Please make Cortana stop!

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  1. Posts : 16
    Windows 10 Professional. Version: 1909 - OS Build: 18363.959
    Thread Starter
       #31

    Hi everyone & thank you for your input. I have tried everything mentioned above. Each time I ended it in Task Manager a second, then third Cortana would spawn, again using 20 +% of my CPU. I have finaly stopped it by going into Windows / SystemApps & renaming the Cortana file. Not only does it not show up in Task Manager, even updating to the latest Windows does not re-add it. No problems with anything at the moment. Fingers crossed!
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  2. Posts : 1,867
    Windows 10 Pro 2004 20H1
       #32

    This is how we did it -

    Boot into the Repair environment -

    move C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy.000

    Cortana and SearchUI.exe don't start, but several Critical DCOM errors thrown because Windows can't find them.

    Add registry key -

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search]
    "AllowCortana"=dword:00000000


    Cortana and SearchUI.exe still start but go into Suspend immediately
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  3. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #33

    shipwreck said:
    Hi everyone & thank you for your input. I have tried everything mentioned above. Each time I ended it in Task Manager a second, then third Cortana would spawn, again using 20 +% of my CPU. I have finaly stopped it by going into Windows / SystemApps & renaming the Cortana file. Not only does it not show up in Task Manager, even updating to the latest Windows does not re-add it. No problems with anything at the moment. Fingers crossed!
    If you have updated to the newest Windows, 2004, Cortana is no longer entrenched in the system as before. It's a Store App that can be uninstalled. If the Uninstall is greyed out, use a free app called Revo Uninstaller to eradicate the gal forever, all traces. Download Revo Uninstaller Freeware - Free and Full Download
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  4. Posts : 4,526
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #34

    With this batch script you can uninstall Cortana from latest version of Windows 10.


    Code:
    :: Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10 version 2004
    
    @Echo Off & Cls 
    
    
    (Net session >nul 2>&1)||(PowerShell start """%~0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)
    
    :choice
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=55 & Color 0E & Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo        Uninstall Cortana for Current User  (C)?   
    Echo.       
    Echo        Uninstall Cortana for All Users     (A)?
    Echo.
    
    
    Set /p input= RESPONSE: 
    
    If /i  Not %input%==C (Goto :_Ex) Else (Goto :_CurrentUser) 
    
    :_Ex
    If /i Not %input%==A  (Goto :choice) Else (Goto :_AllUsers)
    
    
    
    :_CurrentUser
    
    Echo Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* ^| Remove-AppxPackage > CurrentUser.ps1
    
    Powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File CurrentUser.ps1
    
    Del CurrentUser.ps1
    
    
    Exit
    
    
    
    :_AllUsers
    
    Echo Get-appxpackage -allusers *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* ^| Remove-AppxPackage > AllUsers.ps1
    
    Powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File AllUsers.ps1
    
    Del AllUsers.ps1
    
    
    Exit
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  5. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #35

    FreeBooter said:
    With this batch script you can uninstall Cortana from latest version of Windows 10.


    Code:
    :: Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10 version 2004
    
    @Echo Off & Cls 
    
    
    (Net session >nul 2>&1)||(PowerShell start """%~0""" -verb RunAs & Exit /B)
    
    :choice
    
    Cls & Mode CON  LINES=11 COLS=55 & Color 0E & Title Created By FreeBooter
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo.
    Echo        Uninstall Cortana for Current User  (C)?   
    Echo.       
    Echo        Uninstall Cortana for All Users     (A)?
    Echo.
    
    
    Set /p input= RESPONSE: 
    
    If /i  Not %input%==C (Goto :_Ex) Else (Goto :_CurrentUser) 
    
    :_Ex
    If /i Not %input%==A  (Goto :choice) Else (Goto :_AllUsers)
    
    
    
    :_CurrentUser
    
    Echo Get-AppxPackage *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* ^| Remove-AppxPackage > CurrentUser.ps1
    
    Powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File CurrentUser.ps1
    
    Del CurrentUser.ps1
    
    
    Exit
    
    
    
    :_AllUsers
    
    Echo Get-appxpackage -allusers *Microsoft.549981C3F5F10* ^| Remove-AppxPackage > AllUsers.ps1
    
    Powershell -ExecutionPolicy ByPass -File AllUsers.ps1
    
    Del AllUsers.ps1
    
    
    Exit
    Doesn't get all the reg entries and file entries. The Revo method, or one similar to it, does.
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  6. Posts : 4,526
    Windows 11 Pro 64-bit
       #36

    f14tomcat said:
    Doesn't get all the reg entries and file entries. The Revo method, or one similar to it, does.
    All i can say after uninstalling Cortana with this batch script there is no Cortana process at Task Manager.
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 56,064
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #37

    FreeBooter said:
    All i can say after uninstalling Cortana with this batch script there is no Cortana process at Task Manager.
    Oh, you are correct, because the .exe is gone. I was speaking of all the housecleaning MS leaves behind.
      My Computers


 

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