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Cortana - Will deleting the Cortana file harm my laptop?

Q: Cortana - Will deleting the Cortana file harm my laptop?

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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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 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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I'm going to break this into several posts, because there are a few things I want to post about in the hopes it might help some people, and I have some questions I'm hoping people can shed some light on. I don't want to bomb the forum with innumerable posts on a number of unrelated questions/observations, and I can't think where else to put them so I'm choosing to do it this way. I'm still trying to learn my way around this new system, and I keep running, unsurprisingly, into new things I have to learn/W10 differences, etc. I hope it's okay if I do it this way?

CORTANA

So I got Cortana working last night, here in New Zealand where Cortana is "not available" yet. As I understand it, that's only because MS hasn't got all the language/speech/keyboard packages up and running, and not because it's illegal for me to do so. I hope my understanding is correct. If not, please advise and I'll delete this post.

So far, not too many issues. I had only two options available to me?that of UK and US?in all the things you need matching: language, speech and keyboard. Not even Australia was available to me, and yet I?ve read Aussie has Cortana. Do I have that information correct?

Anyway, I downloaded and installed the packs I needed (everything UK, as that is closest to NZ English) and went ahead. I left my location exactly where it was, and it?s working fine that way so far. If I recall rightly, I chose to tick the ... Read more

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Hi,

I have been having a problem for months now with Cortana. Whenever I try to talk to her (Hey Cortana/Clicking the mic) she either completely closes her window off or gives me the error message "Something went wrong, please try again later". Exact same thing happening on my ASUS Laptop. This issue persist since october, she worked just fine before.
I contacted Windows Support several times and all they did was break my whole system about twice, look around for like 5 minutes and tell me i have to pay. After how much loss i had with my data they should pay me instead seriously.
Anyways I'm very lost here. I tried everything. I reset her, cleared all her data, even cleaned out my cloud. She is just not willing to work. I'm thinking there is something wrong in my cloud data but since i cleaned that out I don't know anymore.
If anyone knows how to fix this, please help. I'm willing to even use TeamViewer if there is a possible fix.

-Spike
 

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I have loaded Windows 10 to both my desktop and laptop.
Cortana works ok on desktop, but on the laptop I get a quote about not being in the right area to receive Cortana!
I don't understand!

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I've got a brand new WIN 10 HP Pavillion laptop (16 gigs RAM 2 TB HD) only 3 weeks old.
Windows icon on L bottom task bar AND Windows keyboard icon do not work. Cortana also not working.

Already spent too much time with HP chat trying to fix problem remotely but no fix.
Have a copy of entire convo if anyone finds it helpful:
> "HP Customer Support for Notebook Support. My name is Anand Kumar and I will be your technical support specialist today...."

Can anyone help or ID what's going on?
your help is greatly appreciated!
...so frustrated!

A:WIN10 HP laptop only 3 weeks old - Windows icon & Cortana not working

I can only recommend to return that thing. No need to lose your sleep over it.

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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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I've just activated Cortana but not having much luck.

Is there a guide anywhere as to what can/can't be done with the app?

For example, I added some things to my calendar, and asked if there was anything in there for today (both spoken and typed question).

When spoken, all I get in response is: 'Something's not right. Try again in a little bit'.

When typed, a search is performed, but no documents are found.

It's quite possible I'm totally misunderstanding how Cartana works, but I would have thought that searching my calendar would be fairly basic.

Any help appreciated.

A:Cortana - Something's not right

Originally Posted by SaggyMaggyPoo


I've just activated Cortana but not having much luck.

Is there a guide anywhere as to what can/can't be done with the app?

For example, I added some things to my calendar, and asked if there was anything in there for today (both spoken and typed question).

When spoken, all I get in response is: 'Something's not right. Try again in a little bit'.

When typed, a search is performed, but no documents are found.

It's quite possible I'm totally misunderstanding how Cartana works, but I would have thought that searching my calendar would be fairly basic.

Any help appreciated.



Cortana has been extremely glitchy for the past few days; many have posted about it.
I suspect there may be some transitions going on internally in preparation for a new Build. I'm just guessing though.

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Q: cortana

Mic is working windows10,CORTANA still can't hear me,do I need to buy a headset
 

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Q: Cortana

Recently I upgraded to Win 10 and it hasn't downloaded Cortana,I am in England and my language is in English but the search bar just says (Search the web and Windows),in settings it does not allow me to turn Cortana on.Is there anyone else with this problem?

