Activate Windows 10

 

if you facing problem on:

When you facing problem for activate windows 10 on your PC or laptop after upgrade from windows 7, windows 8 there are several reason. Here are some reason and solution you can try to fix the problem:

You upgraded to Windows 10 for free from Windows 7 Service Pack 1 or Windows 8.1 Update

If you upgraded to Windows 10 for free and ended up in a non-activated state, try following these steps:

  1. Go to Start Start button icon, then select Settings > Update & security > Activation.
  2. If your activation state says Connect to the Internet to activate Windows, it might mean you’re not connected to the Internet or the activation servers are busy.

    If you’re connected to the Internet, Windows 10 will be automatically activated. You can also select Activate to try and manually activate Windows. If the activation servers are busy, you might need to wait a while and then try again later.

  3. If your activation state says Windows is not activated, select Go to Store, and check to see if a valid license for Windows is available for your device.

    If a license isn’t available, you’ll need to buy Windows from the Store or go back to your previous version of Windows, make sure the previous version is activated, and then upgrade to Windows 10.

You upgraded to Windows 10, but didn’t have a previous version or the correct edition of Windows installed (error 0xC004F061)

If you see error 0xC004F061 when you try to activate Windows 10, it means one of the following:

  • You’re using a product key to upgrade to Windows 10, but a previous version of Windows wasn’t installed on your PC. To update, you need to have Windows 8 or Windows 7 already on your PC.

    If you formatted or replaced your hard drive, you won’t be able to use a product key to update to Windows 10. You’ll need to install your previous version of Windows, and then reinstall Windows 10.

A different version of Windows or the product key might have been used as part of a repair

If you took your PC to a repair shop or to someone who builds and fixes PCs, it’s possible that a different version of Windows was installed to complete a repair. Or, if a different product key was used for your PC during the repair, that key might be blocked if it was used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.

If Windows was activated before your PC was repaired or rebuilt, then re-entering the product key that came with your PC or original copy of Windows might solve the problem. You can also try reinstalling your original version of Windows.

One copy of Windows might have been installed on multiple PCs (error 0xC004C008)

If you have one copy of Windows and installed it on more than one PC, activation might not work because the product key has already been used on another PC, or it’s being used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow.

If your product key is being used on more PCs than the Microsoft Software License Terms allow, you’ll need to buy a new product key or copy of Windows for each of your PCs in order to activate them.

Source: microsoft

Why Isn’t Cortana Available On My Windows 10 Pc?

 

Why isn’t Cortana available on my windows 10 PC?

You already install windows 10 on your PC or laptop but Cortana isn’t available, this because at first launch only available at seven country (USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and China) around the world. if you found “im afraid im not available to help in your region” it means that your not belong to the seven country, in the next future Microsoft will provide for every language and every culture.

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Get Cortana to your windows 10

To get Cortana ready to your windows 10 PC or laptop is easy trick, to do this just change the windows region setting to country where cortana is available(USA, UK, France, Spain, Germany, Italy, and China). You shouldn’t need to change the languages options, just change the “Country or region” settings. Just follow this simple steps:

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  1. Open Settings. Select Time& language, and then Region & Language.
  2. Check the Language (set as default) setting for your Windows display language.  If your desired language is not available, add your desired language:
    • Click Add Language.
    • Select your desired language from the list.
    • Select the desired locale, which is the language/country combination.
    • Click on the newly selected locale and select Options.
    • Under Download language pack, click Download.
    • Under Speech, click Download.
    • After the downloads are complete (this could take several minutes), return to the Time & Language settings.
    • Click on your new language and select Set as Default.
    • NOTE:  IF you changed languages, you must sign out of your account and back in for the new setting to take effect.
  3. Check the Country or region setting.  Make sure the country selected corresponds with the Windows display language set in the Language setting.
  4. Return to Settings and Time& language, and then select Speech.  Check the Speech language setting, and make sure it’s aligned with the previous settings.
  5. From Region & Language, under languages is a Related settings section, click on Additional date, time & regional settings, then in the control panel widow that opens:
    • Under Language, click Add a language.
    • A table of installed languages will display, click Options for the language you are using.
    • At the top of the page under Windows display language, click Make default display language (or something like that).
    • You will need to sign out for changes to take effect.

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Note: If it says Enabled under Windows display language, then this is already done.
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Why Isn’t Cortana In My Region Or Language?

 

If you attempt to turn on Cortana app windows 10 running in unsupported language and region, you will meet with the following message:

Cortana isn’t supported in the region and language you’ve selected.

Applies to Windows 10

Cortana is available in the following countries/regions: China, France, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom and United States. Cortana is available in these languages: Chinese (Simplified), English (U.K.), English (U.S.), French, Italian, German and Spanish

  • To use Cortana, all these settings must be set to the same language:

    • Languages (this is your device language)

    • Speech language (language pack must be installed)

    • Country or region

  • Note: If you change your region, you might not be able to shop at Store, or use things you’ve purchased, such as memberships and subscriptions, games, films, TV and music.

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Though the list of regions and languages supported by Cortana may be quickly expand in the near future, here’s the workaround which allows you to enable the Cortana in Windows 10 selected with unsupported region and language. The trick is essentially to configure Windows 10 to match the Cortana’s supported region and language to get Cortana working.

  1. Open Windows 10 Quick Access menu, and go to Control Panel.
  2. Go to Clock, Language and Region.
  3. Click or tap on Region to open the Region window.
  4. In the Region window, change the following settings:In Location tab, set Home location as United States.Optional (Cortana does support non-US and non-UK regional English, but if the above setting does not allow you to turn on the Cortana, do also the following):In Formats tab, set Format as English (United States).
    In the Administrative tab, click or tap Change system locale button and set Current system locale to English (United States).
  5. Optional (only if above trick doesn’t work): Go back to Clock, Language and Region and select Language. AddEnglish (United States) as a language, and move it to the top to make it the primary language.
  6. Restart the computer if applicable.

