How To Reinstall Cortana On Windows 10

Cortana is the virtual assistant created by Microsoft and is present in the Windows 10 operating system. Its main purpose is to make searching on Windows 10 devices easy. There are instances when Cortana will not work properly and the only way to fix this is to install it again. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will show you how to reinstall Cortana on Windows 10.

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How To Reinstall Cortana On Windows 10

Reinstall Cortana for current user

In this method you will only be installing Cortana for a single user, usually the computer Administrator. Any other account that logs in to the computer will not have access to Cortana.

  • Press Windows key once
  • Type powershell in the Windows Start Search
  • Right click Windows Powershell from the results and select Run as administrator
  • Type Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} and press Enter
  • A message saying Deployment operation progress will appear.
  • Once the process is completed Cortana is installed.

This is the first way to to reinstall Cortana on Windows 10.

Reinstall Cortana for all users

In this method, all accounts that log in to the computer will have access to Cortana.

  • Press Windows key once
  • Type powershell in the Windows Start Search
  • Right click Windows Powershell from the results and select Run as administrator
  • Type Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”} and press Enter
  • A message saying Deployment operation progress will appear.
  • Once the process is completed Cortana is installed.

This is the second way to reinstall Cortana on Windows 10.

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