A:Cortana

I read an article that not all areas would get Cortana.

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I keep getting Cortana leaping up at me whenever I click on the start box, and want to know how to disable/remove this annoyance. I have read through a procedure using regedit/HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE, and so on, that eventually gets me to where I must ensure that an "AllowCortana" value is set to 0 (zero).

I have followed this advice to the letter several times, but nothing is changed once I have restarted my PC. Can anyone please point me the way of correcting this?
 

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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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Hi people,
I've recently installed Windows 10 and was messing around with the tools and settings, especially the search button next to Start. When I looked into Cortana I enabled her to try it out, but it seems I cannot disable her completely. I want the search feature
as how it was when I installed the OS. 
Here is a screenshot (https://gyazo.com/6c338cc261adad458f01f2456b08de3f) of how it looks now, and I would like to get it back to default which looks like this (http://imgur.com/a/W2KHt).
I tried these instructions:

1.Left click on Search
box.



2.Click Sandwich
icon on Top left.



3.Click Settings and Turn
off the button under ?Do you want Cortana to work for you??



This will turn off Cortana on your user profile. If you want to remove Search box in taskbar, right click on taskbar and
click Search and choose Disabled.

But there isn't a "Turn off" feature anywhere to be found. Any help is appreciated!



edit: a gif to show my menus: https://gyazo.com/c7aca56d5d8b4e7c9f75601c7983e5cf

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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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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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Here's a short vid of Cortana in action on Build 9926, albeit in 'Her' limited capacity!
Mostly the standard funny stuff cuz 'she' sucks at performing the real tasks as of yet!
Enjoy.

Fun with Cortana - Edwin000's library

A:Fun with Cortana

Cool

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Q: Cortana

Have searched but can not find a clear answer. Will Cortana open websites? From what I read, it will providing the website is bookmarked and pinned. Is this correct?
If the website requires login, eg eBay, will Cortana do the login for you? Since Edge will be able to save usernames and passwords, it seems possible. Eg, can I say "Hey Cortana, open eBay" and the eBay login page opens. Then can I say, "Hey Cortana, login to eBay" or will I have to click the login button?
I am asking this for my visually impaired friend. I am wondering if Win 10 with Edge and Cortana could help him. Thanks.

A:Cortana

Hi Artbuc From what I can read, Cortana could already open websites by voice on Windows 8.1 for Phone, so I don't know why the Cortana on Windows 10 couldn't do a such thing http://www.windowscentral.com/how-open-websites-voice-cortanaAs for the login, you can use Cortana to login on Facebook apparently, but I don't know for the other websites.https://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/how-to/wp8/cortana/cortanas-settingsAlso, saving passwords locally in a browser is a security risk, so I wouldn't do that. I would use a password manager instead like LastPass.

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OK so I upgraded to windows 10
Cortana says ask me anything, then it says i need to login.
When I click the Login, nothing happens.

Help
Thank you
Kathy

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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

I do not want Cortana on my computer. How do I get it removed?

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Q: Cortana

I cannot get cortana to owrk on my new cloudbook - help!!!

A:Cortana

Hi Lawman, welcome to the Acer forums!
 
Could you tell us what model computer you have and what operating system?  We'll move your post to a better-fitting forum for your question once you give that information.
 
Thanks!
 
 




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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

I have recently upgraded my Windows 7 to 10. In my computer Cortana comes as an app and by default gives me type option instead of microphone. Also cortana has minimize, maximize and close buttons as any other window like Google Chrome.It cant open apps
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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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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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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

I cannot use the email function for Cortana it keeps saying add an account then the account already exists

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Q: Cortana

I just got a new computer with Cortana and it was working fine. Within a hour or so I could no longer hear Cortana"s responses. I tried both typing and using the mic. the sound works on everything else on my computer. What happened and how can I fix
it? Thanks.

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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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These screens are appearing occasionally.

A:getting cortana windows

I am pretty sure I have turned this off before.

Does it modify to active when new updates get installed?

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Lately , Cortana has been been MIA and I have seen nothing as to what is happening or how to fix it . Inexplicably today it has reappeared and all systems seem normal . Just the fact that Cortana is missing doesn't bother me but along with that it also means I can not access Control Center or apps . When shutting down , the only option is to CTRL - ALT - Delete to shut it down and this can take a few tries sometimes which is hugely frustrating , especially when you are in a hurry to leave and don't want to leave things running . Does anyone either , know why this ? Or has it happened to you in the past ? It seems very odd that it goes missing for over a week and then just magically reappears like nothing ever happened . Anyone ?

