If you are one of those users who not only does not use Cortana but does not want Microsoft’s virtual assistant to be part of their operating system, the latest Windows update comes with a surprise that you will like: Cortana is now a standalone application that can be uninstall very easily.

If you access the task manager of your team you will see that Cortana now behaves like one more application and that it is possible to disable it and prevent it from starting with your computer, consuming resources in the background. For those who want to go further, we have prepared a simple tutorial that will completely remove it from your operating system.

Before continuing, a important warning: continue with the tutorial only if you have updated the system to the latest version of windows 10 (2004). Otherwise, you may have problems if you delete it following what we indicate.

How to check the version of Windows 10 you have installed

1.- Use the keyboard shortcut Win + R to open an execution advantage.

2.- Type the command winver and hit enter.

3.- You should see a window indicating which version of Windows you have. If it’s 2004, you can continue.

How to uninstall Cortana in Windows 10

1.- Run the PowerShell application with administrator permissions (right click, run as administrator)

2.- To remove Cortana from the current user account, type: Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage and hit enter.

3.- If you want to remove it from all user accounts, the command is Get-appxpackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 | Remove-AppxPackage , followed by Intro.

How to reinstall Cortana in Windows 10

If you want to reinstall the wizard, follow these steps:

1.- Access the Cortana application page in the Microsoft store

2.- Click on the button Obtain and when asked, open the Microsoft Store app on your system

3.- Install Cortana following the indicated steps.

The Powershell tool is a powerful ally when it comes to removing components from the operating system, but it should be used with care. In this article we explain much more about it and we give you the codes to eliminate many of the applications integrated with Windows 10.

More information | Guide: all methods to uninstall apps in Windows 10

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