Activate voice dictation by Win + H keys not working in Windows 10

The voice dictation is one of the new features on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. It offers a quick way to translate spoken words into text a lot, and is similar to Speech Recognition. My Surface Pro is upgraded to v1803 update and I am in Canada. When I press the Win + H combo shortcut to activate the dictation feature, it is not working at all. It is no way to adjusted my location and speech language settings. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Cortana your account needs to be updated in Windows 10 v1803

I have installed the Windows 10 version 1803 on my Surface Pro 3 with the up-to-date updates. When I log into my desktop using my Microsoft account, the Cortana is not working. The app doesn’t allow me to make changes with some basic configures, while says “It looks like your account needs to be updated. I can take you there to get that settled“. Now I couldn’t execute some commands or access her notebook on my tablet. That also happens with local username. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Use Hey Cortana to find Spotify songs by lyrics in Windows 10

If you use Cortana feature to search for music, it may show the Song unrecognized and not identify error in Windows 10, due to the Groove Music has been closed in the end of 2017 year. Now her ability to listen to music gets a good alternative, and adds integration with Spotify quickly to resolve the problem. Without knowing the name of the music, you can easily find the lyrical content to enjoy yourself on your Surface Pro tablets or other computers. Continue reading

Cortana Song unrecognized and not identify Groove music in Windows 10

I was able to use Cortana to play music from Groove or Windows Media Player on my Surface Pro 3. Recently I press the little icon on the top of interface to recognize the playing song. However, it doesn’t identify from its library and show the error “song unrecognized on this service is retired. Music continues”. I have installed the Fall Creator update Version 1709. Restarting the tablet doesn’t take effect. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading

Setup Cortana SafeSearch and Cloud search in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

The Fall Creators Update build of Windows 10 operating system comes with new features, improvements and changes. For example, the Cortana settings have been integrated into main Settings app, starting with the build 16188. If you would like to disable or enable the Cortana Search function in Windows 10, try the tutorial to set it up on your Surface Pro tablet or computer. Continue reading

Cortana missing or not working after Windows 10 Creators update

My Surface Pro tablet has installed the Windows 10 Creators update and runs into a problem. The Cortana has disappeared together with my reminders and no Microphone Symbol shows in my search box. I also could not find the notebook icon and restarting the system doesn’t restore the Cortana feature and option. Continue reading

Cannot type text in Edge, cortana search with keyboard in Windows 10

I have got a strange problem after installing the Windows 10 Creative update on my Surface Pro 4. I can only type text in office app like outlook, word, but it doesn’t take any effect while I am trying to type in Edge browser, cortana search field box, and Start menu. The keyboard seems to be disconnected with those apps. I have to type text in notepad, and then paste it. How can I resolve it on my tablet? Continue reading

Cortana Search not indexing apps after Windows 10 Creators Update

The search function worked fine since I applied Windows 10 Creators Update on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. Now I install a new software and its shortcut lists in the “new apps” part of the Start menu. However, when I type its name in Cortana search bar or in the Start menu, nothing is found and it seems to be not refreshing in the index database. Continue reading

Windows 10 Cortana search results not clickable after Creators Update

The search function is not working well after my Surface Pro 4 is upgraded to Windows 10 Creators Update. If I type the name of any apps or file in the Cortana search box in the taskbar, I click on most of the results especially the best match one and it is not clickable. Then I open the Start menu and type something like “Check for Updates”. Clicking it and nothing is responsive. It seems that the related files get corrupted during the update. How can I fix the issue? Continue reading

How to setup recurring Monthly/weekly reminders on Cortana in Windows 10 Creators Update

The Cortana virtual assistant app offers a simple way to set time-, location- and person-based reminders, and will alert you to perform an action in Windows 10, without forgot that completely. In Anniversary Update or older build, time-based reminder only can be recurred as a one time or every day, or one of the days of the week. However, may people want to set recurring monthly or yearly reminders with cycle bill payment. To resolve the problem, Creators Update adds two new recurrence options (Every Month, and Every Year) for that. You could try method to do that in Cortana. Continue reading