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I have got a new PC and I am trying to kill Cortana once and for all. I have many different version of essentially the same guide as to how to turn it off but none of them exactly match what I am seeing on my computer - no doubt because Microsoft seems to change all this stuff ever 5 minutes.
I am on Windows 10 Pro, Version 1703, OS Build 15063.250
I think that I need an option that says
Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders alerts and more
but I do not see that in any of the settings panel that I have opened.
If I click the notebook icon there is no settings options there (there is a permissions option and I have turned everything off).
I can remove the search bar from the task menu by using the cortana menu but that only shrinks or removes the search bar. I want the search bar but not the microphone or cortana.