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Q: mic/camera Cortana

Hello
I have been trying to solve this by myself and in doing so found many people with the same issue. As soon as I put Cortana 'ON' the light to the camera/mic stays on. I don't think I am being spied upon but a light can only stay on so long before it is, so long.
I am now using Google with voice search but I would think Cortana should work when enabled w/o the light staying on.
I have a usb Creative mic/camera for the desktop and a built in for the laptop.
I am trying to use Win 10 fully, but find 'photo', 'mail' etc to be inferior to Win essentials and previous products. There is no video editor unless you use the old Windows dvd app but that has limitations and needs codecs to be imported. It seem the technology is either cheaper or poorly designed. I can see Linux taking over if this trend continues because the apps are getting less functional. The numerous options are dazzling regarding privacy and would take a etch to know which to enable, or not.

Anyway, what is causing this lite issue and is there a solution or reasonable answer?
Thank you
Peter

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A: mic/camera Cortana

The best solution I suggest is totally remove mic and webcam drivers...Then head to official website and get the latest ones..

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Hello
I have been trying to solve this by myself and in doing so found many people with the same issue. As soon as I put Cortana 'ON' the light to the camera/mic stays on. I don't think I am being spied upon but a light can only stay on so long before it is, so long.
I am now using Google with voice search but I would think Cortana should work when enabled w/o the light staying on.
I have a usb Creative mic/camera for the desktop and a built in for the laptop.
I am trying to use Win 10 fully, but find 'photo', 'mail' etc to be inferior to Win essentials and previous products. There is no video editor unless you use the old Windows dvd app but that has limitations and needs codecs to be imported. It seem the technology is either cheaper or poorly designed. I can see Linux taking over if this trend continues because the apps are getting less functional. The numerous options are dazzling regarding privacy and would take a etch to know which to enable, or not.

Anyway, what is causing this lite issue and is there a solution or reasonable answer?
Thank you
Peter

A:mic/camera Cortana

The best solution I suggest is totally remove mic and webcam drivers...Then head to official website and get the latest ones..

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First, I'd like to point out that I found and read this thread that, in the last post, tells me how to disable Cortana. https://techguy.org/1185771

But for me, that is not enough. I want her file gone completely. I opened the file location and moved Cortana's file onto my desktop. I've yet to delete it because I don't know what harm could or could not happen.

That being said, let me tell you about my laptop, in case that makes any difference.
My laptop is a SonicMaster by Asus, E403S Series (the biggest piece of sh*t that I will NEVER buy again. SO MANY PROBLEMS.)

If any more laptop info is needed, let me know. While I'm considered the tech guru of my house, all of this is way beyond my head.
 

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On all my pc's I now have a "get cortana for my phone" message in all the cortana action windows. How in the heck do I get rid of this? it is screwing up all my viewing habits for weather, sports score etc.

Why does microsoft keep jamming all this junk in the cortana window, I don't want anything except what I choose to have displayed.

Terry

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Quote:




A couple weeks ago, we got an early look at Cortana in Windows 10 and thanks to the new leak of Windows 10 build 9901, we have a lot more to share about the new feature.
As you can see from the images in this post, in build 9901, Cortana is much more refined in her appearance and she appears to be more responsive on our install. More so, we can also dig into the settings of the feature and gain a better understanding of where the feature is headed.




Windows 10: Cortana gets refined, adds "Hey Cortana" feature - Neowin

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I am using native camera API in an android app development, the camera preview doesnt display the camera's best resolution, it looks dull, compared to how it looks when using the native camera of the device.
How can I fix this? I am sing the android's native camera api, and not intent, as I need the API usage to performs some functions with the camera.
 

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I really like the feature of Hey Cortana however it doesn't work consistently and it really annoys me, I've already check the mic setting and its on but still it wont work.

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Unless I click the microphone first. I have a brand new windows 10 computer. I've run set up to have her learn my voice and respond to Hey Cortana, but she will only hear me if I click the microphone first (and she has no problem hearing me). Googled this issue and it appears I'm not the only one with this problem and thus far Microsoft Forums have not really come up with a solution for me or anyone else, other than setting up a new account profile which didn't work. They want me to do a repair in place upgrade which means I'll have to reinstall windows 10. This is a windows 10 computer, not an upgrade. Is there any other option? Can you assist? I have RealTek Digital Output.
 

