Windows 10: Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running? Solved

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  1.    01 Aug 2015 #11

    No mater what I did ..It's still there running in the back ground ..

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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #12

    I tried many things in vain too. It's Microsoft malware . Best I could do is disable search indexing.
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       01 Aug 2015 #13

    Edwin said: View Post
    Surprising how many users want to 'kill off' Cortana! She's a nice girl once you get to know her!

    Seriously though, I've posted a rather reckless and un-researched method to disable the entire Search UI including the background process, so you try it at your own risk!

    (I'll find the link in a minute)

    Can't find the link but basically, get Task Manager/Details/SearchUI.exe and "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe" beside each other.
    Right click the SearchUI.exe in Task Manager and End Task, then you've got about 2 seconds to right click and delete the SearchUI.exe in "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe"

    Don't empty the Recycle Bin so you can Restore it if something goes terribly wrong!
    Speaking of something going terribly wrong, I took ownership of the directory, deleted it, and completely broke my entire Search function, haha.

    Has anybody tried this and gotten it to work on killing Cortana, though?
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    Windows 10 Professional
       02 Aug 2015 #14

    Drachen said: View Post
    Speaking of something going terribly wrong, I took ownership of the directory, deleted it, and completely broke my entire Search function, haha.

    Has anybody tried this and gotten it to work on killing Cortana, though?
    I think I mentioned it would kill the search function somewhere!

    You could then use the old search (rundll) function:
    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search.lnk"

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    Windows 10 Professional (64-bit)
       02 Aug 2015 #15

    Edwin said: View Post
    I think I mentioned it would kill the search function somewhere!

    You could then use the old search (rundll) function:
    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search.lnk"

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    My bad! I thought you meant just the Cortana Search UI.

    I'm too used to Windows 7 searching to give it up. You win this round, Microsoft.
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  6.    08 Aug 2015 #16

    Edwin said: View Post
    I think I mentioned it would kill the search function somewhere!

    You could then use the old search (rundll) function:
    "C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Search.lnk"
    how to keep permanently the Search.Ink on taksbar ? after im reboot my laptop search icon dissapear on taskbar.
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  7.    08 Aug 2015 #17

    You Can Delete these files running in safe mode from C/windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy

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