How to Disable Windows Input Experience in Windows 11

In this article, we show how to disable Windows Input Experience on Windows 11 to prevent it from running in the background.

Windows Input Experience is a part of the Windows Feature Experience Pack, and it comes pre-installed on Windows 11. It is not a virus or harmful to your PC, though many users want to disable Windows Input Experience as it always uses memory in the background.

But it is not recommended to forcefully uninstall the Windows Feature Experience Pack on PowerShell to get rid of Windows Input Experience, as it might remove some essential applications.

The safe way to turn off Windows Input Experience is to run the Registry Editor as administrator and go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input, then modify the value data of IsInputAppPreloadEnabled to 0.

Next, I will show you how to disable Windows Input Experience in Windows 11 step-by-step.

How to Stop Windows Input Experience in Windows 11

Before attempting to change the Registry Editor to disable Windows Input Experience, I recommend you back up your registry, so you can restore it if needed.

After that, follow the steps below:

  1. Press Win + S and enter Registry Editor. Run as administrator:
  2. Click yes to allow this app to make changes to your device.
  3. Enter HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Input in the Registry Editor address bar and press Enter:
  4. Right-click on the IsInputAppPreloadEnabled value and click on Modify:
  5. Change value data to 0:
  6. Restart your PC to enable the changes.

If disabling Windows Input Experience causes any minor issues, you can turn it on again on the Registry Editor by following the same process.

To turn Windows Input Experience on again, do the same steps above, but modify IsInputAppPreloadEnabled to 1.

(If you want to free up more memory and CPU resources, it is imperative to fix the Desktop Windows Manager high memory usage bug on Windows 11.)


It is not clear what Windows Input Experience actually does on Windows, as Microsoft didn’t provide any info on it. A Reddit user claims its purpose is data collection.

Anyway, it is clearly not a vital Windows process. So, you can safely disable it to prevent it from running in the background.

The only way to safely stop Windows Input Experience from running in the background is by disabling it with the Registry Editor as explained in the beggining of this article.

To free up more RAM on task manager, check our article on how to fix paged pool and non-paged pool memory leak.

To understand more about the processes running on the task manager, I`ve written an article on why there are multiple instances of Microsoft Teams on Task Manager.

Laerthe Côrtes

Laerthe Côrtes

My first desktop computer, back in the 1990s, opened a whole new world for me; since then I am a heavy PC user (who will never get used to smartphones.) I worked for five years in the PC software industry, and my favorite version of Windows is still Windows 95.

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