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Cortana Listening Mode not working after Anniversary Update

Q: Cortana Listening Mode not working after Anniversary Update

So I recently got the anniversary update and notice that now Win-C no longer opens Cortana in listening mode. Does anyone else notice this? Is there a way to get it back?

Thanks!

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A: Cortana Listening Mode not working after Anniversary Update

Hi,
Welcome to the forum
Microsoft have changed some of the keys, for this its now Win Key + Shift + C
More info here
https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...oard-shortcuts

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After making the Anniversary Update I found that activation of the Cortana function on my lock screen did not occur per the change video and on my regular home page when I addressed Cortana with "Hey Cortana" the following quote came up on the Cortana screen "create a to-do list" every time even when I typed my request in. Can I correct these problem or is the Anniversary Update messed up?

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Has anyone come up with a working removal tool for cortana since ms no longer allows it to be disabled or uninstalled.
I think at this point it is safe to say that it has gone from pup to full on infection and should be treated as such

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Hi guys. Just wondering here if this is a known issue.

Does Cortana not show news items anymore when you click on the Ask Me Anything tab? It did pre anniversary update but it does not now.

My region/location is all UK.

Many thanks

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Quote:
Microsoft made an interesting decision with Windows 10?s Anniversary Update, which is now in its final stages of development before it rolls out on August 2.


Cortana, the personal digital assistant that replaced Windows 10?s search function and taps into Bing?s servers to answer your queries with contextual awareness, no longer has an off switch.







Quote:
...but you can lessen her awareness.


You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | PCWorld

A:You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Not sure I ever saw a turn off switch
I had to block usage in group policy and web search....

Sort of funny setting there
Do not respond when saying hey cortana wtf

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How to Disable Cortana in Windows 10 Anniversary Update

If you are like me and have no use for Cortana, you going to want to disable it completely. There are two ways to disable Cortana.

1. Registry Tweak and 2. Group Policy Editor. If you have Windows 10 Home, you are going to need to use the registry tweak, if you are using Windows 10 or above, you can use group policy (gpedit.msc). Now you may be saying to yourself is there not a toggle switch to turn this feature on or off? There used to be this feature, but Microsoft have removed it. I guess they really want you to use Cortana.

Disable Cortana via the Registry

1. Open registry editor by typing regedit in run box
2. Now navigate to this location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Search.
3.Don?t see a Windows Search folder? just right click Windows folder and select New / Key. Now name it Windows Search.
4. Now select Windows Search folder and Right click it and select New / DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Name that value AllowCortana. set the value to 0.
5. Log off and log back on and Cortana will be disabled.

Disable Cortana via Group Policy

1. Open group policy editor by pressing Windows key + R and type gpedit.msc and pressing Enter.

2. Navigate to this location in group policy editor. Computer Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components /Search.

On the right pane find Allow Cortana setting double click it and set it to disable. You can disable the other Cortana feature b... Read more

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Just upgraded to Anniversary version. Ho do I turn off Cortana in my Anniversary Edition ? Tks

A:Turn off Cortana Anniversary edition

Originally Posted by sportflyer


Just upgraded to Anniversary version. Ho do I turn off Cortana in my Anniversary Edition ? Tks



Read this tutorial and it will show you how.

Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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My 7359 2-in-1 stopped auto-rotating into tablet mode after I installed the Windows 10 Anniversary update last night, and the Rotate button in the Action Center has disappeared, as well.Both features worked yesterday, pre-update.Is anyone else having this issue? Is there any solution besides "Ctrl-Alt-Arrow"?  TIA.Dave

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Hi,

As you can tell from the title this is a case of disabling Cortana for Windows 10 Home anniversary edition. This problem isn't as simple as it sounds. I recently posted a issue I had with my microphone specifically, and the fix for this I have just found is to disable Cortana in its entirety. Now the problem is, the person who found the solution to this problem with my microphone is using Windows 10 Pro.

As some of you may know, disabling Cortana in Windows 10 Pro anniversary edition is pretty simple, just a case of using the Group Policy editor. However when I tried to do the equivalent in Windows 10 Home (editing the registry with an "allowcortana" entry), the problem didn't resolve like it did for the individual with Windows 10 Pro. Now in his case he had to disable both Allow Cortana and Allow Cortana above the lock screen, the two available options in Windows 10 Pro group policy editor. However me disabling the lock screen Cortana option and then turning off Cortana through the registry like I mentioned before, simply didn't have the same effect. Yes Cortana did disable for me, however it did not fix the problem like it did for the other individual.

