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    Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10

    How to Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words in Windows 10
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    How to Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words in Windows 10

    information   Information
    Windows 10 includes a spell checking feature for when you type words anywhere in Windows 10.

    When autocorrect misspelled words is turned on, it will autocorrect your typed words on the fly if matched with the correct spelling of the word in the dictionary.

    When highlight misspelled words is turned on, your typed misspelled words that are not found in the dictionary will be highlighted with a red squiggly line under it. You can then right click on this highlighted misspelled word for more options.

    This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off spelling autocorrect misspelled words and highlight misspelled words for your user account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words in Settings
    • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect Misspelled Words using a REG file
    • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Spelling Highlight Misspelled Words using a REG file



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    Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words in Settings

    1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Devices icon.

    2. Click/tap on Typing on the left side, and turn on (default) or off Autocorrect misspelled words for what you want. (see screenshot below)

    3. Turn on (default) or off Highlight misspelled words for what you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Spelling Autocorrect Misspelled Words using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below add and make changes to DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

    EnableAutocorrection DWORD

    0 = off
    1 = on


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Spelling Autocorrect Misspelled Words

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Autocorrect_Misspelled_Words.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Spelling Autocorrect Misspelled Words

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Autocorrect_Misspelled_Words.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






    Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Spell Checking in Windows 10
    To Turn On or Off Spelling Highlight Misspelled Words using a REG file

    Note   Note
    The .reg files below add and make changes to DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7

    EnableSpellchecking DWORD

    0 = off
    1 = on


    1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Turn On Spelling Highlight Misspelled Words

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_On_Highlight_Misspelled_Words.reg

    download


     3. To Turn Off Spelling Highlight Misspelled Words

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Turn_Off_Highlight_Misspelled_Words.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.





    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    13 Aug 2016 #1

    Hi,my computer don't have (typing) option in setting,so I used the reg file but it didn't worked to.
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  2. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
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       13 Aug 2016 #2

    Hello David, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Please post a screenshot showing your "Devices" Settings to see what may be wrong.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...en-forums.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    13 Aug 2016 #3

    This is my setting,no typing option

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  4. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Aug 2016 #4

    David,

    It doesn't look like you have the latest build of Windows 10 installed from Windows Update. What build do you currently have installed?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...mber-find.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  5.    13 Aug 2016 #5

    10586. 164
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Aug 2016 #6

    Are you able to upgrade to the latest build via Windows Update?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    13 Aug 2016 #7

    Yeah sure,my Windows update is working fine, but I don't have wifi.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 20,725
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
    Thread Starter
       13 Aug 2016 #8

    If you have an Internet connection, you should be able to update unless you are limited by a monthly data allotment.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    13 Aug 2016 #9

    Exactly, I'm using my mobile data and it's not that cheap.

    I think I'm gonna keep it like that.

    Thanks for the help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
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