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Is there any way to uninstall Cortana?

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is there any way to uninstall cortana?

It seems to be a memory hog , everything about this new OS seems to slow my machine to a crawl


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Jan 12, 2013
Re: is there any way to uninstall cortana?

What "machine" are you referring to? A laptop? A full desktop?

If you're referring to a PC, simply bring up your start menu/screen, then type "Cortana" - this should bring you a choice to click on "Cortana & Search Settings". Clicking on that will bring you to a page where you can disable Cortana - it's the very first toggle switch in there.

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Windows 10 has dramatically improved the speed of my three-year-old laptop, but I've got a 2.4 GHz quad core intel i5 processor and 8GB of RAM.