Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?

Discus and support Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; So I've gotten fed up enough with the terrible windows search system. I went into services.msc and disabled the windows search service; then... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. Jaxel Win User

    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?


    So I've gotten fed up enough with the terrible windows search system.

    I went into services.msc and disabled the windows search service; then restarted my computer.

    However, "Cortana" is still listed in my task manager taking up 50mb of memory.

    How do I kill Cortana?

    :)
     
    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  2. Sachin Venkatesh Win User

    cortana using memory ofter switching off

    Hi Mark,

    Thank you for posting in Microsoft Community.

    As mentioned above, Inbuilt search services are integrated with the Cortana services in Windows 10.

    So if you have disabled the online search also still the Cortana is for search indexing in Windows 10.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Aug 1, 2015
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  3. Sachin Venkatesh Win User
    Cortana Service and Cortana Process - Does MS consider them one and the same

    Hi,


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Even if you disable the Cortana online services in the task manager the search option is integrated with the Cortana and hence it still shows Cortana services in the Task Manager and Cortana is a search to your inbuilt search options for the files and folders
    as well as the apps.


    I would suggest you to refer the below link for more information on Cortana.

    Cortana, Search, and privacy: FAQ

    Cortana und Datenschutz – Microsoft Datenschutz


    Keep us posted to help you better.
     
    Sachin Venkatesh, Aug 1, 2015
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  4. Edwin New Member

    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?

    Surprising how many users want to 'kill off' Cortana! She's a nice girl once you get to know her! *Wink

    Seriously though, I've posted a rather reckless and un-researched method to disable the entire Search UI including the background process, so you try it at your own risk!

    (I'll find the link in a minute)

    Can't find the link but basically, get Task Manager/Details/SearchUI.exe and "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe" beside each other.
    Right click the SearchUI.exe in Task Manager and End Task, then you've got about 2 seconds to right click and delete the SearchUI.exe in "C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy\SearchUI.exe"

    Don't empty the Recycle Bin so you can Restore it if something goes terribly wrong!
     
    Edwin, Aug 1, 2015
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  5. Jaxel Win User
    No. Seriously... She's Clippy.


    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running? [​IMG]
     
    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  6. Jaxel Win User
    Hmm... it wont let me delete/rename SearchUI.exe because of a permission error. How do I get permission to rename the file?
     
    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  7. Edwin New Member
    You have to take Ownership of the file:

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    (You won't have time to rename it)
     
    Edwin, Aug 1, 2015
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  8. Jaxel Win User

    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?

    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  9. Jaxel Win User
    Wait... I got it. I had to take ownership of the directory... it wouldnt let me take ownership of the EXE.
     
    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  10. Ztruker Win User
  11. Jaxel Win User
    Uhh... no. That still leaves Cortana running in the background... which is the ENTIRE purpose of this thread.
     
    Jaxel, Aug 1, 2015
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  12. Edwin New Member
  13. RonCFL Win User

    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running?

    No mater what I did ..It's still there running in the back ground ..


    Disabled Windows Search service... Cortana still running? [​IMG]
     
    RonCFL, Aug 1, 2015
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  14. DJG
    DJG Win User
    I tried many things in vain too. It's Microsoft malware *Rolleyes. Best I could do is disable search indexing.
     
  15. Drachen Win User
    Speaking of something going terribly wrong, I took ownership of the directory, deleted it, and completely broke my entire Search function, haha.

    Has anybody tried this and gotten it to work on killing Cortana, though?
     
    Drachen, Aug 1, 2015
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