How To Uninstall Cortana Powershell

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Hey there! Today, I want to share with you a step-by-step guide on how to uninstall Cortana using PowerShell. Now, before we get started, I want to mention that this process requires administrative access, so make sure you are logged in as an administrator on your Windows computer. Also, keep in mind that Cortana is a core component of Windows, so uninstalling it may affect some of its functionalities. With that said, let’s dive in and get rid of Cortana once and for all!

Step 1: Open PowerShell

To begin, open PowerShell as an administrator. You can do this by searching for “PowerShell” in the Windows Start menu, right-clicking on “Windows PowerShell,” and selecting “Run as administrator” from the context menu.

Step 2: Disable Cortana

Once PowerShell is open, we need to disable Cortana using a specific command. Copy and paste the following command into the PowerShell window and press Enter:

Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 -nick SystemApp | Remove-AppxPackage -allusers

This command will disable and remove Cortana from your system. You may see some text scrolling in the PowerShell window as the command executes. Once it’s done, Cortana will be disabled on your computer.

Step 3: Check if Cortana is Disabled

To verify that Cortana has been successfully disabled, you can check the Windows taskbar. Cortana’s search box should no longer be visible. Additionally, you can try pressing the “Windows” key and typing something into the search box. If Cortana is disabled, nothing should happen.


And there you have it! You’ve successfully uninstalled Cortana using PowerShell. Remember, though, that uninstalling Cortana may impact some Windows functionalities. If you ever want to bring Cortana back, you can reinstall it from the Microsoft Store. If you encounter any issues during the process or have any questions, feel free to reach out for further assistance. Happy computing!