i've searched everywhere, and even uninstalled Cortana from Windows Features..
it's no longer running.. but i can't figure out how to unpin it from the Start Menu.
Anyone know how to unpin Cortana?
FYI: if anyone is interested in removing hidden Windows Features:
- you'll need win6x_registry_tweak from MSFN or here's a mirror.
- you can remove Windows Defender, Adobe Flash, Search, Indexer, HyperV, etc.. completely
- list all packages
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /l
- remove package
install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c **PACKAGE** /r
FYI: becareful.. don't go crazy and remove things you're unsure about.. some packages are required for functionality and can cause serious problems.