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    Quote Originally Posted by Nick G View Post
    So do you have it successfully enabled just not working properly? Or not enabling getting the 'not available in your location' message?


    Given your original comment about it was 'Cortana Doesnt work yet - Not available in your reign', with no reference to actually trying to enable it, it's a pretty decent assumption I made
    All the settings , region, language etc are exactly as you mentioned. (have been since I tried to get it working in the last build). The Mic works fine, do an audio test and it detects and records as it should normally.

    Check Cortana was turned on, at first it wasn't, turned it on, turned it off then on again, and rebooted, rechecked all the settings fully. when you say Hey Cortana nothing happens, some say you have to say it loudly, any louder and I'd be yelling. If you click on the search, Cortana appears, sign into The MS account like you have to, but now thats it -- Zip /Zelch nada -Nothing.

    Will be entertaining when finished a office full of people all going Hey Cortana -----Cant see it
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    Oh ok, so Cortana is actually on, it's just not working properly.

    Yea, the speech recognition is very hit and miss on my laptop as well - mainly miss; I'd expect them to improve on it pretty quickly. Main thing is that it is actually possible to enable, even if it is a very early iteration so far.
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    "May" have seen a solution, its relating to another start menu problem a few people are experiencing, have to try it later, its actually to do with forcing functions to work that may be broken.

    @NickG -- can you log into the windows insider program ? Reason being theres a lot of interesting articles that describe lots of problems. You need to log in to read them ?

    What I mentioned about firstly, re slow etc: (these are NOT my posts on insider, but other users)

    I notice a significant amount of lag on my system, whereas the previous build was smooth as silk - and I've performed the updates, and the build has been running for several hours to complete whatever background tasks it needs to do. I've also rebooted a couple times. Getting the start menu to show up is hit-or-miss - just generally seems to be worse for me. Cortana doesn't work well, and if I turn cortana off, Bing becomes a clickbait generator when I try to search.
    Sadly I have to agree with this, all of the builds have been great so far until 9926. It has just not been running smoothly, apps crashing left and right and just overall not a great experience.
    I know it is early but 9926 just seems troublesome after a great experience with 9879. Cortana does not like me, she is sitting on top of my Icons, my icons will not drop and stick to the lower taskbar.
    Theres a huge amount more negative or problematic posts than positive welcome to testing
    Last edited by wainuitech; 25-01-2015 at 10:20 PM.
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    I'm probably being very thick but I still can't follow what I have to do to (a) enable Cortana and (b) initiate it (c) troubleshoot it. A step by step guide would be helpful.

    I think I got confused by the flame skirmish (not really a war, eh?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony View Post
    I'm probably being very thick but I still can't follow what I have to do to (a) enable Cortana and (b) initiate it (c) troubleshoot it. A step by step guide would be helpful.

    I think I got confused by the flame skirmish (not really a war, eh?)
    Ok, so to initiate Cortana

    1. Open up PC settings (The modern/metro application, not control panel). Click on 'Time & Language'. Click on the 'Region & Language' option. Change the country to United States. Click 'Add a Language', click on 'English', then select 'English (United States)'. It might take a little to download. Left click on it, and then click again on 'Set as primary'.

    2. Reboot, and click on the search bar. Cortana may be enabled - if it's not, click on the settings menu in the search bar (Once you've clicked on the search bar, it's the three horizontal lines in the top left corner). There should be an option to turn Cortana on there.

    Hopefully this helps
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    Quote Originally Posted by wainuitech View Post
    @NickG -- can you log into the windows insider program ? Reason being theres a lot of interesting articles that describe lots of problems. You need to log in to read them ?
    Sure, will check those out tomorrow

    For me, performance, especially with search, is quite a bit better than Windows 8.1
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    OK, got Cortana enabled - thanks Nick G. It won't respond to voice commands though. I think I have everything enabled in the settings and AFAIK the microphone is working (checked it through speech recognition). The only voice response I've had was when I set up my name.
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    I actually got Cortana to respond to my voice! It gave me the weather in "Oakland" (Duh!). Since then, not a sausage. It may be down to the slowness of the VM. I've revised my assessment of the speed from glacial to tectonic.

    (posted from Win10 build 9926)
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    Well FINALLY got Cortana working, oddly enough the network connection wasn't working this morning (was fine yesterday) repaired it then cortana suddenly opened & worked.
    You have to speak slowlyyyyyyyy like the yanks, seems to work better

    Asked her some general questions like "whats the weather today in wellington" according to the voice and text reply its 66 Degrees and fine.

    Had to chuckle -- Asked "whats the best porn site" ( get some customers asking that in real life) IE opens with a whole list of sites Understood that OK. Other things it doesn't.

    Asked a couple of questions and I got a smart reply, even the voice changed and sounded errrrrrrr <guess> -- cheeky b1tch.
    Last edited by wainuitech; 26-01-2015 at 10:04 AM.
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