run as well as which websites they can visit. You can also limit the time your kids use Internet and can spend on computer every day. You can also get a detailed report on their activities. For using Windows parental control you need two things 1st you need to log in to Windows with a Microsoft account and the account which you need to manage have to be set up as a child account in Windows. You child also needs to have Microsoft account for using Windows 10. Though it is different from previous versions but it is necessary for setting up parental control. If your child hasn’t got any email account Windows 10 will prompt you to create one when you setup child account. Once the child account is created in Windows you can use the Parental controls. In order to use Parental controls in Windows 10 you need to follow these steps.

  • 1st of all you need to sign in to from your Microsoft account. You can also access the page from Account settings (From Setting app go to Accounts>Family & Other users)
  • Now click on your child’s name.
  • In the next step you need to review and adjust the Activity reporting settings on the main account page for your child. The activity reporting and weekly email reports are on by default and you can toggle off the settings as well as uncheck email weekly reports.
  • Now you need to block some specific websites and app by clicking on Block option next to them.