Make sure to install this before you attempt this. I disabled it as soon as I could. Each time I boot 4-5 errors in event log about Cortana not starting, not a flood. You will need to allow Cortana permission to access your microphone and speakers in order for you to hear any vocal replies. Due to the accusations that Cortana is collecting user data, a lot of people wanted to get rid of it.
Not every user finds Cortana useful. If you are using Windows 10 Pro or Windows 10 Enterprise, you need to follow. Make a full backup if you later when to restore it to get Cortana back. Nice one improving it even further over the original. The Search function is running well and I do not have any side effects graphics or audio.
Very nice, thanks a lot for very simple instructions in order to disable it. That's not an issue for me, but uninstalling everything isn't for the faint of heart. Restart your computer again, and you will have Cortana up and running. Agreed, Cortana to me is more like a gimmick than a serious tool. How do I get her back so I can type in the start menue. Hmmm who else does this? It is just the fact that Microsoft promised a lot, and they failed to deliver it. Just like Siri, and Google Assistant, Cortana is also a part of Windows ecosystem.
They just like to annoy smart users by that so they would stop using Microsoft? Please share us in below comment section. How to Turn off Cortana in Windows 10 Even the search menu will be extra simplified with just the option of search. See our for more details. Can I completely disable Cortana on Windows 10? How to Properly Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Using Local Group Policy Editor in Microsoft Windows 10, it is possible to completely disable Cortana, without it restarting, and without editing the registry, or making forced changes. If you do not plan to use Cortana, here is how to disable this feature in Windows 10 Creators Update version 1703. If you are on the newer version of Windows, you will have to click on Turn off speech services and typing suggestions.
It does real time search and gives instant results of the files. Not that road either Looking at your picture I can see I been at this a whole lot longer than you, my gray emphasizes that. Ah remember the good 'ol disassembling binaries to assembly code to change them. My solution is to right-click, Open File Location. The latter runs both the risk that Windows repair or a future Windows update to Cortana will install a new executable and re-enable it without your knowledge, or that because you removed the file an the update will fail. However, upon reboot Windows made a new folder for Cortanta, but it was still disabled. .
I don't suggest modifying system files just to remove a feature. Annoyingly this opens Explorer in the folder containing the applications folder, not the actual folder itself. Thankfully, the methods to remove Cortana are still here. Step 4: Select the Windows Search folder on in the left pane, move over to the right side of the pane, and right-click on the empty space. Sure, it does make an attempt at launching it, but due to a renamed folder, it fails to do so.
Will see what happens But, as a long time Windows user, yes, lot longer than you I have downloaded a Linux distro and am almost ready to heave ho Microsoft. This is when you want to go back to Task Manager, right click on Cortana, and select End task. It does not provide an option to stop personal data gathering completely. TrustedInstaller is listed as the owner of the file. On installation and first launch it takes a couple minutes to index all your files, but then it provides a very rich and fast search functionality. So after i removed cortana Im unable to search with classic shell, I mean the touch doesnt work when i want to search something from start menu.
Using the methods above, you will be able to turn off Cortana for good, but at the same time, it is important to note that Cortana is not completely going away from the Windows. Step 3: A new window will open. Regret the inconvenience you have experienced. Especially when it will save you some important resources. Do you know a software, which offers the same functions to get rid of Cortana and Edge? Especially when you compare it with Google Assistant or Siri by Apple. How to Properly Disable Cortana in Microsoft Windows 10 It then goes quiet for a minute or so, and starts right back up. After running your script as Admin, I rebooted and Cortana, along with the Start Menu app, was gone.
Bit of a hacking kind of method. If you can't find the time, then should at least get you thinking about why privacy matters. If doing that gives you an error regarding how Cortana is running in the background, go to task manager, and end the Cortana task. Permanately Disable Cortana Without using safe mode: Install Unlocker 1. For most users, this means that Cortana will be removed from Windows 10 permanently. Additional notes 2015-11-15: It is true that this process disabled Cortana, but does not remove the process. The good thing is that people always find a way to disable Cortana one way or another.