View Full Version : You will use Cortana, Microsoft says

Fred O'Malley
07-27-2016, 12:26 AM
You will use Cortana, Microsoft says (http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/26/you-will-use-cortana-says-microsoft/)

By: malterwitty

COMPUTERS/INTERNET/SECURITY (http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/category/computers)

Surprise, surprise. If things remain as they are, Windows 10 users who upgrade to the Anniversary Update won't be able to turn off Cortana anymore using the Cortana settings.
If you compare the start menu settings of Cortana of the current version of Windows (version 1511) with those of the Anniversary Update (version 1607) you will notice that Cortana's off switch is no longer available.
If you cannot or won't use the Group Policy option to disable Cortana, you may use the Registry instead to do so.
1 - Tap on the Windows-key, type regedit.exe and hit enter.
2 - Confirm the UAC prompt that is displayed.
3 - Go to the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search
4 - If AllowCortana exists already, jump to step 7.
5 - Right-click on Windows Search and select New > Dword (32-bit) Value.
6 - Name it AllowCortana.
7 - Double-click on AllowCortana and set its value to 0 to disable the feature.