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remove "get cortana for my phone" message from cortana action window

Q: remove "get cortana for my phone" message from cortana action window

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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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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TLDR: 100 monthly monthly users, 8 billion questions asked, 1/3 of Windows 10 users use it, it's expected that Cortana will continue to be developed and will become MORE and not less central to 10 inherent functionality. In other words, Cortana isn't going away!

"During the company's fourth quarter earnings call, Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella dropped a bomb on us that's arguably bigger than any figure touted since the release of Windows 10.

"The Cortana search box [in the Windows 10 task bar] has over 100 million monthly active users, with 8 billion questions asked to date," Nadella stated plainly on the call.

Now, the Redmond campus chief didn't specify exactly how many of those users are using Cortana on the desktop with their voice or simply typing into the search box, but how much does that matter?

Regardless of their method ? granted, 100 million vocal users would go a long way to improve the virtual assistant's voice recognition ? a lot of users are tapping into Cortana's cloud-powered knowledge graph and machine learning, which will all improve the more it's used.

The figure is big enough to draw specific attention to it in an earnings call, at least.

Now, to put that into a bit more perspective, Microsoft has issued 350 million Windows 10 installs as of this May. So, theoretically nearly a third of all Windows 10 users are using Cortana.

Can Apple say the same for Siri or Alphabet for Google Now? At the ... Read more

A:Windows 10's "Cortana" boasting 100 million monthly users

I voted "No".
I voted: "Not presently available in my country".

I don't have Windows Phone.
And Windows 10 in my laptop doesn't currently support Cortana due to geographical restriction, which I don't understand why they couldn't just make it global.
Edit: I voted: "Not presently available in my country".
 

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I'm used to using Windows 7, which worked almost perfectly for me. Windows version 10 is far too "bloated!" I dislike the fact that I can't boot-up my system without the completely unnecessary 'interim' of Cortana before seeing my Login screen. I don't use Cortana for anything so, I don't believe I need it.

So, can I eliminate "Cortana" completely without corrupting my entire OS? If so, then what step-by-step procedure do I need to follow to accomplish that --completely and safely? I do not want to be forced into re-installing Windows 10 from scratch -again.

EDITED:
Note: I'm using MS Windows Home Edition.
 

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I'm not a Cortana user on my desktop and would like to disable her, but as I have already updated to W10 1607, I understand that this can't happen on W10 Home. So I ask: If I follow these instructions (You can't turn off Cortana in the Windows 10 Anniversary Update | PCWorld), will this in any manner speed up my computer? I originally found out that if in order to stop the automatic web searching in File Explorer, I would first have to shut Cortana down; but as I can't fully do that, I'm looking for an alternative...if possible. BTW, I am an Everything user...along with File Explorer.

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Hi,

I've noticed, if there is no internet connection on account login, Cortana cannot search for files and apps in my PC! When it's connected to internet (even for a few seconds), Cortana's (local) search works fine.

Is it only for me???

P S: If you want to test, please try this:
1. Disconnect internet.
2. Sign out.
3. Sign in.
4. Still disconnected, open "Start" menu or Cortana and type...anything. Does it work?

THNX!

A:Cortana cannot even "Search My Stuff" with no internet connection!

Never had an issue like the one you describe since 10074. I disable web search in Cortana settings and it remain the best place to search Windows architecture. I rarely pass by File Explorer. Try to sign out (equivalent to lock screen) and sign in (Internet unplugged) and no effect on Cortana stability.

Posted under 10525

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I am not interested in having a "personal assistant" who reports my activities and searches back to Microsoft like some kind of Cold War era embedded spy. As far as I am aware there is nothing "Cortana" does that can't be achieved using other existing OS functionality or dedicated software.... Can Cortana be completely fenced in to share NOTHING with MS?
(If not, I'll give her the sack by turning it off.....)

