Because I'm more fully integrated into this version of Windows, I can't be fully shut off. I'm always available to help you find things, but I won't use any of your information to help without your permission. If you don’t want this functionality available to you follow these steps to hide me from the taskbar:
Right-click (or press and hold) the search box, hover over Cortana, and then select Hidden from the side menu. This will also remove the search box from your taskbar. We don’t recommend hacking registry settings or similar measures as this can make your operating system unstable or crash.
You can review and control exactly what personal information I can access by clicking into the search box and selecting Settings on the left pane. You can also search "Cortana settings" in the search box on the taskbar, and select Cortana & Search settings from the results.
Article ID: 4027532 - Last Review: 2017, ജൂലൈ 29 - Revision: 1