How to have users sign in and have cortana disabled for all

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  1. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    How to have users sign in and have cortana disabled for all


    Is there a way to make How to have users sign in and have cortana disabled for all-capture1.png this layout and settings for every user that signs on to a computer through our domain?

    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. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    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. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brink, if I do this using the Admin account will it be disabled through all new users?
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  4. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #4

    Correct, it will disable the ability to turn on Cortana for all users on the PC.
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  5. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Awesome, I will give this a shot. Thank you very much!
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  6. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #6

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    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. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #8

    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. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #9

    Okay so I should leave the SearchUI.exe alone then?
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  10. Posts : 61,878
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #10

    Yeah, disabling search would break to many things.
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