How to remove Cortana, Edge, Connect and Contact support?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by dariwonka, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. dariwonka

    dariwonka MDL Novice

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    Hello,

    I have removed all the apps from the system (they are not running anymore when I check the Task Manager), but there are still these 4 apps running:
    • Search (Cortana I supossed)
    • Edge
    • Connect
    • Contact support

    How can I delete them?

    Thanks
     
  2. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    Contact Support: Settings > System > Apps & features > Manage optional features > Contact Support > Uninstall
     
  3. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    #3 thorin0815, Aug 25, 2016
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  4. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    Not exactly the best way to do it.
     
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  5. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    But the easiest. :)
     
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  6. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    You can also just close Cortana and rename the folder real quick before it restarts :p

    Either way, renaming that folder also fails sfc /scannow, and it'll rename it back if you run it.
     
  7. T-S

    T-S MDL Guru

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    #7 T-S, Aug 25, 2016
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    This seems easier to me ;)
    Code:
    @echo off
    cd /d "%~dp0"
    echo Uninstalling Cortana and Search2...
    CLS
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /l
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c Microsoft-Windows-Search2 /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /o /c Microsoft-Windows-Cortana /r
    install_wim_tweak.exe /h /o /l
    echo Microsoft-Windows-Cortana and search2 should be uninstalled. Please reboot Windows 10.
    pause
    
     
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    sE7c0d3 MDL Novice

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  9. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #9 dobbelina, Aug 31, 2016
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    I wouldn't use install_wim_tweak.exe with that command line,
    The reason is because it removes all Owner subkeys of apps under the branch:
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Component Based Servicing\Packages\
    (There are almost 3000 of them !)
    Better to use this guide:Package & Telemetry Removal Guide v1.0
     
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