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Best 3 Ways to Remove or Disable Windows 11 Copilot

Use the Group Policy Editor to remove the Windows Copilot feature

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Windows Copilot is a new tool in Windows 11 intended to boost your productivity and aid you with your work. You can use it to locate information, finish projects, and maintain organization. However, some users may discover that the tool is not beneficial and might be looking for ways to remove the Windows Copilot.

Because this feature is built in, it cannot be removed like regular apps, making it quite tricky to get rid of; however, this guide will provide some practical steps to remove or disable Windows Copilot. If this sounds good to you, stay with us to the end.

1. Use the Taskbar to Disable Copilot

The Taskbar is a horizontal bar that runs the length of the Windows desktop. It contains the Start menu, taskbar icons, and system tray. This tool gives you easy access to the apps and files you use the most and can also provide a way to disable apps like the Windows Copilot. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Press Windows + I to open the System Settings.
  2. Select Personalization on the left pane, and click on the Taskbar tab on the right.
  3. Next, disable the toggle for Copilot to remove this tool from your Taskbar.
    Remove Windows Copilot
  4. After doing this, the Windows Copilot icon will be removed from the Taskbar. Keep in mind that this process will not permanently delete this app. To permanently remove this tool, follow the next step below.

2. Use the Registry Editor

The Windows Registry is a database of settings that control how Windows operates, and by using the registry editor, you can modify your OS, including removing the Windows Copilot feature completely. The steps below will show you how to do it.

  1. Hold the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialogue, type regedit in the text field, and hit Enter.
  2. Secondly, navigate to the path below.
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  3. Now, right-click on the Windows key, hover your cursor on New, and choose Key. Name the new key as WindowsCopilot.
    Remove Windows Copilot
  4. Right-click on the WindowsCopilot key, hover your mouse on New, and pick the DWORD (32-bit) Value. Tag this new value as TurnOffWindowsCopilot.
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  5. Next, double-click the TurnOffWindowsCopilot value, input 1 in the Value data section, and click the radio button for Hexadecimal.
  6. Finally, reboot your device to implement the changes you made. If you would like to turn on Copilot in the future, simply input 0 in the Value data section.
  7. The steps above will only disable Windows Copilot for the account you are currently using, however, if you would like to remove this feature for all users, take the steps below.
  8. Navigate to this location.
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows
  9. Then repeat steps 3 – 5 above.
  10. After doing this, Windows Copilot will be disabled for all users.

3. Use the Group Policy Editor(For Windows 11 pro and Enterprise)

Windows has a Group Policy Editor program that enables you to configure settings for your network or PC. A wide variety of settings, including security, user, and machine settings, can be configured using this tool.

By disabling the Windows Copilot policy, Windows Copilot can be removed using the Group Policy Editor. Follow the steps below to do this.

  1. Press Windows + R to launch the Run dialogue, type gpedit.msc in the text field, and hit Enter.
    Remove Windows Copilot
  2. Secondly, navigate to the path below.
    User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Copilot
  3. On the right pane, right-click on the Turn off Windows Copilot option and choose Edit.
  4. Now, click the radio button for Enabled, then select Apply and OK.
  5. Lastly, reboot your PC to implement the changes you just made.

Wrapping things up

Following the steps outlined above, you can easily disable or permanently delete the Windows Copilot on your Windows device. If you have further questions or need more clarification, contact us via the comment section below.

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