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  1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #1

    Gpedit problem


    I just repair installed win 10 32 1607. Some things were messed up but I've been able to correct most. However I saw a recent post on how to remove Cortana. http://www.tenforums.com/general-sup...e-cortana.html. One suggestion was to use gpedit. But when I started gpedit,msc I got the attached message
    The program ran after I dismissed the message twice but did not display the needed choices. I took a shot at editing the referenced file but couldn't save it because it's in Windows directory and is protected. (I am the Administrator). How can I fix gpedit?
    tcebob



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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Hello Bob,

    This is a bug in the latest Insider build, but should have the policies available after clicking on OK twice for those messages. If you like, you could use OPTION TWO below instead for this with .reg files.

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,083
    Windows 10 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Thanks Brink for explaining this, I have wondered why I always get this error message twice when opening Group Policy Editor:

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    I've not been worried because other than having to click twice to get rid of the messages, it has been working. Anyway, it's good to know it's not just me
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  4. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #4

    Wow, You got back to me before I finished editing my post! As I said, the gpedit did not display a "Search" option nor could I find one in the various options. I made the registry change but Cortana is still running. Guess I'll let it alone, it only uses 24k.
    tcebob
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #5

    You may need to restart the computer after disabling with the .reg file to fully apply.

    Double check to see if this running Cortana may just be the search process (SearchUI.exe) used by Windows Search instead.

    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.
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  6. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #6

    OK. I was unnerved by seeing Cortana in Task Manager. But it's just sitting there, doing nothing.
    tcebob
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #7

    Well, if you have Cortana disabled and restarted explorer or computer afterwards, you should only see a Search icon on the taskbar instead of the Cortana icon.
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  8. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #8

    Perhaps. But I disabled the taskbar search -- and I use Classic Start Menu, which includes a search box. Anyway, it seems that Cortana has become a part of Win 10, whether it is used or not.
    tcebob
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 16,547
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14986
       4 Weeks Ago #9

    What are you seeing to indicate that Cortana is still running?

    Cortana in Task Manager is for Windows Search instead of the personal assistant. These are two separate things.
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  10. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 93
    Windows 10
       4 Weeks Ago #10

    Yes. It does seem to me to be misleading to report Cortana in the Task Manager when it is, in fact, simply acting as Windows Search. However, since I am the only one who tripped up on this I'll move along to other concerns.

    Thanks, tcebob
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