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doesn't cortana require a microsoft account to utilize anyways. whats stopping users from just having a local user account that isn't linked to an email address.
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post #52 of 239
And this is why I use the enterprise version of 10, no store, no Cortana, basically as bare bones as one can get cheers.gif.

Do you think Win10 would be like this if Gates was still CEO?
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GMO labelling is bad because of 'choice', removable batteries and SD cards are bad because of 'choice', having the freedom to do with the product you paid for is bad because of 'choice'.

 

Try this with cars and watch the uproar but because this is software it's fine. How our freedoms get taken from us incrementally because people just don't care and envy (the propaganda about) North Korea.

 

Windows search is useless anyway, Everything is the best search software I have ever used.

 

www.voidtools.com

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Windows search is just awful, Cortana or no Cortana. Just use Everything and see how much better it could be.

EDIT: whoop, beaten by Liranan, by two minutes.
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absolutely no bueno at all. But nothing the command line can't do
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absolutely no bueno at all. But nothing the command line can't do
Or in this case gpedit and regedit

not a big deal to me since I already use gpedit to disable it.
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Quote:
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absolutely no bueno at all. But nothing the command line can't do
Or in this case gpedit and regedit

not a big deal to me since I already use gpedit to disable it.

In time that possibility will be removed too.

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Remember folks that the data mining is present on 7 and 8 as well with newer updates.. So basically your choice is to suck it up and disable everything you can manually, or go with some Linux distro..

If it weren't for all my games I would have stopped using M$ 10years ago.. The road they are going down now is just insane, it seems they just want to ruin everything in any way possible!

It's a sad time we live in folks, not just with the software and tech world. If people weren't such sheep and actually cared about things that mattered instead of what's next up on the Kardashians, imagine what we could accomplish.. One can dream redface.gif
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Im surprised no ones mentioned this BUT, my Cortana can't even be turned on.

From MS themselves,

"To use Cortana, your region and language settings have to be aligned. Check the following list of regions where Cortana is available, and the corresponding language for each of those regions."

So unless they change this (which i didnt read the article so idk), just set your region to English UK and your language to English US or wherever you are and there you go. My pc is set to France locale as im in France, my french is good but 15yrs of working on PCs in English and i set my language to English US and my keyboard to QWERTY UK (cheaper to get from the UK then to get frm the US and they are almost identical.

If they change this option though someone will find a regedit or something else to disable it. In my case i can't even turn it on.
    
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In time that possibility will be removed too.

 

Not on Professional versions as those are generally used in SMBs. They would kill themselves if they removed the ability to disable Cortana for SMBs, as they poses a massive security risk to those SMBs.

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