Windows 10: Cortana in Build 10122

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  1.    21 May 2015 #1

    Cortana in Build 10122


    Cortana in Build 10074 was working in all aspects. Installed 10122 as an update yesterday and Cortana is not working at all. The search function using typing works fine but no Cortana. If go to Cortana Settings, she is turned OFF and I'm not allowed to turn it ON. There is a message "This setting is managed by your System Administrator"! I am the System Administrator of course!!!


    I haven't seen anyone else report this anomaly yet either here or in the Win 10 TP Forum. Anyone have any idea how I can convince Microsoft to let me turn her on?
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  2. Posts : 3,880
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       21 May 2015 #2

    It seems to work fine for me, just updated to 10122 overnight.
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  3. Posts : 8,736
    Windows 10 Home x64 Windows 10 Prox64
       21 May 2015 #3

    I find her more of a toy at this point. No compelling reason for me to
    use her yet.
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  4.    21 May 2015 #4

    Ironically, I have no use for her either and will never be using her but I don't like to have things that don't work as they are supposed to. I'm nearly 87 years old and I guess just getting crochety!
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  5.    21 May 2015 #5

    Check the policy settings to make sure Cortana is enabled:

    • Start > All apps
    • Windows System > Command Prompt (rt click > Run as administrator)
    • "Yes" at prompt
    • Enter command line: "gpedit.msc" (witohut "") then press ENTER
    • Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates
    • Windows Components > Search
    • Rt pane: Setting > Allow Cortana (double click or rt click > Edit)
    • Click Enable radio button
    • Click OK
    • Close console


    I recommend a reboot.

    Test to see if it works. If not, I'll try to find the next trip wire.

    Regards,
    GEWB
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  6.    21 May 2015 #6

    Thanks very much GEWB. I believed you were on onto something and when I found Cortana "Not Configured", I thought we had it. Unfortunately, my situation remains the same even after verifying that the change to "Enabled" held and then rebooted. I greatly appreciate your trying.
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  7. Posts : 713
    Windows 10 Build 14267
       21 May 2015 #7

    Strange, she works for me here.

    edit: @ cbwilsha
    Did you performed an upgrade or clean install?
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  8.    21 May 2015 #8

    Cortana works for me too and I did an upgrade. It will open programs for me but it still needs a lot of work or it will be as useful as the animated Office Paper Clip.
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       22 May 2015 #9

    rvbfan said: View Post
    I find her more of a toy at this point. No compelling reason for me to use her yet.
    For some reason, that sounds dirty to me

    I hope women don't tilt their head and read it the wrong way now that I brought it up.

    Oh ... even that sounds dirty.
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  10.    22 May 2015 #10

    Vladimir, install was an update from 10074 where Cortana worked perfectly.
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