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  1.    14 Oct 2015 #11
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    If you like, you could also use the method in the tutorial below to easily disable Cortana.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  2.    03 Nov 2015 #12
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    Windows 10 Professional 64 Bit

    Quote Originally Posted by melsner View Post
    I found this thread AFTER I managed to figure out how to take ownership, end, and delete the cortana folder. Anyone have the files they can post/send so I can get Cortana back? I really just want to be able to search. Had I known the search feature would be removed too, I wouldn't have deleted it
    Me too, can please someone post this via dropbox?
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  3.    24 Nov 2015 #13
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Disabling Cortana followed by event-id 5973 & 10001


    Quote Originally Posted by fmustang76 View Post
    To turn Cortana off in the Start Menu:
    Bring up the Start menu and start typing. Click on the "hamburger" icon in the left sidebar and choose "Settings". From there, you can turn off Cortana.


    Permanately Disable Cortana Without using safe mode:
    Install Unlocker 1.92
    Navigate to the following folder: "C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy"
    Right click "SearchUI.exe" and select "Unlocker"
    Under the action menu, select "Rename"
    Give it a new name such as "Disabled.SearchUI.exe"
    Click OK.

    To clear Cortana from the PC memory, either reboot or open task manager and kill Cortana.

    FMustang76, great solution!
    The only thing now is that I receive two faults in the event viewer:

    1. Event-id 5973:
    Activation app Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy!CortanaUI failed, the system can't find the file. Look in log Microsoft-Windows-TWinUI/Operational.

    2. Event-10001:
    Can't start DCOM Server CortanaUI, not available.
    Fault "2" as a result of command "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe" -ServerName:CortanaUI.AppXa50dqqa5gqv4a428c9y1jjw7m3btvepj.mca.

    Anyone?
    Thanks!
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  4.    27 Dec 2015 #14
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    This absolutely does not work. Just go to processes in File Manager and you will see Cortana using both CPU and memory!

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    If you like, you could also use the method in the tutorial below to easily disable Cortana.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  5.    27 Dec 2015 #15
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Quote Originally Posted by mitrajoon View Post
    This absolutely does not work. Just go to processes in File Manager and you will see Cortana using both CPU and memory!
    Hello mitrajoon,

    What you are seeing is the Cortana process used by Search (SearchUI.exe) instead. The tutorial does indeed disable Cortana the personal assistant though.
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  6.    27 Dec 2015 #16
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    Windows 10 Professional

    If you're bent on disabling the SearchUI, you'll need to rename the Cortana folder in C:/Windows/SystemApps, however, I DO NOT encourage users to do that because it disables search altogether and may begin to break other stuff!

    On the other hand, having done so as an experiment, the old search will still work.

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  7.    27 Dec 2015 #17
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    Brink, thanks for clarifying that.

    Edwin, I actually followed the tute that shows how to do that and it does work but like others I returned to the original name in order to have the search function.

    Thank you both for your replies.
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  8.    27 Dec 2015 #18
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Glad we could help mitrajoon.
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  9.    13 Jan 2016 #19
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    Windows 10 Home 64-bit (10.0 Build 10586)

    I already took ownership and deleted the folder. Now I realize that it removed the search function. How can I restore the search function/get the files back? (Maybe someone upload them to dropbox?) Help would REALLY be appreciated
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  10.    13 Jan 2016 #20
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello lonely nerd, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    If you have a restore point dated before this happened available, you could do a system restore using it to undo this.
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Jan 2016 at 18:28.
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