How to turn off the autocorrect feature in Windows 8

If you’re new to Windows 8, you may have noticed the autocorrect feature relentlessly autocorrects your “misspelled” words, whether you’re online or using Microsoft Office, or both. This has been driving some people crazy. Just because something is not found in Microsoft’s dictionary, does not mean it’s not what you intended to type. We hear you.

Here are the steps you can take to disable the autocorrect feature in Windows 8:

  1. Go to your Charms Bar (press Windows + C).
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Click Change PC Settings (located at the bottom of the Settings column).
  4. Click General.
  5. Go to the Spelling section.
  6. Turn off “Autocorrect Misspelled Words” option.

Now that you’ve turned off autocorrect, here’s how to get out of this screen and back to where you were in Windows 8 land:

  • If you’re using a touchscreen device, swipe this app off the screen.
  • If you’re using a PC, move your cursor to the top of the page until it becomes a hand icon. Click and drag this app off the screen.

You can see more Windows 8 tips here. Let us know if you have any questions.