Follow on question - I really thought I declined all the intrusive functionality when I installed Windows 10. In my first attempt at installation I got a looking glass where the Cortana icon is appearing now on the Task bar. Did I accidentally select the wrong option at install?

A:Can "Cortana" be configured to share NO data with Microsoft?

Hey Hannele,

You could disable Cortana to do so.

Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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I can search files, but no interest search in Cortana. I'm connected to the internet. I noticed this today after the new cumulative update.

Anyone else having this issue? How do I fix it?

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This suddenly came on my PC, despite it being a home PC that I have full admin over - even MS can't figure it out. Any takers?

A:"Cortana disabled by company policy"

Where did you get your current version of 10 Pro, and who/how was it installed? Sounds like a Group Policy Issue?

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I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

Originally Posted by supashaka


I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



Welcome to the forum.
Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

Welcome to the forum,

Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

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

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I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.

A:" Hey, Cortana" used to work at 1st, then stopped?

Originally Posted by supashaka


I have turned on the slider to activate Cortana to respond to my " Hey, Cortana" but unless I click on the microphone icon she doesn't hear me?

I don't think it's a mic problem since t works fine with Cortana otherwise. I've tried other people's suggestions without any luck.



Welcome to the forum.
Open Settings, in box "find a setting" at top type Micro, click on Microphone Setup then Speech, Setup for speech recognition, see attachment.

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I have Windows 10. When I select the Settings option there is not an option to turn on Hey Cortana. The first option is "Cortana can give you suggestions..." and the second is "Device search history". Can anyone please tell me where to find the option to turn on "Hey Cortana" as it should be under Settings according tot he sites I have read. Thank you

A:No "Hey Cortana" option in Settings

Welcome to the forum,

Is Cortana turned on as mentioned in the blue note box here,

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

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I have 7 Windows 10 computers (4 @ office, 3 @ home). Of these 7, only 1 is having this issue. Beginning about a month ago, Cortana has started giving me a "How Can I Help?" sort of splash screen, with a "^" on the bottom to collapse into my interests. See screenshots:



Typically with all my other W10 computers, Cortana will default directly to my interests, as seen in the second screenshot. I tried a support session with microsoft, who simultaneously declared it a "new feature" while trying to fix it, unsuccessfully.

Other troubleshooting steps I've taken unsuccessfully:
elevated cmd: sfc /scannowelevated cmd: Dism /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealthelevated cmd->powershell: Get-AppXPackage | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest*.xml

  • "upgraded" my current W10 installation by using the mediacreationtool to "upgrade" my current installation while keeping apps and files
  • Turned all cortana cards off and back on

  • turned off cortana completely and went to bing.com/account/personalization and cleared all information, rebootedRead more

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    I finally upgraded to Windows 10 a week ago, and most things work fine. Cortana wakes up when I say, "hey, Cortana," then responds with "Something went wrong." Every time.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, play some music," it plays music from my PC.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open IE," it says, "Okay, here's Netbeans IDE 8.1." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    If I say, "hey Cortana, Open Internet Explorer," it says, "Sure thing, starting Internet Explorer." Then, the PC makes a "critical stop" sound, and Cortana locks up. The little dots keeps going across the top of the Cortana windows, but it never recovers.

    I give it lots of other commands, sometimes it acts like it recognizes what I'm saying and tries to do something,
    "What's the weather?" "Okay starting weather.""I want to buy a Microsoft surface PC" "Okay, starting Services" or "Opening This PC."
    It invariably responds, as described above with a "critical stop," and Cortana spins and spins.

    After the critical stop, my only recourse is to stops Cortana from the Task Manager.

    So the microphone (Microsoft Lifecam HD 5001) works with Cortana, because it wakes up, and the mic works with other apps.
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    A:Cortana "Something went wrong."

    Welcome aboard, Bruce.

    Check "Region" and make sure that you are still set for US English.

