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    Cortana locked in Anniversary Update?

    I have not seen anything on Windows Secrets about Microsoft supposedly no longer allowing Cortana to be turned off in Windows 10 after anniversary update. Is this true and why has Windows Secrets not mentioned this yet?
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    Interesting, I couldn't find that key in either 10586 or 14393 builds. So I guess they will be adding that one with the update.

    I've constructed a .reg file to apply the fix but don't want to post it until I can test it. So keep tuned!

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    The registry key is for the Home edition. I didn't find in in my Pro version either.

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    Also, disabling Get To Know You in Settings > Privacy > Speech, Inking, and Typing appears to turn Cortana into just another search engine. Thats how it seems to function in my PC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwitalka View Post
    The registry key is for the Home edition. I didn't find in in my Pro version either.
    Jerry
    Jerry,

    Well, it's not in my 10586 Home. I guess the writer already has a pre-release of AU or has info from MS.
    As far as I know you can't get HOME as an Insider Preview, but I could be mistaken on that.
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    There are reports of other changes coming up with the anniversary update, some of which prevent other previously usable opt-outs.

    Here's one referring to policies removed from Windows Pro: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/28/mic...indows-10-pro/

    The changes take away functionality that was previously a part of the Windows 10 Pro edition. It is without doubt an annoyance, considering that Pro users have no option anymore to disable third-party applications, links or Store apps in general on Windows 10 once the Anniversary Update is installed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satrow View Post
    Here's one referring to policies removed from Windows Pro: http://www.ghacks.net/2016/07/28/mic...indows-10-pro/
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    I noticed that page mentions a version 1611. Should I conclude that is 2016 November?

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    I did wonder about that, I really don't know - except that I very much doubt MS would be pushing a November contender out yet, all other indications seem to be that it's the August update/upgrade.

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    I think that is a typo. All current indications are that the next major update after August 2nd will be the spring of 2017.
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