Watch in bemusement as dozens of instances of Cortana annoy an IT department

When unboxing or installing a Windows 10 PC with the latest updates for the first time, the set-up wizard now comes with some sluggish narration from Cortana, Microsoft's digital assistant. It's great for those with certain disabilities, and it also promotes Cortana to Windows users who might be unfamiliar with her, but on the other hand, it's a little annoying for those who don't want, or need, her help during set-up. Particularly so if you're working at an IT department.

This video from gamerqq shows what it's like setting up 40+ Windows PCs for an IT department, with a cacophonic Cortana choir in chorus.

IT departments can clone a Windows installation to avoid this, and you can mute Cortana during the OOBE set-up phase, of course, but she is loud and proud by default. While more funny than annoying, it goes to show how dumb "smart" assistants can still be. It reminisces of scenarios that might be familiar to Windows Central readers, like saying "Hey, Cortana," and getting simultaneous responses from your Xbox, PC, phone, and any other Windows-based devices you might have hooked up in the same room.

Either way, the video makes for fun weekend sharing. Have a good one people!

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