    If that isn't the problem, then there are several solutions that MIGHT work . I advise you to scan for corrupted files:

    Go to Task Manager and select File--Run New Task. Type powershell into the box and check the box giving you Admin Privileges; then hit Return. Wait several seconds for PowerShell to start up. Then Type sfc /scannow into the command line and press the [Return] key. The scan may take some time and will end with one of three results. Windows did not find any integrity violations and Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files and repaired them mean there are now no corrupt files, but Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them indicates a problem.
    In this latter case, type (or copy and paste) DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth into the PowerShell window and press the [Return] key. This will download files from Windows Update to replace the corrupt ones and, again, this may take some time.

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    Guys,

    This is a reference question to which I need an answer. Suppose you start to set up Cortona on Windows 10, but a few steps into the process the user decides, "Uhhh. I don't want to do this now." When you cancel out and open her up, she gives a "Welcome Back" notice.

    How would you approach Cortona to make her forget you, and start over at the first set up screen, like setting her up from the first time for a new user? In this regard, she has no memory of a previous users likes, searched, activities, or events. Can Cortona also be programmed to recognize multiple users such as family members where she would know each family member's routine or search habits and interests?

    Jack
     

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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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    Hey everyone,
            I am trying to get the REST queries to work with the sharepoint end points instead of graph end points. I first created an app with relevant permissions and have given it the admin consent. Then I am hitting the https://login.microsoftonline.com/<tenant>.onmicrosoft.com/oauth2/token?Content-Type=application/x-www-form-urlencoded end
    point with https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com as resource. I am then using the access token retrieved to give the rest call to https://<tenant>.sharepoint.com/_api/v2.0/drives/b!3indYSbqZ0-hVSPnCgIZy-2xDMh7jH9AuQnEzJMc6TEfQoSJvJT-R6tT0lFBQiPr/root/delta
    but it is failing with "error":{"code":"generalException","message":"General exception while processing"}}. The REST response code is 401 Unauthorized. I have filed a Microsoft support ticket but they
    have asked me to post on these forms. Can someone please help me with this? I am not able to move forward because the error is pretty generic and doesn't give any additional details.
    Thanks,
    Sai Kiran Katuri.

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    I have a Sony Vaio desktop computer and somehow I lost the function when I insert a cd or dvd I no longer get the window that says, "Windows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device of this kind. What do you want to do?"
    Then you have options such as use realplayer to open, etc.
    I now have to go into the drive and open it myself.
    Any help would be much apppreciated.
    Thanks,
    Elizabeth
     

    A:Solved: Lost "window can perform the same action" window

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    Recently I've been having a lot of windows 10 auto updates, (presumably this 'anniversary update' thing).

    Today, whilst minding my own business perusing one of my regular forum pages (in firefox), I had an advert popup in my action centre which opened with the line 'looking for something tasty?.... I can help you with that ? blah blah '. It was a cortana thing, and when I clicked, it opened the edge browser on a page loaded with local takeaways. Unrelated to what I was looking at and unsolicited.

    This is fresh off the back of the now daily popups from my antivirus (I changed from AVG to Avast but it?s the same on both ( but at least spamming me about their own product!)

    Anyway, I did a quick search and notice on another page, microsoft has also removed the ability to disable cortana easily in it's local settings in these new updates, which altogether seems a bit insidious.

    Seriously, is this the future?

    If anyone's come across this and has an idea of the specific code of the update responsible I'd be grateful to know.

    Thanks

    A:Cortana Popup Adverts In Action Centre Since Update

    Open the hamburger menu in Cortana, select Notebook, and turn of any options you do not want Cortana showing.

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    Recently I've been having a lot of windows 10 auto updates, (presumably this 'anniversary update' thing).

    Today, whilst minding my own business perusing one of my regular forum pages (in firefox), I had an advert popup in my action centre which opened with the line 'looking for something tasty?.... I can help you with that ? blah blah '. It was a cortana thing, and when I clicked, it opened the edge browser on a page loaded with local takeaways. Unrelated to what I was looking at and unsolicited.