A:Cortana and Startup

Hello, erratic problems can be much harder to track down, and ones with no error message or precise and consistent symptoms very difficult to research.

So there was a time in the past when all was well.
Had you periodically used disk imaging, you could have restored an image from a date at which you didn't have the problem, so I'm assuming you haven't yet 'graduated' to using that invaluable tool, which allows you to restore your PC without technical help. (Hint )

So: some basic possibilities:
- corruption (disk/files)
- some change you've made which interferes with the OS
- settings
- sthg installed

So, I suggest you establish a base line:
1. Run
chkdsk C: /F
from an admin command prompt (Windows key + X, Command prompt (admin) )
(It's essential to know your disk is ok before undertaking repairs).

If that's ok
- Try a clean boot.
If the symptoms remain,
- See what happens in Safe Mode

Please report what you find with those.

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Cortana is disabled by company policy. I am signed in with my Microsoft account, and I tried to check all settings that may pertain to Cortana not working. I followed all steps in this post by Howto Geek How to Fix the Message in Windows 10
Can anyone please help? If you need more info, just ask.
The PC Windows 10 is on is a Chuwi Hi10 model 10 inch tablet with 4 gigabytes of ram. Windows 10 came pre-installed is legal and is activated.

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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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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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This started two days ago: Whenever I click on the taskbar search box, Cortana pops up, as always; but now, instead of just showing my local weather, there is a message, "Get Cortana on your phone", with links for Android, Windows Phone, and iPhone.
I tried a clean boot, in case it was some third party software causing it, but that isn't the case. Chatting with MS 'Support' was useless; she didn't have a clue. She thought I needed to sync my phone.
The message does disappear as soon as I start typing in the search box, but it's still annoying. I'm running Windows 10 Home, build 10586. The Anniversary update didn't trigger this; I installed that a few weeks ago. Oh, and I did try clicking on the Android link, and installed the app on my phone, thinking that might get rid of the message: no such luck.
Any ideas ...?

A:Anyone else getting Cortana spam?

No, because people go into the top hamburger button and turn that stuff off, along with going into System settings and uncheck any check boxes in the various sections to not share info, etc.

If you do not want or need a Windows live account, you can run Windows 10 with a local and only have the live account for updates.

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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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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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Upgraded from 8.1 t o windows 10 on my Inspiron 5000 laptop. All seems to be working except Cortana.Can anyone help? It works if I set everything to US region and language but not UK. I set Uk region, time and downloaded the UK English language pack but still get the not available message when I know it is and other people have it. I would prefer not to stay set to US as it then always takes me to US websites and quotes in dollars.

A:cortana not available in your region

Hi,
Thank you for reaching out to us!

As you would know that Cortana is region specific ,if the OS language and installation is done with English US Settings - Cortana will only work with respective regional settings.
If the installation is done correctly then the only order option is for you to contact Microsoft as they would be able to help you further .
Thanks 
Robin.

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Crtana does not work on this laptop and I have no microsoft edge can anyone tell me how to fix these two problems.

A:cortana does not work

Cortana

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Since my update of win 10 ( 1709 vers ), all seems to go well but the exceptions of Cortana search engine. It makes a faint attempt to listen to me, by asking me what I am looking for and not responding. I enter type in the search box, and nothing appears. To find some of the usual sites, I have to enter Win key + a letter.. I did go into settings and turned most, if not all buttons to "ON''. BTW, pretty new to Win 10, but could someone tell me how I can change color of the dark blue fonts that usually appear as high links. With the black background , I have to swipe the mouse across it and it shows up nicely with a light blue background...but its a pain that in order for me to read some of the stuff, I have to swipe over it and change the background light blue which it does automatically.
 

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I'm a newbie to this forum. Before I joined here, I remember seeing this video.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c44UT6_UkDw

A user called "yamivalkri" replied to "kojak", stating that Cortana WAS available for Windows 7 before Windows 10 was released. Is this accurate? And if so, where can I get it? The link in the description apparently is a trojan, and I can't test it with a VM. (No Virtualization in processor)

A:Is it possible to get Cortana in Windows 7?

Welcome to our forum JingleXP.

To the best of my memory and knowledge Cortana is not available for Windows 7.

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