1.    05 Feb 2015 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Posts : 75
    Windows 10 Pro/8.1 Pro

    Can Not get Cortana to work on PC

    I have my microphone and sound set up correctly. They both work in other applications. I also have Cortana set to on. However, when I click on Cortana's microphone there is no voice, only text asking what she can do for me. I say hey Cortana" and ask something and get no audible response from her and she'll show the weather in the search results.
    I have Windows 10 installed on 2 systems and can't get Cortana to work on either one of them. Anyone have any ideas?
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  2.    15 Feb 2015 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2014
    Posts : 38
    Windows 8.1 x64

    Cortana does not always give an audible response, the experience I have had with her on my phone is that sometimes you will get a text based or search based response and when you open the app you will always get the text based "Hello _____ what can I do for you today?" , so she does not always speak, only when it is necessary.

    I really have not played around with her all that much on the pc but I take it that she is pretty much the same as the Windows phone version, my experience using Cortana is that you must speak clearly in order for her to work properly, other wise yes, you will ask her one question and get the weather in response.

    Don't expect too much of her in the pc version, they still have a long way to go with Cortana on the pc.
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  3.    15 Feb 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Belo Horizonte
    Posts : 716
    Windows 10 Build 14267

    In Brazil i cant even use it on PC !
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  4.    15 Feb 2015 #4
    Join Date : Nov 2013
    Posts : 21,067
    Tower: W10 Home build 10586; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 10 Insider build 14295

    A tap on the search eyeglass on the phone is for text entry. Press and hold for voice entry. Cortana on my desktop PC doesn't work half the time.

    Try pressing and hold would be my guess.
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