cortana not funtioning


  1. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
       #1

    cortana not funtioning


    just installed the latest build & loving it on first look but the cortana feature does not work
    i have downloaded the iso from the microsoft site, uk x64 version. on setup i selected swedish as time & currency also swedish keyboard.
    any ideas
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  2. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64
       #2

    It only works for users in the US.

    Jeff
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  3. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter
       #3

    ok,can i get this while living in sweden
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  4. BunnyJ's Avatar
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    jamos316 said:
    ok,can i get this while living in sweden
    If you don't live in the US you can't.
    HTH
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  5. FuturDreamz's Avatar
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    Windows 10
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    I don't even get it in Canada
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  6. Posts : 471
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    Shouldn't it be possible to get it by downloading an iso while using a software like tor to cloak your real identity and trick their servers into thinking you are actually in the us? But I doubt it will be worth the pain. I don't want Cortana I want a freaking search box so I can easily launch system tools. I know it is possible using the Windows + R but there you have to know the exact name whereas with the search box you can also find the desired tool if you only know how the first few letters of the name.
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  7. Kari's Avatar
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    If you want to play with Cortana, the only thing you need to do is to enable US English display language and set your region to USA.

    To change the display language to US English (or any other language available), see this tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    To change your region, see this tutorial at our sister site the Eight Forums, the method is the same in Windows 10: Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8

    As soon as you have changed both of the above you can use Cortana, as here I am using it in Germany:

    cortana not funtioning-2015-02-01_01h29_05.png

    When you have finished playing, set region back to Sweden and move Swedish in Language Settings back to top, then sign out and back in to switch back to Swedish display language:

    cortana not funtioning-2015-02-01_01h36_52.png
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  8. gregrocker's Avatar
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    I can't get Cortana to respond beyond opening a Bing page for anything I ask - Mail, Settings, local Italian restaurant. How do I get her to do anything else?
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  9. Posts : 153
    Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Thread Starter
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    getting same problem gregrocker

    gregrocker said:
    I can't get Cortana to respond beyond opening a Bing page for anything I ask - Mail, Settings, local Italian restaurant. How do I get her to do anything else?
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  10. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Windows / Linux : Arch Linux
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    Kari said:
    If you want to play with Cortana, the only thing you need to do is to enable US English display language and set your region to USA.

    To change the display language to US English (or any other language available), see this tutorial: https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/3...dows-10-a.html

    To change your region, see this tutorial at our sister site the Eight Forums, the method is the same in Windows 10: Location - Change Region Home Location in Windows 8

    As soon as you have changed both of the above you can use Cortana, as here I am using it in Germany:

    cortana not funtioning-2015-02-01_01h29_05.png

    When you have finished playing, set region back to Sweden and move Swedish in Language Settings back to top, then sign out and back in to switch back to Swedish display language:

    cortana not funtioning-2015-02-01_01h36_52.png

    Hi there.

    I think you have to use a US VPN to get proper functionality too. Since I use one for NETFLIX (US version is much better than European for content - more choice etc) I use the same VPN and it works for cortana. There's still not a lot you can do with it though. (Build 9926).

    It might work in Germany like you've said but in ISL you need the US VPN.

    Note - Use the PRO not the ENTERPRISE version of W10 though -- not sure but cortana seems not to be implemented on Enterprise --or I can't get it to work.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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