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I use StartisBack for my start menu. The way my Windows 10 is setup you would think it was Windows 7. It looks and feels just like 7.
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Good thing I don't live in a cortana-enabled region biggrin.gif I can't imagine cortana speaking in turkish lol.
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I guess its ok. Now I can just ask Cortana to search for rated R stuff on the internet. heck maybe ill ask cortana if it wanna do it and see what its reply is! hahahahahaha
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doh.gif M$ no. just stop.

Next thing you know, Windows will be "self aware" when you go and edit a folder name to disable something like this it will do a scan later and find that "Windows integrity was compromised" and resets the files back anyway, essentially disabling these kinds of hack/mods (that we use to get around these tactics).
post #105 of 239
Win 7 64 and vulkan is the hope
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Quote:
Originally Posted by saintruski View Post

So basically it can still be turned off, just not in the way you usually would.

regedit.exe, most likely.
Edited by aweir - 7/28/16 at 9:18am
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Good. People that don't like it have no excuse not to go to Linux now, right? Or OSX. Oh, wait...
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This is actually the first one that I truly don't like and really only because I don't want Internet results showing up when I search. I will use google when I want to search for something on the internet. Hopefully installed apps are prioritized when searching since its how I luanch pretty much everthing.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kinaesthetic View Post

Not on Professional versions as those are generally used in SMBs. They would kill themselves if they removed the ability to disable Cortana for SMBs, as they poses a massive security risk to those SMBs.

I already hinted at the possibility of Microsoft removing that, since in April 2016 they removed the ability to turn off Windows Store in Windows 10 Pro. Which was used by some SMBs. As such, it is just a matter of time until they remove the policy editing of Cortana. The latest news are hinting precisely in that direction:

[Winaero] Microsoft locks some Group Policy options to Enterprise editions in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

[gHacks] Microsoft removes policies from Windows 10 Pro

The short rundown is this. Microsoft will be removing the ability to control these following items from the GPE in Windows 10 Pro:
Quote:
Disable the Lock screen
Do not show Windows tips
Turn off Microsoft consumer experiences

Cortana can no longer be disabled via GPE in Windows 10 Pro in 3, 2, 1, BOOM! [Why is there no Michael Bay-esque explosion emoticon? biggrin.gif]

P.S. For the people inquiring about the RegEdit workaround, yes, it still works for now, and the instructions are in the gHacks article from my original post.
post #110 of 239
hasnt classic shell been the answer for quite awhile?
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