There has been a lot of talk about privacy concerns in Windows 10 lately, and several good articles have been published covering what settings are available to restrict the amount of information being sent back to Microsoft. I don’t presume to be able to do a better job than any of those authors, but having now had a few customers ask me about this stuff I thought it might be nice to share what settings I personally change on my Windows 10 computers. I will also provide links at the bottom to some of the other articles out there which I used to determine what settings to change, and a couple of tools that the Windows community has made to change these and other options in Windows 10.
Here is the list of the privacy settings I change, where they are, and what they do:
That is pretty much it. I'm sure there are some options I am not aware of, and so have not covered – so if you have any additional settings that you change for privacy in Windows 10 please share them in the comments section below!
Additional Reading (articles outside Puget Systems):
Community Privacy Setting Tools (use at your own risk!):