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How To Turn Off Spell Check In Windows 10

Spell check can get annoying at times, so here’s how to turn off spell check in Windows 10 in a few steps.

Windows 10 is perhaps the first Windows OS to have a built-in spell checker in place, while some would praise this as a much welcome feature to the already amazing OS, others who wish to be rid of the spell checker can just follow a few simple steps to be rid of the “menace”.

If you wish to take the easy way to turn off spell check, simply press Windows Key + S, and type in Settings. When you have settings open, navigate to Devices.

How to open settings

How to open devices.

When you have opened devices, navigate to Typing. When you open it, you will see the following toggles. Feel free to flip either On or Off based on your preference.

How to adjust spell checking. Finally, how to turn off spell check.

Now, if you are feeling adventurous, we can turn off spell check by making two pairs of registry files to individually toggle each setting to On or Off. If you wish to download ready made registry files, you can download them at the end of this guide.

How to Turn Off Spell Check Using Registry Files

If you are feeling especially brave today and want to show off your command over the world of registry tweaks, follow the instructions below to make your own On / Off registry tweak that will toggle the setting for you from the registry.

For both of them, the process is the same, with the exception of one line.

Right-click on any empty region of your desktop and choose New, Text Document.

For enabling Autocorrect Misspelled Words (On), type the following text in the body: 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
“EnableAutocorrection”=dword:00000001

For disabling Autocorrect Misspelled Words (Off), type the following text in the body: 

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
“EnableAutocorrection”=dword:00000000

When you have decided which path to follow, go to File in the toolbar, navigate to Save As. When you have a dialog box open, enter the File Name as what ever you wish, making sure you end it with .reg, and set File Type to All Files.

Next comes; turning Highlight Misspelled Words On or Off

Right-click on any empty region of your desktop and choose New, Text Document.

For enabling Autocorrect Misspelled Words (On), type the following text in the body:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
“EnableSpellchecking”=dword:00000001

 For diabling Autocorrect Misspelled Words (Off), type the following text in the body:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\TabletTip\1.7]
“EnableSpellchecking”=dword:00000000

When you have entered the text(s) in the body, proceed to the next step.

When you have decided which path to follow, go to File in the toolbar, navigate to Save As. When you have a dialog box open, enter the File Name as what ever you wish, making sure you end it with .reg, and set File Type to All Files.

If you wish to use some ready made registry files, you can do so by downloading them below:

Turn On Autocorrect Misspelled Words

Turn Off Autocorrect Misspelled Words

Turn On Highlight Misspelled Words

Turn Off Highlight Misspelled Words

With this, the guide has come to a close, if you found this guide to be of use, do let us know in the comments section!