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Spell Checking - Turn On or Off in Windows 8

  1. #30


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    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Well, I don't see any other way to disable the spell checking feature other than renaming the file. I've added OPTION THREE to help make it easier to follow on how to do so.

    Hm, what about taking System and TrustedInstaller the rights to use these files? The only problem I have with this solution is that sfc will give error messages about integrity problems and one is unable to see straightaway if it is the intended violation or a real problem.

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  2. #31


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    64-bit Windows 10


    It's not an issue for SFC. If you run SFC, it'll basically just replace the missing file since it has been renamed with a default copy. Since the file is only used for spell checking, it will not affect anything else.
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  3. #32


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    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit


    Oh, I just meant, it is a bit annoying if I ran SFC now and then, I would also have to repeat these changes and I would get a false alarm. Another question regarding spell-checking: do we know where the dictionary is saved? Or is it inaccessible?
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  4. #33


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Yeah, that would be a downside to have to repeat Option Three after running SFC.

    I haven't found a dictionary yet, and not sure if it's customizable.
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  5. #34


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    Windows 8.1 32bit/64bit


    Anyway, thank you for your efforts! Was worth a try and maybe Microsoft will fix it someday.
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  6. #35


    Posts : 1
    windows 8


    I am having same issue auto correct and auto highlight are on but words do not auto correct
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  7. #36


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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Viper, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Yeah, I noticed that most of the time, misspelled words just get underlined in red and very little if any autocorrecting is done.
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