- 40 months ago
Okay, I absolutely HATE Microsoft's Cortana personal assistant. As a matter of fact, Microsoft's poor implementation of Cortana and their refusal to let us disable her has effectively sullied her good name, in my opinion. All I want is a simple system search bar at on my task bar to easily access files and/or programs. When I heard buzz on the Interwebs that Cortana was not, in fact, immortal; I was ecstatic. All I had to do was launch the Registry Editor (as admin), navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search\Preferences, create a new REG_DWORD called "AllowCortana", set value to zero, reboot, and Boom bye bye Cortana. WRONG! I have no idea why this hasn't worked. Did Microsoft close this loophole? What the heck? Please Help!
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