There has been much controversy with the new Windows 10 operating system and privacy issues. Windows 10 has been logging every single keystroke users make on their keyboard and this data is being sent over to Microsoft servers daily.
If you are concerned about your privacy there is a way to resolve this. Before you upgrade to Windows 10, make sure to select custom install. Read over all options and make sure to select “no” for all the options relating to sending data over to Microsoft.
There is also a solution if you have already installed Windows 10. You simply go to the start menu and go to Settings > Privacy > General. Turn off “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future.” Then restart your computer after clicking this option.
Want to make sure that this privacy stays off? There are a couple of methods you can follow:
- Install the Windows Update MiniTool freeware which allows you to track any new Windows updates and see what exactly it changes.
- Windows 10 has a feature where those with low internet bandwidth can just get updates of those are are critically important to fix security problems. This will only work if there is Wi-Fi connection however.
- Turn off Windows updates completely. Start menu > type ‘Run’ > type ‘services.msc’ > click ‘Ok’. Then look in the list of services, find the ‘Windows Update’ and select disabled. Finally, click ok to restart your computer.
It is important to pay attention to these new updates and if you are not comfortable with some things, there is almost always a way to undo it.