How to Use Cortana in Windows 10

In Brief...

One of the new features of Windows 10 is Cortana, Microsoft's "digital assistant." Cortana can set reminders, send texts, open apps, find information, and much more.


  1. Click in the lower-left corner of the taskbar, in the area that says I'm Cortana. Ask me anything.
    Cortana Search Box

  2. Type a question or command, such as "Open Word."
    Typed Command

  3. Select from an option that is displayed.
    Displayed Options

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