What I'm thinking is that there may be another possible way to disable Cortana which is similar to that of Windows 10 Pro, which possibly has the exact same effect? Thanks.

For any curious or for those who want more background information, here are links to the microphone problem and the individual who... Read more

A:Turning off Cortana W10 Home (anniversary edition)

Does this help?
Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

I do find it puzzling that you need to turn it off.. I assume you've disabled response to 'Hey Cortana' in its settings, and the Lock screen.

Note the response here by hTconeM9user who uses a USB mike
Hey Cortana - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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I am using HP Envy 27, windows 10. The latest updates on Oct 16-19 had caused problems with internet connection. I restored the computer to the date before Oct 16, 2016. It was working fine for few hours, but now Edge and Cortana stopped working. I have tried clear the browsing history, cookies, form data, etc, but it isn't working. Any suggestions to solve the problem?

Thanks

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ive updated anniversary update today. Everything seems to be good but speakers are not working.Ive updated realrek audio driver in eveey possible way(from hp, realtek and even used generic windows driver too) but nothing turned right.Ive updated everything after the update (windows update,support assistant updates,windows store updates etc) so not sure which update caused this issue...? Still my lap can play audio via headsets...yeah it recognies them and even i can adjust audio and other stuffs 

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What Should I do ?

Please Help Me.. VDeck is Important for EQ

A:VIA HD Audio Not Working After Anniversary Update

Originally Posted by Gunzorla




What Should I do ?

Please Help Me.. VDeck is Important for EQ



Having same problem. Up till this update I would not say it worked perfectly, but it did work.
Any help getting this straightened out would be appreciated.

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I have had Windows 10 since they rolled it out. One of the things I hated was the Windows 7 Solitaire was gone. I found it online and downloaded it. It was the exact same Solitaire game and it worked fine until last week when I got the Anniversary update. Now it will not open and when I run the troubleshooter it says it's incompatible. I guess they really didn't want people to have that game so the update fixed that. WTF?? I think that was the last straw I'm going back to Windows 7

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After the Anniversary update (version 1607 via Windows Update), Search doesn't work properly. (I have re-started again). If I enter a search term ("Restore") on search bar next to the Start Button I get Best match: "Recovery, Control Panel" at the top of the window, but if I click on it it is unresponsive (except for turning pale grey). I get a message at the top "These results may be incomplete ..." which expands to "Some results aren't quite ready yet, but we are working on it. Try again in a few minutes". REALLY!! That was 5 hours ago! All other other search terms involving the Windows OS is the same.

Also, If I search for "Control Panel", the list of Control Panels is found immediately and then I have to search manually for the required subject like in Windows 7, but it does not even include Windows Update.

However, if I enter a search term like "carpeting" (which I know is inside the text of a letter I have sent, buried two folder levels deep) it is found immediately.

It seems that my Anniversary update cannot search itself from the Search Bar level. It could before. HELP!

A:Anniversary Update: Search not working properly

LATEST NEWS: I visited my computer shop about this and after searching found it is a known bug. (Perhaps it affects only some machines). What might have happened is that despite their beta testing etc, the bug was discovered at a very late stage and rather then delay the Anniversary Update they hastily inserted the message (see above). Probably the right thing to do, given the circumstances. He said to just wait and MS will produce a bug fix which they will probably do - in contrast to my experience of Apple where bugs and quirks can remain for ever without even an acknowledgement of their existence.

Using Settings to search for update produces (see attachment).

http://www.windowscentral.com Search for Anniversary update problem He found my bug but when I search on my machine there was no mention of it.

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Since the Anniversary update, I cannot play MKVs and MP4s anymore with other players than VLC. I even installed the latest K-lite & CCCP after this.

Do you have suggestions what I have to configure in my codecs? Or something else?

A:Codecs no longer working after Anniversary update

Hi, just tried an mp4 in WMP.. plays ok.

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I am also having the same problem with HP Support Assistant Version (8.3.27.17) not working correctly, after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on my: - "HP Pavilion g6 Notebook".  

