How to Enable or Disable Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words Settings on Windows 10?

In windows 10, Autocorrect misspelled words and text suggestions features help in improving typing speed. It’s autocorrected words that you want to type. But it’s also possible if you’re going to disable the autocorrect or spelling checker feature in windows 10.

There are at least two ways to Turn on or Turn off Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words Settings. These are as follows:-

  1. Using Local Group Policy Editor
  2. Via Registry Editor
In this risewindows article, we will review all possible ways to Turn on or Turn off Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words Settings.

How to Turn on or Turn off Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words Settings using Group Policy Editor?

Step 1. Firstly, Open Group Policy Editor.

Step 2. In the Local Group Policy Editor window, navigate to the following path from the left side pane:-

User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Control Panel > Regional and Language

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Step 3. Then, On the right side of the “Regional and Language Options” folder, you will have two policies “Turn off autocorrect misspelled words” and “Turn off highlight misspelled words.” Double-click on each and select the Enabled option.

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Step 4. Click Apply.

Step 5. Click OK.

After completing the above steps, Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words, both features will be disabled on your Windows 10 PC. If you change your mind and want to enable it again, in the above step 3, select the Not Configured or Disabled option.

How to Enable or Disable Autocorrect and Highlight Misspelled Words Settings using Registry Editor?

To turn off Autocorrect and Highlight misspelled words features using Registry Editor, do the following steps:-

Step 1. Firstly, Open Registry Editor.

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Step 2. In the Registry Editor window, navigate to the following key:-

Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft

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Step 3. Then, right-click on the Control Panel subkey under the Microsoft key. Select the New and then the Key option.

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Step 4. Rename the newly created key as International.

Step 5. Next, right-click on the International key, select New, and then DWORD (32-bit) Value.

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Step 6. Then, On the right side of the International key, rename the newly created DWORD (32-bit) Value as TurnOffAutocorrectMisspelledWords.

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Step 7. Next,  create a new DWORD (32-bit) Value on the International key and name it TurnOffHighlightMisspelledWords.

Step 8. Double click on each DWORD (32-bit) Value TurnOffHighlightMisspelledWords and TurnOffAutocorrectMisspelledWords and set its Data value to 1.

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Step 9. Click OK.

If you want to turn on these features again, repeat the above steps and change the Data value of TurnOffHighlightMisspelledWords and TurnOffAutocorrectMisspelledWords from 1 to 0.

That’s it.

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