Windows 10: How do I re-enable Cortana?

Discus and support How do I re-enable Cortana? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I have disabled and renamed the folder of cortana, knowing not what I was doing and now I can't use the search function. I really need this for what I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Computer Chicken, Jan 10, 2017.

  1. How do I re-enable Cortana?


    I have disabled and renamed the folder of cortana, knowing not what I was doing and now I can't use the search function. I really need this for what I do. I thought I could close Cortana without getting rid of the search function, but I guess it did. *cry

    Now, I don't know if I can ask to be able to download it from someone else, so I won't ask. I just REALLY need to know how to get this back! I have tried going back to a System Restore, but said it was corrupt or something so I was really disappointed and just angry. *cry

    Looking to get this folder back: "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5m1h2txyewy"

    I need some help please getting the folder back or downloading it from somewhere. *Smile

    Edit: Or is there a way I can search without Cortana? Or would I have to download Start10 or something like that? I just want something like the new start menu, but still be able to search.

    :)
     
    Computer Chicken, Jan 10, 2017
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  2. edsa0601 Win User

    How do I re-enable Cortana

    Yes, I have done the download (twice) and at last

    - under Country & Language I see UK

    - under Languages, I see English (UK): will display language after next sign-in

    - under Speech, I see English (UK)

    So that's it I guess.

    I've checked with Srinvasa's instructions

    But I still have to get Cortana.

    Perhaps at the next sign-in

    PS: the Chat agent went over the top, I suppose, for suggesting re-installing?

    Your advice was more logical & sufficient.

    Anyway, I'll wait till the fussy Cortana is enabled (for the first time).

    Meanwhile, thanks, Mr Caw, for getting me to this point.
     
    edsa0601, Jan 10, 2017
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  3. VivDenham Win User
    How do I re-enable Cortana

    How strange! Like you, my 2 English versions, UK and US, are both greyed out on the enormous list, but that is because they are already on the list under the heading Languages, just below where it says + Add a Language.

    On my version (which definitely is Windows Home BTW), the English UK says underneath it "Windows Display Language", whereas the English US states "Language Pack available".

    At the top of the Region page, have you definitely got the country set to United Kingdom? Also, what about your time zone - have you definitely got it set to Dublin, Edinburgh, Lisbon, London?

    Another option... how about giving the instructions that the Chat chappie sent you, onto here, and then perhaps we can help talk you through it? Just an idea...

    Hope you get some joy.

    Best wishes, Viv.
     
    VivDenham, Jan 10, 2017
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    Computer Chicken, Jan 10, 2017
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