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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #1

    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?


    So I've gotten fed up enough with the terrible windows search system.

    I went into services.msc and disabled the windows search service; then restarted my computer.

    However, "Cortana" is still listed in my task manager taking up 50mb of memory.

    How do I kill Cortana?
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  2.    01 Aug 2015 #2

    Jaxel said: View Post
    So I've gotten fed up enough with the terrible windows search system.

    I went into services.msc and disabled the windows search service; then restarted my computer.

    However, "Cortana" is still listed in my task manager taking up 50mb of memory.

    How do I kill Cortana?
    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!
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #3

    No. Seriously... She's Clippy.

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  4. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #4

    Hmm... it wont let me delete/rename SearchUI.exe because of a permission error. How do I get permission to rename the file?
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  5.    01 Aug 2015 #5

    Jaxel said: View Post
    Hmm... it wont let me delete/rename SearchUI.exe because of a permission error. How do I get permission to rename the file?
    You have to take Ownership of the file:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    (You won't have time to rename it)
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  6. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #6

    Edwin said: View Post
    You have to take Ownership of the file:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    (You won't have time to rename it)
    Doesnt seem to work. Ran the reg, didnt add Take Ownership context menu.
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  7. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #7

    Wait... I got it. I had to take ownership of the directory... it wouldnt let me take ownership of the EXE.
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  8. Joined : Apr 2014
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       01 Aug 2015 #8
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10
       01 Aug 2015 #9

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Uhh... no. That still leaves Cortana running in the background... which is the ENTIRE purpose of this thread.
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