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Windows 10 Cortana

AvarixAvarix Member RarePosts: 665
Anyone find a way to completely remove this? I'm not talking about simply disabling it in features. I would like it uninstalled so that it's not using memory. Tried searching Google and it suggested a SU Powershell removal. Didn't work. I got the following in red text:

'Remove-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFA, Removal failed. Please contact your software vendor.
(Exception from HRESULT: 0x80073CFA)
error 0x80070032: AppX Deployment Remove operation on package
Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_1.4.8.176_neutral_neutral_cw5n1h2txyewy from:
C:\Windows\SystemApps\Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy failed. This app is part of Windows and cannot be
uninstalled on a per-user basis. An administrator can attempt to remove the app from the computer using Turn Windows
Features on or off. However, it may not be possible to uninstall the app.'

So, am I just stuck with it running in the background using up resources?


  • CleffyCleffy Member RarePosts: 6,252
    I imagine its tied into the search functionality of the machine. Windows 10 runs very lean on resources, disabling it should free up those specific resources. Completely removing it would be a little pointless and may break things.
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