Cortana may not be available on your Windows 10 system, if you are in an unsupported region or are using an unsupported language. Cortana is the speech assistant that comes with the Windows 10 operating system. She is designed to enable speech communication directly from the search bar. However, the Cortana assistant is not yet supported in all regions and all languages. Therefore, she won't be available on all Windows 10 PCs. In this article, you'll find out how to enable Cortana in Windows 10.
Cortana is completely supported in the regions and languages below. As new regions and language are added, Microsoft updates their official information about where they support Cortana.
The Cortana assistant is automatically available for you to use in the above-mentioned languages and locations. However, if you are located elsewhere, or using a different language for your operating system, Cortana is not yet available. The good news is that this does not mean that you cannot get it to work, you'll just have to change the language and your location.
You can enable Cortana on any Windows 10 machine, but you will first need to change the Windows settings to one of the supported regions/languages.
Once you have taken care of all these steps, all you have to do is wait for the language pack to download and install. Then, simply reboot your computer and Cortana will automatically start working. It is important to note that all of the language, region and speech settings should match. This ensures that the speech assistant activates. If you need some help troubleshooting, you may find the solution on Windows 10 official forums. Make sure to follow all of any additional instructions.
Before making any changes, you need to be aware that changing your region and/or language might affect specific apps. Check whether all of the apps you are currently using are supported in those regions and using that language. Also, you may find you have difficulties purchasing apps in that particular region's Windows Store. If you do have trouble, switch back to your original region, language and speech settings by repeating the above steps, and keep an eye on the official list of supported regions and languages - you'll be able to use Cortana without problems once Microsoft supports these!
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