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Here is How to Uninstall Cortana

Technological inventions like artificial intelligence are making our lives more comfortable. AI has completely changed the world by turning dreams into reality. And smart bots are one of the great gifts of artificial intelligence. That is why these bots are also known as smart assistants. Developers have integrated these smart assistants into different devices, including smartphones, security cameras, etc. They are voice assistants that follow your voice command to perform smart activities. They also come with dedicated devices like Amazon Echo. 

Microsoft’s Cortana is a fantastic example of these smart assistants. Cortana comes with Windows operating systems as an inbuilt software that can’t be removed easily. Many people want to disable or uninstall Cortana because of privacy concerns.



Furthermore, completely removing or uninstalling Cortana is risky as it is an in-built application from Microsoft. Also, there is no official help from Microsoft for uninstalling Cortana completely. Moreover, in this post, you will learn some safest ways to disable and uninstall Cortana. 

Disable Cortana in Windows 10

Firstly, you have to try to disable Cortana. If your PC has Windows 10 installed, you can disable it through the Windows registry. Do not hurry in the process. Follow the steps carefully:

  • Hit Start from at the menu button and type regedit in the search bar. Once you locate the regedit, click over it and choose the “Registry Editor.” Then locate the option “Run as administrator” and click on it.  
  • Now you have to find the Microsoft directory. Open it and locate the Windows directory. 
  • Make a right-click on the Windows directory and choose New>Key, name it as Windows Search. 
  • In this step, make a right-click on the new folder and select New>DWORD; you can name it AllowCortana and set the value data 0. 
  • The final step to disable Cortana is to restart the system.

Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Pro

If your computer has Windows 10 Pro installed, you can disable Cortana without making changes in the registry.

  • Go to the Start search bar and type gpedit. msc and open the option “Group Policy Editor.”
  • Navigate to Local Computer Policy, click on Computer Configuration, and select. Now, select Administrative Templates, go to Windows Components and choose Search.
  • Now, you can disable Cortana.

Process to uninstall Cortana

Do you know you can uninstall Cortana with PowerShell? PowerShell will help you uninstall Cortana on your computer. Follow the below steps to uninstall Cortana: 

  • Go to the Start menu of your PC, type PowerShell, and hit enter. Select Windows PowerShell from search results. Then find the Run as Administrator option and click on it. When the new window opens, follow the next step. 
  • Type the following text (minus the ‘ marks) in: ‘Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage’.
  • Then hit enter. 
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