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Making Windows 10 respects your privacy

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For those who are cautious about security and privacy, here are some tips and tricks that you might be interested to know when installing and using Windows 10.


Step 1

When you finish installing Windows 10, it will restart and bring you to the configuration screen. At this point, please make sure you click on "Customise Settings" and do not click on "Use Express settings". If you did click on the "use express settings" option, then basically you let microsoft takes control of your privacy settings, which is not ideal :( So please make sure you don't!



Step 2

Now you can customise your privacy settings. I would recommend turning off all of them, unless you have some very valid reason to leave them on. Click Next when you are done.



Step 3

Microsoft has been cheeky with this one, make sure you scroll down otherwise the last option "send error and diagnostic information to Microsoft" will be hidden from view! Similar to the last step, turn all of them off. Click Next when you are done.



Step 4

In this screen, choose whichever is appropriate. Then click Next to continue.

Step 4


Step 5

If you don't want to associate your Microsoft account with your Windows 10, click on "Skip this step".

Step 5


Step 6

Now set up your local system account. Make sure you enter a decent password to make your system more secure. Click Next to continue.

Step 6


Windows 10 will be ready soon! How exciting!

Step 7


Well done. Your copy of Windows 10 should now respect your privacy settings. We will keep you posted with the latest development in this area. Enjoy the new Windows experience!



Using Windows 10


Microsoft has integrated Cortana to Windows 10. Unless you want your computer to listen to your every move, we would recommend you to turn it off too.


Personalised ads

How to turn off personalised ads. http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2015/07/30/windows-10-privacy-settings/


Windows update

How to prevent your computer from using your bandwidth to send updates to others. http://www.zdnet.com/article/windows-10-silently-uses-your-bandwidth-to-send-updates-to-others/



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