Cortana is Microsoft’s personal productivity assistant that helps you save time and focus attention on what matters most. But it’s no secret that many Windows 10 users aren’t really big fans of Cortana.

Starting with the release of Windows 10 May 2020 Update, One of the most significant changes with Cortana is that it’s no longer part of Windows 10. Instead, it’s a regular app that you can move around and update through the Microsoft Store. More importantly, it opens the option to uninstall it.

If you don’t use Cortana or you want to disable its background presence on Windows 10, you can switch off the feature by following these steps:

How To Uninstall Cortana On Windows 10

To remove Cortana from Windows 10, use these steps:

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  • Open Start.
  • Search for PowerShell, right-click the top result, and select the Run as administrator option.
  • Type the following command to uninstall Cortana from Windows 10 and press Enter:Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage

Once you complete the steps, Cortana will be removed from Windows 10. The button on the taskbar will remain, but you can right-click the taskbar and clear the Show Cortana button option.

You can always reinstall the Cortana app by downloading the package from the Microsoft Store.

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