| I dislike the way that on 8 and later they try to make you use a
| "Microsoft account", hiding the fact that you don't have to.
Yes. Very sleazy. But there's been a similar
discussion going on in the Win7 group and one
of the MS MVPs says that Win10 will actually
require an MS account, being redefined as a
service rather than software.
1++++++++++ on the sleazy!
I have the Build 9926 preview release in a virtual machine.
It is "Alpha" state at best.
When you get to the part where they ask you for your
online account, you pick create a new account. On
the screen with the new account stuff on it, you scroll down
to the bottom and there is a small text link for creating
a local account.
| I have the Build 9926 preview release in a virtual machine.
| It is "Alpha" state at best.
| When you get to the part where they ask you for your
| online account, you pick create a new account. On
| the screen with the new account stuff on it, you scroll down
| to the bottom and there is a small text link for creating
| a local account.
You mean that you can avoid the online account
if you want to? I'm curious whether it will be
obligatory, as reported, in the final product. That
would be a radical change.
This is the 3rd post on this thread mentioning "Cortona".
WHAT IS THAT?
I'll say this much, if Windows 10 requires a MS account, I wont be using
it. Just the activation in XP is closer than I want to get to MS. As
long as I paid for my software, it's not Microsoft's business who I am
or what I do.
Then again, I've never used any MS operating system higher than XP, and
dont have any intention to upgrade. I have no desire to use any of
their bloated crap. I'm old enough I doubt I'll ever have to upgrade!
I did briefly have a Vista computer. After a week of fighting with that
piece of shit, I wiped the drive and installed XP.
Microsoft developed Siri envy so now they have a nice lady you can talk to.
Her name is Cortana.
She's been on Windows Phone for a while and got very, very lonely since only
about 194 people use Windows Phones.
| Her name is Cortana.
| She's been on Windows Phone
I thought it might take a generation to
anthropomorphize talking gizmos. It's bad
enough that so-called AI is considered
"intelligence". People who know computers,
of all people, should know there's zero
intelligence in AI, or in computers, for
that matter. There's merely a very complex
abacus that's been cleverly applied to various
I know there are some pitiable souls like
Ray Kurzweil who hope to download their
consciousness onto an Intel product before
they die. To me that's just an indication
of how we haven't yet got over the wow
factor of computerization. (Just as people
once thought electricity, and later radioactivity,
might have to magical power to cure all diseases.)
I'm wondering how long it will be before
married men have to go into therapy due
to preferring their inflatable doll to their wife,
because the former says, "It's so big!" in a
silky voice, with a choice of 4 different
European accents, while the latter is prone
to spoiling the moment with talk of taking
out the rubbish. :)
You can disable Cortana
If you can’t warm up to artificial intelligence, you can disable Cortana.
Under Settings, turn her off. To remove all the data she collected about
you, click Manage Cortana data underneath the on/off switch. This will open
Settings > Privacy > Speech, inking & typing where you can Stop Cortana from
getting to know you and Clear all the information she has stored about you
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