A:Re: Support Assistant not working after anniversary update

Hey there @John-Davis,  I will do my absolute best to help you come to a resolution with the HP Support Assistant not working properly for you on your HP Pavilion G6 Notebook PC.  When we have come to a resolution, please share what worked for you with others by marking this post as an Accepted Solution. If you would like to show your appreciation for my efforts today, please take a second to click the Thumbs Up button below. Have you tried to do the updates in Safe Mode with Networking?Have you tried disabling your Antivirus program to do the updates?Have you tried doing the updates using Windows Update?Have you tried to update the HP Support Assistant?Have you tried to do a clean boot and then tried the updates again? If you are having problems updating HPSA itself, download and install the latest version of HPSA from the HP Support Assistant Web site.  Please follow the troubleshooting steps in the Troubleshooting HP Support Assistant.  To use System Restore in Windows 10:Go to the SearchType Control PanelClick Control PanelClick SystemClick System ProtectionClick System Protection TabClick System RestoreClick NextChoose "Choose a different Restore point"Click NextA box that says "Restore ... Read more

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This is the 3rd major upgrade/update and each time I have had to re-install printer, drivers, etc. All steps have been taken again this time, with tech support and on my own. Documents are sitting in the print queue, but my printer will not print them.

I am not the only person in this situation; and we are tired of explaining that we know what the steps are, and have done them all several times. Hours have been spent on this matter, and I am fed up. Can this matter be escalated past the Windows 10 tech support?

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Since the Anniversary update, my Support Assistant no longer allows me to check for updates. It connects to server for a couple of minutes and then stops. I've reinstalled with no joy and can't see what the problem is. Any ideas anyone?

A:Support Assistant not working after anniversary update

I am also having the same problem with HP Support Assistant Version (8.3.27.17) not working correctly, after installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update on my: - "HP Pavilion g6 Notebook".  

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After the Anniversary update (version 1607 via Windows Update), Search doesn't work properly. (I have re-started again). If I enter a search term ("Restore") on search bar next to the Start Button I get Best match: "Recovery, Control Panel" at the top of the window, but if I click on it it is unresponsive (except for turning pale grey). I get a message at the top "These results may be incomplete ..." which expands to "Some results aren't quite ready yet, but we are working on it. Try again in a few minutes". REALLY!! That was 5 hours ago! All other other search terms involving the Windows OS is the same.

Also, If I search for "Control Panel", the list of Control Panels is found immediately and then I have to search manually for the required subject like in Windows 7, but it does not even include Windows Update.

However, if I enter a search term like "carpeting" (which I know is inside the text of a letter I have sent, buried two folder levels deep) it is found immediately.

It seems that my Anniversary update cannot search itself from the Search Bar level. It could before. HELP!

A:Anniversary Update: Search not working properly

LATEST NEWS: I visited my computer shop about this and after searching found it is a known bug. (Perhaps it affects only some machines). What might have happened is that despite their beta testing etc, the bug was discovered at a very late stage and rather then delay the Anniversary Update they hastily inserted the message (see above). Probably the right thing to do, given the circumstances. He said to just wait and MS will produce a bug fix which they will probably do - in contrast to my experience of Apple where bugs and quirks can remain for ever without even an acknowledgement of their existence.

Using Settings to search for update produces (see attachment).

http://www.windowscentral.com Search for Anniversary update problem He found my bug but when I search on my machine there was no mention of it.

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I have had Windows 10 since they rolled it out. One of the things I hated was the Windows 7 Solitaire was gone. I found it online and downloaded it. It was the exact same Solitaire game and it worked fine until last week when I got the Anniversary update. Now it will not open and when I run the troubleshooter it says it's incompatible. I guess they really didn't want people to have that game so the update fixed that. WTF?? I think that was the last straw I'm going back to Windows 7

A:Windows 10 Anniversary update Some programs not working

Here is a version that has been made or updated for windows 10
http://winaero.com/blog/get-windows-...or-windows-10/

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 G9A90EASince windows 10 anniversary update our headphones are not working. Speakers appear to be find but on plugging in the headphone jack nothing happens.  Speakers remain with volume and no sound in headphones. Any help as we heavily relp on headphone use.    I'm seeing an option for Speakers/Headphones                                                 IDT High Definition Audio CODEC                                                 Default Device     

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Since the Anniversary update, my Support Assistant no longer allows me to check for updates. It connects to server for a couple of minutes and then stops. I've reinstalled with no joy and can't see what the problem is. Any ideas anyone?

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I updated to Windows 10 Aniversary Edition a couple of days ago and lost the use of the touch screen. I have done some research and found that the HID compliant touchscreen is no longer showing up as a Human Interface Device in my device manager. Is there a way I can re-download this or is there another way to get my touchscreen to work again?