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Hii got new Lenovo G510 last week windows 8 64bit operating system core i3In its specs it se clearly shown that it have 720 p hd camera but when i opened the camera app from start menu it only shows 0.1MP (4:3) and 0.3 (4:3) option and result is so dark and laggy  I checked the driver in device manger it shows properly installed by this name 'Lenovo Easy Camera" driver details are Microsoft driver version 6.2.9200.16664 i tried to update it from internet but it says its updated i tried manually install the driver from here " C:\drivers\Camera Driver (AVC, Liteon, Bison, Chicony)" but Warning message pops up  " NO APPROPRIATE DRIVER TO B INSTALLED" Then i tried to install it from her C:\drivers\Camera Driver (AVC, Liteon, Bison, Chicony)\HD\Bison\3.13.301.1 but setup gets "failed" at the end and says "please plugin the device and restart the setup" PLEASE HELP ME PLEASE

A:Lenovo G510 Camera Dark Poor camera Result Issue

I bought g510 week ago and the camera is terrible black, and blur i tried many drivers many ways but nothing succed... how to fix it!

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The problem happens in both windows store apps and .exe programs. Camera doesn't work in Chrome, Edge,Skype(both store and .exe). I recently gave my laptop in for servicing at an authorized service center(Just a speaker issue). Could it be that they could have unplugged the camera cable? I also saw a post referring to the same laptop but in that post only store apps had this problem. Already tried reinstalling driver, enabling permissions etc. If I remember correctly this problem started after the fall creators update. When the camera is used the white led does blink, even though an image doesn't show. Please help me with this.

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you know when you plug your camera into your computer it brings up the picture transfer wizard. well my computer no longer does that and its kind of annoying. anyone know how to reactivate autoplay i guess? ive tried different usb ports and i even uninstalled usb root hubs and rebooted and let them reinstall themselves
 

A:Camera Wizard Autoplay no longer shows up when plugging in camera

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...b6-e8fa-45c4-a171-1b389cfacdad&DisplayLang=en
 

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Got a new Canon camera which uses its own program to download pictures to the computer (Gateway MX6930) running XP (sp3) and have had no problems. Tried to download some pics from my older Sony camera which used to bring up the Camera Wizard allowing me to title each shot with a name and number but that no longer happens. I plug in the Sony (USB cable) and nothing. It shows up on Explore and right clicking does not get me to the Scanner and Wizzard start-up screen that would allow me to select the photos I want and to name them as they are put on the hard drive. When I search through Scanners & Cameras and click on "Add an imaging device" the "Scanner & Camera Installation Wizzard" starts but Sony is not listed so I cannot select it. I can click on "Have Disk" but the CD that came with the Sony does not have the file it needs. The only thing on the CD (besides photo programs) is a USB driver which I did download but didn't help...... HOWEVER I have had MS Word refuse to start a week or so ago and I tried reinstalling but didn't work, I found an MS site that showed me how to repair the Word registry and that worked OK. This makes me suspect - maybe something has happened to the registry. I can't go there so I decided to ask for your help.... Any suggestions? Thanks in advance...
 

A:Cannot find MS Scanner & Camera Wizard to download photos from camera

Either camera should show up in "My Computer" when connected via USB ...
Where you can explore the files and copy>paste (drag>drop) them to a folder in your computer.
Can you get your pics this way ????
 

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I have a brand new Macbook Air that I installed Windows 10 on using Bootcamp and am having problems with the camera in Zoom (the camera works fine when I launch the camera app or Skype)

In zoom it just shows a black screen even though the light indicating the camera is working is on.

In Mac OS, the camera works fine for Zoom.

I've uninstalled/reinstalled the camera, searched for drive updates, both Mac OS and Windows 10 are up to date. It's just Zoom that's the problem. I've uninstalled Zoom and reinstalled as well.

