1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 259
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       02 Oct 2015 #1

    Why is the disabled Cortana still running ?


    Hi there

    I have disabled Cortana but it still runs in the background.

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    Anyone know why ? and can it be disabled completely ?

    zoo
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 163
    Wds10 - OEM
       02 Oct 2015 #2

    You can't shut it down ... Until MS lets you completely uninstall it .. But not now ..
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)
       02 Oct 2015 #3

    zooburner said: View Post
    Hi there

    I have disabled Cortana but it still runs in the background.

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	cortana.jpg 
Views:	47 
Size:	40.8 KB 
ID:	40743

    Anyone know why ? and can it be disabled completely ?

    zoo
    It's actually the search feature, just called "Cortana" causing confusion. Forcefully closing and disabling this Cortana process causes the search features of the Start menu to stop working.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 359
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit v10586.3
       02 Oct 2015 #4

    Good question, most of it can be disabled however, the core app runs and runs and runs. 51mb here of memory of 32gb ain't a blip and it is not operational so no cpu load of any kind. No problem. A complete shut down but not deletion of cortana requires some reg editing in the privacy settings department and I think the how to is available in this forum somewhere.

    BTW, I forgot how to turn Cortana back on and your thread made me find out how to do that again. Not to difficult. I think and I would say there is a lot of privacy stuff you need to decide to turn on and off here. Be careful.
    Last edited by lopedoggie; 03 Oct 2015 at 00:00.
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  5. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 259
    Windows 7 (SP1)
       03 Oct 2015 #5

    Okay people thanks for the replies, I will just leave it for now, it being responsible for search features makes perfect sense.

    Many thanks
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