Windows 10: I thought I'd killed CORTANA, - it came back to life after an update !

  1.    02 Jul 2016 #1

    I thought I'd killed CORTANA, - it came back to life after an update !

    So, when I first upgraded to Win10, I went through a hundred steps to make sure that Cortana was removed from my machine. I mean, deep into the settings, command prompt stuff, everything.
    I did check and it seemed to have been eradicated. It wasn't in the background processes or anything like that.

    Imagine my shock last night when I checked my background processes and I found Cortana very much alive.
    It MUST have been brought back to life through a windows update. I mean, I killed that thing.

    How do I make sure Cortana is completely killed without any hope of it coming back on me?
    I feel like Microsoft is stalking me with this thing.
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  2.    02 Jul 2016 #2

    So, I found this webpage and move the Cortana folder from SystemApps.
    I hope it does the trick...
    Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10? - Super User
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  3.    02 Jul 2016 #3

    You're gonna cripple some system stuff!
    Just do this, it's safer:

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  4.    02 Jul 2016 #4

    You can't expect the forcible removal of Windows components to survive an update. The update process is likely to see this as a problem that needs to be fixed.

    Forcibly removing Windows components is generally a bad idea and may have unpredictable results, such as the loss of apparently unrelated functionality or failure of latter updates. You may not use Cortana but that doesn't mean Windows is not using some of it's components for other purposes. Modern operating systems do a lot of this code sharing.

    Best to stick with the supported methods of hiding Cortana.
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  5.    02 Jul 2016 #5

    Switch to desired privacy settings in Settings and Cortana Settings,

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