1. LondonLumia's Avatar
    Hi guys, looking for some clarification on something.

    I've heard a fair few times that Cortana UK will be available to UK users with Windows 10 on launch, but I haven't actually heard any pre-release users say they've been using the UK version of Cortana. When I watch hands-on videos it always seems to be Cortana US that they're using.

    So, just wondering, is anyone using Windows 10 RTM with the British version of Cortana available and working as she would be expected to? Will she be available from July 29th, or will I need to wait a while to get it (without switching region)?

    Thanks in advance.
    07-28-2015 05:42 AM
  2. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Hang on I will ask her
    07-28-2015 05:48 AM
  3. Bobvfr's Avatar
    She said "I thought you would never ask so I have never thought about it".

    Very polite so she must be British.
    eusty likes this.
    07-28-2015 05:50 AM
  4. greenberry666's Avatar
    I'm in England and have Windows 10 and can confirm that Cortana is NOT included.
    07-29-2015 09:40 AM
  5. iambengreen's Avatar
    It's strange, because when you click on the link which says "Why?" (as in, why is Cortana not available) it brings you to a Bing information box which states it IS available in the UK...contradicting information...
    greenberry666 likes this.
    07-29-2015 11:07 AM
  6. greenberry666's Avatar
    It's strange, because when you click on the link which says "Why?" (as in, why is Cortana not available) it brings you to a Bing information box which states it IS available in the UK...contradicting information...
    I agree. Cortana on PC was one of the things I was looking forward to. I think I'd actually make use of it rather than having it as a gimmick.
    07-29-2015 12:39 PM
  7. GMScribe's Avatar
    Same issue here,

    I understand in the preview you could sometimes fix by reinstalling the language pack, but as it's the system core it doesn't offer the option. I also noticed that only the US speech service is installed.

    This is from a fresh official Windows 10 upgrade.
    07-29-2015 03:21 PM
  8. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    I can confirm that I have Cortana on a totally UK installation, and also that she has remembered all my interests and info from my phone and my tech preview laptop
    07-29-2015 04:21 PM
  9. greenberry666's Avatar
    I can confirm that I have Cortana on a totally UK installation, and also that she has remembered all my interests and info from my phone and my tech preview laptop
    Was it there when you installed or did you have to do something afterwards? Do you have some info on how to get Cortana in UK?
    07-29-2015 06:06 PM
  10. 6029KingStephen's Avatar
    I did a clean install of Windows 10 from the ISO, after doing the upgrade,and Cortana was included in that. The Cortana tile was on the start menu. I can't remember if it was there after the first upgrade though.
    07-30-2015 03:39 AM
  11. iambengreen's Avatar
    greenberry666 Microsoft Support called me back today. They told me they are aware of this issue and are working on a patch! So we shall just have to be patient I guess :)
    07-30-2015 04:23 AM
  12. eusty's Avatar
    Strange, I did the upgrade form 8.1 route on my SP3 and she was there. Like you say she 'remembered' all the interests etc, from my phone, as she wasn't available on the preview version I used.
    07-30-2015 04:31 AM
  13. greenberry666's Avatar
    I upgraded from 8.1 and it wasn't included. I do not have a Windows Phone with Cortana set up. Ive now changed my timezone and language and time to USA and Cortana is in the Start Menu :) :) A shame I cant have my PC set up in my own timezone though :(
    07-30-2015 05:03 AM
  14. Bobvfr's Avatar
    Sorry if my original reply sounded a bit jokey, I have three 10 devices and my wife is set up on two and Cortana is working fine on all of them and I am in the UK (Just in case you thought someone with my sense of humour and ability to spell COLOUR correctly could possibly be an American) and like 6029......... .......... all my interests where ported over from my phone.
    08-01-2015 05:47 PM
  15. Jodie Russell1's Avatar
    I spoke to my dad (a technology wizard and the biggest windows fangirl I know) about it as I'm having the same problem. I upgraded from 7 to 10, but it seems like only upgrades from 8 and clean installs are getting Cortana. I would just wait and hopefully they'll fix it soon :)
    08-02-2015 08:15 AM

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