In this post, I will show you how you can uninstall Cortana using PowerShell. If you don’t want to use Cortana on your Windows PC, you can either disable it or completely uninstall it.
There are different methods that you can use to remove Cortana from your Windows 10 and Windows 11 PC. I have covered unique methods to remove Cortana from Windows 11 on my another blog.
Although there are different methods that you can opt to uninstall Cortana from your Windows 11 PC. However PowerShell makes it easier to remove the Cortana from Windows 11 for all users with just one command.
Cortana is still included with Windows 11 OS but you won’t see it during the installation of Windows 11. In other words, Cortana is excluded from first boot experience.
Cortana is a virtual assistant by Microsoft that can help you perform different tasks. Some of the common tasks that Cortana can do for you includes:
- Calendar and Schedule Assistance
- Meeting Help
- Find out about people in your organization
- Make lists and set reminders and alarms
- Launch Apps
- Get weather and news updates
Some users may not like Cortana because it they don’t feel the need of it. Most users can quickly find the information by launching a browser on their PC.
In addition, the Cortana collects your personal information such as email, search history etc which is not preferred by many users. Even though the collected information is saved to secure cloud, users don’t like the fact the data is on cloud.
One of the common issues reported with Cortana app is the results are not accurate compared to google search. Hence users prefer not to use Cortana every time.
If you want to uninstall or get rid of Cortana on your Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can remove it using PowerShell. With just one simple PowerShell command, you can completely uninstall Cortana from your computer.
How to Uninstall Cortana using PowerShell
The steps to uninstall Cortana using PowerShell are as follows:
- Launch the PowerShell as administrator.
- Enter the following command in the PowerShell window and press Enter key.
- Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppPackage.
- The above PowerShell command uninstalls the Cortana from Windows 10 and Windows 11.
Note: After uninstalling the Cortana, you don’t have to reboot your computer.