Windows 10: Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently

Discus and support Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, How I can remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge permanently from Windows 10 Pro? I did this successfully by renaming specific folder in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by Kishor Kaninde, Jun 12, 2019.

  1. Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently


    How I can remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge permanently from Windows 10 Pro?

    I did this successfully by renaming specific folder in "systemapps". But after feature updates installation, it started to work again. Please guide how can i permanently remove Cortana & EDGE from my Windows 10 Pro.

    Kishor Kaninde, Jun 12, 2019

  2. No Cortana Icon on Microsoft Edge

    Hi Praveen,

    It is possible that the Show search and site suggestions as I type option in Microsoft Edge isn't enabled which explains why the Cortana icon is not visible. To check, follow these steps:

    • Open Microsoft Edge.
    • Click the Menu button (...).
    • Click Settings.
    • Scroll down and click View advanced settings.

    • Turn on the toggle switch for the Have Cortana assist me in Microsoft Edge

    • Turn on the toggle switch for the Show search and site suggestions as I type option.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
    Aileen Alf, Jun 12, 2019
  3. curatia Win User
    Microsoft Edge TLS Security

    After trying everything (not a lot of steps) listed in the Microsoft Edge support site, I did a wider search and found this very simple youtube video that fixed it immediately:

    For those who prefer not to click links the steps are simple:

    1. Click in the Cortana search bar next to the Win 10 Start button

    2. Type internet options

    3. Select internet options (control panel) from the list

    4. Click on the advanced tab

    5. Scroll down to the security section

    6. Make sure the following are all clicked:
    Use SSL 3.0
    Use TLS 1.0
    Use TLS 1.1
    Use TLS 1.2

    7. Click apply

    8. Refresh the page that was giving the error and it should now connect.

    Hope this helps, it was a 30 second fix after hours of pounding my head against the error with the Support site suggestions.
    curatia, Jun 12, 2019
  4. Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently

    Microsoft Edge and Cortana not working

    I have had several issues with Microsoft Edge. Originally Edge would not stay open more than a second for one of my users. (it worked for my other user and chrome still worked for both users). At the same time Cortana did not allow me to type in a question.
    I could search for help using settings but not the Cortana box next to start.

    I checked other posts and followed several of the suggested actions.

    1) using power shell and a code listed in the community (sorry I could find that thread again for exact code)

    2) scanning using sfc/scannow - no issues listed

    3) performing a restore heath

    4) going to an earlier restore point (before the last update)

    5) finally deleting the MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe folder and resetting in powershellthis last step at least allowed me to open Edge (the others did not work). I can access Edge again and access the internet fine. The Cortana is still
    not working

    At least one Edge feature is not working. There may be others but I haven't spent time investigating

    Comparing the Edge folders in my user account and the other user account (that always worked and it's favorite feature is working), the ones in my account have several missing. I even tried copying those files from the other user to mine and I have erased
    and reset the Edge again using the step 5 above with no change

    The features that I noticed not working is the Favorites. I know how to turn on the favorite bar and I have but when I click favorites to add a favorite, there is no option to save, add a folder, or chose a favorite folder (such as favorite bar). Those
    options are not even highlighted (they are greyed out). The action to import from Chrome is not working either. My Edge version is Microsoft Edge 38.14393.1066.0 I did get an update a few days ago (end of June) and I haven't been on this user account very
    often so I had originally thought the issues could have stared with this update.

    I was hoping someone had another suggestion. I have read several posts that all have similar suggestions and follow all or some of the 5 steps above. I just didn't seem to get a complete return to normal. I remember someone suggested adding another user
    account; I just hated starting over and this is my admin account.

    Thank you
    CobbGolson, Jun 12, 2019

Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently

  1. Remove Cortana and Microsoft Edge Permanently - Similar Threads - Remove Cortana Microsoft

  2. Stop Microsoft Store, Edge with Cortana

    in Cortana
    Stop Microsoft Store, Edge with Cortana: I have been burned by stuff in the Microsoft App Store and do not want to waste my time there ever again. I would sooner download some unvouched for beta package from Sourceforge or Github...or even get a "nothing found" result so that I don't go through the hassle of reading...
  3. Removing a Microsoft Edge Virus

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Removing a Microsoft Edge Virus: I have a tab on Edge that won't shut. It's clearly a phishing scam, but it also looks like it is trying to download info from my other open tabs. I tried shutting down with task manager and couldn't do it. I shut down my Surface and restarted. I seem to be able to use...
  4. Removing Microsoft Edge

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Removing Microsoft Edge: I will like to remove Microsoft Edge from my computer. I'm never going to use it and dislike that it opens when I am clicking a link.
  5. Microsoft Edge and Cortana

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Microsoft Edge and Cortana: I also hate these two programs and it is unacceptable that Microsoft is trying to decide for us, what programs are beneficial. They need to write a patch to completely remove these two programs(they are not apps, apps are on an Android phone, by the way app is an acronym...
  6. Permanently remove tiles from Top Sites in Edge

    in Browsers and Email
    Permanently remove tiles from Top Sites in Edge: I am in the process of switching from Firefox to Edge and this is the first question of surely many to come. How can I permanently remove the Facebook, Netflix and othe tiles on the Top Sites? I keep removing them but they alway want to come back when I open Edge or go to...
  7. How to Disable Permanently Cortana?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    How to Disable Permanently Cortana?: I have a Toshiba 64-bit laptop running Windows 10 Home. Some time ago, I spent DAYS getting Cortana disabled and turned off on my laptop. And now after this last update, MS in it's infinite stupidity has turned it back on. I've looked at instructions on the internet on how...
  8. Removing Cortana permanently?

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Removing Cortana permanently?: Is it true that there is no way to permanently remove Cortana in W10 home so it does not run in the background or report back to MS? I've searched the web, taken possession of the searchui file and disabled it, but task manager shows it restarting and running in the...
  9. This is How to permanently Disable Cortana

    in Microsoft Office and 365
    This is How to permanently Disable Cortana: This is how to permanently disable Cortana, first start into safe mode and navigate to C:/Windows/SystemApps/Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy you will need to Take Ownership of the Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy folder and then delete the file SearchUI.exe. If...
  10. Removing Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Settings from all apps list

    in Windows 10 Software and Apps
    Removing Cortana, Microsoft Edge, Settings from all apps list: First off Hello everybody and sorry this is my first post I am normally just a lurker. This forum, even though I have never posted ,has been a huge help with quite a few things and a great resource in general. Trying to clear out the All Apps list on the start menu. Most...