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Surface Pro 4 Type Cover not working after Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

I have noticed in Device Manger that under Human Interface Devices that Wacom Device has a yellow triangle.

If I look at Wacom Device Properties I see Device status --- This device cannot start (Code10) STATUS_DIVICE_DATA_ERROR.

I have install latest driver with no luck.

Any ideas how to solve problem?

Thank you.

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Hi,

I have a problem with my USB3 ports. Prior to upgrading to the Anniversary edition of Windows 10, both my USB2 and USB3 ports worked fine. If I plugged in my external USB3 drive into a USB2 port, the white light on the drive illuminated and the drive operated using USB2. If I plugged the same drive into a USB3 port, then the blue light on the drive illuminated and the drive operated at the higher speed of USB3.

Having updated my system to the Anniversary edition of Windows 10, I can only make the external drive operate on USB3 if it is plugged into a USB3 port when I power the PC up, or reboot. If I power up the PC with the drive disconnected and then plug it into a USB3 port at a later time, then it only operates as a USB2 device.

Can anyone suggest why the USB3 drivers only seem to load when the PC powers up with a USB 3 device connected??

Regards,
Mike

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Optiplex 9010 AIO built-in Webcam not working properly.Windows 10 installed Microsoft driver as Integrated Webcam.Worked properly in Skype for Business 2016.After Windows 10 Anniversary Update, stopped working.Uninstalled device in Device Manager; rebooted and allowed Windows to detect.Installed as USB Video Device.Works intermittentlyHave to keep uninstalling device and re-detecting.Works for a day and then stops again.Uninstalling and detecting flips between Integrated Webcam and USB Video Device.All current windows 10 updates installed.Verified apps are "allowed" to access webcam.Internet search reveals this is a VERY common problem and there does not appear to be any resolution from Microsoft.When Webcam stops working it does not work in Skype for Business 2016, Windows Camera app; Web-based diagnostic site.Audio works.Incoming video and audio work.No alerts show in Device ManagerAttempt to update driver from Internet shows best driver installed.Attempt to install driver by pointing to Dell Windows 10 driver cab file shows best driver installed.CONFIGURATION:Windows 10    Version 1607    OS Build 14393.447    64-bitDell Optiplex 9010 AIO (certified by Dell)    Latest BIOS version    Current drivers as detected by Dell System DetectCurrent USB Video Device settings:    General-Device is working properly    Driver-Microsoft; Driver date of 6/21/2006; Driver ver... Read more

A:Optiplex 9010 AIO Webcam, not working with Windows 10 Anniversary update

jepoor,Click the link below, scroll to the bottom of the page to follow the steps shown for fixing the webcam.Fix Webcam Issues After Windows 10 Anniversary Update

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Hello. . .
I use the fingerprint reader to login to my Latitude E5550 every time.  However, I was unable to do so after the latest Windows 10 update (version 1607).  

It did still show in the Windows Device Manager (i.e., no "Unknown Device" listed)
I went into the DDP Console to try to register a new fingerprint (for troubleshooting), but it wasn't reading the swipes
I attempted to update to the latest firmware/drivers, but that only caused unknown devices to show up in the Device Manager (ControlVault Firmware v3.3.15.0 and ControlVault Drivers v3.3.14.68)
Switched back to the older driver (v3.0.48.26) and all devices were once again recognized

Any suggestions for how to get around this?  It's not the end of the world, but I *really* like using the fingerprint reader (I paid extra for) to login.  If I can provide additional helpful information, please let me know.
Thanks!

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I ran the Malwarebytes 4 times to find these as the resulting logs..

=== === === === === 1:

Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.46
www.malwarebytes.org

Database version: 4322

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Internet Explorer 7.0.5730.13

7/17/2010 10:37:40 PM
mbam-log-2010-07-17 (22-37-40).txt

Scan type: Quick scan
Objects scanned: 139856
Time elapsed: 13 minute(s), 11 second(s)

Memory Processes Infected: 0
Memory Modules Infected: 0
Registry Keys Infected: 1
Registry Values Infected: 1
Registry Data Items Infected: 4
Folders Infected: 0
Files Infected: 1

Memory Processes Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Infected:
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Infected:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Ext\Stats\{1d4db7d2-6ec9-47a3-bd87-1e41684e07bb} (Adware.MyWebSearch) -> Not selected for removal.