I'm not sure how to tell if this is a Win 10 issue or Mac OS?
 

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(Edit - Subject should read 'Microsoft Camera Wizard does not work anymore with Canon digital camera')

I have a Canon SD 700 IS digital camera bought about 15 months ago. Until recently, I could connect it to the USB port (same one each time and that port is not used for anything else) of my Windows XP PC (1 year old, bought new) and the Microsoft Scanner and Camera Wizard would appear allowing me to use that software to transfer my digital pictures to my PC. Now, that does not work. I tried reinstalling the Canon EOS utility that came on a CD with my camera - no success in getting pictures transferred with that. The only way I can get the pictures to transfer, is to open Windows Explorer, the camera shows up under My Computer, but if I right click on Get pictures highlighting the camera listing, after multiple trys and 30 minutes, I get the few dozen pictures to transfer.

Anyone know what to try? I am suspecting it has to do with a recent overhall of my PC anti-spyware and security software (details below) as was using Lavasoft and Spybot before and found them becoming less effective. My computer is anti-malware free as far as I know from anti-spyware scans with multiple products (at least twice weekly) and real-time protection and anti-virus scans a little less frequently which Zone Alarm has never from day one found any viruses.

The computer is recognizing the camera in the USB port (it is enabled) and camera powered on and has no issues when taking pictures.... Read more

A:Microsoft Camera Wizard does not work anyone with Canon digital camera

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I have a digital camera with Window's XP. Originally, when I turned the camera on, it would launch a wizard to transfer the files.

Lately (maybe since I installed SP1), it doesn't recognize the camera as picture files, but as a removable drive. I have changed this setting in the drive properties, but the setting won't stay so something must be overriding it.

I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the camera, but the same thing happens.

A new program called "safely remove hardware" might possibly be involved, but I can't find any settings there to change that might impact this. I'm not sure where this came from unless it was part of SP1.

Any help out there?
 

A:XP recognizes camera as removeable disk drive not a camera

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error: 0xA00F4244<NoCamerasAreAttached> been on device management and cant find any camera or webcam but the laptop is meant to have integrated camera built in.

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I want to add a usb camera device and use it as default rather that the installed camera.

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Is there any way to upgrade the standard camera to the Realsense camera? Does Lenovo offer services like this, or is there a way to order the camera and install myself? I can't find the part online anywhere, and I can't find any information on upgrading it. Thank you!

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I have a Kodak SD camera card that my Sony A230 stopped detecting when inserted. I have been using this card for a year with no problems till today. I can plug it in a card reader in any of my computers and remove or send photos to it so I don't think it is a contact issue. I was using the camera today when the battery became exhausted and it shut off during a shoot. Since then the camera won't detect it. What could the problem be?
 

A:Camera Card Not Detected in Sony A230 Camera

Just a wild guess at this point ... Might need to have the camera reformat the card
 

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Just downloaded Windows 10 and with I put my memory stick into my computer I get the following error message:
E:/ the directory name is invalid.

Can someone assist me?
T

A:Viewing camera pictures from the camera memory stick

We're going to need a lot more detail than that. What are you trying to do when you get the error message?

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I updated to the latest drivers for Intel AVStream Camera on my tablet / laptop. After the update, only the front camera works now.

Hope someone can help solve this problem.

Thanks,

Vic

A:Front camera working but main (rear) camera is not

Can anyone help me?
I've tried updating my camera drivers in device manager, uninstalling the camera and booting windows 10 again...to no avail. Still no main camera....only the front camera works.
Does the rear camera need seperate drivers? How do I check this?

Thanks again.

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Hi, I'm having trouble with my digital camera software and/or transferring pictures from my camera and dock to pc. I have a Kodak cx7525 digital camera. The software loads normally, but when trying to open the software or trying to transfer pictures to the pc, I get an error message that states a .dll file is missing. The dll file is LOCACQMOD.DLL. I contacted kodak and they sent me new software but that didn't help, still get the same error message. The camera works fine but cannot get the software and camera to work on pc. I have searched for the dll file but cannot find it and have no idea what it is or what it does. I'm guessing something is missing from the pc instead of the camera software. Any help is greatly appreciated. I have family photos stored on it that I would love to be able to save them and not lose them. Again, thanx for any help I can get. You guys and gals are the best.
 

