1.    27 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 64-bit

    Any working way to remove Cortana?


    Is there a way to completely remove Cortana? I disabled it, but it keeps running in the background.
    I did find some suggestions to remove it, but it also removes the search and causes problems to other stuff.
    So is there a working way by now to do that?

    Thanks!
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  2.    27 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello mibaup,

    This will only disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process used by Search (SearchUI.exe). These are two separate items. You don't want to disable search.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  3.    27 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Is there a way to do that without downloading the reg file? (Can I do that myself?)
    Also, will that stop the Cortana background process?
    Because I already disabled Cortana itself alone, what you're suggesting is additional. or just another way to disable Cortana but leaving it working in the background?
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  4.    27 Jan 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    The tutorial I posted is for disabling Cortana, but you missed the part that the "Cortana" process you are seeing is actually for "Search" and not the disabled Cortana personal assistant.
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  5.    28 Jan 2016 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 115
    Windows 10 64-bit
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, but I just wonder if I should follow the tutorial, if I already disabled Cortana via Settings? is it just a manual way to do that? Or the tutorial actually disables another thing of Cortana?
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  6.    28 Jan 2016 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 24,410
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    No need to also do the tutorial if you already disabled Cortana (the personal assistant).
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