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  1. Joined : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-04 #30

    The Cortana process is used for Search (SearchUI.exe) application in Windows. It sits suspended in the background until needed though.

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  2. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       2015-08-04 #31

    Brink said: View Post
    The Cortana process is used for Search (SearchUI.exe) application in Windows. It sits suspended in the background until needed though.

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    Meaning same as this process, as shown by other is needed to run for same reasons ?

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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 1,733
    Windows Home x64 (Home per choice)
       2015-08-04 #32

    You can delete or rename C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana.
    You have to close SearchUI.exe process and then you have like 2-3 seconds to do it.
    It will prevent SearchUI.exe from running, but there might be some problems related to it.

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  4. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       2015-08-04 #33

    TairikuOkami said: View Post
    You can delete or rename C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana.
    You have to close SearchUI.exe process and then you have like 2-3 seconds to do it.
    It will prevent SearchUI.exe from running, but there might be some problems related to it.

    Seen process of renaming it, not sure wanted to try that yet. Thanks
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  5. Joined : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
    Posts : 12,936
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 64-bit 14393 Multiprocessor Free
       2015-08-05 #34

    Good morning(my time) Shawn. Messing around, learning the OS better, I just found out that turning off the Geofencing(Location finder) also turns Cortana off and sets her to normal search function like in Windows 8.1. You might want to post this warning in Location Setting tutorial(if you have one or are planning on it).

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  6. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #35

    Good afternoon Cliff,

    Odd. Cortana is listed as Search instead for me in the Location settings.

    I'll write up a Location tutorial today. Thank you.
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  7. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       2015-08-05 #36

    Cliff S said: View Post
    Good morning(my time) Shawn. Messing around, learning the OS better, I just found out that turning off the Geofencing(Location finder) also turns Cortana off and sets her to normal search function like in Windows 8.1. You might want to post this warning in Location Setting tutorial(if you have one or are planning on it).

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    Seems to be only if Cortana is already on without doing original tutorial as far as i can see on mine. Not listed in location on mine.
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  8. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #37

    jds63 said: View Post
    Seems to be only if Cortana is already on without doing original tutorial as far as i can see on mine. Not listed in location on mine.
    Cortana was listed as Search in Location settings for me. Is it the same for you?
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  9. Joined : Jun 2015
    N.Y.
    Posts : 3,005
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       2015-08-05 #38

    Brink said: View Post
    Cortana was listed as Search in Location settings for me. Is it the same for you?
    Where in search do you want me to check, as i followed your tutorial to shut part of Cortana off or bring it back to default for now ?
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,477
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       2015-08-05 #39

    jds63 said: View Post
    Where in search do you want me to check, as i followed your tutorial to shut part of Cortana off or bring it back to default for now ?
    I was just referring to inside your Location settings like in the screenshots Cliff posted above.
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