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Maximize your privacy on Windows 10

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

This guide will show you how to disable most of the options, and data scraping in Windows 10. Of course this guide can simply not just disable everything Windows logs, since Windows is Windows after all.

But here's a good start on how to do that.

Step #1:

Limit what windows can track.

You can do this by simply pressing "Windows key + i", then going to the "Privacy"  tab.

Now, you should be in the "General" tab... Go ahead and disable everything in General as it's just tracking stuff.

Now, here's the list of stuff we suggest disabling:

inking and typing personalization: disable

diagnostics and feedback:

Choose "Basic", then disable "Tailored experiences".

It should look like this:

 

You can also choose to view your data, and see what they are keeping. 

 

Scroll down a bit, and you should also be disabling "Feedback frequency" and setting "recommended troubleshooting" to "only fix critical problems for me" like this:

After that you should be heading over to the "activity history" tab and disable everything on this tab, then we suggest requesting to delete your acivity data on a regular basis, like this:

Now head over to the "Location" tab, and disable location tracking as seen in this image:

 

Now go over to the "Camera" tab, to either severely limit or disable.

Now, if you need to use your camera for Skype or some other video application, disable it on all other applications and enable it for only that one. Also please note this doesn't disable your camera completely, it only limits/stops legitimate apps from using it, which can include windows.

 

Now head over to the "Microphone" tab, and if you don't use your microphone a lot. Just simply disable it, or limit it to certain apps you use.

We won't upload a image on the microphone, since it about  the exact same tab as the camera tab just microphone settings.

Let's go over to the "Voice Activation" tab, now in this tab disable everything completely, since this will always be in theory "recording" or "listening" waiting for you to say something like  "Hey Cortana". Set the settings as shown in this image:

 

Now head over to "Account info", and deny apps to access your account info.

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