Some people think that Microsoft will cancel Cortana all together like they did with Windows Phone. Now if I could completely get rid of Cortana…. I personally prefer to just about any other search program available on Windows 10. It still manages to disable Cortana, and ensures the user that their personal information is not being taken. However, note the caveat about reversibility.
It was previously updated to ignore your default web browser. This is how I have things set up. This link will help; For more information; Disclaimer: This response contains a reference to a third party World Wide Web site. Using the methods above, you will be able to turn off Cortana for good, but at the same time, it is important to note that Cortana is not completely going away from the Windows. I do not get it that there are people complaining about W10 when we need to vote with our money and deeds so please stop installing W10 because it is crap and it will go nowhere in the long end and then you see how many years you have wasted to tweak that horrible W10.
This will be the last time you use Cortana before waving her goodbye. I do not know how to reverse it though. Search results displayed local results, for example files or preferences that match the search term, and suggested web search results. Cortana can also take notes for you, set reminders, search things for you, and give you contextual based information. You should see a blue border and a blinking cursor indicating a text input field to the left in the window; in the folder tree underneath the Windows folder.
Your third method works, but pressing start button and calling programs, nothing happens. In the case you need a more advanced search experience, type your search query, and click the Search my stuff button. But even so, the search documents function is not doing what I need, which is quite specific. Not only can web results come up higher than your local files, but they also slow down your search because they have to hit the Internet rather than just your hard drive index. We also fixed an issue where accented characters would end up as question marks in the resulting search. Now here is the tricky part, in some cases, the Windows Search folder is not there. Log out and log in or restart your computer to save the changes.
Wu Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help, and unmark the answers if they provide no help. These suggestions were pulled from Bing and loaded the results page on Bing in Microsoft Edge when selected. Microsoft did issue an apology afterward, along with a method to disable Cortana if you want to. Here's how to turn off Cortana in Windows 10: 1. If you are interested in uninstalling it, please read the following article carefully:.
This would help Cortana to understand what notifications the user is getting which will eventually make Cortana more personal. If you turned off Cortana prior to installing the Anniversary Update, you'll need to follow these steps to disable it again. Then, when you start typing, the box mixes search results and suggested queries in with your local files. But you can still disable Cortana via a registry hack or group policy setting. So, until Microsoft decides to completely remove it from the Windows ecosystem, or at least give the users a chance to remove it, it is not going anywhere.
Say you were looking for a wordpad document with a list of amazon purchases in it. If you are Windows 10 Professional or Enterprise users, aiming to turn off Cortana notifications disable Cortana services you should go directly to method 2. Keep in mind that stopping web results from showing up in the taskbar search box will also turn off Cortana in your system, which means that you'll have to make the decision of which experience is more important to you. Thus, if you also belong to the latter community of users, you may want to disable web search results completely from being displayed in Windows 10. Now I don't see setting as you thought I wouldn't : Hello Brink , I will disable Cortana as you advised step 6 next time I boot into 10, thank you for clearing this up :. I am ready to disable Cortana itself, that's not going to be big problem Hi, Thank you for contacting Microsoft forums. Do not make any other changes, or tinker with things you do not understand.
Step 6: Now right-click the folder, and select Rename. If you run home, check out the other methods listed below instead. For reference, the end result in the Registry editor should look like the below screenshot: If you ever change your mind in the future, you can delete the AllowCortana key from the registry. Here is what you need to do: Disable Web Search Results in Windows 10 1. It feels like someone keeps spying on you. Name your new key as Windows Search. However, Windows 10 Search may not be working 100% perfectly all the time.
Keep in mind that this will not fully get rid of Cortana. Note that the editor is likely only included in Pro and Enterprise versions and not in Windows 10 Home. The following method does not work anymore. In order to quickly determine if Cortana with Internet access causing the failure for Windows 10 Search to return correct results, you can disconnect the computer from Internet and then perform a search. Microsoft does not control these sites and has not tested any software or information found on these sites; therefore, Microsoft cannot make any representations regarding the quality, safety, or suitability of any software or information found there.
There were concerns that from the computer and uploading it to the servers. This method does not require rocket science level of knowledge because it happens to be really easy. Even if you have configured all three anti-web search policies, web searching remains enabled on the device. If i toggle to disable every background app, it toggles back to on after a restart. Step 5: Last but not the least, you need to make sure Cortana clears all the history it has. The next method is for people who think editing registry is a bit too complicated for them, as well as people who are still suspicious after using the default method. Yes, I have a very large list of things that never touch my computer and a very small list of things that are allowed.