Windows 10: Is it safe to uninstall Cortana via powershell after the May 2020 update?

Discus and support Is it safe to uninstall Cortana via powershell after the May 2020 update? in Cortana to solve the problem; I got paranoid when Cortana invades a bit of my privacy so I searched how to uninstall it. Without knowing the disclaimers when using the Powershell I... Discussion in 'Cortana' started by 4er4, Dec 5, 2020.

  1. 4er4 Win User

    Is it safe to uninstall Cortana via powershell after the May 2020 update?


    I got paranoid when Cortana invades a bit of my privacy so I searched how to uninstall it. Without knowing the disclaimers when using the Powershell I used this code


    Get-AppxPackage -allusers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 Remove-AppxPackage


    Then I used this:


    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$$_.InstallLocation\AppXManifest.xml"}


    Which is the wrong code. It should be for allusers. I managed to install cortana again but the built in settings were gone



    Then I used this even with the new Cortana installed so I could revert it back to the built in features it did not retain the built in options:


    Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.549981C3F5F10 Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$$_.InstallLocation\AppXManifest.xml"}


    I saw what are the consequences on the net. But on May 2020 Cortana became a separate app from windows. Nothing happened bad on my computer as of now. Im not gonna use Cortana. But I'm afraid, paranoid, and anxious on what could happen due to what I did to the powershell and removing the built in or bundled Cortana. Will I get malware? will my private info get leaked? will my files get deleted? Will my OS malfunction? will my computer stop working? Will I got problems on the next windows updates in the future for deleting the built in cortana? I should have not uninstalled it if Windows wont allow it in the first place. Please I need assurance. My computer is fairly new. Thank you very much.

    :)
     
    4er4, Dec 5, 2020
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  2. Kursah Win User

    PowerShell instead of Commandline in Creators Update

    Interestingly enough my personal laptop just got the update...and still has Command Prompt listed, not PowerShell...

    Edit: Not that it matters...I use both regularly. *Toast :toast:
     
    Kursah, Dec 5, 2020
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  3. Joan Pin Win User
    Cortana Duplicated Notifucations

    We suggest that you rebuild Cortana via PowerShell to restore any missing components on it that may cause the issue. Try it first on your laptop and check if the issue will persist. If the issue with the notification is resolved, you can mirror the same
    steps on your Surface.

    To rebuild Cortana, follow these steps:

    • In the Search box, type PowerShell.
    • Right-click on the result and select Run as administrator.
    • Copy and paste the command below to the PowerShell tool and press Enter:
      • Get-AppxPackage | % { Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register
        "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppxManifest.xml" -verbose }
    • Once done, restart your device to apply the changes.

    Let us know if the steps provided above works for you.
     
    Joan Pin, Dec 5, 2020
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  4. Anne Ros Win User

    Is it safe to uninstall Cortana via powershell after the May 2020 update?

    Cortana

    Thank you for your response. We'd like to ask if you were able to finished resetting the cache? If the issue still persists, we suggest re-registering Cortana components using Powershell. Follow the steps below:

    • On the Search bar, type powershell and select Windows Powershell on the list.
    • Type the following command below: Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

    After doing so, try using Cortana again and see if issue is resolved.

    Let us know if you need further assistance.
     
    Anne Ros, Dec 5, 2020
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