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Microsoft is Finally Disabling Cortana During Windows 10 Setup for Some Users

Microsoft is Finally Disabling Cortana During Windows 10 Setup for Some Users

Essentially, Microsoft is now asking users to sign in to Windows 10 with their registered phone.

Microsoft added Cortana to Windows 10 setup a year ago.

Insiders who have a Microsoft account attached to a phone number can use an SMS text message code to sign in and set up their Windows 10 installation.

You can create one password-less account through Microsoft apps such as Word on your smartphone.

Microsoft is investigating an issue where clicking your account in Cortana Permissions isn't bringing up the UI to sign out from Cortana (if you were already signed in) for some users in this build.

Build 18309 (for the update which will land in the first half of this year, or 19H1 as it's referred to) makes some adjustments to security, including pushing forward with the concept of the password-less PC.

Beyond the changes involving Cortana and passwords, the latest build introduces a host of general changes, improvements, and bug fixes.

After having signed up, go to your Settings on your Windows devices.

Since you now have a password-less account, select the Sign-in Options PIN Sign in.

I mean, sure, these numbers could flip again, but with new Windows PCs/laptops being nearly exclusively sold with 10 pre-installed, software sellers generally pushing 10 over 7, and Microsoft due to finally end official support for 7 in 2020, it doesn't look good for The Resistance.

If you recently picked up a new Windows 10 device or performed a clean install of the OS, you were probably greeted by Cortana during the setup experience. Once the account is set up, they can use Windows Hello Face, Fingerprint, or a PIN (depending on the device's capabilities) to sign into Windows 10.

As a result, you will easily be able to navigate to the most used apps without searching for it.

Cursor and Pointers: Building on our mouse work announced with 18298, we've added 11 additional mouse pointer sizes in the Cursor and Pointers settings.

This data comes from Net Market Share, which shows the two operating systems' finally crossing over in December, with 39.22 percent market share for Windows 10 and 36.9 percent for Windows 7. It means there are still tens of millions of people using the older Windows 7, which will undergo planned obsolescence in January 2020.


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