Overview – Uninstall Cortana in Windows 11
Cortana is a virtual assistant that uses artificial intelligence to help Windows users by learning their preferences and providing useful information. You can use Cortana to send emails or text messages, set reminders, create calendar events, search the web, check the weather forecast for your area, play music from Spotify or Groove Music apps on your computer using voice commands.
But it appears that you are not a fan of the Cortana app and want to save some memory and storage on your device by uninstalling it.
By the end of this article, you will be able to uninstall Cortana from your computer:
How To Uninstall Cortana using Command Prompt or PowerShell
Step #1: Run the Windows PowerShell as an administrator from the Start menu.
Step #2: Type the following command:
“Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage” (without quotation marks).
Step #3: Press the enter key to execute the command to remove Cortana from Windows.
How To Reinstall Cortana using Microsoft Store
There might be a scenario when you would like to reinstall the Cortana App in the future, so here’s how to reinstall Cortana in Windows 11.
Step #1: Open the Start Menu and type ‘Microsoft Store’ and press the enter key to run it or press the “Windows logo Key + R” key combination, type “ms-windows-store:” (without quotation marks) and hit the enter key.
Step #2: Search for Cortana in the search bar on the top of the window.
Step #3: Press the ‘Free’ button and the download begins. Once downloaded it will be installed automatically.
FAQs Related to Uninstalling Cortana
Does Cortana Slow Computer?
Cortana works in the background, listening to your instructions, retrieving and delivering information about the topics from the internet to your device, thus consuming RAM and working even when not in use. Since it involves many processes, so yes Cortana can slow down your computer.
Does uninstalling Cortana remove it from the startup?
The Cortana automatically runs at Windows startup and keeps running until the user ends the session. Once the Cortana is uninstalled from the device, it will not run in the startup and background unless reinstalled by the user.
Now, we have covered the proper way to uninstall Cortana in Windows 11 using Windows PowerShell and Command Prompt
It totally depends on your preferences whether or not to uninstall Cortana on your device, however uninstalling Cortana will reduce some memory, battery, and storage usage on the device. Overall we can consider that it is totally fine to uninstall Cortana from Windows if it’s not used frequently. In this article, the settings are bound to Windows 11 but will work with some older versions including Windows 10 as well.
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