    This is fresh off the back of the now daily popups from my antivirus (I changed from AVG to Avast but it?s the same on both ( but at least spamming me about their own product!)

    Anyway, I did a quick search and notice on another page, microsoft has also removed the ability to disable cortana easily in it's local settings in these new updates, which altogether seems a bit insidious.

    Seriously, is this the future?

    If anyone's come across this and has an idea of the specific code of the update responsible I'd be grateful to know.

    Thanks

    A:Cortana Popup Adverts In Action Centre Since Update

    Open the hamburger menu in Cortana, select Notebook, and turn of any options you do not want Cortana showing.

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    Just upgraded to Windows10 4 days ago and got this on screen last night and until now. What will I do? PLEASE SEE PHOTO.

    A:Critical Error: Start menu and Cortana aren't working.....Sign out now"

    Just some of additional details I can remember after Windows 10 Upgrade.
    It looks so good at first, the environment...so cool... Until after 1 day,
    1) I cannot play my music using "Windows Media Player"
    2) I cannot "PRINT". Printer in my devices was gone. I re-installed it (Brother DCP-J100). And then it appeared in the devices as two copies: One with "Copy(1)" at the end. I tried to print, I cannot print. All were in "queued" all the time.
    3) I transferred photos from my mobile phone to laptop via Bluetooth, all were "NOT SENT". I found out: I need to right click on the Bluetooth icon and then press "Receive a file". Ops, before this it is automatic.....
    4) My greatest DISASTER: Above-mentioned: CRITICAL ERROR: Start menu and Cortana aren't working. We'll try to fix it the next time you sign in. Sign out now. Seemed like I don't have another choice but to sign out. But I have signed in and out already more than 10 times, when will it be fixed??? I cannot use my laptop well. Just to reach you out here in forum am using my mobile phone to take photo of the screen and patiently typing....I tried to click my "Mozilla browser in the Desktop" it doesn't function. I's forced to use "IE" instead and I don't like it and my time is limited coz anytime now while typing it can crushed....

    PLEASE HELP ME ON THIS...if this cannot be solved, please give me instruction on how can I rather go back to Windows 8... Read more

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    Hi there,

    I didn't really know how to google for this (although I did), so I didn't find anything proper and like to ask you: How do I remove the "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window? What I mean:
    These labels above the different drives are really annoying, as I'm accustomed at one item after another and somehow one could change it to that view in every OS every since (XP, Vista), but now it doesn't seem to work? (I tried all the context menu items )

    Any ideas? Thanks for your help in advance, much appreciated!

    Kind regards

    A:Remove "labels" from drive types in "Computer" window?

    you can change the view a bit by using the button highlighted below - i don't know if you can remove the labels though...

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    I'm not sure if anyone else is having this issue, but Cortana on my Android phone is sending multiple notifications of text messages, missed calls, etc. to my Windows 10 machine. As few as two to as much as five of a repeat notifications will be received by my machine.

    I've been doing the usual Google searches to rectify this issue and, to no avail, the feature must be too new for this issue to arise. I suspect it is because I've reinstalled Cortana at least twice, so she must have some sort of repeated setting per each received notification, and therefore pushes the notification per each log that I've asked for mirrored notifications to my Windows 10 machine.

    I'm finding the toasts to pop up five times every text message to get really annoying, to the point where I need to activate Quiet Hours on the Action Center. I don't really want to do this, as it is counter-intuitive to productivity. If anyone has a solution to this, please share for all of us. Thank you.

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    I found the following post from 2002 that describes the problem I'm having. The thread is closed but it says I can re-ask the question. So, anyone who has a suggestion, I'm ready to listen. I've read it probably has to do with corrupted registry.

