Windows 10: I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously.

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  1. I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously.


    I have Cortana disable via the registry hack; yet task manager is reporting that Cortana is largely robbing the CPU percentage and pegging my CPU at times to its limits.

    If I understand correctly, the Cortana and Search feature are combined; but I wasn't even using the search feature when checking the task manager for reasons as to why my computer was lagging with even the simplest of tasks such as opening a jump list or notepad.

    Here is a screen shot of the task manager:


    I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously. [​IMG]


    Here is what my search looks like when I click the search magnifying glass symbol in my task bar; but remember, when I took the screen shot of the task manager that reflected Cortana's CPU usage, I didn't even have this search field active and it was through the roof on CPU usage:


    I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously. [​IMG]


    Can anyone confirm that has Cortana disabled like me by way of the registry hack, that the CPU usage for Cortana is still present when disabled?

    I tried ending the task in Task Manager, but it always regenerated in a couple of seconds and resumed using my CPU usage at an alarming rate of 60% or more.

    :)
     
    EyeInTheSky, Sep 9, 2019
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  2. Cortana

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your question in the Microsoft Community.

    Appreciate your efforts to work on this issue.

    This issue can occur if some of the system files are not working as expected.

    Suggest you to follow the steps from this article to
    troubleshoot Cortana on the PC
    .

    Note: Do not go with the ‘Reset PC’ option for now.

    Method 1: Follow these steps to disable Cortana:

    1. Sign-in to the PC with your Microsoft account.
    2. In the search box at the bottom, type Disable Cortana.
    3. Once the suggestions appear in the list, click Cortana & Search settings.
    4. From the right section of the Settings pane, move the top button to ‘Off’ to disable Cortana from Windows 10.

    Method 2: Follow these steps to check if that helps.

    1. Launch Cortana from the search bar on the taskbar.
    2. Then, from the left pane click the settings button.
    3. Under "Cortana" (the first option) and slide the pill switch to the ‘Off’ position.

    Method 3: Launch the Settings app and click on Privacy. Navigate to Speech, inking, & typing, and click Stop getting to know me. These steps will disable Cortana.

    Hope this helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed.

    Regards,

    Srimadhwa B

    Microsoft Community-Moderator
     
    Srimadhwa_B, Sep 9, 2019
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  3. Try0x101 Win User
    Cortana search filter list


    I have a lot of space for display content in Cortana search list, and 80% of it not used because Cortana sorting items by types.
    How disable all filters and make visible all suggested content?


    I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously. [​IMG]
     
    Try0x101, Sep 9, 2019
    #3
  4. Dewdrop_ Win User

    I have Cortana disabled yet it is still using CPU strenuously.

    Cortana Notebook

    In order to enable the Notebook icon in Cortana, I suggest you to check if you have enabled Cortana.

    To enable Cortana, please follow the steps below:

    • Go to Cortana.
    • Go to Settings.
    • Turn on “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts”.

    Hope this helps.
     
    Dewdrop_, Sep 9, 2019
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