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How To Rename Or Remove Cortana In Windows 10

Windows came up with Cortana, an alternative to Siri or should I say a Windows version of Siri. Cortana promises to be your personal assistance to you when it comes to your PC usage. 

Cortana like Siri helps you do many things, things that will take time doing if you add it all up. Although Cortana is useful, it could as well become a nuisance especially on Windows 10, you might not understand if you don't use it, you'll understand if you do.

To remove Cortana on Windows 10, just follow this procedure
Go to "TaskManager" then go into the "Details" tab in task manager...find SearchUI.exe.
Right click on SearchUI.exe then select Open File Location.
You will see this folder Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy if you go back to
SystemApps or this is the directions to this directory...C Drive/Windows/SystemApps...
- Find Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy folder
Ok now you're doing this to gain enough time to rename Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy...

- Next right click on Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy and add a 1 at the end of the title ....

It probably wont let you rename it because SearchUI.exe is running.

So here is a walk around, try  renamingvMicrosoft.Windows.Cortana_cw..... by adding the number 1 at the end, like this
Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy1...


- A small window pops
up and with the words  "FILE IN USE" and you will see the button to "TRY AGAIN" ....

- Don't close it just move this
"File in Use" window over to the right of your screen...and then go back to the TaskManger/Details Tab...find SearchUI.exe..right click and select "End Process Tree"....

-You will now have enough time to go to that open notice that  says "FILE IN USE" and quickly press "Try Again" before SearchIU.exe opens back up... Congrats you've successful renamed Cortana, it will now have a new name, except any unforseen occurrence comes up.

To summarize this here is what to do 

You need to slide over the "File in Use" window over on your screen..so you have the "Try Again" button visible when you go back to TaskManger / Details tab to quickly close out SearchUI.exe by closing the tree process..then soon as you do that go back over to "FILE IN USE" and quickly press "Try Again" ...it will work this way.

You might not be deleting Cortana as you know it, but technically by renaming it you've in a sense deleted the name 'Cortana'. So you've deleted it. Change the name and you've removed it.

Comments

  1. Did anybody consider that "Cortana" is damn difficult to pronounce??

    I was testing it today, and now I have pains in my throat as it is a in-natural combination of lettering.

    Chris J - Katowice, Poland

    ReplyDelete
  2. just fyi can search computer from an open file but not from the desktop

    ReplyDelete

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