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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 277
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       10 Oct 2015 #11

    Hydranix said: View Post
    This will disable Cortana.

    Copy and paste into administrator cmd.exe

    Code:
    netsh advfirewall firewall add rule name="SearchUI.exe Telemetry" dir=out action=block program="%SystemRoot%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe" description="This rule prevents the Cortana telemetry. (This will also disable Cortana voice recognition.)"
    Or

    Code:
    REG ADD "HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess\Parameters\FirewallPolicy\FirewallRules" /v "{6439910F-8291-46F1-842A-D9A313E49FCE}" /t REG_SZ /d "v2.24|Action=Block|Active=TRUE|Dir=Out|App=%SystemRoot%\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe|Name=SearchUI.exe Telemetry|Desc=This rule prevents the Cortana telemetry. (This will also disable Cortana voice recognition.)|" /f




    SIRI collects more intrusive personal information than Cortana, it's just less transparent.
    It doesn't work.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 277
    Windows 10 Home 64 Bit
       10 Oct 2015 #12
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  3. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       10 Oct 2015 #13

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to easily disable Cortana without affecting search.

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       03 May 2016 #14

    Why does Cortana run in processes (in my case 35mbs) even though I disabled it? The Google link said it was 'solved' though reading all the posts I come away with the idea that disabling Cortana permanently will disable/delete/uninstall Search. I can understand that it uses that to function but can not understand why turning it off only turns off seeing it and that it continues to run in processes. Is there any way for a power user to rid ourselves of this? I personally don't use it or Edge. Edge I understand is how M$ talks to itself but the voice thing to me is cute but unnecessary.
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  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       04 May 2016 #15

    Hello tazmo,

    Even though Cortana shows for Search, it's a separate process than Cortana the personal assistant.

    The tutorial above will only disable Cortana the personal assistant.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Posts : 107
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 May 2016 #16

    So...bottom line is Cortana is like Edge, it's part and parcel of the OS therefore one of the 'untouchables'.....bummer
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  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       04 May 2016 #17

    The search part shouldn't be disabled, but you can disable Cortana (personal assistant) if you like.
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Posts : 107
    Windows 10 Pro
       04 May 2016 #18

    I agree about the search thing.... I was just wanting to eliminate Cortana in processes ( I did do the disable thing as per your tutorial) but it still shows in processes at +- 35 mb. I also toggled it off in Settings previously.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,442
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       04 May 2016 #19

    tazmo8448 said: View Post
    I agree about the search thing.... I was just wanting to eliminate Cortana in processes ( I did do the disable thing as per your tutorial) but it still shows in processes at +- 35 mb. I also toggled it off in Settings previously.
    The Cortana process you are seeing is for SearchUI,exe. To verify, right click on Cortana in Task Manager, and click on Go to details.

    You have Cortana disabled.
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  10. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro
       04 May 2016 #20

    Okay I gotcha...thanks Brink...
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