August 8, 2022
Windows 10: 7 Default Settings You Should Change Immediately After Installing

Released on July 29, Windows 10 is the latest desktop operating system from Microsoft which is now running on over 110 million devices. It also comes with a number of useful new features, including a revamped Start menu, digital assistant Cortana and Action Center. Also, in terms of functionality and performance, the new operating system offers substantial improvements. But the many annoying things Microsoft has done for Windows 10 machines is just plain absurd. Here are those settings, along with a simple guide on how to fix them.

1) Stop Automatic Updates
When Microsoft released Windows 10, it did not provide Windows 10 Home users the ability to pause or skip any updates. Microsoft later backtracked a bit to give Home users the ability to stop automatic app updates, but it still doesn’t give users any option to pause or stop Windows Updates. However, there are some workarounds. Check out our step-by-step guide on how to disable Windows 10 Automatic Updates for more.

2) stop automatic restart
If you haven’t had any issues with automatic updates being sent your way by Microsoft, you’ll probably still appreciate if your system doesn’t reboot immediately on your computer every time you install an update. To reschedule Automatic Reboot, follow the steps:

  1. Open start menu search more advanced update choose more Advanced Windows Update Options,
  2. Under this, select advanced options And above all, change the setting notify restart time,


3) Disable keylogger
By default in Windows 10, Microsoft sees what you’re typing and saying to the machine. It uses this as feedback to improve its service. If you’re too paranoid than this, and fear the potential security implications, there’s an easy way to disable this “keylogging” feature.

  1. go for start menu and open Adjustment,
  2. click on Privacy settingschoose more General options inside it.
  3. Disable the option that says Send Microsoft information about How I Write to help improve typing and writing in the future
  4. Once done, find Select the Speech, Inking and Typing menu and the option that says Stop Knowing Me And toggle its setting to OFF.


4) Prevent Windows 10 from sucking up your bandwidth to pass updates to others
Also by default, Microsoft shares your Internet connection to distribute Windows Updates to other users. The company does this in a peer-to-peer (P2P) manner. The good news is that it can also be prevented. Here’s how you can do it:

  1. Open Adjustment and click Updates and Security,
  2. Open Windows Update section on the left and then select advanced options Link on the right.
  3. Click Choose how updates are deliveredAnd under it toggle the switch to the off position.


If you wish, you can continue to share updates with other machines on your local network. To do this, leave the toggle on and select pc on my local network option,

5) Disable Wi-Fi Sense
Microsoft stores your network password for your Facebook and Skype friends, and also with your Outlook email contacts. If you don’t want this, it can be easily turned off by following these steps:

  1. Open start menusearch more WIFI settings choose more Change Wi-Fi Settings alternative.
  2. Inside it, click on Manage Wi-Fi SettingsAnd uncheck the options listed below (Skype Contacts etc.) For the networks I choose, they are called my . share with,


6) Stop (Select) Notification
Windows 10 comes with Action Center – popularly known as Notification Hub – which gets all your apps and system important updates to keep you updated with everything that you need to pay attention to. the wanted. But like many users, you too are unlikely to get app notifications. To turn it off, follow these steps:

  1. fire up start menu search more Notifications and action setting,
  2. below Notifications, show app notifications and turn off the toggle.


Additionally, if you don’t want notifications from select apps, scrolling to the bottom of the same settings page will give you such an option under “Show notifications from these apps** – turn off the toggle for all apps you don’t receive Want to” notifications from.

7) Delete files to claim free space
If you’ve upgraded your machine from Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, you may be surprised to learn how much space the new operating system is leaving on your computer’s hard drive. This is because for the first 30 days, Microsoft keeps the Windows files of your old operating system – in case you want to switch back. If you are sure that Windows 10 is right for you, you can delete the Windows.old folder from here c drive To claim about 20GB of free space on your computer. However, you cannot simply remove it. To remove it from your computer, you’ll need another built-in program.

Open start menu search more disk Cleanup, Once done, it will ask you to select the drive you want to scan. Select the driver where Windows is installed (usually c drive) and let it scan your computer.

Once done, click on clear system files on the following page. This application will scan your drive once again. Once you get the result, deselect every option except previous windows installation (Unless you know what you are doing and want to give up on them) click Ok,


Are there any other settings in Windows 10 that bother you? Let us know in the comments section below. For more tutorials, visit our How To section.

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