How to uninstall Cortana from Windows 10

by Johnson Daniel

Cortana is a popular virtual assistant developed by Microsoft. Just as you have the likes of Siri owned by Apple, Google Assistant by Google, Alexa by Amazon, Microsoft has Cortana. However, out of all these virtual assistant, we might be able to conclude that Cortana has less importance to the majority than the rest.

In as much as people don’t use Cortana like before, it still gets included in Windows 10 as every version both new and old gets Cortana built-in. To top it all up, Microsoft has placed Cortana right on the taskbar for easier access but at the end of the day, many users don’t get to use it at all. Well if you simply want to create more space on your PC, you can simply uninstall Cortana from your PC.

Before Windows 10 May 2020 Update, it was not easy to remove Cortana from a system. If you delete all files relating to Cortana, you will likely face issues just as Windows search not working, Start Menu not opening, and more.

However, things have changed with Windows 10 version 2004 as Microsoft has decided not to include Cortana as a part of Windows 10. That means you can easily remove Cortana from your computer if it is running on Windows 10 Version 2004.

How to uninstall Cortana from Windows 10

  • Open Windows 10 search and search for ‘PowerShell.’

PowerShell 1

  • Right-click on Windows Powershell and select the ‘Run as administrator’ option.

PowerShell 2

  • On the PowerShell Window, copy and paste the command given below and hit the Enter button

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage

PowerShell 3You should easily uninstall Cortana from your PC after following these steps. If you wish to install Cortana back into your system, you can get the app from the Microsoft Store.


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