The most widely used OS on the planet has finally received an upgrade worth getting excited over. Anyone who spends time imaging machines is all to familiar with the voice of Cortana emanating from a fresh machine, to the point where the dive for the mute button is reflexive and doesn't require any thought. Until today, there was no way to stop the inane advice about logins and WiFi but now, for non-Home versions of Windows 10, Cortana will be gagged by default during the setup process.
For those wondering why this is such a wonderful thing; check out the video at The Inquirer and taste the pain.
"Actually, it's not quite as simple as that. Cortana will only be gagged if you're installing Windows 10 Pro, Enterprise or Education – the voice assistant is still its perky, annoying self on Home installations."
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