Cortana windows is ready to be set up and used. Note that you need to sign in to Microsoft Account (MSA) to use Cortana. Cortana works with both keyboard input or voice input through microphone.

Note

While changing the region and language of Windows 10 to United States and English (United States) allows you to turn on Cortana, it also means that there is higher chance that Cortana couldn’t understand your pronunciation, especially if you’re non-native speaker. You can improve the Cortana recognition rate by turning on the recognition of non-native accent.To do so, open Windows 10 Settings, go to -> Time & language -> Speech. Under the “Speech language” heading, choose the language you speak with this device from the drop-down list, i.e. English (United States) in this case, and then select the check box for Recognize non-active accents for this language.

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Cortana: The First Personal Digital-assistant Who Works Across Your PC & Your Phone

 

Cortana: the first personal digital-assistant who works across your PC & your phone

When you upgrade your PC for free* to Windows 10 this summer, your experience will include Cortana.** Those of you familiar with benefits of the deep integration of Cortana on Windows phone can expect to see the same integration on your Windows 10 PC. Cortana will be able to help you get lots of things done, from searching for things on the web or your device to setting reminders, dictating email, or toggling device settings. Cortana is also integrated into our new web browser for Windows 10 – Microsoft Edge.

Part of the power of a personal assistant comes from being available on the go, on the device you carry with you everywhere. And for people who don’t have the benefit of a Windows phone, we want to extend the advantage of Cortana in Windows 10.  How will this work?  Today, we’re announcing a Cortana application for Android phones and for iPhones which works as a companion to Cortana on your Windows 10 PC. The ‘Phone Companion’ app on the PC will help you install the Cortana app from the Google Play or Apple App Store onto your phone so you’ll be able to take the intelligence of Cortana with you, wherever you go.

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The Cortana app can do most of the things Cortana does on your PC or on a Windows phone. You can have Cortana remind you to pick up milk the next time you’re at the grocery store, and then your phone will wake up and buzz with the reminder. You’ll be able to track a flight using Cortana on both your phone and your PC, and get the updates on the device that you’re on so you don’t miss anything.  Everything in Cortana’s Notebook will show up across all your devices and any changes you make on one device will be reflected when you use Cortana on any of your other devices. The Cortana companion app will help you complete tasks you begin on your PC wherever you are, on your phone. Want to see more?  Watch the video below for a demo:

Although the functionality will be very helpful, because it’s “just an app” there will be certain things that Cortana does on Windows phones that won’t work on Android devices or iPhones.  Some features require access to the system that aren’t currently possible with iOS or Android, so things like toggling settings or opening apps won’t initially be available in the Cortana companions for those platforms.  Similarly, the ability to invoke Cortana hands-free by saying “Hey Cortana” requires special integration with the device’s microphone, so that feature will be limited to Windows Phones and PCs.

Source: Microsoft

One Push Cortana Button On Windows 10 Toshiba Laptop

 

Cortana become one of influences feature in windows 10. Cortana was part of Windows Phone platform as way for the user interact to the operating system without using keyboard. Now with windows 10 using cortana feature windows user can perform several task using voice without tapping keyboard at all.

cortanawindows10.com cortana-button-return-key-100590901-largeOne of big vendor, Toshiba would like to create one push cortona button on windows 10 toshiba laptop. This button would become distinguish from other vendor and will be ready this summer. Why this button become special because if the user would like to perform task, he or she has either to tap the cortona icon on the screen or move the mouse to do the task. Placing a dedicated Cortana button on the keyboard is a smart idea, especially if the service proves to be a hit

One small click for Toshiba, one giant leap for the keyboard

A dedicated Cortana key would be one of the more significant changes to the keyboard since the Windows key was added at about the time Windows 95 was introduced, in 1995. Although Microsoft added touch support for Windows 8, most external monitors still don’t support it, leaving the mouse and keyboard still as the most popular ways of interacting with your PC. Voice commands could help change that. Even with a keyboard dock, a dedicated hardware Cortana button would be within easy reach of a PC user’s hands. (IDG News Service reporter Blair Hanley Frank also notes that the Windows key + C combination also launches Cortana.)

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What Is Cortana Windows 10

 

Cortana home screenCortana is an intelligent personal assistant created by Microsoft for Windows Phone 8.1 (where it now supersedes Bing Mobile), Microsoft Band, Windows 10, and coming to iOS, Android, and the Xbox One.

Cortana was demonstrated for the first time at the Microsoft BUILD Developer Conference (April 2–4, 2014) in San Francisco. It has been launched as a key ingredient of Microsoft’s planned “makeover” of the future operating systems for Windows Phone and Windows. It is named after Cortana, a synthetic intelligence character in Microsoft’s Halo video game franchise originating in Bungie folklore, with Jen Taylor, the character’s voice actress, returning to voice the personal assistant’s US-specific version.

As of 2015, Cortana is available as a beta to all users of Windows Phone 8.1 in the United States (US English), China (Mandarin Chinese), and the United Kingdom (UK English). Users in certain countries can also choose to opt-in to the alpha for the English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions of Cortana on Windows Phone as of August 2014. In most of these regions, Cortana is also available via Windows Insider to both PC and mobile preview users of Windows 10.

Cortana is your clever new personal assistant.

Cortana will help you find things on your PC, manage your calendar, track packages, find files, chat with you, and tell jokes. The more you use Cortana, the more personalized your experience will be.

To get started, type a question in the search box on the taskbar. Or select the microphone icon and talk to Cortana. (Typing works for all types of PCs, but you need a mic to talk.)

Source : microsoft