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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #21

    Nope - Now if you disable Cortana (in Win10 pro)you get nothing - the whole point of my posting.
    Brink said: View Post
    Hello carrotmuseum,

    If you disable Cortana, you should see a search icon or search icon on the search box instead of a Cortana icon on the taskbar.

    Search Icon or Box - Show or Remove on Windows 10 Taskbar

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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       19 Oct 2016 #22

    After you disabled Cortana and restarted explorer, do you have Show search icon selected (checked)?
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       19 Oct 2016 #23

    @Brink, one of the latest updates means the closest you can get is to sign out:
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    gives you this:

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    It no longer has offline only mode in the settings etc. (and always uses the cortana circle, even after a reboot)
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  4. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       19 Oct 2016 #24

    aramil said: View Post
    @Brink, one of the latest updates means the closest you can get is to sign out:
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    gives you this:

    Click image for larger version. 

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    It no longer has offline only mode in the settings etc. (and always uses the cortana circle, even after a reboot)
    Hello Aramil,

    That would be to turn off Cortana,...

    Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

    ...but you can still disable Cortana.

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       19 Oct 2016 #25

    Just checked now and the GpEdit still works on Windows 10 AU Pro 64bit

    Search glass on the taskbar with no cortana "stuff". Thanks @Brink
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  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #26

    GPEDIT means what?
    aramil said: View Post
    Just checked now and the GpEdit still works on Windows 10 AU Pro 64bit

    Search glass on the taskbar with no cortana "stuff". Thanks @Brink
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 87
    win 7 pro
       19 Oct 2016 #27

    I have three options = hide- show cortana icon - show search box None of these gives the simple mag glass search icon I had previously. If I select show search icon it gives that darned Circle with Ask me anything (which IS CORTANA!!!!)
    Brink said: View Post
    After you disabled Cortana and restarted explorer, do you have Show search icon selected (checked)?
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       19 Oct 2016 #28

    carrotmuseum said: View Post
    I have three options = hide- show cortana icon - show search box None of these gives the simple mag glass search icon I had previously. If I select show search icon it gives that darned Circle with Ask me anything (which IS CORTANA!!!!)
    It sounds like you didn't use the method in the tutorial below to disable Cortana first.

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 pro 64bit
       19 Oct 2016 #29

    to run type "gpedit" in seach (cortana) and select "edit Group Policy" and follow the instruction brink linked to above "option one"
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,555
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       19 Oct 2016 #30

    aramil said: View Post
    Just checked now and the GpEdit still works on Windows 10 AU Pro 64bit

    Search glass on the taskbar with no cortana "stuff". Thanks @Brink
    You're most welcome.
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