[QUOTE=roho;2778492]Those fixes don’t seem to turn Cortana off at all. After disabling in Group Policy and a reboot 1 and sometimes 2 Cortana processes are still running in the background.
The real only way I’ve seen to turn it off is to delete the Cortana folder from C: Windows Systemapps.[/QUOTE]
I wholeheartedly agree with Kerry56, you really should not go about manually uninstalling programs and features by simply deleting folders, especially not in the system folders.
Like I mention, I have personally renamed the SearchUI.exe program on one installation, but deleting is such a permanent way of getting you into trouble and leaves you no option to go back. If you really want to apply your ‘method’ and for your own good, please start renaming instead of deleting, at least that makes you able to boot off a USB or DVD and rename back if it does not work
Fwiw, I have seen a few who have used such solutions and they all have one thing in common… They needed help to get back on track and the worst, the one who used the same solution but indeed also used a registry cleaner to ‘finish the uninstall’ left me with no option but to re-install.