How to Stop ANNOYING Constant Cortana pop-ups

Can someone help me stop Cortana from constantly popping up while i use my laptop?  It's getting to the point that I want to throw the laptop out the window in frustration.  These interruptions are random and make getting my tasks done nearly impossible.  I now DREAD using my own laptop. Please help.
Hi ,ccavalos

my name is Dennis, I'm an independent advisor and I'll do my best to help today.

Desactivate “Hey Cortana” voice command.

1.Press Windows key and type “Cortana”.

2.Select “Cortana & Search settings” from the search results.

3.Find “Let Cortana respond to Hey Cortana” and turn the option off.

Disable Cortana via registry

If you are not a devoted Cortana user, to disable its pop-ups you may disable Cortana itself.

1.Click Windows key + R, type “regedit”, and press “Enter”.

2.Navigate to the “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\SOFTWARE\\Policies\\Microsoft\\Windows\\Windows
Search” on the left pane.

3.In case there is no Windows Search option, right-click on the “Windows” folder, select “New” -> “Key”, and name the folder as “Windows Search”.
After that, right-click “Windows Search” that you’ve just created and then select “New”.

4.Click on “DWORD (32-bit) Value” and name it “AllowCortana”.

5.Then double click on “AllowCortana” and set the value to “0”.

6.Reboot your PC.

NOTE: if later you will decide to enable Cortana, access Registry Editor as explained above and change the value from 0 to 1.

Regards,
Dennis.

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Last updated April 20, 2021 Views 13,802 Applies to: