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  1.    20 Aug 2015 #50
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    Quote Originally Posted by Carol5xy View Post
    I did not enable Cortana at the setup as I do not want to use it-I do not need or want a personal assistant. I also do not use Dragon Assistant which is hooked up with Dragon software on the computer and totally updated with Windows 10.

    What I want to know is can Cortana be uninstalled and taken totally out of your computer-I do not want it nor do I trust it. (Without harming the computer)

    Carol
    Carol ... You beat me ...
    Too bad we can't really uninstall it ...
    But if we nag long enough ...MS might give US the option in next SR1 ..
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  2.    20 Aug 2015 #51
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    Central Florida
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    Win 7 Pro/32, Win 10 Pro/64/32

    One guy posted a Cortana removal scenario that involved deleting the entire Folder where Cortana lives.
    That will not only delete Cortana, but also disable the Start Button and Search. Not good!

    So I looked for a way to stop the Cortana DLL file from loading into RAM memory.
    You can see it, in task-manager, and you can trace where it lives.
    I simply changed the name of "Cortana.Core.dll" to "Cortana.Core.ddd" so it won't load into ram on boot-up.
    Then I still have the Start button and all it's functions, and Search.

    I'm pretty sure that fix could be put into a batch file or VBScript, but I've just not done that yet.
    Maybe someone better at scripting than I am will do that. Hint! Hint!
    You may have to 'Take Ownership' of that DLL file before you can re-name it.*

    * I like the idea of just renaming the DLL file instead of totally deleting it. That leaves the possibility of
    re-enabling Cortana at some later date, if needed.

    Cheers mates!
    TechnoMage

    PS: Upgrading to Win-10 will shut OFF System Restore, so if you normally have that Windows feature turned ON,
    you'll have to turn it ON again after the upgrade.
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  3.    20 Aug 2015 #52
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    PS: Upgrading to Win-10 will shut OFF System Restore, so if you normally have that Windows feature turned ON,
    you'll have to turn it ON again after the upgrade.
    Probably to turn off the previous installed Windows version's VSS and clear the old restore points so there will be no conflict between new and old OS.(just an educated guess)
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  4.    19 Nov 2015 #53
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    windows 10 pro 64

    hi
    at the point 3
    to help out,i need sppech inking and typing..
    i clicked no thanks

    is there a way to re-enable it ? win+s and have again
    to help out,i need sppech inking and typing..
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  5.    19 Nov 2015 #54
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    NW Florida
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    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint

    Try settings > Privacy > Speech, Typing & Inking and click "Get to Know Me". That should work.
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  6.    19 Nov 2015 #55
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    windows 10 pro 64

    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    Try settings > Privacy > Speech, Typing & Inking and click "Get to Know Me". That should work.
    hi essenbe
    no , i did not work
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  7.    19 Nov 2015 #56
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  8.    19 Nov 2015 #57
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    Quote Originally Posted by essenbe View Post
    no luck Essenbe
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  9.    19 Nov 2015 #58
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    Quote Originally Posted by drugo View Post
    no luck Essenbe
    Hello Drugo,

    What happens when you try OPTION THREE?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...a.html#option3

    Have you tried turning off Cortana, then turning Cortana back on?
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  10.    19 Nov 2015 #59
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    @drugo is your Location setting turned on?

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

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