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    Want to Control Windows 10 Privacy?

    I have taken this from Eileen's Lounge:

    Free Privacy Tool for Windows 10


    Windows 10 by default sends a lot of data from your computer to Microsoft - see for example Windows 10 Privacy: http://www.eileenslounge.com/viewtop...p?f=55&t=20552. The privacy settings are spread over several dialogs, and some of them are deeply buried, so it takes some time to review them all.

    The free utility O&O Shutup10: http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10 lets you review and manage all these privacy settings in one place.
    The settings are divided into three categories:

    - A green check mark indicates that it's recommended to disable the setting to enhance your privacy.
    - A yellow triangle indicates that disabling the setting could affect functionality of some apps (e.g. disable OneDrive).
    - A red exclamation mark indicates that disabling the setting is not recommended (e.g. disable Windows Defender).

    You can apply all recommended settings in one go. Be very careful if you disable more than the recommended settings.
    Last edited by petesmst; 2015-09-03 at 08:32. Reason: Added Links
    (My Setup: Custom built: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 10 Pro (64 bit) - (UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 980 4GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2015 Premium, NIS 2016, VMWare Workstation12 Pro, etc). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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    Without comment on whether this is a good or bad tool...

    If you try this tool out, be sure to have some time to spend. There are a lot of settings that can be controlled and it's very easy to become quickly overwhelmed.

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    @gsmith-plm: Agreed. Wise advice! (perhaps implied too indirectly in the final sentence of my post!)
    (My Setup: Custom built: 3,70GHz Intel Core i7-4820K CPU; MSI Military Class iii X79A-GD45 Plus Motherboard; Win 10 Pro (64 bit) - (UEFI-booted); 16GB RAM; 512GB SAMSUNG SD850 PRO SSD; 120GB SAMSUNG 840 SSD; Seagate 2TB Barracuda SATA6G HDD; GeForceGTX 980 4GB Graphics Card; Office 2013 Prof (32-bit); MS Project 2013 (32-bit); Acronis TI 2015 Premium, NIS 2016, VMWare Workstation12 Pro, etc). WD My Book 3 1TB USB External Backup Drive). Samsung 24" Curved HD Monitor.

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