Open it with 7zip or apply it with dism to some folder. Who are you to decide when we should update? Doing so will remove your recent searches from the File Explorer. Who are you to decide when our computer spontaneously decides to reboot. Cortana is a virtual and personal assistant developed by Microsoft. After running your script as Admin, I rebooted and Cortana, along with the Start Menu app, was gone. Thank you very much for this. Finally, if you just want Cortana off your taskbar completely, then you can just disable it.
Later i realized I made a mistake. However, there should no longer be any use of the internet by Cortana. There are 2 locations where Cortana files dissapeared from my pc. Although I have not brought in a disk to check, I assume that some Cortana files end up in the ghost of a Cortana folder, but no one can access them. And it is not working at all You can't just delete Cortana. It may also have unintended side effects, such as other programs that depend on Cortana code to provide some functionality I'm not aware of any such dependency, but I wouldn't risk it. Of course this is not a pretty way to do things, but when all you are left with is a hammer, you have to use the hammer.
In a traditional sense no. So, it is recommended to not uninstall Cortana if use the native menu. And I had problems getting rid of the now doubled cortana folder - some modern apps may not work correctly the few I still use seem to be unaffected So I can only recommend this workaround for someone who is willing to eventually reinstall or restore a backup. Make a full backup if you later when to restore it to get Cortana back. Unlike Android, however, Windows 10 easily allows you to change how much space Cortana takes up on the taskbar. Deleting the User-level package is considerably worse.
Nice one improving it even further over the original. I just pulled all my pictures off and I plan on dumping Windows 10 all together. Permanately Disable Cortana Without using safe mode: Install Unlocker 1. I am not moron who uses my computer to look at cat pictures. Either upgrade to a newer Windows 10 build or reinstall the same built by doing an in-place upgrade. Get and install a start menu replacement, like ClassicShell or one of the many others available. This may cause other problems as update fails, or Windows will just ignore the permissions and do what it wants.
One might not want to disable both, anyway. Alternatively, one can also type a question in the search box. One of the biggest reasons for disabling Cortana is the. Using Windows Settings Remove Cortana and Its Data To give out personalized results, Cortana monitors daily activity on Windows 10 and analyses our personal information. However, you will lose Windows Search as well.
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. Now find the Cortana folder, right click it, and select Rename. Windows 10 has Cortana, which I don't like. However Powershell will recognize the commands, although it will still fail because Microsoft has their grip so tight on this issue. Their new update made it impossible to turn off. I can only suggest you open new thread on this forum. How to disable Cortana in Windows 10 via editing the home folder? Yes, that is correct and I myself also restored Cortana shortly after disabling it after finding the same result.
Yep I don't want Cortana or need Cortana so I'm thinking about deleting the whole folder, it will give me 64mb's of extra space. Disclaimer: Please see for an improved method. Not every user finds Cortana useful. At least, until the next windows update. .
Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 on this site the. Try to play a video game and the game just freezes before getting to main menu no error, just hangs and I have to force close it. I right clicked on it and pressed Delete. Then go to the folder that was opened and delete the 2 files that start with cortana. I've searched all over the web and can't find a straight answer.