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Cortana's Annoying Popups

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#1 maineiac48


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:13 PM

The Cortana program keeps popping up even though I do not wish to use it. I have gone into it's settings and set everything to off. What else can be done to silence this unwanted intruder? I am not very computer literate, and wouldn't dare plod around in registries or programing. Is there a simple consumer level cure? Thanks for any help.

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#2 britechguy


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Posted 17 May 2017 - 08:54 PM

Would you be a bit more clear about what you mean by:


1.  Cortana keeps popping up?   I have only very, very rarely seen Cortana do anything unbidden, though it does happen.


2.  What settings have you tweaked?  You definitely need to go into Privacy, "Speech, Inking, & Typing" pane" and make sure that "getting to know me" is off.  The phrasing has changed a bit over time, but it's still obvious which setting that is.

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