The latest version of Windows is fantastic with its new retro look plus the performance improvements of Windows 8.1 but less the interface issues. However, beyond these advantages and benefits Windows 10 brings, this most recent operating system gathers a lot of information about its users and this can not be favoured by everyone.

By default the OS is scheduled to watch the typed words and tune in to what you are saying to ensure that Cortana can personalize the experience according to your needs. Windows 10 can observe all the websites you access, your location, and all the online purchasing decisions you cash in on. For some, these functions may prove convenient, but to many people, it raises some privacy issues.

Actually this "phoning home" reputation that Windows 10 is famous for is not new. Its predecessors and other goods like Chrome, Android, and iOS also contain these settings. This so-called "privacy nightmare" issues in Windows 10 settings is really happening and there are ways that we are able to do to soften this problem.

Many websites publish lists of systems and their features and which needs to be turned off. However, they don't really explain what these functions are about. Let's go, through the general settings and hopefully, learn about these features and determine which to keep on and which to make off.

Visit Windows 10' Settings and choose Privacy > General. Here include the features and an outline for each of them:

Let apps use my advertising ID: This tells Microsoft, which ads are suited for you which means this can be switched off.

Turn on SmartScreen Filter: The links you access in Windows Store are being sent to Microsoft and checked if they belong to the list of potential harmful sites. Suggest to turn this on.

Send Microsoft information about how I write: The feature auto-completes forms you fill out. Sometimes it is preferable to turn this feature off.

Let websites provide locally relevant content: This can be useful a high level non-English speaker. Most do not require this so easier to turn it off.

There are additional settings in Windows 10 which needs to be reviewed and modified, though it may take time for it to go through them all, but it is still well worth the effort and time.