They're getting closer though. The 'monster' still doesn't work if you're disconnected and
... it won't work without a MS account.
Both are deal breakers - you shouldn't have to be connected to search your machine.
I understand the second part, requiring a MS account (don't like it, but I understand), the thing is
... you can't just sign in, you have to switch your account!
The msg & the button say: Sign-in, not switch account !!!!!
But Hey ... Cortana ... at least I can read the buttons - who-ray!
I hope they don't punt on this and just change the msg & button text.
I hope this information helps you in finding the problem. But I've noticed that I don't usually have the problems others are getting, but my own, that nobody else has, which is a pain because then I have to find a solution or put it on the "back burner". Maybe this can help: I'm not using any add-ons not even JAVA(I only use it for LibreOffice and haven't installed it in this build), I just have my Tracking protection that's sync'd with my 8.1 desktop. I've read somewhere somebody was having problems with his JAVA add-on, so try turning all off except what comes from Microsoft and see if that helps.
I'm not going to blame anyone else for my stupidity, nor am I going to blame the site. No one twisted my arm. I don't remember which site it was, since I don't generally go to those.
Anyhoo, I prepared my desktop for dual boot day before yesterday. Tuesday, I installed Windows 10 from the ISO I had downloaded. Almost immediately Internet Explorer started to go bad on me. I tried Firefox and the same thing happened. So I fell back to Windows 8.1.
I got notice that the official ISO was available yesterday afternoon, so I downloaded it and prepared my Lexar Jump Drive with Rufus (Love that Rufus!), and installed Windows 10 Official Build 10041. I've spent the day checking out IE and up until about 30 minutes ago, things were going swimmingly. Then IE quit working right.
I was going to see what updates had arrived since I reinstalled last night and there were a couple of updates. One for security and one for Windows x64. I let them install, rebooted and it seems that IE is back in business once more.
The jury's still out on this one.
Having to SWITCH to an Ms account is a 100% no no for me -- also if you do that you LOSE your local account !!!!!! Now that's a no no.
Fortunately I just restored a previous VM -- I'll pass on the Dodgy "Old Ford Car" thing (actually the car was a Cortina !!!!) -- who dreams up some of those names at Ms -- Spartan is another really stupid name and Windows defender for their main AV system named after a particularly useless piece of software in previous releases of Windows is just crazily Bovine.
That's possibly because you have DIFFERENT names set up for your user ID's on both systems -- but if you have say DOG on your local account and then switch to Ms account DOG@email.address.planetearth for example try and switch back to local user DOG again.
Jimbo, I always make my account name adam when I first install windows as a local account. It is my name after all.
I then immediately change it to email@example.com. I can then change it back to a local account and change it to firstname.lastname@example.org with no difficulty.
Are you saying the bit before the @ must be different? I couldn't have a local account called adam and change it to email@example.com for example (taken by someone who isn't me but I'll test it if I understand you right).