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  1.    19 Nov 2015 #60
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    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    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.
    I lost my search function after renaming the dll file.
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  2.    19 Nov 2015 #61
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    Yep, that's why you should use an option in the tutorial to turn off Cortana instead.
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  3.    20 Nov 2015 #62
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    Thank you


    I will certainly use your sound advice.
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  4.    20 Nov 2015 #63
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    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?
    Hi Brink
    yes i tried even few seconds ago
    with location on , now i have the menu ! , hope it won't change my local account to a microsoft account
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cliff S View Post
    hi Cliff
    it was off , now it's on
    thanks , i guess that maybe it fixed!
    dankeschön
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  5.    20 Nov 2015 #64
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    Great news Drugo.

    Do you now see this below like in step 4 of OPTION THREE? If so then speech, inking, and typing personalization is on.

    Click image for larger version. 

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  6.    20 Nov 2015 #65
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Great news Drugo.

    Do you now see this below like in step 4 of OPTION THREE? If so then speech, inking, and typing personalization is on.
    yes thanks!
    i will try to ask to cortana something although I do not expect much from cortana
    will it keep my account local?
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  7.    20 Nov 2015 #66
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    Yes, your account will remain a local account as long as you didn't switch it.
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  8.    20 Nov 2015 #67
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    Ohhhhh you're gonna have fun now drugo, but after a while you'll see how useful she is. say you're busy with the hands, and want to send a short email, or walk into the room get the weather, play music, reminders... etc. all hands free.
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  9.    11 Mar 2016 #68
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 35
    win10

    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    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.

    I just tried renaming the .dll it with current build 10586 that has same effect as renaming searchui.exe which is it breaks search in startmenu

    Either way I have Cortana disabled every i can think of short of renaming it, and Searchui.exe and Com surrogate seem to be hitting the cpu for 8-10% from both processed every few minutes. Searchui.exe use to be suspend majority of the time, now it almost never suspend and in an 8 hour up time, that pc running per day, cortana has about 1hour of usage... I have it block from sending data threw firewall, but even if unblock it searchui.exe is running to often.

    Seriously would love it if MS would always us to disable searchui.exe all together without killing startmenu search. only thing i found to get around this cortana/searchui.exe bs is to use Win10 enterpise that has noo APP or windows store. if search function with out cortana/searchui.exe in enterprise version so there no reason why it cant be done in home/pro.. I had no problem with cortana/searchui.exe being load when it was suspend majority of the time but now it rarely suspend and eating cpu % way to frequently it doing something i cant fiqure out what it doing.
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  10.    02 May 2016 #69
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    Windows 10

    Very helpful. I had turned off Cortana a while back and decided to turn it back on. Options 1 and 2 above didn't seem to work, but Option 3 followed by a reboot seemed to do the trick.
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