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How To Uninstall Cortana in Windows 11 [Completely]


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.

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Cortana Icon

By the end of this article, you will be able to:


You can use either Windows PowerShell or the Command Prompt to uninstall Cortana from Windows 11.

Step #1: Open the Start Menu and type ‘Powershell’ and run it as an administrator.

powershell app icon in windows 11
PowerShell App Icon

Step #2: Type the following command:
Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage

Type: Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage
Type the Command

Step #3: Press the enter key and the Deployment Operation Process will initialize and the command to remove Cortana in Windows 11 is executed.

deployment operation process initialize and command to remove cortana in windows 11 is executed
Deployment Operation to remove Cortana Initiated

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.

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Microsoft Store App Icon

Step #2: Search for Cortana in the search bar on the top of the window.

search for cortana in microsoft store in windows 11
Search For the Cortana App

Step #3: Press the ‘Free’ button and the download begins. Once downloaded it will be installed automatically.

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Reinstalling the Cortana App

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 and reinstall Cortana in Windows 11 using Windows PowerShell and Microsoft Store respectively.

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 11 if it’s not used frequently.


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