Can no longer use Cortana after update to 1607 (RESOLVED!)

So as soon as the update to Anniversary update finished, I hit up Cortana and after a second it changed back to the regular "search" and doesn't let me turn on Cortana back again.

 

Any idea how to turn it back on?

 

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Last updated November 21, 2019 Views 1,545 Applies to:
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Ok, I managed to solve this myself by starting RegEdit, going to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Search, and changing "BingSearchEnabled" from 0 to 1 (also making sure all the Cortana flags were set to 1).

Not sure why it turned off in the first place, but eh.

"Teach thy tongue to say, “I do not know,” and thous shalt progress."
–Maimonides

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