Do you want to know how to disable Windows 8 narrator? Well this should help. Here is two simple guides for disabling the feature.

Disabling Windows 8 Narrator (Part 1)


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1. Step

Select “Control Panel” (right click on a blank area on the screen; click “ALL APPS” on the menu bar that appear at the bottom, under “Windows Accessories” click “Control Panel”).

2. Step

The Control Panel window opens on the desktop, click the “EASE OF ACCESS” option.

3. Step

Window will appear displaying “Ease of Access Center”; click “Make the Computer Easier to See”.

4. Step

Uncheck the “Turn on Narrator” box.

5. Step

Click “Apply” and then click “OK”.

6. Step

Restart the system and your good to go.The feature should know be disabled.

An Alternative Way to Disable Windows 8 Narrator

This method requires you to change the configuration settings of that application within windows:

1. StepYou have to type the path below in the run window (press Window key and R key)

“C:\Windows\ system 32” (no spaces).

2. Step

The system32 file opens, and within that file , you will see an icon called “narrator.exe”.


Right click on that icon; click “Properties”, then “Security” and finally to “Advanced”.

4. Step

Now you have to change the Owners name. Within the Advanced setting, change the Owner Name from “SYSTEM” to your name by clicking the Change Icon in the Owners Field. When completed click OK and accept the warning on modifying security and system files, by clicking YES.

5. Step

Remain on the Properties Option, you need to click EDIT and then add yourself in the “GROUP OR USERNAMES:” region.

6. Step

You can restrict the access of “READ AND EXECUTE” and “READ” options for the narrator.exe.


Then click “OK”, a warning will be shown about modifying security on system files, click “YES” and move on.

8. Step

Now you have re-change the owners name, from your name to “SYSTEMS”. So click on the Change Icon and make the necessary corrections.

9. Step

When completed, click on “OK” button. This will save all the changes you have just made.