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How can I stop this pop-up in Windows 10?

Pop-up This pops up randomly when I am using other programs.   How do I stop it?   See photo.
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Dimitris MaleasData recovery engineer

Commented:
Hi,
Try
Settings > System > Notifications & Actions. Turn off all the toggle switches.
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Top Expert 2016

Commented:
That is the Cortana Search pop up.  Is it possible you are occasionally hitting the Windows key plus "S" and not realizing it?  That will cause that to pop up.

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»bp
Principal Software Engineer
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As Bill says.  Cortana also responds to voice commands if it thinks it hears its name, so unplug your microphone when it's not in use.

If you don't use Cortana, it's still possible to disable it.

https://www.windowscentral.com/how-turn-cortana-and-stop-personal-data-gathering-windows-10

Note that as far as stopping Microsoft from watching everything you do ... this won't stop it.  The only way to do that is disconnect from the internet.

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Thank you.