    Quoted earlier post:"I have a Sony Vaio desktop computer and somehow I lost the function when I insert a cd or dvd I no longer get the window that says, "Windows can perform the same action each time you insert a disk or connect a device of this kind. What do you want to do?" Then you have options such as use realplayer to open, etc. I now have to go into the drive and open it myself. Any help would be much appreciated."

    Thanks in advance.
     

    A:Lost "window can perform the same action" window

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    After setting up my new printer HP 6310 All-in-one printer, My computer started to show a weird error message. "This action cannot be completed because other program is busy. Choose switch to activate the busy program and correct the program". After selecting switch to button, computer shows the start up menu. It keeps saying that message whether you choose switch to or not... What should i do?
    I have XP Home Edition Version 2002 SP2...
    (I tried this file WindowsXP-KB884020-x86-enu.exe(Loopback file), but it is not working)
    Thank u....

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    When I try to move a folder into another folder (sub-folders into the main "MY DOCS" folder, I get the error message: "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open. Close the file and try again."

    NO, no other folders are open; went to task manager and made sure. No backup running. I've tried a web search others have had this issue. The suggestion was to empty the temp folder, but this didn't help.

    Any advice? This happens for ANY folder I try to dump into the main one.
     

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    I use third party software to update and do other system functions so I don't need the Action Center icon nex to the clock, how do I get rid of it?

    A:Remove the "action center" icon from the taskbar area near the clock?

    The notification area is located on the right side of the taskbar by default, and it contains program icons that provide status and notifications about things like incoming e‑mail, updates, and network connectivity. When you install a new program, you can sometimes add an icon for that program to the notification area.

    You can expand the notification area to view hidden icons

    New computers often come with icons already in the notification area, and some programs automatically add an icon to the notification area during installation. You can change which icons and notifications appear in the notification area, and for certain special icons (called system icons), you can choose whether they show up at all.

    You can change the order of the icons in the notification area, and the order of hidden icons, by dragging them to the position you want.

    To remove or hide an icon from the notification area
    Click the icon in the notification area and then drag it toward the desktop.

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    When I access certain web sites IE gives me a message that does not fit in its box as follows:

    i Action canceled
    Internet Explorer ws unable to li
    requested. The page might be tem

    The message can only be eliminated by rebooting. I tried upgrading from 5.5 to 6.0 but it still appeared.
     

    A:[Resolved] IE error message "Action canceled"

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    Dear All,

    I have the "Action Center" flag icon always appear in the Windows 7 taskbar, even when there are "No current issues detected".

    When I first installed Windows 7 it would only appear if there WERE issues detected, otherwise it would not display at all.

    Now I don't know what happened, but it's just THERE constantly.

    I know I can choose "Only Show Notifications" in the settings for it, but it's still actually there, only hidden.

    The way it was before is that if no issues were detected it would not appear AT ALL.

    Anyone know what's causing this/and more importantly how to fix this problem?

    Thanks in advance!

    quanzaboy

    A:How to REMOVE Action Center icon when "No Issues Detected" ???

    right click on any empty space on the taskbar
    select properties
    In the Notification area section of the properties window, click Customize...
    Change the behavior of the Action Center icon to "Only Show Notifications"

    That should do the trick

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    Hi,
    Windows XP Home
    IE6/Firefox 0.8

    What could be causing me to get these error messages?

    In Internet Explorer this is displayed on some pages I visit....

    Also, as I am using Firefox for this posting, I see this on TSG page.....
    Thank you,
    Telstar
     

    A:"Action canceled" error message

    You can clear the DNS resolver cache using the following command entered at the command prompt

    Start/Run Type: cmd OK

    In the Command window type: ipconfig /flushdns (Note the space between

    ipconfig and /flushdns)

    You can copy/paste: ipconfig /flushdns

    Hit the Enter button

    Try going to the offending pages again.
     

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    Hi,

    I use a modified hosts file to block ads from various ad servers. As a result, in IE6, I see the "Action Cancelled" box in places, where ads have been blocked. I noticed that in Mozilla, the places of blocked ads are replaced by a blank area. Is there any way, to achieve the same effect in Internet Explorer too?

