Windows 10: How do I permanently remove One Drive? Solved

  1.    02 Jun 2017 #1

    How do I permanently remove One Drive?

    Since the latest upgrade to Win10..called the Creators something or other, every time I turn on the PC, I get a pop up asking me to sign in to a thing called 'One Drive'. Not interested in the matter who owns it or if it's free or if they pay me to use it. Not interested. I changed settings to not automatically start when I boot up, but I still get the pop up thingy.

    How do I get rid of it? Permanently. And if you know how to delete Cortana, I'd appreciate that information, too.

    TIA :)
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  2.    02 Jun 2017 #2

    AFAIK, OneDrive cannot be removed since OneDrive is built in to Windows 10, so it can't be uninstalled.
    Mentioning removed makes me think you’d like to uninstall it.

    Turn off or uninstall OneDrive
    Turn off or uninstall OneDrive - Office Support
    However, this article is confusing because it starts with instruction to
    Uninstall OneDrive in Windows 10
    But further down in the Hide OneDrive in Windows 10 section, it states
    OneDrive is built in to Windows 10, so it can't be uninstalled
    That’s confusing to me but you can check it out.

    What I typically do for those who don't want OneDrive, I disable it in Startup.
    Then I unhide the data Libraries per
    How to stop Windows 10 from saving files to OneDrive | PCWorld
    and have the data saved in there.
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       02 Jun 2017 #3

    There are lots of good tutorials on TenForums that cover items like this:

    Enable or Disable OneDrive Integration

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10

    Hope these help!
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  4.    03 Jun 2017 #4

    OneDrive is actually quite useful if you want to share information between PCs and you can post links to large files (e.g. photos/videos) to your friends & family which are too large to send by email. I don't save any sensitive data on OneDrive
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  5.    03 Jun 2017 #5

    Thanks for the help and suggestions! I don't see that sucker any more!
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  6.    03 Jun 2017 #6

    therealsimpsons said: View Post
    Thanks for the help and suggestions! I don't see that sucker any more!
    Thank you for letting us know.
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