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How to Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10

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Cortana is your cloud-based personal assistant that works across your devices and other Microsoft services. Depending on the capabilities of your device and the version of Cortana you’re using, Cortana can provide a range of features, some of which are personalized. Cortana on Windows is available in certain regions and languages. If Cortana isn’t available for your Windows device, you can still search for files on your device in the search box on the taskbar. Cortana is also available on other platforms, such as Android and iOS, in select markets.

Cortana works best when you sign in and let her use data from your device, other Microsoft services, and third-party services you choose to connect. To provide you with personalized experiences, Cortana learns from certain data about you, such as your searches, calendar, contacts, and location. You’re in control of how much data you share. If you choose not to sign into Cortana on Windows, you can still chat with Cortana and use her to help you search the web, documents stored in Microsoft services like OneDrive, and your Windows device. See the section about Windows Search in the Privacy Statement for more information. If you don’t sign in, or you choose to sign out, your experiences will be more limited and they won’t be personalized with your Cortana data. On iOS and Android devices, Cortana only works when you sign in.

Microsoft Edge is a new web browser that is available across the Windows 10 device family. It is designed for Windows 10 to be faster, safer, and compatible with the modern Web.

Microsoft Edge has your chatty personal assistant, Cortana, right in the address bar. She's there to help you do things faster and easier—like make reservations and get at-a-glance directions to the perfect dinner spot. When you stumble across a topic on the web you’d like to know more about, Cortana is your ready and able, all-knowing guru. Highlight the word or phrase of interest, press and hold (or right-click) it, and then Ask Cortana —she’ll tell you all about it.

See also: Dynamic duo: Cortana and Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Support

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off to have Cortana assist you in Microsoft Edge for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge using a REG file


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Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Microsoft Edge Settings

1. Open Microsoft Edge.

2. Click/tap on the More actions button at the top right corner, and click/tap on Settings. (see screenshot below)

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3. Click/tap on View advanced settings towards the bottom. (see screenshot below)

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4. Turn On or Off Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge for what you want. (see screenshot below)
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If your turn on this setting, you will also need to be signed in to Cortana with your Microsoft account.


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Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge using a REG file

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

Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AppContainer\Storage\microsoft.microsoftedge_8wekyb3d8bbwe\MicrosoftEdge\ServiceUI

EnableCortana DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 or step 3 below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Cortana in Microsoft Edge

A) If you have not already, you will also need to sign in to Cortana with your Microsoft account in Windows 10.

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

Turn_On_Cortana_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

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 3. To Turn Off Cortana in Microsoft Edge

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

Turn_Off_Cortana_in_Microsoft_Edge.reg

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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. If Microsoft Edge is currently open, then close and reopen Microsoft Edge to apply.

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



That's it,
Shawn