Windows 10: How do I RESET my microphone to work with Cortana?

  1.    10 Aug 2015 #1

    How do I RESET my microphone to work with Cortana?

    When I turned on Cortana for the first time, I was prompted to read a certain sentence out loud in order for my microphone to be automatically set up and adapted to Cortana. Because I was a bit nervous using Win 10 for the first time, I said Hello Hello Hello in stead of the prescribed sentence. My microphone was set up on this clumsy basis. Now Cortana will only recognize the word Hello when I say it. How can I create another opportunity to adapt my microphone to Cortana by saying the prescribed sentence?
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       17 Aug 2015 #2

    The words you used shouldn't affect Cortana's behavior, there just to set the volume level so Cortana can hear you.

    Hey Cortana is the wake up phrase, you might have to press the microphone icon on Cortana's panel first though

    only pause for a little bit between Hey Cortana and the question you want to ask

    Try this
    Hey Cortana <short pause> Tell me a joke

    To answer your question, you could try turning Cortana off (Cortana Settings) and the back on - I'm not sure if it goes though the mic setup again.

    Press the Windows key [ ] and type Cortana settings (the search box appears after you type the first character),
    then press the topmost result - should be Cortana & Search Settings
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  3.    17 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks for the appreciated response. The solution to my problem turned out to be switching on (checking) "Recognize non-native accents for this language". Under Settings, find the Speech Language settings. If you choose English (United States) as your speaking language -- but don't have an American accent -- then you should check "Recognize non-native accents for this language". Doing this solved my problem. I also did the "Set up your mic for speech recognition" part of the Speech Language settings correctly this time. I read out the prescribed sentence. Since doing all this, Cortana has declared herself willing to talk to me.
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  4.    17 Aug 2015 #4

    You can also run through the mike setup stage anytime. Just open Cortana, click on "Notebook"; then "Settings", and you should see the option "Re-learn my voice".

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