Windows 10: Need help to disable Cortana Solved

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    05 Nov 2016 #1

    Need help to disable Cortana


    I've disabled Cortana in the Group Policy, and restarted the PC, but still Cortana remains. When I used to have it disabled, a search icon appeared. Everything is disabled in the Cortana settings menu. Are there some other settings I should be aware of?



      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    05 Nov 2016 #2
    Last edited by Brink; 05 Nov 2016 at 16:23. Reason: link
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3,490
    EL Capitan
       05 Nov 2016 #3

    You cannot since it is so tightly integrated with the OS. Even though there are previous attempts to completely disable Cortona, which replaces the old Windows Search feature that was an option in the past, but has been a part of Windows 8 & 10. Redstone 2 will make Cortona even a lot more integrated with the OS.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    05 Nov 2016 #4

    Not sure if you read my post because that's EXACTLY what I did.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    05 Nov 2016 #5

    bro67 said: View Post
    You cannot since it is so tightly integrated with the OS. Even though there are previous attempts to completely disable Cortona, which replaces the old Windows Search feature that was an option in the past, but has been a part of Windows 8 & 10. Redstone 2 will make Cortona even a lot more integrated with the OS.
    You're wrong.

    I used UWT and now it's working fine.

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    05 Nov 2016 #6

    Having difficulties with gpedit but would love to get rid of Cortana. What is UWT?

    tcebob
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 3,490
    EL Capitan
       06 Nov 2016 #7

    sleepless said: View Post
    You're wrong.
    I used UWT and now it's working fine.
    Actually it is correct and it came from Microsoft's own mouth. You can ask over at the Insider group that Microsoft runs. Cortana is an integral part of Windows 10. If you disable it, Microsoft updates will just reverse any changes to it, by Microsoft continuing to make sure that users do not break their Operating System.

    You cannot turn off Cortana, you cannot remove it, you cannot disable it. It is a part of the Windows Search and Explorer. It is here to stay.

    Now of course if you are talking about the whole Bing thing that is where it is saving any searches to your live account attached to Bing. You can stop that behavior by not using a Live account, but a Local and just disable all of the Telemetry and any other items in System that allows Windows to use Cortana to take you online for completing any searches.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 3,490
    EL Capitan
       06 Nov 2016 #8

    tcebob said: View Post
    Having difficulties with gpedit but would love to get rid of Cortana. What is UWT?
    tcebob
    UWT short for "Ultimate Windows Tweaker" from The Windows Club website. It can be dangerous in the wrong hands for those who think that it is there to make your life easier. It started out for XP to allow people to make adjustments that you had to do previously with a config file in Windows 95 & 98. Now people are using it to make wide changes to Pre-Fetch and Super Fetch, program handling. In turn they are breaking the OS.

    You cannot get rid of Cortana, since it took the place of the original Windows Search that was part of the extras package. Now it is required for Windows 10 to do its searches. You can disable it from going out to Bing and saving your searches and also using the Yahoo search engine that Bing uses to send back results. You have to do that by using a Local account not a Live account.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  9. Posts : 3,490
    EL Capitan
       06 Nov 2016 #9

    This is on the upcoming changes that will be pushed out with Redstone 2 in the next year. Microsoft seems to be testing improved Cortana UI for Windows 10 Redstone 2 - MSPoweruser
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  10.    06 Nov 2016 #10

    Bro67, thanks for the clarification. Always seeking ways to **** up my system, I've downloaded the program.
    tcebob
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Related Threads
I have a Toshiba 64-bit laptop running Windows 10 Home. Some time ago, I spent DAYS getting Cortana disabled and turned off on my laptop. And now after this last update, MS in it's infinite stupidity has turned it back on. I've looked at...
Disable Cortana?? in Software and Apps
How do you disable this?? I used a registry hack but still no good. I want to be able to search without this This is after the new 1607 update.
Solved How do i Disable Cortana process? in Software and Apps
It's interesting to see that after i "disabled" it from the options, the process Cortana is still running and is tied to searchui.exe . And after deleting Cortanaware, the windows search bar stopped responding for good lol! Is there any other way...
How to disable Cortana completely? I have turn it off but its still in the task bar running. After end task, it will repop after few sec.
So I just installed Windows 10, everything seems to be running great at the moment except for 1 thing, Cortana is still running in the background (taking up around ~30MBs of RAM), even after following Brink's tutorial (link). Is there a way to...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:18.
Find Us