How Do I Disable Cortana?

Cortana. Don’t use it. Don’t want it. Want her (it?) to go away.

There are registry hacks around that will actually disable Cortana.¬†However, I don’t think they’re generally necessary for the average user who just wants Cortana hidden.

Instead, there are a few settings that will get 99% of the job done. It’s just not obvious where they are.

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