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Install/configure Windows 10


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#1 Yod

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 10:54 AM

I've been diligent about not falling for the Windows 10 'invitation' on my main PC for almost a year. It finally snuck on. OK, might as well configure this thing right.
I've read over the past year that MS turns certain Big Brotherish kinda things on my default - and even hidden some of it/veils some points in clever wording. Sometimes it's blatant about what it uses - when it's outright invasion! I sometimes wonder if the National Spy Agency is pressuring them to pressure us.
I seem to have a 'choice' to use express settings or my own. What's the best way to do this?


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 11:16 AM

 I let it default to express settings, then go to Start -> Settings -> Privacy and set the several dozen switches there like I want them.

 

 There has been a huge amount of debate about whether Microsoft is snooping on you with all this or just collecting data needed to improve Windows 10.  To me the suspicion raised could be easily removed if they'd let us see exactly what they're collecting and sending back instead of just listing categories.  They haven't done that, so a lot of folks have become suspicious.  I can see both sides, but don't understand Microsoft's being so cagey about it so I've turned everything off except diagnostic feedback.  YMMV.

 

 Good luck.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 12:01 PM

I just did the upgrade and left the defaults as is. I know my company has some Surface Pro 4's and MS did a public records request to see how many we have and how we are using them. If they were spying on us they wouldn't need a publoic records request.   We were also audited by Homeland Security for security holes. They were only mentioned Jboss and Tomcat as security threats in their findings.


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#4 Condobloke

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:18 PM

Make your life easy.

 

Go with the "on your own" path....

 

It is ridiculously simple

 

It gives you the opportunity to Turn Off quite a few "spy areas".....which are a part of the "Big Brotherish" areas.

 

Doing this at the start will save you going and looking for them on a system which will be unfamiliar for a while.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 04:40 PM

You should be able to install Windows 10 cleanly from a USB drive.

 

http://www.expertreviews.co.uk/software/operating-systems/1401617/how-to-clean-install-windows-10-and-create-boot-media

 

I prefer using a USB drive to install my operating systems, but you can install it from your PC simply by clicking the white windows icon in the bottom right of your taskbar and clicking "Upgrade Now".

 

To have a safer time using Windows 10, go into Cortana and search "Privacy" - Then go into the settings and turn EVERYTHING off. Go into every single category and you shouldn't see anything ticked green. Everything should be off.

Also, in Cortana, click "Stop Getting to Know Me" - It's part of the privacy settings.

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Once you've turned everything off including "get to know me (cortana)" in your privacy settings, I'd suggest that you install the following freeware - it will secure your Windows 10 experience.

 

https://forums.spybot.info/downloads.php?id=55

 

Once installed, open it up with administrative privileges and click "Immunize". Also, go into "Optional" and apply blocks to everything there too.

 

Once you're immunized with Spybot Anti-Beacon and turned off everything in privacy settings, you're good to go!

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Edited by DanieI, 17 May 2016 - 04:45 PM.


#6 Condobloke

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 06:04 PM

oh the joy of installing a windows os....and then needing to turn most of it off in order to satisfy your sense of what s right and what is wrong....acceptable/not acceptable.......

 

or

 

you could give Linux Mint a run on a thumb drive, and enjoy the freedom inherent to that os

 

Yes you have choices in installing windows 10, but as you have already experienced with the win 10 'invasion', they will not give up on losing your private info that easily....the incursion into information on your pc will continue.....you will have to be forever vigilant...always looking over your shoulder.


Condobloke ...Outback Australian  fed up with Windows antics...??....LINUX IS THE ANSWER....I USE LINUX MINT 18.3  EXCLUSIVELY.

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It has been said that time heals all wounds. I don't agree. The wounds remain. Time - the mind, protecting its sanity - covers them with some scar tissue and the pain lessens, but it is never gone. Rose Kennedy

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:35 PM

oh the joy of installing a windows os....and then needing to turn most of it off in order to satisfy your sense of what s right and what is wrong....acceptable/not acceptable.......

 

or

 

you could give Linux Mint a run on a thumb drive, and enjoy the freedom inherent to that os

 

Yes you have choices in installing windows 10, but as you have already experienced with the win 10 'invasion', they will not give up on losing your private info that easily....the incursion into information on your pc will continue.....you will have to be forever vigilant...always looking over your shoulder.

Installing Linux on a thumb drive isn't that simple for most people. In fact, could you lead me through it? :) I'd like to dual boot linux.


Edited by DanieI, 17 May 2016 - 07:36 PM.


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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:39 PM

Installing Linux on a thumb drive isn't that simple for most people. In fact, could you lead me through it? :) I'd like to dual boot linux.


The proper place for that would be in the Linux/Unix forum. You should start a new topic with your question.

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Posted 17 May 2016 - 07:44 PM

 

Installing Linux on a thumb drive isn't that simple for most people. In fact, could you lead me through it? :) I'd like to dual boot linux.


The proper place for that would be in the Linux/Unix forum. You should start a new topic with your question.

 

Thanks! :) Will do.






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