I have backing tracks ( I have Bought) on file in my pc that I use for my gigs.... have been trying to download them to usb..
so I can put most together in sets for gigs... when I tried to play...it told me file not supported
The thing is.... win10 "Groove" changes it to only be played in their format ? (encoded by Itunes?)
Is there anyway to get around this as I am pulling my hair out .....and I have bought the backings
I dont use itunes?
Any help would be appreciated x
My assumption is that wendyjackson (and btw Welcome to BC, Wendy !!!!) is attempting to play the tracks/music files on windows 10.
Groove is the default music player on win 10.
It is known that that player will not cover/play all formats
Therefore......VLC (it plays most known formats)
If i have assumed incorrectly, then I am sure wendy will set me straight.
and......the question posed in your topic's title......re Cortana....
How to disable Cortana in Windows 10
Microsoft actually makes the process pretty simple.
The crucial Settings section of Cortana’s Notebook. You want to disable the top option. (Click on any image in this article to enlarge it.)
Open Cortana, click the Notebook icon in its left-hand options pane, then select Settings from the list. A bunch of options will appear. You’ll want to slide “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas, reminders, alerts and more” to off, which disables the assistant on the PC and removes all locally stored data she knows about you.
But you’re not necessarily done yet.
Because Cortana’s brains are based in the cloud, you’ll likely want to wipe your data from Microsoft’s servers as well. To do so, click the “Manage what Cortana knows about me in the cloud” link. Your primary browser will open to your personalization settings page in Bing. You’ll want to press the Clear buttons in the “Clear personal info” and “Other Cortana data and personalized speech, inking and typing” sections. If you initially allowed Cortana access to your location info, consider following the link to Bing Maps to wipe that, as well.
Bing’s privacy options allow you to erase Cortana’s memory at the server level.
Feel free to peruse the rest of the options if you want to clear data from other Microsoft services as well. If you’re this concerned about sharing data with the company, you may also want to open the Start menu and head to Settings > Privacy to peruse all the other ways you may be sending information to Redmond, as well as the “Sync your settings” submenu in Start menu > Settings > Accounts.
What you’ll miss, what you’ll keep
And with that you’re done! The search area remains in the Windows taskbar sans Cortana’s “Ask me anything” verbiage, but be warned: You won’t be able to use any of its Cortana-enabled services, like setting reminders, getting personalized news, receiving up-to-date travel info, or asking goofy questions.
You will, however, be able to search for files, system settings, and terms as before. (Oddly, if you search for a general term—like “Windows 10”—files related to the term won’t appear unless you manually click the “My stuff” button at the bottom of the web search suggestions.) That said, you won’t be able to tap Cortana’s smarts to perform natural language queries like “Find pictures from June” either, so narrowing down file search results may take a bit more work.
If you ever change your mind and bring the digital assistant back to life via the search settings, don’t worry: Cortana will welcome you back with open arms.