A:Cannot get digital camera software to run and pictures will not transfer from camera

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I have an older Sony digital camera and I have had no problem downloading the pictures from the camera to the PC which is 8.1. Now I have windows 10, and win 10 does not recognize my Sony camera anymore. I've heard it is a common problem, but I'd like to know what people are doing to get their pictures off their camera now?

When I plug in the camera, the pc ding a lings, but when I go to file explorer it shows everything on the pc like normal. I click on "this PC" and it shows the c drive and the DVD . No removable drive like camera. I've done a google search and it is a common problem with win 10. But what is the answer?
 

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Morning All, NEXTBOOK NXW10QC32G, ATTOM 1.33 QUAD, 2GIG
Been fighting this issue for a while now. In win8.1 the Win camera app can switch between front and rear looking cameras. In upgrade to win10 anniv just the front facing camera is available with no option to change. Is this a fault in win10 seen in other laptops Win8 app to a win10 laptop?
Thanks
Jack KG6INX

A:Loss of Rear Camera in Win10 Camera App

Completely restart the tablet from scratch by clicking restart from the power icon or hold down shift key when you click shutdown.

After the tablet does a complete restart from scratch, does the rear camera option work? There are a couple of fixes I have tried and one thing I discovered is that both cameras will not work after a hybrid shutdown (the shutdown you normally get if you have fast startup enabled in Windows 10). On my table they do both work only after a startup from scratch (restart, shift + shutdown, or fast startup in Windows 10 disabled).

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hi
i have my Hp mini Laptop that has a build in camera everything was working fine in the Camera app until today i was recording a video and then the image was kind freezing and some option were at the bottom and i press "change camera" nothing happend so i shut down my computer and turn it back on and now it saids Connect a camera i need your help to fix this problem??
 

A:HELP Camera problem "connect a camera???

more information about my pc is a hp mini 110-3510nr what driver do i have to install for my build in camera?? i know there at the hp.com but i dont know witch one to install ???
 

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I'm sorry if this has been addressed before; I'm getting increasingly frustrated so I'm more than likely to miss it if I scroll back through the threads.

Okay.

I have an Olympus X-760 camera, and the software that came with it is Olympus Master Version 1.4. I've had to reinstall Olympus Master because my main computer died.

My main computer has been stupid recently, so I decided to install Olympus Master onto my laptop (which has Windows Vista). The installation went fine, so I plugged in my camera, clicked 'PC' on the camera's screen and went to 'Transfer Images' on Olympus Master. I ended up with the following message:

"The software is unable to find an Olympus digital camera connected to a USB port on your computer,"

...So, I've tried every USB port on my laptop and I've even unplugged and plugged back in the part of the cable that plugs into the camera itself but I keep getting that message. My laptop itself realises something's been plugged in, as it brings up 'Autoplay' - I've clicked on 'Open folder to view files' and it has all my pictures in that folder apart from the photos I've taken at an event this weekend. ...And because it's those photos I want this whole thing is making me incredibily annoyed. The photos themselves can be viewed perfectly fine on the camera itself.

Then I decided to see if my main computer would be anymore helpful, but I get exactly ... Read more

A:My camera's software can't find the plugged-in camera

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Hi,
My build in web camera is not working. I have windows 8.1 OS install on my computer. When i launch the camera app, the screen is black, Im able to take a picture but when i click the previous arrow to see my picture, it say " The file cant be open, the file may be damaged".

A:Build in camera not working in Windows 8.1 camera app

Hi, and welcome to TSF, we need more info than that. What is the make and model number of your computer, have you checked in device manager for any error flags, either a yellow ! or red X, have you tried reinstalling the web cam software or driver.

