How to remove Cortana in Windows 10 2004 (20H1)

Cortana the voice assistant from Microsoft will be a separate app in the release of Windows 10 build 2004 or 20H1. In our case even disabling Cortana from the Group Policies did not work as effective as we would have liked.

Weird bugs started appearing that disabled Cortana on the second screen but did not show her on the first or main screen.

So we wanted to get rid of Cortana moving forward and here is how you can do it.

  • Open up an elevated Windows PowerShell prompt
  • Type in the command under here
Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online | Where-object {$_.PackageName -like "Microsoft.549981C3F5F10*"} | Remove-AppxProvisionedPackage -Online -AllUsers
  • Close the Windows PowerShell prompt
  • Profit!

If you do wish to reinstall or install Cortana, going forward from the Windows 10 build 2004 or 20H1 build you can install Cortana from the Store using this link.

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