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Win 10 and Cortana. I want to remove or turn off Cortana.

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#1 The Dude Abides

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Posted 21 November 2015 - 03:09 PM

There is no way to remove Cortana. (That I know of.) I don't use it. I don't like it. But in task manager I can't turn it off without it restarting it self.

So I figure I have to go to the registry, I'm guessing. So I know it can be turned off. I just don't know how to do it. Could someone help?




Edited by The Dude Abides, 21 November 2015 - 03:12 PM.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 21 November 2015 - 03:29 PM

You can't turn off the Cortana process, which is different than the Cortana Service, because it's an integral part of Windows Search.


If you've gone into the Cortana & Search settings and turned off the two settings shown in the screen shot below the Cortana Service is off.  What you have left is as close to good old Windows Search as you're going to get.


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Edited by britechguy, 21 November 2015 - 03:30 PM.

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