How To Delete Cortana from Windows 11 [Permanently]

How To Delete Cortana from Windows 11 [Permanently]

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.

If you’re not a fan of Cortana or just want to try some other AI-Powered virtual assistant, you can uninstall it from Windows.

By the end of this article, you will be able to uninstall Cortana from your computer:

Method #1: Using Command Prompt or Windows Powershell

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

Step #1: Open the Windows PowerShell 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 initialize the Deployment Operation and the command to remove Cortana is executed.

Reinstall Cortana with 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.

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.

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