    Thanks.

    Pal.
     

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    hello everyone can someone extract cortana or web search in search box feature from window 10 latest build please???

    A:cortana or web search for window 7

    Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
    You can install 10tp substituting the win-8 referrals for 10tp on this tutorial,
    VMware Player - Install Windows 8

    Then you can optimize the v-m settings with this,
    Virtual Machine - Speed Up Performance

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    For the past week, my Windows 10 phone (Nokia Lumia Icon) allows me to take a few pictures, then gets stuck "Saving". I can return to the home screen, do anything else, but if I return to the camera (hours or days later) it still
    says "Saving". This reminds me of shooting rapidly with a different camera and filling the buffer, so I have to wait until it's clear. In this case, it never clears. I don't think I'm taking many pictures...as I've taken fare more in a shorter time
    in the past.

    Is there something I can do to fix the issue without rebooting each time?

    My phone has over 7GB of storage available. I can switch to video mode, but it still has the camera overlay with that message, so I cannot record video. The phone does allow me to capture a screen shot with the active camera image...but that still shows
    the rule of thirds grid and all icons and the "Saving" text.

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    After numerous attempts to speed up my VAIO laptop (cleanup, defrag, add 2 extra gig of RAM, removing unwanted start-ups, etc) it's still incredibly slow in all situations. I notice in MSCONFIG under the "SERVICES" tab (not the Startup tab) there are 120 items listed, 82 of which are shown as "Running."

    Where can I find a list (preferably free) that shows me which of those running items are unnecessary.

    I'm a good enough writer but a pitifully poor techie, so a simple explanation would be welcome.

    A:How to remove recognize/remove items under "Services" tag in SYSTEM CONFIG window?

    Have a look Here ....

    Black Viper's Web Site

    It's the favorite side for those looking to cut the services load

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    Is there a way to completely remove Cortana? I disabled it, but it keeps running in the background.
    I did find some suggestions to remove it, but it also removes the search and causes problems to other stuff.
    So is there a working way by now to do that?

    Thanks!

    A:Any working way to remove Cortana?

    Hello mibaup,

    This will only disable Cortana the personal assistant, and not the Cortana process used by Search (SearchUI.exe). These are two separate items. You don't want to disable search.

    Cortana - Enable or Disable in Windows 10

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    Hello:

    I have searched everywhere on how to disable Cortana. I have an older computer with limited memory. Cortana eats up so much of the limited memory my computer has that at times computer freezes until Cortana does what ever it is doing. I have set the Group Policy to disable Cortana, but it continues to show up in my task manager. I have edited the registry setting and it too indicates that Cortana is disabled, but it is not. Is there any way to shut this thing off and keep it off (forever)?
     

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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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    Hi: I upgraded from Win 7HP and everything went well.  After a few weeks(and I assume an update) I cannot use the start menu or the search bar/ Cortana. I have to right click it to be able shut down or access control panel. No apps are accessible
    either.  I don't get the start menu/smart screen tab when I go to settings either.

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    here a stumper for me. . . maybe one of you knows how to fix it...

    when in my computer, if i double click on any of the drives, it opens up a search window instead of opening the folder! its sooo annoying. I have to right click and select 'open' every time.

    if i right click, the menu opens there and 'search' is on the top in bold instead of 'open'.

    i dont know how i messed it up, but if you know how to change the default action.
    PLEASE HELP!!!

    thanks in advance for any help

    -kio

    SOLVED THANK YOU THANK YOU!
     

    A:default action "search" instead of "open"?! (in my computer)

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    Recently I have had a notice flash on my screen about Voice Control now available for Cortana...I don't use this and never will.  I get this message about every 5 minutes.  I have responded No Thanks numerous times as well as clicked Learn More and gone thru the tutorial but the notice still flashes on my screen.  It's very annoying. Suggestions?

