Windows 10: Shutting Off Cortana

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  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Shutting Off Cortana


    Is there a way to stop Cortana running in the background.

    I see it in the "Task Manager', but you cannot 'End Task' it as it comes right back.
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  2. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       06 Aug 2015 #2

    emeth said: View Post
    Is there a way to stop Cortana running in the background.

    I see it in the "Task Manager', but you cannot 'End Task' it as it comes right back.
    Click on the search icon (magnifying glass) next to start, then the settings icon on the left side of the pop up menu. First choice is turn Cortana on or off. See snip below, it's also in the tutorial I've linked below too.

    Check this tutorial Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #3

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Click on the search icon (magnifying glass) next to start, then the settings icon on the left side of the pop up menu. First choice is turn Cortana on or off. See snip below, it's also in the tutorial I've linked below too.

    Check this tutorial Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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    Thank you Steve; I had already done that, however, Cortana is still listed in the 'Task Manager'
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  4. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       06 Aug 2015 #4

    Did you also click the button to "stop getting to know about me" Settings>Privacy>Speech, inking, and typing?

    In the tutorial it's step 4. "To Turn Off Cortana and Stop getting to know me" Maybe that will stop the task.
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #5

    CmmTch said: View Post
    Did you also click the button to "stop getting to know about me" Settings>Privacy>Speech, inking, and typing?

    In the tutorial it's step 4. "To Turn Off Cortana and Stop getting to know me" Maybe that will stop the task.
    Yes.
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  6. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       06 Aug 2015 #6

    I had to boot back into Win7 so I can't look at task manager in W10 at the moment but can't you stop the task?

    I didn't pay any attention to that, I've never had Cortana on so I can't be sure what's causing it or exactly what you might need to do other than stop the task.
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  7.    06 Aug 2015 #7

    CmmTch said: View Post
    I had to boot back into Win7 so I can't look at task manager in W10 at the moment but can't you stop the task?

    I didn't pay any attention to that, I've never had Cortana on so I can't be sure what's causing it or exactly what you might need to do other than stop the task.
    Yes, after the 'Stop Cartana' procedure, she still shows up in the 'Task Manager', and even if you, 'End Task' her, she pops right back in.
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  8. Posts : 375
    Windows 10 Home x64
       06 Aug 2015 #8

    I booted back into W10 to check and she's in task mgr for me too, see below. I guess that's just the way it is

    There might be a reg hack to remove her, but if it were me (and it is in a sense, I have her in task mgr too) I'm not worrying about it.

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  9.    06 Aug 2015 #9

    CmmTch said: View Post
    I booted back into W10 to check and she's in task mgr for me too, see below. I guess that's just the way it is

    There might be a reg hack to remove her, but if it were me (and it is in a sense, I have her in task mgr too) I'm not worrying about it.

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    Thanks for trying.
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       06 Aug 2015 #10

    emeth said: View Post
    Thanks for trying.
    Check Post #10
    CPU fan running at full speed in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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