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  1.    21 Jan 2016 #1
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    How to have users sign in and have cortana disabled for all


    Is there a way to make Click image for larger version. 

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    Teachers do not need Cortana or any web searching through the search box. Is it possible to make these settings a default for all new users who sign on?

    Thanks.
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  2.    21 Jan 2016 #2
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    Hello Daniel,

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to disable Cortana.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    21 Jan 2016 #3
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    Brink, if I do this using the Admin account will it be disabled through all new users?
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  4.    21 Jan 2016 #4
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    Correct, it will disable the ability to turn on Cortana for all users on the PC.
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  5.    21 Jan 2016 #5
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    Awesome, I will give this a shot. Thank you very much!
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  6.    21 Jan 2016 #6
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    You're most welcome.
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  7.    21 Jan 2016 #7
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    Okay, I have used the registry version to disable Cortana and it worked! Still runs in the background I see though??? 60MB or so.... can it be removed so it doesn't consume RAM? Also is there a registry setting to make it only search windows and it not say search web and windows???
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  8.    21 Jan 2016 #8
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    The Cortana you see running in the background is not for the Cortana personal assistant, but used by Search (SearchUI.exe) instead.

    The tutorial below should help with searching the web.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  9.    21 Jan 2016 #9
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    Okay so I should leave the SearchUI.exe alone then?
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  10.    21 Jan 2016 #10
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    Yeah, disabling search would break to many things.
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