Is there a way to permanently delete/disable Cortana on Windows 10?

dekw04

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Hi everyone.

Is it possible to permanently delete/disable Cortana on Windows 10 such that Cortana will no longer show up in the Task Manager?

I tried getting rid of Cortana once before, but the result was that I could no longer search for anything within the Search Box (the box on the lower left-hand corner that says “Type here to search”). So I managed to get rid of Cortana, but at the expense of losing the ability to use the Search Box. Once I re-enabled Cortana however, I was able to use the Search Box again. So it seems that Cortana and the Seach Box are linked somehow.

With that said, is there a way to permanently delete/disable Cortana on Windows 10 (such that it will no longer show up in the Task Manager) without losing the ability to use the Search Box?

Thank you.
 

jay.wooster

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You can disable a number of the functions (which i have done) but you shouldn't eradicate it completely as it controls the windows search function along with a couple of other critical functions.
 

post2sa

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I disabled it with windows policy but it remained showing in task manager, r-clicking it shows it is searchui.exe that is running, disabling that stops cortana but then you cant search your system. For me I have shortcuts to all programs and needed folders on desktop and dont have a need to search my system. This also cut down the total memory windows uses, that and blackviper.com I now use one gig less memory.
 

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