Registry Values Infected:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\SharedDLLs\C:\WINDOWS\system32\memman.vxd (Rogue.sysCleaner) -> Quarantined and deleted successfully.

Registry Data Items Infected:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\regfile\shell\open\command\(default) (Broken.OpenCommand) -> Bad: ("regedit.exe" "%1") Good: (regedit.exe "%1") -> Not selected for removal.
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A:Interesting ports in listening mode

Hey,
Unless I blew right by it, I don't see port 6667 there. That doesn't mean it's not though. Keep a lookout and wait for someone to see that.

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The "Start" button has stopped working.  so has Cortana, the internet connection button, the speaker button.  I was not trying to install anything - they just stopped working.  I can not get to any settings, apps, programs, etc.  

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The "Start" button has stopped working.  so has Cortana, the internet connection button, the speaker button.  I was not trying to install anything - they just stopped working.  I can not get to any settings, apps, programs, etc.  

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Hi guys
Windows 10 Asus laptop is unable to access internet, unable to run Malwarebytes, Windows firewall turned off, stuck in flight mode, Cortana search function also disabled. I've been accessing the internet on a separate laptop and copying across FRST, RKill and AVG file reports, attached. Have literally tried everything following MT guides, including using Kaspersky Rescue Disc but nothing. I would reinstall the Asus system files if a) knew what i was doing and b) had said files. Ahem.
Thanks and hope you can help...
 

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Hi. Has this happened to anyone else?
I had set up Cortana for use in the UK, downloaded the language and speech components.
Everything was working fine and then the latest update restarted my computer and Cortana needed set up again.
I am in the process of downloading the components again.

A:Update and Cortana

I'm really starting to hate Windows 10.
Ok, so after setting up Cortana again, now the search function doesn't work, I just get a big empty grey box.

And things are slow too.
Its driving me nuts. Its not as if I even did anything! The update happened by itself and now I have issues.
I don't have the time or energy for this cr*p.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Hi. Has this happened to anyone else?
I had set up Cortana for use in the UK, downloaded the language and speech components.
Everything was working fine and then the latest update restarted my computer and Cortana needed set up again.
I am in the process of downloading the components again.

A:Update and Cortana

I'm really starting to hate Windows 10.
Ok, so after setting up Cortana again, now the search function doesn't work, I just get a big empty grey box.

And things are slow too.
Its driving me nuts. Its not as if I even did anything! The update happened by itself and now I have issues.
I don't have the time or energy for this cr*p.
Does anyone have any suggestions?

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Search Results

I am trying to update from Windows 10 OS Build 10586.589 to the Anniversary Update but my computer freezes at 1% progress. I have tried everything I can think of including: Unplugging all extra SATA drives except my main SSD, unplugging my wireless network adapter, unplugging all USB devices (even mouse and keyboard), removing old drivers and updating outdated ones, and installing the update through a USB flash drive. It always gets to the same part and freezes until I shutdown my computer and lose no data.

You can see pictures of the frozen screen here: http://imgur.com/a/PseoH.
Reddit thread (Took the guys advice on there): Windows 10 Anniversary Update Freeze : Windows10
Hopefully someone can give me some guidance on how to fix this as I've tried everything I can think of. Thanks!

Motherboard: Asus M5A97 R2.0
CPU: AMD FX-8320 (OC)
GPU: EVGA GTX 750 SC OS
SSD: Samsung 840 EVO 120 GB SSD

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windows 10 after update to  anniversary update I have cycle reboot (only dell logo)
I think it's problem with driver INTEL RAPID ON (Intel Rapid Storage)
I'm have lates update driver and bios

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Hi,

I just downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday and so far I have noticed some changes in my computer that I was not aware of before the update.

(1) Somehow my System Restore was set to Disabled and all of my restore points are now gone and

(2) All of my Microsoft Update History is also missing.

Could the update be the cause of both?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:Update History missing after Win10 Anniversary Update

Yes, the update is the cause of both.

Major version upgrades like this change so much functionality, they often have to reset various settings to default so that they are in a known good state. Unfortunately, many have complained about the System Restore option being reset to Disabled (this is the Windows default).

As for your previous restore points, that's to be expected. You can't restore to a previous restore point on a previous OS version. All the baseline files are different, and you would be restoring settings for the old OS if you were to somehow be able to restore it.

