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How to Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10


Starting with Windows 10 build 17115, Windows 10 has gotten a new privacy screen settings layout.

Users can turn on or off to send inking and typing data to Microsoft to improve the language recognition and suggestion capabilities of apps and services running on Windows 10 such as handwriting recognition, autocompletion, next word prediction and spelling correction in the many languages used by Windows customers.

This tutorial will show you how to turn on or off the improve inking & typing recognition privacy setting for your account or all accounts in Windows 10.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition during Windows Setup
  • Option Two: To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for Current User in Settings
  • Option Three: To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for Current User using a REG file
  • Option Four: To Enable or Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users in Local Group Policy
  • Option Five: To Enable or Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users using a REG file





Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition Windows Setup

1. When you get to Choose privacy settings for your device during Windows Setup while doing a clean install of Windows 10, you can turn on (default) or off the Inking & typing privacy setting for what you want. (see screenshots below)

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Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for Current User in Settings

1. Open Settings, and click/tap on the Privacy icon.

2. Click/tap on Diagnostics & Feedback on the left side, and turn on (default) of off Improve inking & typing recognition on the right side for what you want. (see screenshot below)

3. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

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Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10
To Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for Current User using a REG file


The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input\TIPC

Enabled DWORD

0 = Off
1 = On


1. Do step 2 (on) or step 3 (off) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Turn On Improve Inking & Typing Recognition

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_ON_improve_inking_and_typing_recognition.reg

download


 3. To Turn Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Turn_OFF_improve_inking_and_typing_recognition.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.






Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users in Local Group Policy


You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

This option is only available starting with Windows 10 version 1803.

If disabled, this option will override Option Two and Option Three.

The Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions, but all editions can use Option Five to set this policy using a REG file instead.


1. Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

2. In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below. (see screenshot below)

Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Text Input

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3. In the right pane of Text Input in Local Group Policy Editor, double click/tap on the Improve inking and typing recognition policy to edit it. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 (enable) or step 6 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 5. To Enable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users

A) Select (dot) Not Configured or Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

Not Configured[/B] is the default setting.


 6. To Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users

A) Select (dot) Disabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)

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7. When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor if you like.






Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Turn On or Off Improve Inking & Typing Recognition in Windows 10
To Enable or Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users using a REG file


You must be signed in as an administrator to be able to do this option.

This option is only available starting with Windows 10 version 1803.

If disabled, this option will override Option Two and Option Three.

The downloadable .reg files below will add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\TextInput

AllowLinguisticDataCollection DWORD

(delete) = Enable
0 = Disable


1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


 2. To Enable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users

This is the default setting.

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Enable_Improve_inking_and_typing_recognition.reg

download


 3. To Disable Improve Inking & Typing Recognition for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Disable_Improve_inking_and_typing_recognition.reg

download

4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7. If you like, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn