How do I uninstall Cortana?

In Cortana settings I answer no to using Cortana but it is still in my task bar. Can it be removed? I can not find it as an app to uninstall and it is not under programs in the control panel.

Hi Rick,

Thank you for posting your concern here at the Microsoft Community forum. Let me assist you with your concern.

You cannot uninstall Cortana on Windows 10 Technical Preview 2. However you my try turning it off from settings.

  1. Left click on Search box.

  2. Click Sandwich icon on Top left.

  3. Click Settings and Turn off the button under “Do you want Cortana to work for you?”

This will turn off Cortana on your user profile. If you want to remove Search box in taskbar, right click on taskbar and click Search and choose Disabled.

Hope this helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.

John Rubdy
Forum Moderator | Microsoft Community

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Last updated April 22, 2021 Views 171,197 Applies to: