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Windows 10 upgrade: Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy


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#1 JohnC_21

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:44 PM

Take the time to customize typing, browsing, and other settings from the get-go.

When you’re setting up a new or existing PC with Windows 10, Microsoft will offer to install the operating system with “Express settings.”

Although Windows 10 Express settings will get you up and running quickly, that convenience comes at a cost: By skipping over custom settings, you’re agreeing to all kinds of data collection and behavior tracking, much of which didn’t apply in earlier versions of Windows.

Here’s our advice: Instead of blindly enabling Express settings in Windows 10, take some time to understand what you’re agreeing to. Click the Customize settings link (in tiny text at the bottom of the setup screen), and disable the options you don’t want.

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Posted 29 July 2016 - 01:47 PM

Agreed, and even if you turn "off" your location, the Geolocation service still runs unless you disable it manually.


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Posted 30 July 2016 - 07:48 AM

Agreed, and even if you turn "off" your location, the Geolocation service still runs unless you disable it manually.

I did an install of Windows 10 on my old HP laptop and there were a ridiculous number of switches in privacy settings. After the install, imaged 10 then restored back to 7. Went smooth as clock work. Now I have an activated Windows 10 image should I decide to put it back on the laptop. Just for the few minutes I was working with 10 I was wandering around like a lost sheep. I hear Classic Shell works with 10.  :wink:



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Posted 30 July 2016 - 10:05 AM

I could hardly believe what Express wanted me to agree to? No, No, No....






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