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  # 1299373 6-May-2015 19:50
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NikT: Activating Cortana requires changing both the region and language to a supported country - e.g. United States + English US. Requires two reboots. You can leave the regional format as NZ so dates et cetera are still correct. I've done this for all of my Windows phones (Think I have four right now) + several of my family members' phones.

Far & away my favourite implementation of a virtual assistant across all platforms, & well worth doing if you don't mind a few localisation issues, e.g. temperature in Farenheit for US region. Microsoft does collect anonymous usage data for users who have enabled Cortana outside of the official regions, so I like to think I'm helping. :)

Local temp is now shown in Celsius for outside the US regions, whether you have the region set to US or not :)

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i find cortana and siri silly.

they seem useful at first, but after a while i find them less human and the UX to be very rigid. thats just my opinion on my day to day use which is probably different for everyone.

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