1.    13 Aug 2017 #1
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    Windows 10 PRO - can it still kill Cortana via GPEdit.msc ?


    After the WIn10 Creator's edition, can you still permanently kill Cortana via GPEdit ?

    (I know on Win10 Home its extremely hard to get rid of Cortana.)
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  2.    13 Aug 2017 #2
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    Hello Bansaw,

    Yes, you can still disable Cortana if you like.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3.    19 Aug 2017 #3
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    Best way of totally shutting down Cortana and telemetry ?


    I've got Win10 Pro so I used GPEdit to disable her in the policies, but Cortana is still in the background processes.
    When I had Wiin10 HOme, I would physically rename the SearchUI folder in the WIndows dir. But that had its drawbacks.
    Now I have Win10 Pro Creators.

    Is there a 3rd party app that totally shuts Cortana down and limits telemetry? Wahts the best way of terminating Cortana these days?
    (I know with major updates she comes back.. : ( )
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  4.    19 Aug 2017 #4
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    The tutorial I posted above will only disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process (SearchUI.exe) used by Windows Search.

    Windows Search is not the same as Cortana despite it sharing the same process name.
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  5.    19 Aug 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The tutorial I posted above will only disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process (SearchUI.exe) used by Windows Search. Windows Search is not the same as Cortana despite it sharing the same process name.
    When I say Cortana, I mean "Microsofts spy on my computer sending stuff back to headquarters". How would I know for sure if the Cortana still appearing in background tasks is not sending info back to MS?
    I wonder if there is a firewall or network monitor out there that can tell me?...........
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  6.    20 Aug 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bansaw View Post
    When I say Cortana, I mean "Microsofts spy on my computer sending stuff back to headquarters". How would I know for sure if the Cortana still appearing in background tasks is not sending info back to MS?
    I wonder if there is a firewall or network monitor out there that can tell me?...........
    Or get a reality check and stop being paranoid.
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  7.    20 Aug 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bansaw View Post
    When I say Cortana, I mean "Microsofts spy on my computer sending stuff back to headquarters". How would I know for sure if the Cortana still appearing in background tasks is not sending info back to MS?
    I wonder if there is a firewall or network monitor out there that can tell me?...........
    Run a Non-Insider Build and turn everything off in Settings.
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