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    Hi, I tried to find info on this and couldn't and I don't have much time since I'm using someone else's computer and I am really scared. I was on google today and this message about "Antivirus SP Install" came up and I tried to cancel it but I'm not sure what happened and then everything froze. When I rebooted my desktop was white with a message saying "Window's warning: Spyware Detected on your Computer! and the names were something like sys32.privacyremoverms64 and another one. I am scared to turn my computer on again so I cannot get the exact names. I tried running Norton 360 and it found something but then shut down and when I tried to reboot the next time I could not do anything, there is just an hourglass so I turned it off again and left it off.

    I had a virus a few years ago that someone on here helped me fix (thank you!) but I don't remember anything, including how to put my computer in safe mode. I'm in med school and in the middle of studying for boards so this is the worst possible timing and I don't know what to do. If noone can help me on here maybe there is a suggestion of where I could take my computer?
     

    A:Window's Message "Spyware detected" sys32.privacyremover and virtumonde

    Is this the same machine?
    http://forums.techguy.org/windows-nt-2000-xp/743355-please-help-spyware-message-desktop.html
     

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    Hi

    I have a
    win7 64bit
    Processor Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30Ghz 3.60Ghz
    8GB Ram
    Manufacture : Gigabyte
    Rating: 5.0 Window experience Index

    I have brought a 4 USB 3.0 2.0 PCI-E PCIE USB Port Express Expansion card

    I fitted it to my pc, loaded the drivers and it was working great until I went to close down the pc, it came up with fatal error it shutdown my pc and i had to go into safe mode to remove the drivers for pci-e card. i have tried every pci slot x3 still not working.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong?

    Thanks

    A:installed 4x port usb to Window 7 pc - USB wont read + win7 "FATAL ERROR" message

    Quote:





    Originally Posted by soash


    Hi

    I have a
    win7 64bit
    Processor Intel (R) Core(TM) i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30Ghz 3.60Ghz
    8GB Ram
    Manufacture : Gigabyte
    Rating: 5.0 Window experience Index

    I have brought a 4 USB 3.0 2.0 PCI-E PCIE USB Port Express Expansion card

    I fitted it to my pc, loaded the drivers and it was working great until I went to close down the pc, it came up with fatal error it shutdown my pc and i had to go into safe mode to remove the drivers for pci-e card. i have tried every pci slot x3 still not working.

    Does anyone know what might be wrong?

    Thanks








    Check your BIOS for settings on that port you seated that pci card in.

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    In excel or word, paste the following code into a vba normal module and run it.   The code goes to a public web site and tries to lookup a school.  The website pops up a "message from webpage" dialog that warns me that the the school
    number is not valid.

    My program can detect that popup, but how can I reliably and automatically dismiss it?

    I have a workaround that uses sendkeys but about 10% of the time the popup remains.

    Does anybody have a solution that does NOT require sendkeys? The ideal solution would also work when objie.visible = false.
    option Explicit
    Private Declare Sub Sleep Lib "kernel32" (ByVal dwMilliseconds As Long)
    Sub t1022()
    Dim objie As Object
    Dim i As Long
    Dim htmlTable As htmlTable ' set reference to microsoft html object library
    Set objie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    objie.Visible = True

    objie.navigate "http://www.slforms.universalservice.org/Form471Expert/471StatusCheck.aspx"
    Do: Sleep 100: Loop While objie.busy

    Set htmlTable = objie.Document.getElementsByName("txtBenId")(0)
    htmlTable.Value = 12345
    With objie.Document.getElementById("txtFundingYear")
    .Click
    .Value = 2013
    End With

    objie.Document.getElementById("btnSearch").Click
    For i = 1 To 10
    Sleep 100
    If Not objie.busy Then Exit For
    Next i
    If objie.busy Then
    MsgBox "popup detected"
    End If

    End Sub

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