Windows 10: how to restore cortana Solved

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  1.    20 Oct 2017 #1

    how to restore cortana

    hi i have cortana problem i disabled cortana from gpedit then i wanted it back i did restore the change in gpedit but i still have only the windows search box shown below

    i tried everything found in the internet but i still have the problem

    Is there a way I can restore Cortana?

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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       20 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello mouzakigeek, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you mean the method used in the tutorial below, then you may need to restart the computer afterwards to apply.

    Enable or Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Apps Features Tutorials
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  3.    20 Oct 2017 #3

    hello Brink
    i already did everything mentioned there and restarted the computer but i still have only the windows search box and not cortana
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  4.    20 Oct 2017 #4

    Reinstalled Cortana using the following procedure:

    1. Open an elevated PowerShell window, press Win + X keys to open PowerShell.

    2. Execute following commands one at time.

    Get-Process searchui | Stop-Process  –Force
    Get-AppXPackage -Name Microsoft.Windows.Cortana | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}
    3. Restart your computer.

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  5.    21 Oct 2017 #5

    thanks for answering FreeBooter

    it didn't work
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  6.    21 Oct 2017 #6

    What happens when you type into Cortana does it list your search option?
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  7.    21 Oct 2017 #7

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  8.    21 Oct 2017 #8

    If Cortana displaying search result then Cortana is working.
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  9.    21 Oct 2017 #9

    no its windows search box not cortana

    this is an exmple of the search

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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       21 Oct 2017 #10

    In that case, you may need to do a repair install to fix Cortana.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Installation Upgrade Tutorials
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