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Posted by:

WesR
30 Jun 2017

What BS-- what if everyone in your work place was jabbering away at Cortana? My information is mine as far as I know.

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Chris
30 Jun 2017

I'm of an age where they would put me away if I was caught talking to my computer without swearing at it!

Posted by:

Joan
30 Jun 2017

I was disappointed I couldn't get Cortana to work. Now, I'm relieved. Thanks, Bob!

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Dave
30 Jun 2017

I found cortana to be a distraction, and turned it off after about 10 minutes of my first Win 10 install. I don't use siri on my work phone either.

Posted by:

SparkyVA
30 Jun 2017

Cortana = “sword of mercy” = sword of castration. Stupid Human, can't think, can't breed. AI rules all...

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NB
30 Jun 2017

From my perspective, Cortana, Siri, Echo, Alexa and their imitators require me to share far too much personal information in return for the benefits they provide. I simply don't trust them to keep that information secure.

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Lincoln
30 Jun 2017

I have never used it with my two Windows 10 computers, and see no reason to change that.

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Lance
30 Jun 2017

I found Cortana to be less than useful. I use Search Everything if I want to locate something on my PC. I have disabled Cortana by renaming the Cortana SearchUI. This way, it is not only turned off, it doesn't run in the background either.

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Mark
30 Jun 2017

One of the first things I do when installing Windows 10 is disabling Cortana. Been married 42 years, last thing I need is another female voice to nag me. :)

Posted by:

MAP
30 Jun 2017

IT IS A NUISANCE!! I have disabled Cortana (I think) and I want to get rid of it permanently!

Posted by:

Merrill Guice
30 Jun 2017

I do not like talking to the computer because I'm normally in an enclosed space with people all around when a laptop is open. I use Siri extensively on my phone because talking to a phone seems natural. Maybe if I wore a headset when on the laptop, but I don't.

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Linda
30 Jun 2017

Well, I guess I am in the minority here, but I love Cortana. I especially love the reminder function, and find it very useful for everything from "to do" lists, to reminding me to give my cat his medication twice a day. I use Chrome, not Edge as my browser, and gmail, not outlook for email, so am not concerned about privacy issues with Cortana. Honestly, it's like everything else in the digital world....once you try it for a while and get used to it, you wonder how you ever managed without it.

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peter o
01 Jul 2017

Every time I decide to "look again" at Cortana. I end up wasting time & getting nowhere.
I am sick to the teeth of every question directed at Cortana resulting in Edge being launched.
If I wanted an internet search I would have initiated one in a familiar browser.
Cortana = Rubbish!

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peter o
01 Jul 2017

Every time I decide to "look again" at Cortana. I end up wasting time & getting nowhere.
I am sick to the teeth of every question directed at Cortana resulting in Edge being launched.
If I wanted an internet search I would have initiated one in a familiar browser.
Cortana = Rubbish!

Posted by:

bobdeloyd
01 Jul 2017

I just say "Okay Google" to my Chrome browser to get better answers :)

Posted by:

gfetting
01 Jul 2017

Cortana can usually find nothing I'm looking for on my PC, it wants to go right to the web. I usually end up going to the search box in my file folder which works pretty good.

Posted by:

Chuck
04 Jul 2017

Why can't MS just make an OS that runs the OS and maybe a nice UI. If I need other garbage, is this not what the Store is for? I turned off Cortana as fast as I figured out how and actually set up my computer with a non microsoft user account. The only reason my admin was MS was to use the store. Really wish they'd make something that's not "easier" and more "intuitive" so that I would still know how to use it. "Cortana, go over in a corner and die!"

Posted by:

Don
20 Jul 2017

Cortana is an annoyance. I'd much rather type what I want into a search box and modify it if I have to, before or after the first search.
It's ok for very simple tasks, but not worth enough to get used to using it.

Posted by:

hmmm
24 Jul 2017

i've had some luck finding files, but don't ever ask her anything about your computer, she just sends you to an internet search page!

Posted by:

Mike Davies
31 Jul 2017

Not only turn Cortana off, but go into settings and switch off the microphone, it's easy to turn back on again for Skype or whatever.
You should do the same with your camera, and put a piece of tape over the lens, that's what Zuckerberg does and there's a reason for it!
Don't bother using the Edge browser either, at least until they've sorted out the problems.
For voice searching the internet, pick up your Android phone and use that, once it gets used to your voice it's extremely accurate.

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