Think of it like a Bookmark or favorite, but they've moved the location to a different URL. Restoring the old favorite only points you to somewhere that doesn't exist anymore.

As for #2, your update history is gone because again, it's a fresh OS, and previous updates are all integrated into the OS now, not patches. Those old updates don't apply to the new OS anymore.

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I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.

A:Windows Update does not download and install the anniversary update.

Originally Posted by Alicia J


I am downloading the update manually. Have others had the same issue with windows update not showing the update?

I'm not sure my WU is working because of this.



Have you tried this - https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...setting_client

Recommended today by another forum member - may just work

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Hi,

I just downloaded and installed the Windows 10 Anniversary Update yesterday and so far I have noticed some changes in my computer that I was not aware of before the update.

(1) Somehow my System Restore was set to Disabled and all of my restore points are now gone and

(2) All of my Microsoft Update History is also missing.

Could the update be the cause of both?

Thanks and regards,

2harts4ever

A:Update History missing after Win10 Anniversary Update

Yes, the update is the cause of both.

Major version upgrades like this change so much functionality, they often have to reset various settings to default so that they are in a known good state. Unfortunately, many have complained about the System Restore option being reset to Disabled (this is the Windows default).

As for your previous restore points, that's to be expected. You can't restore to a previous restore point on a previous OS version. All the baseline files are different, and you would be restoring settings for the old OS if you were to somehow be able to restore it.

Think of it like a Bookmark or favorite, but they've moved the location to a different URL. Restoring the old favorite only points you to somewhere that doesn't exist anymore.

As for #2, your update history is gone because again, it's a fresh OS, and previous updates are all integrated into the OS now, not patches. Those old updates don't apply to the new OS anymore.

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OK when i first go my laptop cortana was working till i called Microsoft. now its not what do i do to get her back??????? 

A:cortana not working more

@Shamika83 Hello;Allow me to welcome you to the HP forums! What happened when you "called Microsoft"?  Did they remote into your PC and make some changes? IF so, we are unable to help you as we have no way of knowing what they did, or what they "broke". Sorry, but this is a Windows OS issue, and you will need to get back in touch with Microsoft to have them correct the damage they caused. If you don't want to do that, an alternative is to do a factory reset of your PC to its original state -- but that will remove everything currently on the drive. And for that, we need to know if your PC came preinstalled with Win10, or if you did the Win10 Upgrade from a prior OS.Good Luck

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Over the last couple of days I have found Cortana's 'Ask Me Anything' search box will not work. I can type nothing in. From inspection of other people's problems with Cortana it seems the trouble is often associated with Start Menu malfunction. In my case however I have no problem with the start menu.
Can anyone advise me how to overcome this annoying problem?
PS The Windows 10 updates are all installed.

A:Cortana not working.

Suggestions only :

1. You said " Over the last couple of days ". If that is the fact, do a system restore. Pick a date when Cortana was working , or at least a week ago as your restore point.

2. If that does not help. Try this troubleshooting method..............
Run a system file check to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
Right click at Start button > click Command Prompt (Admin) > at the flashing prompt, copy/paste this.......
sfc /scannow

> press Enter.
It will take quite sometime.
When finished, it will give you one of the 3 reports...............(paraphrasing)
1. No integrity violation.
2. Found corrupt files and repair successful.
3. Found corrupt files but unable to repair.

If the report is #1, your solution lies elsewhere.
If the report is #2, check if your problems have been resolved.
If the report is #3, use this method................
In the same Command Prompt (Admin) windows, copy and paste this command...........

dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

> press Enter.
Again it will take some time.
When finished, it will give you a report.

3. Create another user account with exactly the same privileges > log on to it and see if Cortana will work.

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Hey Cortana will launch but will not respond to any commands such as "what time is it" 

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WHY Cortana is afraid in my region that why its doesent work it in my window 10 pc

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.4
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X4 635 Processor, AMD64 Family 16 Model 5 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 5887 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 453 GB (328 GB Free); D: 12 GB (1 GB Free); F: 931 GB (516 GB Free); J: 298 GB (124 GB Free);
Motherboard: FOXCONN, 2AB1
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Cortana is not working on my computer. The mic image is showing in my task bar. It was/did work before. How do I fix?
 

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Hey,

Unfortunately I don't live in the US, so I set all regional/language settings (even the time zone) to United States and English but Cortana still isn't working. When I go in the settings, it just shows this:

Can I somehow fix this?

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