Cortana in Windows 10 Build 10130

Cortana, Microsoft’s digital assistant has got a facelift in this build of Windows 10.

The button for Cortana has been changed and now when you click the search bar Cortana will be executed

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Once you have the settings configured, accept the license and agreement

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Cortana in Action

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Click the hamburger button to access the settings page where you can turn on certain features such as start cortana when you say “Hey Cortana”

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Windows 10 Build 10130–Start Menu Improvements

With the release date being finalized as end July, Windows 10 is going through some fine tuning, stabilizing and polishing. The latest official Windows 10 build 10130 has some improvements to its start menu and start menu options.

All apps to be sorted and searched through 0-9 and A-Z alphabets

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Customizing of Start Menu in Settings => Personalization=> Start

From the below screen you can customize the start menu to show apps and content suggestions, display recently opened apps and programs, recently installed apps.

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Moreover by clicking on he customize list you can enable the programs and apps you want to display on the taskbar

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The new full screen start menu has some changes

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Check if your device supports Windows 10

While we wait for our free Windows 10 upgrade, we can actually check if our device, apps and applications will support and work on Windows 10 or not.

Through the Get Windows 10 app Microsoft has released to reserve your Windows 10 upgrade, a compatibility check of your device and apps are done.

Open the Get Windows 10 app and click on the hamburger menu 

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Click on Check your PC (if it’s the first time) or your PC is ready

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The app will check your device and the software installed and give you a report

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Reserve your free Windows 10 Upgrade

With the official announcement of Windows 10 is to be released on the 29th of July, Microsoft is planning to do one of the biggest deployment in history. For the first year Windows 10 will be offered free and as per the information available today, it will be done through a Windows update (something similar to the update done from Windows 8 to Windows 8.1).

For devices running Windows 7 SP1 and Windows 8.1, Microsoft will offer this free upgrade. In order to get the free Windows 10 upgrade, first you will need to reserve your free upgrade. Through Windows update your devices should have the Get Windows 10 app installed.

The Get Windows 10 app visible in the system tray at the bottom right-hand side of your screen

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Click and open the Get Windows 10 App. Read the important information which I have highlighted and click on reserve your free upgrade

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Type in your email id to get the confirmation and click on send confirmation

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Your Windows 10 is reserved. Click close and wait for July 20th Smile

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