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We’re all eager to try Cortana, the PDA for Windows 10. But have you noticed that Cortana is not supported in the region and language you chose when you tried to use it? If, after upgrading to Windows 10, you find that Cortana is not available in your region, this article can help you install Cortana on your Windows 10 PC.
According to Microsoft, Cortana is available in these regions for these languages:
- Australia: English
- Brazil: Portuguese
- Canada: English/French
- China: Chinese (simplified)
- France : French
- Germany: German
- India: English
- Italy: Italian
- Japan : Japanese
- Mexico: Spanish
- Spain : Spanish
- United Kingdom: English
- United States: English
Why is Cortana not available on my Windows 10 PC?
Talk to Cortana for almost anything you need – it will answer your questions, give you directions, play music, tell you the weather and much more. Cortana takes care of the details so you can start your day and do more with less.
Like the best assistants in real life, Cortana helps wherever life takes place. It works with everything from your calendar to your music to smart home services.
Use Cortana to set reminders based on time and location. Ask it to give you an overview of your day and reschedule it if you have a double booking. Add items to your lists and have them remind you of photos.
There is also a small detail at the bottom of the Cortana page on the Microsoft site that explains why some people do not have access to this feature on their system. It states: “¹Cortana is available in some markets; the experience may vary by region and device.
In other words, Cortana is not available in all markets around the world. So if you’re in Abuja, Nigeria, or if you bought a Windows 10 laptop on a long trip to Warsaw, Poland, don’t expect to hear “Hey, Cortana!
That is, unless you change your language and region settings to a language and country where Cortana for Windows 10 is available. In the meantime, you may not be able to take advantage of all that Cortana has to offer, even if you download the Cortana for Windows 10 application.
How do I activate Cortana for Windows 10 outside the official regions?
Don’t be upset if Cortana is not available on your Windows 10 system. As we have already mentioned, it is possible to activate Cortana without regional restrictions. Please follow the steps below :
- Go to the Windows 10 settings.
- Open Time & Language and then select Region & Language.
- In the Language section, click Add Language and search for English.
- Select English (United States)/ (United Kingdom).
- Then click on Options, and then click the Download button.
- When you are finished, go to the previous page and select Language.
- Under Language, select the language (English (United States)/(United Kingdom)) you previously selected, then close everything.
- Finally, restart your PC.
Cortana is Microsoft’s virtual assistant which is integrated in Windows 10. Cortana users have reported at regular intervals that Cortana does not respond to “Hey Cortana”, that Cortana disappears from the taskbar and that Cortana reminders do not work. Whatever the reason, there are a few solutions you can try if Cortana does not work.
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