How to Uninstall Cortana on Windows 10by Mia Watson Mia Watson
Microsoft Cortana is a virtual assistant that can do lots of tiny tasks for you. Same as the Windows update, Cortana also gets updates time by time. From the past couple of years, Cortana has changed and improved itself a lot. With the new version of Cortana, some of the previous feature changes and new features come up. Now some users don’t prefer to use Cortana, or they don’t have any use of this feature. So that’s why uninstalling it is also an option for them.
Cortana can hear most of the command of its user by voice or by written command. It can be used for expanding productivity, and It also consumes the system storage of the device. Recently Microsoft released an update in which you can interact with Cortana by texting along with its voice feature is also available. Notebook and skills were significant features of Cortana that are now not part of Cortana anymore.
Now that users can add and install the apps freely, Microsoft also provides you with the remove option to uninstall the non-productive app. Despite the fact Microsoft has its own system apps and tools, you can still remove those apps and tools that are not relevant to you. Such apps are Voice Recorder, Weather, and Mail from settings app option. Uninstalling Cortana is not a direct procedure; however, if this assistant is not useful for you, then you can definitely remove it by using the PowerShell commands.
How to Uninstall Cortana on Windows 10
Remove Cortana from Windows 10 by Following these Steps:
- Launch “Start” menu.
- Look for the PowerShell in the search section.
- On the Top result, do right-click and “run as administrator.”
- Enter the command of uninstalling Cortana by type and then press “Enter.”
Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage
Follow the steps and enter the following commands in Windows 10 to remove the Cortana. The Cortana icon on the taskbar will remain still, but if you want to remove that too then clear “Show Cortana button” from the taskbar option.
How to Install Cortana on Windows 10
Installing the Cortana back is easier than uninstalling, for installing follow these steps:
- Launch “Cortana” app store.
- Tap on the “Get” icon.
- Tap on the “Open” key.
- Tap on the “Install” button.
Following these steps will allow you to install Cortana back into your PC. Virtual assistant is quite helpful for the current usage of technology. Microsoft is also working on making Cortana a perfect support as an assistant. When you install Cortana back again, you will have the latest version of Cortana that could be different from the previous version. Indeed Microsoft releases the update to improve the system and to keep the system more reliable. Some users want to keep their device free with space. Windows 10 can be installed on any computer, but the level of storage it requires is so huge. So if your desktop is already low on space and there are unnecessary apps available, uninstall it to get the space back. It will keep your desktop fast and will improve your productivity.
Mia Watson is an avid technical blogger, a magazine contributor, a publisher of guides at Business Directory, and a professional cyber security analyst. Through her writing, she aims to educate people about the dangers and threats lurking in the digital world.
Created on Jun 16th 2020 01:17. Viewed 405 times.