Windows 10: I completely killed Cortana, way back... nothing works for reset

Discus and support I completely killed Cortana, way back... nothing works for reset in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I found the Cortana feature extremely creepy and turned it off COMPLETELY. Now I would like to use her for dictation. I don't remember what I did to... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Hannele2, Jun 29, 2019.

  1. Hannele2 Win User

    I completely killed Cortana, way back... nothing works for reset


    I found the Cortana feature extremely creepy and turned it off COMPLETELY. Now I would like to use her for dictation.

    I don't remember what I did to disable it, but I would have gone for the most brutal method... Now it is completely missing from my computer.. No process running, no option in start menu.


    • I already checked the group policy and registry settings and that is not how I turned it off. It is as if Cortana never existed.
    • I even tried re-installing the Cortana package from Powershell... Still no sign of Cortana...
    I am using Windows UK edition with UK settings. I know Cortana was there when I first installed Windows 10.
    Is there anything else I can try?

    Please do not advise me to perform a clean re-install of Windows!

    :)
     
    Hannele2, Jun 29, 2019
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  2. CORTANA

    None of the method listed here works.

    This effectively killed Cortana process, but disabled my start menu along with it.

    [How To] Completely Disable Cortana In Windows 10

    Any suggestions that kills Cortana, but leave my start menu alive?

    Shigeki
     
    ShigekiOka, Jun 29, 2019
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  3. mibaup Win User
    Any working way to remove Cortana?


    Is there a way to completely remove Cortana? I disabled it, but it keeps running in the background.
    I did find some suggestions to remove it, but it also removes the search and causes problems to other stuff.
    So is there a working way by now to do that?

    Thanks!
     
    mibaup, Jun 29, 2019
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  4. mibaup Win User

    I completely killed Cortana, way back... nothing works for reset

    Any working way to remove Cortana?


    Is there a way to do that without downloading the reg file? (Can I do that myself?)
    Also, will that stop the Cortana background process?
    Because I already disabled Cortana itself alone, what you're suggesting is additional. or just another way to disable Cortana but leaving it working in the background?*Huh
     
    mibaup, Jun 29, 2019
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