How to disable Copilot in Windows 11

How to disable Copilot in Windows 11 - An image of Copilot in Windows 11

How to disable Copilot in Windows 11 - An image of Copilot in Windows 11

ChatGPT-powered Microsoft Copilot is designed to assist users with various tasks and enhance their overall computing experience through intelligent suggestions and automation. However, many users find the AI assistant not to their liking and are actively seeking methods to disable Copilot in Windows 11.

Many users opt to remove the Windows 11 Copilot preview due to performance concerns on lower-end laptops and a preference for a more traditional, streamlined computing experience. Privacy considerations, workflow interference, and personal preferences also play significant roles in their decision to disable this feature.

Since Copilot is a built-in feature of Windows 11, it cannot be uninstalled in the same way as a regular application. Therefore, in this guide, we'll walk you through the various methods to effectively remove Windows 11 Copilot, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience.

How to disable Copilot in Windows 11

To disable Copilot in Windows 11, there are two different ways. You can opt to either remove it from your taskbar for temporary relief or choose to disable it permanently by editing Registry.

How to temporarily disable Copilot in Windows 11

  • Right-click on the taskbar.
  • Select Taskbar settings
  • Switch the Copilot toggle to the "off" position.

How to permanently disable Copilot in Windows 11

  • Open the Command Prompt (Terminal) as administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type or paste the following command: reg add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCopilot /v TurnOffWindowsCopilot /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
  • Once the command has been successfully executed, restart your PC to apply the changes.

This process will modify the registry to disable the Windows Copilot feature. Ensure you proceed with caution, as incorrect changes in the registry can affect system stability.

Does the Windows 11 Copilot take up a lot of space?

The Windows 11 Copilot, being an integrated feature of the operating system, is not a standalone application and therefore does not occupy a significant amount of storage space by itself. The space it takes is inherently tied into the space occupied by the operating system as a whole.

Its primary function is to enhance user interaction with the system through AI-powered assistance, which means it's more about processing and operational capabilities rather than storage usage.

With that, we are wrapping up our guide on how to disable Copilot in Windows 11. While you are here, explore our other Copilot guides, including the ChatGPT Plus vs Copilot Pro comparison.

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