Microsoft Debuts 'Cortana Show Me' As Windows 10 Spring Creators Update Nears Release

Microsoft is now talking up a new feature called "Cortana Show Me”, which the company says is the perfect feature for people who have ever wanted to change a setting but didn’t know how to do it. Cortana Show Me is the guide to Windows 10 settings and can be downloaded via the Microsoft Store using this link. This is a preview app and Cortana will show you step-by-step how to change certain settings.


Microsoft wrote, "In this release, you can launch guides directly from the app homepage, but check back soon for voice entry points. For Insiders, the app is available in English (US and UK) and in German. We’ve created guides for 15 settings so far but stay tuned for further improvements and additional offerings. While we know this experience isn’t specifically designed for Insiders, it’s for all the friends and family we have who need a pointer – please share it with them."

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Microsoft does note that if you hit the download link shared previously for the Cortana Show Me App and it doesn't work, try again later. Microsoft also notes for those using keyboard navigation with their device, Alt + Tab moves between Settings and Cortana Show Me.

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Currently available guides include:

  • Update Windows
  • Check if an app is installed
  • Uninstall an app
  • Change your desktop background
  • Use Airplane Mode
  • Change your display brightness
  • Add nearby printers or scanners
  • Change your default programs
  • Change your screen resolution
  • Turn off Windows Defender Security Center
  • Run a security scan
  • Change Wi-Fi settings
  • Change your power settings
  • Discover Bluetooth devices
  • Check your version of Windows
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Windows Insiders who are signed up for preview builds got an updated version of the OS to try out yesterday with the release of Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 17128 (RS4) to Windows Insiders in the Fast ring. One of the first things that Microsoft points out is that while the lower right-hand corner watermark on the desktop has disappeared, this is not the final build.

Microsoft wrote, "We’re just now beginning the phase of checking in final code to prepare for the final release. The only difference between this build and Build 17127 from Tuesday is the removal of the watermark. However, we’ve got more fixes being checked in for the next flight."

With Build 17128 hitting the Fast ring, people in the Slow ring now have access to build 17127. Microsoft notes that an ISO for that build is coming next week. Earlier this month, Windows Insiders got a build that supported High Efficiency Image Format.