08-06-2014 01:46 PM
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  1. mikeycl's Avatar
    Did you have interests defined before going through this procedure? What happens to them, are they lost? Cortana took a while to recognise Home and Work and give me traffic alerts, I would prefer not to lose that. In my case I have no problems with the Interests, everything has been moved over from Cortana US and I can see the Interests page, but every chit-chat question gets me to a Bing search.
    Yeah I had interests all defined etc. They weren't lost however as they are saved up to Bing. As soon as she is switched back on they get pulled down again.

    All you are doing is purging anything held on the phone
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    08-06-2014 01:34 AM
  2. MrWhiteman's Avatar
    I did ask who was better, Bing or Google and she gave a funny answer but other than that. Pretty boring and often calls me Chief.
    08-06-2014 02:14 AM
  3. Rasetech's Avatar
    Quick thing for people who still get bing results and no interests.

    I just did this on a hunch following some other tips on this forum and now Cortana is working properly with full chit chat and interests

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    let me know how you fare but this did the trick for me eventually.
    That solved the issue for me. Only thing that got lost where the inner circle definitions.
    08-06-2014 04:01 AM
  4. mikeycl's Avatar
    That solved the issue for me. Only thing that got lost where the inner circle definitions.
    i meant to add that but was in a hurry on the train this morning. I had to re-create my inner circle as well but a minor inconvenience over the fact that everything else works flawlessly.
    08-06-2014 04:18 AM
  5. Rasetech's Avatar
    Fore sure was not meant as an allegation to your walkthrough. Its no problem for me, I just wait until she learns the inner circle again by herself. Like that moment when the questions pop up ;)
    08-06-2014 04:22 AM
  6. mikeycl's Avatar
    Fore sure was not meant as an allegation to your walkthrough. Its no problem for me, I just wait until she learns the inner circle again by herself. Like that moment when the questions pop up ;)
    Trust me no offence was taken. Just hate when people withhold details and there I was being the perfect hypocrite.

    I realised a couple of minutes after making the post and wanted to ensure all the facts were there for people to see as the fix I provided is circulating on other threads. And this community asks a LOT of questions sometimes.
    08-06-2014 04:43 AM
  7. Rasetech's Avatar
    And this community asks a LOT of questions sometimes.
    Thats for sure ;)
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    08-06-2014 04:49 AM
  8. Sasco1st's Avatar
    Quick thing for people who still get bing results and no interests.

    I just did this on a hunch following some other tips on this forum and now Cortana is working properly with full chit chat and interests

    1. Turn off Cortana by going to "Settings" swipe left then tap on "Cortana"
    2. When prompted restart.
    3. Once restarted hold down the search key and do a normal voice search making sure to accept the voice agreement. Once the results are displayed press the start button
    4. Go back to the cortana settings. DO NOT OPEN CORTANA TO DO THIS but go back into "Settings" swipe left and select "Cortana".
    5 You will see an option toward the bottom to delete local data. Press this and confirm any dialogs that show.
    6 Next open Cortana using the apps list or live tile if pinned.
    7. This should run through the first run wizard where she asks your name etc.
    8. Try asking a question that would get a response such as "tell me a story" she should nw work normally and you should also be able to add interests.

    let me know how you fare but this did the trick for me eventually.
    Thanks for thie mikeycl, it didn't work for me, but I had a slightly different issue, I had switched from US region and language to China region (with US language) to see if Cortana changed, it didn't so switched back to US region, but not she won't talk, she'll reply with jokes etc but all in text!
    08-06-2014 04:55 AM
  9. Rasetech's Avatar
    Thanks for thie mikeycl, it didn't work for me, but I had a slightly different issue, I had switched from US region and language to China region (with US language) to see if Cortana changed, it didn't so switched back to US region, but not she won't talk, she'll reply with jokes etc but all in text!
    Dont take this wrong but did you check if your sound volume is up. I run into this for myself a view times already.
    08-06-2014 04:58 AM
  10. Sasco1st's Avatar
    Dont take this wrong but did you check if your sound volume is up. I run into this for myself a view times already.
    Haha yep, first thing I looked at it is still get to 15/30 for Media + Apps :)
    08-06-2014 05:00 AM
  11. mikeycl's Avatar
    Thanks for thie mikeycl, it didn't work for me, but I had a slightly different issue, I had switched from US region and language to China region (with US language) to see if Cortana changed, it didn't so switched back to US region, but not she won't talk, she'll reply with jokes etc but all in text!
    Another thing i want to check without wanting to be insulting to your intelligence.

    Are you speaking or tying the questions. As i'm sure you're aware she'll only respond verbally when spoken to. if you type she'll only display the output in text.

    also when you changed region did you remove the old regional settings? if so they may need to be downloaded again.

    double check you have the correct region and language setup and then check for updates to the phone. if any language content is needed then it will be downloaded. once downloaded and installed give the handset a restart.
    08-06-2014 05:04 AM
  12. Sasco1st's Avatar
    Thanks Mike, I just tried to download the German speech pack, it said it was downloading and restarted, but English was still selected and she was speaking again :)
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    08-06-2014 05:23 AM
  13. shinsenai's Avatar
    Yeah I had interests all defined etc. They weren't lost however as they are saved up to Bing. As soon as she is switched back on they get pulled down again.

    All you are doing is purging anything held on the phone
    Hi, thanks! It worked as you described. She's is now the expected chatty, albeit a bit robotic, UK Cortana :-)
    08-06-2014 09:44 AM
  14. neo158's Avatar
    Why is Cortana UK a miserable English woman? I think she's depressed.
    Would you want an angry Welshman voicing Cortana though? ;-P
    08-06-2014 09:58 AM
  15. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Would you want an angry Welshman voicing Cortana though? ;-P
    A sinister Anthony Hopkins would be lovely.
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    08-06-2014 10:35 AM
  16. chezm's Avatar
    Are you speaking or tying the questions. As i'm sure you're aware she'll only respond verbally when spoken to. if you type she'll only display the output in text.
    I did not know this, thanks for clarifying...makes sense
    08-06-2014 10:39 AM
  17. neo158's Avatar
    A sinister Anthony Hopkins would be lovely.
    Maybe different voices would be a good request on the user voice website, a sarcastic John Cleese would be great as well.
    08-06-2014 11:26 AM
  18. nicfromwales's Avatar
    Maybe different voices would be a good request on the user voice website, a sarcastic John Cleese would be great as well.
    Katie Price for the chavs, Keith Lemon for the northern English, Frankie Boyle for the Scots... this idea could work.
    08-06-2014 12:34 PM
  19. anon(8854150)'s Avatar
    You are addressing her by name, right???

    Your sentence has to either begin or end with, 'Cortana'...

    Maybe I'm missing something, its just that that info wasn't in your post...
    08-06-2014 01:46 PM
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