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  1.    02 Mar 2017 #31
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 1
    DOS 0.1

    Hi.

    I did this and killed cortana and skype off my Win10.
    Now i get random "bad pool caller" BSODs.
    I couldnt analyze the dumps yet, because the system doesnt run long enough.
    Do you have any idea what i can do to get it running long enough to get my data off it, so that i can install loonix? Im so fed up with this Win10 BS, id like to kill somebody.
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  2.    27 Apr 2017 #32
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 Pro

    What is the best option to stop Cortana using up so much memory?
    I've tried a Registry tweak, but Cortana continues to run.

    I am working on an old notebook computer that doesn't have a lot of memory, and the memory is not upgradeable and Cortana is using a big chunk of that memory.
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  3.    28 Apr 2017 #33
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,862
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Rename (remove) Cortana's folder, so SearchUI.exe would not run. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    Code:
    takeown /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    taskkill /im SearchUI.exe /f
    ren "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy.backup"
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  4.    28 Apr 2017 #34
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Quote Originally Posted by Stigg View Post
    What is the best option to stop Cortana using up so much memory?
    I've tried a Registry tweak, but Cortana continues to run.

    I am working on an old notebook computer that doesn't have a lot of memory, and the memory is not upgradeable and Cortana is using a big chunk of that memory.
    Hello @Stigg,

    If you mean that you disabled Cortana using the method in the tutorial below, then the Cortana process you still see running is for Windows search (SearchUI.exe). It would have been better if Microsoft left the process named "SearchUI.exe" instead of Cortana to avoid confusion,. but this isn't the same as Cortana the personal assistant.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  5.    28 Apr 2017 #35
    Join Date : Apr 2017
    Posts : 34
    Windows 10 Pro

    OK. I better leave it then.

    Thanks guys.
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  6.    28 Apr 2017 #36
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,191
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

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  7.    15 Jun 2017 #37
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 267
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    Rename (remove) Cortana's folder, so SearchUI.exe would not run. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    Code:
    takeown /f "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" /a /r /d y
    icacls "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" /inheritance:r /grant:r Administrators:(OI)(CI)F /t /c
    taskkill /im SearchUI.exe /f
    ren "%WinDir%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy.backup"
    Having done this last year with no ill-effects, I tried this again on an updated computer [Ver 1703] and renaming the folder has the effect of freezing the Start menu so I had to undo it. Any advice?

    Added later - I was able to disable Cortana later on by using the reg edit suggested in the tutorial Enable or Disable Cortana. This method caused no side-effects.

    Denis
    Last edited by Try3; 07 Sep 2017 at 12:04.
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  8.    15 Jun 2017 #38
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,862
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Terminating "ShellExperienceHost.exe" will restart it and restore its functionality.
    Code:
    taskkill /f /im ShellExperienceHost.exe
    To automate the process, you can create a task, which will run after logon with one minute delay.
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  9.    07 Sep 2017 #39
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 4
    windows 7-8.1-10

    Quote Originally Posted by mrpj2u View Post
    Hi

    I disabled Cortana, and now use a shareware program called locate32 for searching. Way faster than windows search.
    Locate32 is only running when you use it, not all the time like Cortana and the Microsoft search indexer and filter apps.
    I will never return to Cortana with search indexer & filter. I now have lower memory use & a faster system without them

    Kind Regards
    MrPj2u

    PS if you use shareware and it works you should consider registering and or paying for it
    thanks for that.
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