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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       11 Jul 2015 #1

    Any way of permenently closing the "Search" app?


    Specifically "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" I do not need this running in the background and it is showing up on Display Fusion's taskbar.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    Posts : 167
    Windows 7 Ultimate 64
       11 Jul 2015 #2

    I dunno about running in background, but it can be disabled from showing on the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar -> Search -> Disable.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       11 Jul 2015 #3

    Delicieuxz said: View Post
    I dunno about running in background, but it can be disabled from showing on the taskbar by right-clicking the taskbar -> Search -> Disable.
    As I said, it is showing up on Display Fusion's taskbar so I am looking for a way of actually turning it off. Unrelated to that, it chews up close to 1% of my CPU cycles a lot of the time and it's just extra crap I don't need running in the background.
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  4.    11 Jul 2015 #4

    BaconCatBug said: View Post
    Specifically "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" I do not need this running in the background and it is showing up on Display Fusion's taskbar.
    Not really, you'd have to disable a bunch of stuff and delete the SearchUI.exe, but you could still use the rundll32 version.
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  5. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,358
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       11 Jul 2015 #5

    Youtube video that show show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q990oW7JgvA
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  6.    11 Jul 2015 #6

    I've tried all of the above but still the Cortana process runs. Do all of the above to "turn off" and hide Cortana, then run Task Manager...you will see Cortana running. Rt-click on Cortana and then End Task. Cortana will close and REOPEN within a second. No way to stop the process.

    Regards,
    GEWB
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  7. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,838
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       11 Jul 2015 #7

    GEWB said: View Post
    I've tried all of the above but still the Cortana process runs. Do all of the above to "turn off" and hide Cortana, then run Task Manager...you will see Cortana running. Rt-click on Cortana and then End Task. Cortana will close and REOPEN within a second. No way to stop the process.

    Regards,
    GEWB
    Hi there. It's an Insider exclusive test build. I hardly doubt you'll be able to turn it off, for MS wants it and all the features tested if that was your choice upon installation to accept Cortana.

    Is it that much of a drain on your resources?
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  8.    11 Jul 2015 #8

    First open Cortana Settings and turn Cortana off.

    Go to: "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe" and take ownership of SearchUI.exe
    (Full Control Ownership) (leave this folder open as in my screenshot!)

    Then open Task Manager/Details, right click on SearchUI.exe and End the Process (1), then quickly right click SearchUI.exe and Delete (2), you have about 2 seconds to do so!

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    Then you can use Rundll32 version:

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  9.    11 Jul 2015 #9

    HippsieGypsie has a point, please try the aforementioned 'hack' on an experimental basis.
    And, don't empty your Recycle Bin just in case you want to Restore the .exe
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  10.    12 Jul 2015 #10

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    Hi there. It's an Insider exclusive test build. I hardly doubt you'll be able to turn it off, for MS wants it and all the features tested if that was your choice upon installation to accept Cortana.

    Is it that much of a drain on your resources?
    Not a drain on system resources - that isn't the issue. As to testing Cortana features, my test is how to get rid of it.

    Regards,
    GEWB
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