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  1. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
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       #11

    roy111 said:
    Maybe I don't have the N version, how do I check?
    The easiest way for me is to look in the "Control Panel":

    Taskbar/Cortana search window...-windows-version1.jpg

    There's probably a command to display the same...
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  2. Posts : 725
    Windows 10 64-bits
    Thread Starter
       #12

    In retrospect, being able to use the "HKEY_USERS" registry hive for disabling Cortana makes sense. The Media Feature Pack for N Editions is an add on for Windows and as such, it is treated as a program and not as part of the OS. And just like in any other programs, the end user can control the settings. The "HKEY_CURRENT_USER" registry hive changes have no impact to the feature pack (app) settings.

    Just for the Windows Pro "N" version, find your SID via command line:

    Code:
    wmic useraccount get name,sid
    Add the following registry settings to your SID:

    Code:
    Computer\HKEY_USERS\"My SID*"\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search]
    
    „BingSearchEnabled“=dword:00000000
    
    „AllowSearchToUseLocation“=dword:00000000
    „CortanaConsent“=dword:00000000
    "My SID" = the actual logged on SID
    The width of the search window still bothersome:

    Taskbar/Cortana search window...-cortana-search.jpg

    Now, if I could just restore the search window with to the 1803, I'd be all set...

    I don't have the home edition of W10, but would be curious to know, if the "HKEY_USERS" registry hive changes would work there as well.....
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  3. Posts : 668
    Win 10 pro
       #13

    Cr00zng said:
    The easiest way for me is to look in the "Control Panel":

    Taskbar/Cortana search window...-windows-version1.jpg

    There's probably a command to display the same...
    I do not have N indeed

    Taskbar/Cortana search window...-non.jpg
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