Windows 10: Is Cortana disabled with a local account?

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  1.    21 Sep 2015 #1

    Is Cortana disabled with a local account?


    I think that this has been asked before, but I still can't find an answer.
    I would prefer to use a local account, but unless I use my Microsoft account I can't get Cortana to run.
    Is this right?
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  2.    21 Sep 2015 #2

    From my understanding you need to use an MS account to have access to Cortana.
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  3.    21 Sep 2015 #3

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    - it doesn't work, even with a Microsoft Account..
    - is it not available in the UK...?
    - refuses to start on the PC, for some reason..

    - it works fine on Windows 10 Mobile preview..
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  4.    21 Sep 2015 #4

    BugMeister said: View Post
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    - is it not available in the UK...?
    - mine refuses to start for some reason..
    It is available, but I've just turned mine off because I want to use a local account.
    Not sure how you've got that message about the region not being supported?
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  5.    21 Sep 2015 #5

    BugMeister said: View Post
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    - it doesn't work, even with a Microsoft Account..
    - is it not available in the UK...?
    - refuses to start on the PC, for some reason..

    - it works fine on Windows 10 Mobile preview..
    Have a look at your region settings in control panel:
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  6.    21 Sep 2015 #6

    Apparently you might be able be use cortana and a local account soon:
    According to this site:

    New Windows Preview: Cortana without Microsoft account log ins, ORTC in Edge | Ars Technica
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  7. Posts : 20,874
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Sep 2015 #7

    Hello Cornishman,

    Starting in build 10547, you can now use Cortana in a local account.

    Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10547 for PC
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  8.    21 Sep 2015 #8

    Cornishman said: View Post
    Have a look at your region settings in control panel:
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    - yep, all Location and Language settings are for English (UK)
    - Cortana still doesn't want to talk to me..
    - was it something I said..??

    - using build 10547..
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  9.    21 Sep 2015 #9

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    - and then the trail goes cold..
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       21 Sep 2015 #10

    You really made her mad.
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