How To Disable Ink Workspace in Windows 10 If You Don’t Have Touch Or Want It….

Ink is a new function of Windows 10 Anniversary update that makes writing on a touch screen consistent across apps. Here’s how to disable Ink on your system so it’s not wasting space or resources if you don’t have touch.

There are two methods to disabling ink on your system:

One is to use the Group Policy and the other is to edit the Registry. You only have access to the Group Policy editor in Windows 10 Pro. If you are using Windows 10 Home then you’ll have to edit the Registry.

Windows 10 Pro:

Press the Windows Key + R and type gpedit.msc. (This brings up the Group Policy Editor)

Go to:
Computer Configuration >
Administrative Templates >
Windows Components >
Windows Ink Workspace.

Double-click on Allow Windows Ink Workspace and choose Disabled.

Reboot and Ink will have be completely gone on your system.

Windows 10 Home:

Press Windows Key + R and type regedit. (This brings up the Registry Editor)

Browse down to the following key:


If no key called WindowsInkWorkspace under the Microsoft key, right click the Microsoft folder and choose New > Key.

Make sure you name it “WindowsInkWorkspace“ (without the quotes), then select this new folder you just created.

In its right pane, right-click blank space and choose New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name this one “AllowWindowsInkWorkspace“ (without the quotes) and set its value to 0 by double-clicking it to edit its properties.

Reboot and Ink will have be completely gone on your system.