How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10  

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10

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    04 Jun 2020
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    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10


    Cortana, your personal productivity assistant, helps you stay on top of what matters and save time finding what you need. Simply type or speak requests in natural language to connect with people, manage your schedule, find a free hour, set a reminder, add a task, and more. You can also find local information, get definitions, and keep track of the latest news, weather, and finance updates.

    With the Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004, you now have access to a new Cortana experience that offers an emphasis on productivity, helping you quickly find the information you want across Microsoft 365. Cortana in Windows 10 features a chat-based UI that gives you the ability to interact with Cortana using your voice or the keyboard.

    Cortana in Windows will assist you in better managing your schedule and tasks. You can speak or type requests to check your calendar, set a reminder, or add to your lists in Microsoft To Do. And you can look up local information, get definitions, and keep track of the latest news, weather, and finance information with Bing search.

    See also:

    This tutorial will show you how to install or uninstall Cortana for your account or all accounts in Windows 10 May 2020 Update version 2004 and higher.


    Contents

    • Option One: Uninstall Cortana for Current User Only in PowerShell
    • Option Two: Uninstall Cortana for All Users in PowerShell
    • Option Three: Install Cortana for Current User Only from Microsoft Store



    EXAMPLE: Cortana in Windows 10 version 2004 and higher


    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-cortana.png How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-cortana_signed-.png






    OPTION ONE

    Uninstall Cortana for Current User Only in PowerShell


    1 Open PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below into PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

    3 When finished, you can close PowerShell if you like.

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-uninstall_cortana_in_powershell_for_current_user.png






    OPTION TWO

    Uninstall Cortana for All Users in PowerShell


    You must be signed in as an administrator to do this option.


    1 Open an elevated PowerShell.

    2 Copy and paste the command below into the elevated PowerShell, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

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

    3 When finished, you can close the elevated PowerShell if you like.

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-uninstall_cortana_in_powershell_for_all_users.png






    OPTION THREE

    Install Cortana for Current User Only from Microsoft Store


    1 Click on this Cortana app page link for the Microsoft Store app.

    2 If prompted, click/tap on Open Microsoft Store to directly open to the Cortana page in the Microsoft Store app. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-open_microsoft_store.png

    3 In the Microsoft Store app, click/tap on Get or Install for the Cortana app. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-install_cortana-1.jpg How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-install_cortana-2.jpg

    4 When the Cortana app has finished installing, you can click/tap on Launch to open Cortana and sign in to Cortana if not already. (see screenshot below)

    How to Install and Uninstall Cortana in Windows 10-install_cortana-3.jpg

    5 You can now close the Microsoft Store app if you like.


    That's it,
    Shawn




  1. Posts : 132
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    Brink,

    I recently did a clean install of Windows 10 1909 which updated a couple of days later to 2004. Regretfully, from Windows store Cortana Beta got downloaded and installed. For some reason, although a store app, Cortana Beta does not have provide the usual method to uninstall the app through Settings>Apps>Cortana. Uninstall is grayed out.

    I have two accounts on the this computer, one an Admin account and the other a standard account. I went into the Admin account and ran your tutorial to remove Cortana Beta for ALL USERS, the elevated Powershell ran as expected and immediately removed Cortana Beta from the Admin account. When I went back into the standard account, Cortana still remained and was not uninstalled. I then elevated the standard account to Admin level and tried running the elevated Powershell to remove the current user, but that failed to remove Cortana. I then tried running the Powershell for all users but that failed as well.

    Any idea how to remove this unwelcome lady from the remaining account she is installed in?

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    Brink,

    I figured out the problem removing Cortana using the tutorial.

    The "Current User" elevated Powershell failed because I had left both user accounts as Admin accounts when running the Powershell. Once I ran with only the "Current User" as Admin, the Powershell ran as expected and Cortana was removed.

    Unwelcome lady now gone.

    Thanks for tutorial, your the best!
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