How to rename Cortana in Windows 10

Cortana queries

Cortana has become one of the best virtual assistants that we can find on the market today. Currently Siri, Cortana and Google Now represent the personal assistants of the three most important companies in the world of consumer technology. But they are not the only ones, since Samsung intends to have its own assistant called Viv, the best assistant currently on the market and that not only allows us to interact with the device but also allows us to perform actions through commands. voice, such as ordering a pizza to be delivered to our position, or ordering an Uber for five people, all this through voice commands without having to touch the screen of the device at any time to interact with the application.

But while it reaches the market and we value the usefulness it offers us, today we are talking about Cortana, the Windows 10 assistant, which allows us to perform specific tasks or intelligent searches on the internet. This assistant learns from us the more we use it hence over time it can become our best ally.

The name of Cortana comes from the artificial intelligence of the game Halo, one of the most important franchises on Xbox. But many users may not like the name, although honestly for ugly names we have Google Now, whose name does not represent the figure of any assistant or anything like that.


Fortunately thanks to third-party applications we can change the name to Cortana so that instead of answering by that name, I do it with the name of our dog, favorite pet, our best friend, our favorite marvel character or by the name of another virtual assistant from the film world like Jarvis.

We are talking about the application MyCortana, a free application It hardly requires any knowledge to make it work. Once we have downloaded the application, we run it and go to Settings to establish with which command we want Cortana to respond. This application is not installed, it just runs, so we can stop using it whenever we want, deleting it from the Windows 10 startup.

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  1.   Yoan said

    MyCortana runs fine and recognizes when I give it the command, but it doesn't finish executing it, it's as if it was interrupted. When I close MyCortana everything runs fine, of course calling her by 'Hello Cortana'