1.    26 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional

    How To Disable & Turn Off Cortana

    Hello, so I use an alternate interface for my Start Button and don't have Search on my TaskBar; I use the app called Classic Shell. Its search option doesn't use Cortana and I like it more because of how simple and quick it is.

    So I attempted to disable Cortana this method:
    Disable Cortana
    a) Search for, and open: gpedit.msc
    b) Go to Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> Search
    c) Disable Allow Cortana

    That method does the same thing that applies at many links that I've seen on the web, like this site:
    How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10s Anniversary Update
    I looked in the Registry to do this, and that's already there.

    Yet the only strange thing is that when I open Task Manager, I still see this (refer to the picture). How do I disable that? Thanks

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  2.    26 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 2,862
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    The process will be always running, it is in a suspended state though.
    The only way, to prevent it from running, is to rename it or to remove it.
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  3.    26 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 706
    Windows 10 Professional
    Thread Starter

    Got it, thanks. I followed this tutorial on how to remove it:

    Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10? - Super User
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