Enterprise vs Education and Cortana

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  1. nuhuh

    nuhuh MDL Novice

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    #1 nuhuh, Sep 4, 2016
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    Looks like the only difference between these two in terms of functionality is that Education doesn't have Cortana.
    I have no plans to use Cortana based on what I've seen so far. So Education would spare me some bloat or at least the need to disable Cortana in GP.

    But is there anything else that I might miss in terms of functionality?
    (For example, I saw some phone notification/messaging feature (works with Android) that's being developed in W10 and it requires Cortana.)
     
  2. EFA11

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  3. Katzenfreund

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    Cortana being promoted as an inexhaustible source of info, it seems strange to me that it's absent from Education, of all versions. Apparently MS doesn't believe all that much in its own claims.
     
  4. gdfsgdfg

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    Cortana is not disabled entirely on EDU you still have a process that can only be closed by removing the "Microsoft.Windows.Cortana_cw5n1h2txyewy" folder so Enterprise all the way.
     
  5. KNARZ

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    Interessting.
    MS removed the watermark in RS1 build for Education Editions.

    Differences are:
    -Cortana disabled (mentioned)
    -Different Content in Startmenu (ContentDeliveryManager-License-ContentDeliveryAllowed = 1 [Ent: 2])
    -EnableRegulatoryPsm = 1 - No realy Idea what it is.
    -{6296CE48-18F7-47B6-848A-7E8E56FADD6F} entry. - Defines Education Editions

    That's it.
     
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  6. Hadron-Curious

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    Is there any way to enable Cortana in Education? I have tried all possible means without success.
     
  7. KNARZ

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    Officially there is no way. Officially.
     
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  8. nuhuh

    nuhuh MDL Novice

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  9. EFA11

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    search. if removed no search from start menu
     
  10. KNARZ

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    Interessting... The Pro Education Edition in a VM now got a watermark. But I had none before....very interessting.
     
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  11. sevenacids

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    AFAIK, this is because Cortana is also responsible for normal Windows Search. And removing the app by deleting the folder breaks Start Menu search, doesn't it?
     
  12. nuhuh

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    On 1703 (Creators Update) Cortana is enabled in Education.
     
  13. NsaFarm

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    Its installed on enterprise LTSB. The only way to remove it fully has been by editing media. You can uninstall the app after editing the package DB but the files and one package remains. Only upside is that it doesn't run.

    Forget start menu search and honestly forget the start menu. Its still a mess of tiles even though it shrunk. I had no problem removing windows search on window 7, agent ransack or FLP searches faster than windows did and won't grind your hdd trying to index files while idle.
     
  14. abbodi1406

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    This thread is not about butchering Cortana out
     
  15. NsaFarm

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    Op asked if enterprise has cortana. It does.