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  1. James Falconer's Avatar
    Is it possible to turn Cortana off in Win10? Perhaps I just missed the option somewhere... not that I want to, just wondering if it is possible.
    03-22-2017 10:34 AM
  2. Starboy21's Avatar
    Is it possible to turn Cortana off in Win10? Perhaps I just missed the option somewhere... not that I want to, just wondering if it is possible.
    Yups u can ! Via the group policy editor..
    03-22-2017 11:02 AM
  3. James Falconer's Avatar
    Where do I find that?
    03-22-2017 01:56 PM
  4. meattray's Avatar
    Gpedit.msc
    Computer configuration
    Administrative templates
    Windows components
    Search
    Allow cortana
    Select disable
    Open CMD prompt with admin rights and type gpupdate /force

    Cortana is gone.
    03-22-2017 02:02 PM
  5. Starboy21's Avatar
    Yeah but gpedit is not available on win 10 home it can be found only on pro n other versions..
    03-23-2017 01:32 AM
  6. James Falconer's Avatar
    @Starboy21 - thought that was the case. What can be used instead on win 10 home?
    03-23-2017 08:23 AM
  7. Starboy21's Avatar
    Heres the Link for gpedit itz an archive which contains the installer steps below:

    Download
    Last edited by Starboy21; 03-24-2017 at 02:49 AM.
    03-23-2017 10:18 AM
  8. Starboy21's Avatar
    Follow the below steps aftr downloading the attachment

    If you have 32-bit Windows (x86) then the setup should install smoothly without any problems and you should be able to
    access the Group Policy Editor through the Microsoft Management Console by going to Run –> gpedit.msc.
    But if you have 64-bit Windows (x64) then you will need some extra steps after running the installer. Follow the steps below after running the installer:
    1.Go to C:\Windows\SysWOW64 folder
    2.Copy the following folders and files frm C:\Windows\System32
    “GroupPolicy“, “GroupPolicyUsers” andgpedit.msc and paste it in SysWOW64 folder.

    This will make sure that you can run the editor from the Run dialog
    Last edited by Starboy21; 03-24-2017 at 02:39 AM.
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    03-23-2017 10:30 AM

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