Windows 10: "Cortana disabled by company policy"

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 pro
       01 Mar 2016 #1

    "Cortana disabled by company policy"

    This suddenly came on my PC, despite it being a home PC that I have full admin over - even MS can't figure it out. Any takers?
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  2.    01 Mar 2016 #2

    Where did you get your current version of 10 Pro, and who/how was it installed? Sounds like a Group Policy Issue?
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18262
       01 Mar 2016 #3

    Hello MSR69, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    You might see if you may be able to enable Cortana using the tutorial below.
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       01 Mar 2016 #4

    alphanumeric said: View Post
    Where did you get your current version of 10 Pro, and who/how was it installed? Sounds like a Group Policy Issue?
    Originally from a beta tester, but it's (cortana) always worked, and W10 has been reinstalled - this just cropped up
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  5.    01 Mar 2016 #5

    Ok, just wanted to make sure it wasn't a second hand (company) PC, bought with 10 Pro preinstalled, or something similar. Try what Brink posted above.
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  6.    01 Mar 2016 #6

    Enabling the "turn off display of recent search entries in the File Explorer search box" will disable cortana by company policy on my Surface Pro 3

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