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Cortana Without A Headset?

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016 by | Filed Under: Quick Tips, Windows 10

A reader has a question about Cortana, the digital assistant in Windows 10.  “Can you use Cortana without a headset. Can you type your question in?”


By “headset,” I’ll assume you mean a headset with a microphone. If you want to use Cortana’s voice activation, you will need a microphone. It doesn’t have to be an expensive one. Many PCs already have built-in microphones that work fine with Cortana. But you don’t need a mic. You can just type your questions in if you like.

~ Cynthia

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One Response to “Cortana Without A Headset?”

  1. Adrian Tal Evans says:

    I would like to ask why Cortana is not available in Saudi Arabia. i have downloaded windows 10 and tried to activate Cortana but it tells me it is not available in this Country, is there a special reason why not or is it just a case of a not downloaded correctly. Best regards. Adrian Evans

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