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Hi, In my laptop Camera app displays "To get started connect to a camera" and in device manager Imaging device is also present. Kindly help me

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Hi. Wondered if it is possible to fit a original Lenovo IR camera-https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32800472951.html- and get it to work for Windows hello. Thinkpad 470s with fingerprint reader, no touch. Thanks

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Hi,

I recently purchased a digital camera for ordinary use with my pc. Everything seemed great until it was time to connect the camera to the pc - directions: "connect the USB end to any USB port on your pc" I have a reason to believe I don't have a USB port.

I know I must clarify that my computer is extremely outdated by today's standards. It has Windows 95 and is about 5 years old.

My main problem:
I have a digital camera with no way of transmitting my pictures to my pc for viewing and sharing.

I did some research. Along with my camera I have a 32 MB memory card. I went to the site prescribed by my digital camera manual and I found this:

http://www.dcprodirect.com/new/inde...hotosmart+318&searching=&searchfor=&AccId=525

By chance, would I be able to put the memory card with my pictures on it into this card reader and would it work? It says it is compatible with Windows 95.

The type of dig. camera I have is an HP Photosmart 318.

I am extremely grateful for any tips or help anyone has to offer. Thanks a million!
 

A:Digital Camera/Camera Software Expert, Anyone?

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I have a digial camera software installed on my computer and have no problems manipulating software, drive, camera pictures, transferring, printing etc.
However, I recently installed a SONY video camera software on the same computer and have no problems transferring from video camera to computer, but cannot print or transfer videos to DVDs, the error is 'CANNOT FIND DRIVE E" and there are no other drives to choose from.
Should I stick with the computer transfer or should I purchase some other product to transfer videos?
HELP! My video camera is full and I don't want to delete anything!
 

A:Digitial camera/video camera

Once you get it on the computer you can do anything you like with the videos. Download them to the computer to free up the card. You can then make a DVD or whatever you want to do with the videos.

Even if you could transfer directly to DVD you would have to check the DVD carefully before dumping the files from the card. The computer as an intermediate step is the safest way to do it.

If the videos are important to you at all I wouldn&#8217;t trust them to a single source like a DVD.
 

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...why for my digital it is telling me Camera not connected when it worked fine before I tried to get my new Veo Web Camera to work.

I just bought and ran the software to install my Veo Web Camera, but it's not working. In my device manager it is listed under imaging devices and under USB Controllers the things that are supposed to be there are too...I've uninstalled and reinstalled and still nothing...anyone have any idea what's going on?? I'm getting so aggrivated! I know my computer is a piece of you know what, but this camera should work dang it!
 

A:Web Camera, Digital Camera Question about...

Just wanted to post that I downloaded the directx drivers from the Microsoft website and it worked.

Still says "camera not connected" for my digital? Any ideas!
 

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Hi All,

I have a Dell laptop running Windows 8.1 and my camera app recently stopped working. When I open the app a message comes up saying




We can?t get to the camera roll right now
Something went wrong while accessing the camera roll.



I assume that the default save location for photos and videos is my pictures library but there is definitely a folder there called ?Camera Roll? so what is the problem? Also, is there any way that I can get the photos to save to SkyDrive?

Any help would be appreciated
Thanks,

William Dry.

A:Camera app can't find Camera Roll

Hi William.

William. try this.
Open file explorernavigate to the folder "Camera Roll"right click on itselect include in libraryspecify pictures

This will at least show your folder "Camera Roll" in the Metro Pictures library (I hope enable them to be saved in cloud)
After that I don't know (re your application) Is there an options/settings in the app that you can specify where the folder is?

Let us know how you go.

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I bought a new AZ3-600 AIO running WIndows 8.1 and noticed a couple new "features" I hadn't seen before that I'd like to get rid of.  The first is a text icon reading "camera on" whenever the camera turns on, and likewise, "camera off" whent it turns off.  Is there a way I can disable this?  It's distracting, and I already have the light  near the camera to tell me when it's on or off. Thanks for any tips on how to do this! -Brad

A:Disable the "camera on" and "camera off" message

I'm not exactly sure what may be causing that. It could be a program called Acer Quick Access that allows you to manage hardware and software components. Try going to the start screen and typing "quick access" and launch the quick access program if it is present. See if there is an option in that program to enable or disable the camera notifications.




Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I bought a new AZ3-600 AIO running WIndows 8.1 and noticed a couple new "features" I hadn't seen before that I'd like to get rid of.  The first is a text icon reading "camera on" whenever the camera turns on, and likewise, "camera off" whent it turns off.  Is there a way I can disable this?  It's distracting, and I already have the light  near the camera to tell me when it's on or off. Thanks for any tips on how to do this! -Brad

A:Disable the "camera on" and "camera off" message

I'm not exactly sure what may be causing that. It could be a program called Acer Quick Access that allows you to manage hardware and software components. Try going to the start screen and typing "quick access" and launch the quick access program if it is present. See if there is an option in that program to enable or disable the camera notifications.



Important Links: US Driver Downloads | Knowledge Base Articles | Service LocationsRemember to mark posts that resolved your issue with Accept as Solution.You can even mark multiple posts in a single thread. This will make it easier for others to find the same information.

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I have only had W10 for a few days and it's keeping me entertained.
I just used Cortana. I said "I can't install windows updates"
This is where Cortana took me. I don't need a dictionary any more.
You might think this isn't all the great, but to a old man it's pretty impressive. I now have someone with a very sweet voice to talk to and she is very nice. She said she liked me. How cool is that??
I recommend giving W10 a try. You have 30 days to try it and then roll back if you don't like it. I recommend the clean install rather then the upgrade.

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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"...

A:Who is Cortana?

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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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"...

A:Who is Cortana?

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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Q: Cortana

Anyway to turn off Cortana without screwing something else up? I never use it, but I'm noticing a huge memory usage from Cortana.

A:Cortana

Cortana can be disabled, but does work with windows search so you will not be able to completely disabled it. Should only be using around 35-45MB with it disabled. How much is a lot now ?
Look here.......Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10

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Did the anniversary update and it removed Cortana, Microsoft support is useless . it is still in the all app list but when i click on it all i can do is search windows files

A:Cortana gone

It has been reported already.

Start your regedit, go to

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search

find key

BingSearchEnabled

and set it to 1. This should immediately enable your Cortana.

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Q: Cortana

Is there any Cortana equivalent for Windows 8.1?

A:Cortana

Try Braina

S.Sengupta, Windows Experience MVP

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Q: Cortana

My HP All In One computer Windows 10 had for 8 months. "Hey Cortana" worked very good up until a month ago. I still am able to type a question, The microphone does not work. I have no idea what happened.

A:Cortana

I had the same problem on my Dell. I then found out that it was 'noise enchantments' stopping the microphone from working properly. To fix this you go on your audio controller (Mine is called Dell audio but you have hp so it's probably different) then you find the microphone section and turn off all the enchantments.

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Firstly I hope you all had a fab Christmas, my heart goes out to those victims of the flooding in the Northern parts of England.

So, to my question. How many of you use/have Cortana enabled on Windows 10?

Hope you all have an amazing New Year, let's see what 2016 brings. If your good, I will buy you a Vladimir Putin calendar, I'm trying to get on for my auntie (as a joke!)

Tony
 

A:Cortana, or not to Cortana?

No, I don't use Cortana for obvious privacy reasons.

I think I'll pass on the Putin calendar.
 

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Q: cortana

hi when I am trhing to teach Cortana my name sbe says sign into Microsoft
then they ask me for my credit card   why

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Q: Cortana

Why isn't CORTANA available in IRELAND!
Why are we discriminated against!

With all the MS facilities we have here, WHY NOT!

Tully

A:Cortana

Originally Posted by Tully


Why isn't CORTANA available in IRELAND!
Why are we discriminated against!

With all the MS facilities we have here, WHY NOT!

Tully



Some of the pages found by Search should give some clues and/or solutions:
cortana not available in this region at DuckDuckGo

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Does anyone use Cortana on their computer or tablet? Useful productivity tool, cute novelty, or marketing gimmick?

A:Do you use Cortana?

Originally Posted by pseudoware


Does anyone use Cortana on their computer or tablet? Useful productivity tool, cute novelty, or marketing gimmick?



Cortana is not avaliable in my language, and therfore i can not turn it on, even though i can speak english just fine.

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