Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
For the future reference, removing Cortana/SearchUI.exe causes it. SFC scan restores its files.
There are proper ways to remove Cortana, like wim tweak, using powershell commands and etc.


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Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
OK, but that link does NOT remove Cortana. MS has made it even more clear with the creators update that if you mess with Cortana, it will punitively disable a number of other functions.

If you have a method for "properly" removing Cortana to the point where it does not use memory, then please post that.