1.    29 Jan 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
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    Who is Cortana?


    This Cortana feature seems like some kind of joke. Just installed Win10. Now, everytime my laptop goes to sleep, I have to re-boot to get it going again. I asked Cortana why, and the answer came back with a link to the Beatles' "Why Don't We Do It In the Road"...
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  2.    30 Jan 2016 #2
    Join Date : Feb 2015
    Bamberg Germany
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    Win10 Pro, Win10 Pro N, Win10 Home, Win10 Pro Insider Fast Ring, Windows 8.1 Pro, Ubuntu

    Answer to thread title: Cortana is the name of a fictional character in the Halo video game.

    Now as to your question on it/her, in Windows 10, Cortana is a web search/system & folder search tool, that can be used by voice or text(typing). Like any search tool, you need to be more specific, and if using voice, Cortana needs to be trained. Also when cleaning your system(browser and OS) you need to make sure you DO NOT clean MS search or browser history, so Cortana can learn your interest's, and you can benefit from the advanced search algorithm.
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  3.    30 Jan 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Poole Dorset UK
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    Windows 10 x64 Home Build (Redstone(1)) 15063.608

    I Find Cortana very helpful.
    I use her 99% of the time to search the web.
    She is certainly fast at finding what you want.
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  4.    30 Jan 2016 #4
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  5.    30 Jan 2016 #5
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    Thx for the input folks. I guess it's just another thing to get used to. Still have an issue with having to re-boot after sleep mode...made another post in 'Installation and Set-Up'
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