Enable / Disable The Spell Check In Windows 10

Scott Galloway
Scott Galloway Last Updated: May 18, 2022


Software: Windows 10 | Last modified on 2018-06-18


Windows 10 has built-in spell check & autocorrect functions that you can choose to either enable or disable.

[Solution 1] Alter the Spell Check feature in the Settings app


  1. Open the Settings app and click Devices
  2. Open Typing and change the Autocorrect misspelt words setting to either On or Off.
  3. Change the Highlight misspelt words setting to either On or Off.

[Solution 2] Alter the Spell Check feature in the Registry


  1. Open Run and execute Regedit
  2. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER \SOFTWARE \Microsoft \TabletTip \1.7.
  3. Change the value of the EnableAutocorrection DWORD. Use 0 to turn it off or 1 to turn it on.
  4. Change the value of the EnableSpellchecking DWORD. Use 0 to turn it off or 1 to turn it on.
  5. The new settings will be applied after restarting the computer.

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Scott Galloway is a clinical professor of marketing at the New York University Stern School of Business, and a public speaker, author, and entrepreneur. He was named one of the world's 50 best business school professors by Poets and Quants.


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