1.    16 May 2017 #1
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    Disable Cortana using gpedit but process still running after reboot.


    I expected gpedit setting to kill the process, but it hasn't. Is this usual? Any other ways to stop it?
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  2.    17 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
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    This is probably what you have done - see note. Which process are you concerned about?

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
    This will only enable or disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process (SearchUI.exe) used by Windows Search.

    If you disable Cortana, you will see a search icon or search icon on the search box instead of a Cortana icon on the taskbar. See: How to Hide or Show Search Box or Cortana Icon on Taskbar in Windows 10
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  3.    17 May 2017 #3
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    I have the Cortana apps process showing in Task Manager, but the Windows Search icon on the taskbar. I have Cortana running for search and not as the assistant? That sounds plausible. Cheers.
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  4.    17 May 2017 #4
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    For example, Win key + S should not now cause a Cortana dialogue to appear.

    Bear in mind the Cortana search box is little more than a front end to traditional Windows search (search box in file explorer) and is more restricted.
    - will not find any executable files (various types)
    - only finds what's been indexed when searching documents
    - does not handle MS Advanced Query Syntax
    - is a mix of program/start menu, web and document search lacking the customisability of e.g. Classic Shell start menu's search box (free highly regarded 3rd party tool )
    - requires more clicks to focus on videos or photos e.g.

    That said, it can be very useful, so long as you're aware of these restrictions.
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  5.    17 May 2017 #5
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