No Cortana on my Windows 10

December 24, 2019 at 05:57:54
Specs: Win10 - Linux Mint 19.1, AMD Ryzen 3 1200/8GB
I have no Cortana on my Windows 10. Also I cannot see "All apps". As Cortana is supposed to have a lot of additional possibilities, I'd like to install and use it. My windows 10 is up to date. I may have disabled things some time ago that disabled it. Is there somebody who has a suggestion how to re-enable it?

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#1
December 24, 2019 at 09:14:57
Do you not see it in your list of programs under C?

Press Ctrl+Alt+Delete and click on Task Manager. See if it is running.

What part of the world are you living in? Some countries don't get Cortana.


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#2
December 24, 2019 at 11:55:06
"Is there somebody who has a suggestion how to re-enable it?"

I don't recommend it. See the following: https://www.willettstech.com/2019/1...


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#3
December 25, 2019 at 02:41:08
"Is there somebody who has a suggestion how to re-enable it?"

Use WPD
https://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak...
https://getwpd.com/
Screenshot.
https://i.imgur.com/F1sPMHC.gif


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#4
December 25, 2019 at 03:31:25
See Cortana, with a subdirectory in task manager and it shows suspended and not using CPU, Memory, Disk and Network

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#5
December 25, 2019 at 03:51:00
Johnw - Thanks You give the suggestion to use WPD, I can download it and put in safeguards. I also have Bitdefender as a paid AV program and use NordVPN. But that still leaves riider's advice. Your opinion?

But, if yes, how then to re-enable Cortana which shows "suspended" in Task Manager

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#6
December 25, 2019 at 03:59:01
"enable Cortana which shows "suspended" in Task Manager"
Turn the 2 Cortana settings to on, as per my screenshot.

"Your opinion?"
Your choice, I have given you my settings.

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#7
December 25, 2019 at 10:12:32
Murky Christmas! (It's kinda foggy-looking outside today.)

Annoyingly, I have Cortana disabled in several different ways
(not including WPD), but it still shows up in Task Manager as
the second-largest thing in memory at 28.2 MB. It appears to
be combined with Search in such a way that disabling Cortana
also disables Search without removing Cortana from memory.
I can still search in File Explorer but not from the Taskbar.
There must be a way to disable Cortana but keep Search.

Willem said in the OP that he doesn't see "All apps" in his Start
Menu. That seems pretty serious and hasn't been addressed.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#8
December 25, 2019 at 17:44:27
Cortana spies on everything you do.
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us...

WPD is mentioned in this article along with several other apps to protect privacy in Win10.
https://www.geckoandfly.com/25083/f...


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#9
December 25, 2019 at 21:56:21
I always felt Cortana was a combination of training wheels, annoying kid brother(sister), and Watergate all in one.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
December 26, 2019 at 02:06:44
After my last entry, more and more computing members seem to be on the cautious side regarding Cortana. I run a dual boot machine with win10/Linux Mint 19.3 Tricia. Having been unhappy with all the Privacy intrusions by MS and Google, now using more safe search engines and browsers, I'll eventually choose for Linux as my working system and leave Cortana out of my Win10, which I still need for scanning, as HP stopped working in LM


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