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How To Use Windows 10 On Mac

Windows is yet another popular Operating System after MAC OS. There are a lot of people using MAC OS and some of them are still not able to forget about their Windows PC experience. Windows is just amazing, you can do anything on it either it is coding, editing or even playing games Windows is best at all and Therefore, it’s the reason behind why people want to use Windows 10 On Mac. One of the reason might be it’s the latest and last update of Windows or else for any special kind of purpose. Anything it could but have you ever thought how actually these OS works?

Probably not. Even I never did and no one actually cares how these operating system works but all we know is the output. Leave this, Coming to point is If you want to Use Windows On Mac. Probably you yourself have to install it and might face any issue while boot Therefore, that point will be a very difficult point for us. Apart from this to know How To Use Windows 10 On Mac safely without causing any damage to your MAC and data? Make sure to read our Guide on How To Use Windows 10 On Mac till the end.

Some Important Things

Before we proceed to Download and Use Windows 10 On Mac please make sure the following things :

  • Must have all the software drivers installed on your Mac, I mean all must be up to date.
  • You should have an working internet connection. Sometimes there might be some crashes or anything like that for easy tutorial must check to have internet connection while installing windows.
  • One of the most important thing that your Mac should have atleast 2 GB Of Ram. Many Old Macbook (before 2007) only have 1 GB Ram which doesn’t support installing both the OS at once as your MAC might become stable and all it just ends.
  • You will also require an 16 GB Bootable Pendrive to copy the ISO File. This is “IF” required.

How To Use Windows 10 On Mac

Before we start the Guide. It is important to Backup our data on Mac just to make sure if Mac is formatted you still have the Backup. To Backup and install Windows On Mac follow the procedure and steps given below, respectively.

Before starting make sure to Download Windows 10 from here.

First, You will be required to open Boot Camp on your Mac. You can find it in Utilities Folder in Application List. Now, this would make a popup where it will be asking to Backup your Macbook Data? Yes, Ofcourse. Click on Next, Now you will see some tasks from which you need to select the required ones, it is recommended to select all the boxes to save the maximum data it can do. Now, click Continue for next step. Now, select the ISO File Location and Boot Location as the Pendrive you inserted earlier and click continue. Now, Bootcamp will create the Boot Drive with Windows with all the necessary drivers.

As soon as Bootcamp completes the Booting process it will ask you for the drive partition. This is the main part, if you are downloading windows for work purpose you should give it 30 GB disk or else you can also use the whole disk left by Mac OS. After Partition click on the the drive which you create to install Windows on. Now, select this file and click Install.

Note : Under Installation process your macbook will Turn On/Off several times just to make sure the installation of Windows properly with Mac OS.

Conclusion

This was an basic Guide on How To Use Windows 10 On Mac. It is recommended to Download the ISO file from the official Windows Store and make sure you download the ISO For Windows 10 and not for Windows 10 Update.

How To Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10

Cortana is the only reason behind the popularity of Windows 10 but after a long use people gets bored and it becomes a  bit annoying for them. So, they want to Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10. Sometimes Cortana becomes a lot annoying with the just uncommon answers, and things which it comes up. Therefore, after sometime no one likes Cortana and want to just disable it. There are Two ways to Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10 both of them are effective and works like charm. You can use any of these methods to easily Turn Off Cortana, both of methods are mentioned below. Don’t forget to them.

Before we start the process let us known some things about Cortana so you don’t feel awkward after disabling it and then again find out “How To Enable Cortana In Windows 10”. So, Cortana is actually an computer software which acts like an user in front the current user of the Windows. You can ask anything to Cortana and it would surely do a revert to you within a few seconds. Sometimes the answer are just amazing and sometimes you feel like “Dying” after reading its answers for the asked questions. Best part about Cortana is it makes you operate your Windows 10 PC over voice but you will need to get the US English accent as it only understand and based on English US.

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According to me Disabling Cortana is not good. If you don’t use it then you can ignore it or else you should start using it to have fun while working. Sometimes using Cortana also become boring and even irritating but still we can ignore it as it isn’t any forceful application which popups and ask you to like a FB Page to work further 😛 So, you must first think before searching for “How To Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10“.

How To Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10

As discussed above there are Two ways to disable cortana in Windows 10. You can only use any One of them. One of them is to disable cortana using “Group Policy” and other is through “Registry”.

#Method 3 :

  • If you want to Turn Of Cortana In Windows 10 using Group Policy then continue reading otherwise follow the next Guide.
  • Step 1 : You will need to open Documents. Now, in the above taskbar search for gpedit.msc
  • Step 2: You will be able to see that Group Policy has been opened. Now, You will need to navigate yourself towards Computer Configuration. Once you open it follow the next step.
  • Step 3 : Now Inside Computer configuration navigate yourself to Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Search.
  • Step 4 : Now, scroll Up Down and find out Cortana. Open it and Double click on it to open the settings.
  • Step 5 : Now, inside it you will see Two Option Enable and Disable. Click on Disable and then on save in order to disable cortana.

#Method 2 :

If you want to Turn Off Cortana using Group policy then you must follow the method discussed above. Otherwise if you want to use Registry to disable Cortana in Windows 10 then continue reading.

  • Step 1 : First, you will need to open run and type in the following “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search”.
  • Step 2 : Once you open the given location you will see a mess of folder and files. In the left side search for Windows Search and right click on it. Click on key and follow next step.
  • Step 3 : Now, inside key select DWORD(32 bit). After creating it, give it a name as Allow Cortana and set its value to 0 to get it disabled automatically.
  • Step 4 : If you ever need to enabled Cortana again you will need to delete this code otherwise it won’t be active again even if tried through Group Policy.

So, This was a Tutorial on How To Turn Off Cortana In Windows 10 using Group Policy and Registry. If you ever wish to Enable Cortana again follow the steps you did just to disable it.