How to turn off Windows 10 Speech Recognition


If you want to turn off Speech Recognition in Windows 10 v1809, this article will help you. Speech Recognition is a feature that is used for scheming computers via voice commands. By using Speech Recognition, you can say commands that the computer will respond to. Also, the text can be dictated to the computer, which eliminates the prerequisites of typing the words in any word processing software or text editor.

Speech Recognition feature

The Speech Recognition feature is something that lets you exchange words with your computer. You can develop and improve your PC’s ability to better understand your own voice, to improve upon the diction precision. On the other hand, to enhance its precision or accuracy, you need to ‘train the feature.‘ Thus, if you haven’t yet been able to find its performance satisfactory, go through the instructions given below to disable Speech Recognition on your Windows 10 device.

To turn off Speech Recognition in Windows 10, you need to:

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to Ease of Access.
  • Tap Speech.
  • And turn off the Speech Recognition to disable this feature.

How to disable Online Speech Recognition feature

Online Speech Recognition allows you to talk to Cortana and apps that use cloud-based speech recognition.

Via Settings

For disabling the Online Speech Recognition in Windows 10, you need to:

  1. Tap on ‘Start’ and go to ‘Settings.’
  2. Navigate to the ‘Privacy’ section.
  3. Then go to the ‘Speech’ and turn off the toggle located under the ‘Online Speech Recognition’ feature.

The speech services live on your device as well as in the cloud. It is since Microsoft collects some critical information from these services in order to develop the user’s experience. So, to stop this, you need to disable the ‘Getting to know you’ option as well below ‘Inking and typing Personalization’ section.

Via Registry Editor

  1. Launch the ‘Run’ dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously.
  2. In the empty field of the dialog box, type ‘regedit’ and press ‘Enter.’
  3. After that, navigate to the following address:
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Speech_OneCore\Settings\OnlineSpeechPrivacy
  1. Tap on the default value of “HasAccepted” in the right pane of the window.
  2. HasAccepted = 1, tells that the Online Speech Recognition is enabled.
  • If you want to disable the feature permanently, you need to:
  1. Double tap on the key.
  2. And adjust the D-word value from 1 to 0.
  3. If you are running 64-bit Windows, you should then create a 32-bit DWORD value.
  4. After that, you need to restart your computer once again to allow the changes to take effect.
  5. And now, you will see that the Windows Speech Recognition feature enabled in your Windows 10 device.

Harry Williams is a Microsoft Office expert and has been working in the technical industry since 2002. As a technical expert, Harry Williams has written technical blogs, manuals, white papers, and reviews for many websites such as office.com/setup.

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