Windows 10 Pro, Cortana does not seem to exist, Language Correct?

  1. Posts : 100
    Windows 10

    Windows 10 Pro, Cortana does not seem to exist, Language Correct?

    Hey people, I just installed the latest update to windows 10 (pro) and I cant get cortana to work. Infact, every since upgrading from windows 10 home to pro i dont remember a time when cortana was working

    Ive attached a picture of the taskbar where cortana is supposed to sit. Theres no initiation icon. "hey cortana" doesnt result in anything. the australian english language pack is installed. When I click cortana's search box, it doesnt look correct, as attached in picture 2 (2016-08-03). And I can't use the search box to search for files either.

    in gpedit.msc in search, everything is set to "not configured" and "no".

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  2. Posts : 42,922
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, Changing the language completely and successfully is a several stage process, not as straightforward as you might think or hope.

    You are correct that Cortana doesn't look right- when properly configured there should be 6 buttons down the left side.

    I would suggest you first try reverting to the default language settings and see if Cortana works, so as to prove nothing else is broken. Having done that, check Settings, General and make sure 'Some settings are managed by your organisation' is not displayed.

    Once you have got Cortana working, create a disk image (everyone should use disk imaging so as to be able to restore their system to a previously working state without technical help - e.g. Macrium Reflect (free) + its boot medium + external storage).

    Now try changing your language. This requires also downloading the speech language and at least one other item, and setting your location appropriately. Cortana should indicate that things need to be done to keep it happy.

    Finally, try searching Settings. If you haven't completed all the steps you may find you get 'Search results aren't quite ready yet' or similar.

    Maybe this will improve in the Anniversary edition.. I hope so, but have seen no comment yet.

    If you are struggling with this, I'd suggest you reset the language settings to default, and wait for the anniversary upgrade, rather than spending time trying to fix Cortana or do an in-place upgrade repair, for example, which will reset your language to default.
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  3. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10

    I have the same
    Cortana not showing correct language - Windows 10 Forums

    From looking around this seems to have been a bug introduced in the .10 fix affecting a few.
    insiders with the issue have been able to temporarily uninstall that update and it starts working again, until auto update adds it back, those of us on the release version have no choice but to wait

    Still trying to find a fix, but not found one yet

    For info
    I have tried fully configuring with US settings and it makes no difference
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  4. Posts : 15,037
    Windows 10 IoT

    I have my Region/Location set to Canada and my keyboard/language set to English US. Cortana would not work. I got a please install a language I can speak message. Something like that, might not be the exact message. I had to download an install the English Canada "speech' pack. After that Cortana worked. Even with my language set to English US? If you install a second language there is a language pack and a speech pack, you need the speech pack for Cortana to work.
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 10 Pro (14393.10)
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