Please make Cortana stop!

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  1. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #21

    ignatzatsonic said:
    Good. That worked. No longer listed in Settings/apps and features.

    I grabbed the portable version.

    Had not used Revo in 6 or 8 years.

    Resisted the OVERWHELMING urge to let Revo delete remaining registry entries as I don't want to encourage that habit. So far at least. I may succumb tomorrow.
    FYI: Revo makes a copy of deleted reg entries, for backup.

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  2. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #22

    Have you tried this tutorial: How to Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10

    It should work since you have Win 10 Pro.
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  3. KCR
    Posts : 346
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit, Version 21H2 (OS Build 19044.1706)
       #23

    f14tomcat said:
    In 2004, it's an app and will be listed in Revo. That's how I uninstalled it.

    I don't want to uninstall it. . . yet.


    But I see that it is listed in CCleaner. . .

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    I haven't a clue if that method works, or not ?



    NB:
    I haven't read Shawn's tutorial yet either, but "The Beast" . . seems to stay disabled on my machine. .


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  4. Posts : 56,064
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       #24

    KCR said:
    I don't want to uninstall it. . . yet.


    But I see that it is listed in CCleaner. . .

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    I haven't a clue if that method works, or not ?



    NB:
    I haven't read Shawn's tutorial yet either, but "The Beast" . . seems to stay disabled on my machine. .


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    I haven't tried the CCleaner method for a long time, but my remembrance is it does not do as deep a cleaning as Revo. I think it just does the same as right-clicking the App entry in Settings and clicking Uninstall (if not greyed) out. Revo gets the reg entries (with a backup) and the file entries.
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  5. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Professional. Version: 1909 - OS Build: 18363.959
    Thread Starter
       #25

    Thanks again everyone for your input. Tried all but Winaero Tweaker which I about to do now. Failing that, I will have to use Task Manager to disable it each time I fire up Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #26

    If it's that desperate, why not schedule a task run on logon to do that and let Windows do it for you?
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  7. Posts : 13,934
    Windows 10 Pro X64 21H1 19043.1503
       #27

    Did you follow Brink's tutorial yet?
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  8. Posts : 1,503
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       #28

    This subject comes up often, and I don't know why.

    I first got Windows 10 about four years ago. Win 10 was new to me.

    I saw this Cortana thing. Obvious spyware. So I followed some online instructions to disable it. It was gone. I haven't seen it since.

    So why has it become a recurring problem for so many people?
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  9. Posts : 34,987
    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)
       #29

    As I said, no need to take special action to disable it on a normally working system, unless you run into an MS-created bug related to an update that causes high CPU-usage. Merely stop it responding to 'Hey Cortana' in Settings. Zero resource usage so it can't be doing anything - even 'spying'.

    (And if you're afraid of spying, never, ever, use the internet. Keep your PC's 'air gapped').
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  10. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #30

    dalchina said:
    As I said, no need to take special action to disable it on a normally working system, unless you run into an MS-created bug related to an update that causes high CPU-usage. Merely stop it responding to 'Hey Cortana' in Settings. Zero resource usage so it can't be doing anything - even 'spying'.

    (And if you're afraid of spying, never, ever, use the internet. Keep your PC's 'air gapped').
    And used only in an EMI protected room, NO Wi-Fi. Ever. And disable the Bluetooth adapter and remove all USB connect dongles for radio controlled devices.
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