Windows 10: How to unpin Cortana from Start Menu?

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  1.    08 Aug 2015 #11

    FuturDreamz said: View Post
    That's pretty invasive changes to the os to remove an entry in the list of apps. Why not just turn it off then leave it? Cortana is pretty imbedded into the os, and would require a clean reinstall to repair. You may not even be able to reset your computer.
    It's easy to get rid but getting it out of the all apps menu seems almost impossible atm, even if you delete the whole folder it's still in the all apps menu.
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  2.    09 Aug 2015 #12

    So? Lots of things are in the All Apps menu. That's what it is for. You wouldn't rip out all the phone lines in your home just because you don't use a land line.
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #13

    Bazz said: View Post
    It's easy to get rid but getting it out of the all apps menu seems almost impossible atm, even if you delete the whole folder it's still in the all apps menu.
    i found a way yesterday..
    but it caused the Start Menu to fail..
    and trying to restore caused errors.. eventually leading to boot problems.
    i had to restore to an old System Image..

    i'd leave Cortana & Shell Experience alone.
    those 2 are needed for the Start Menu and overall Windows stability.

    Thanks for everyone's help though :)

    FYI: you can disable Cortana from starting.. but DO NOT try to remove it.
    - if you're curious where the Start Menu shortcut is located.. drag the Cortana "All Apps" shortcut to the desktop. you'll see a file named "@Microsoft...." .. if you search that name in the registry you'll find it under Packages..
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  4.    09 Aug 2015 #14

    I suspected something like that may happen. When you futz with the OS it's hard to tell what's important or what the OS can repair/correct, and once you break something more futzing usually just makes it worse.
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       09 Aug 2015 #15

    I do not believe that you can completely remove it. I just hid it , I have no use for it.
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