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Old 18. Aug 2015, 08:13 PM   #41 (permalink)
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Whoa! You really did it

Well, I will say you are brave enough. Do report if you notice that certain things don't work properly, since Microsoft says that certain information is necessary, to deliver Windows Updates, etc.
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Old 18. Aug 2015, 11:34 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Yes, I really did Anupam. What convinced me is that every change is reversible. Anyways, 4 hrs and counting and nary a problem in sight. I'll be sure to report whether there are problems or not.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 06:21 AM   #43 (permalink)
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Reversible changes sounds good. I haven't taken much look into these settings yet. So, I will have a look when I have some time, and then see if I want to go for them.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 10:46 AM   #44 (permalink)
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O&O ShutUp10;

http://www.intowindows.com/oo-shutup...in-windows-10/

Another privacy configuration tool. Looks interesting. Website is here;

http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

I'm using Win10 now, so trying to set it up right when time permits during the day.

.... mrs. deya has already told me to stop tinkering with it and to just leave it alone
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 06:50 PM   #45 (permalink)
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Yes, I saw that software yesterday. Seems user friendlier than others.

deya, will advise you to look at the settings first, specially the privacy ones, from the links posted here, and set it up accordingly.

And yes, mrs deya won't be happy in the beginning, because you will want to play with the new toy .
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 07:37 PM   #46 (permalink)
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I haven't contributed to this thread for the simple reason I don't have Windows 10. In truth I wanted to find an excuse to try it but in all honesty I haven't seen a single thing here or anywhere else that encourages me to remove a perfectly functioning installation of Windows 7.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 08:24 PM   #47 (permalink)
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If you're happy with what you've got then no need to change just for changes sake, MC. I just felt the need to move on from my old Vista machine, for various reasons. It was always going to cost me money to move to Win10 so I was on the lookout for a deal or two, found one yesterday, had a bit of a haggle and ended up with a decent box for the money I paid. Fired it up, Win 8.1, then went straight over that with the Win10 upgrade. Painless, to be honest. I do like Win10 though, it just appeals to me for whatever reason.

Anupam, yes I did go through the settings manually as per the links and stuff here. Then I decided to give the ShutUp10 program a go. I thought the same as you, user friendly, and it is. For now I've enabled the 'recommended settings' from the actions list. I like the way it prompts you to back up before applying anything, it does it for you. And by clicking each listed item it gives you a written description of what each setting is, and does. The program has a nice, simple, easy to use interface. Nothing too complicated. But it does work.

I'm happy enough with the settings for now but will delve a bit deeper when time permits .... or when mrs, deya's gone shopping or whatever

They're really not dissimilar from the Windows Phone I'm using some of the time, the settings.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 08:55 PM   #48 (permalink)
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For people that do not want to move to Windows 10, I think best would be to upgrade to Windows 10, so that atleast it recognizes that you have upgraded on this machine, and so, it will be free for you even after one year. Once you have upgraded, you can just degrade back to the old OS. This way, in case in future, if you want to upgrade to Windows 10, you can do so... for free.

Thanks for feedback about the program, deya. These programs are good for general users, who need a front end to do the task, but I like to make the changes in settings myself. Anyways, since it looks user friendly, I will take a look.

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They're really not dissimilar from the Windows Phone I'm using some of the time, the settings.
Actually, here in lies the trouble of privacy. We all know how things are different on smartphones, and whatever you do, privacy is compromised a lot on smartphone. A lot has to do with how things are on smartphone.
Although, this will change a bit with Android 6, since Google is now bringing granular permissions for apps in this version, so users will have more control over privacy. But still, that's the change in Android. Things with other phones remain same.

But, point is, that with Windows trying to bring single OS for all platforms, it brings apps and the related settings to Windows desktop as well, and therefore, this brings the issue of privacy which is common on smartphones.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 10:01 PM   #49 (permalink)
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There is a lot of useful research and interesting analysis in this thread and it deserves a wider audience. If there is no objection, I am going to write a tip based on much of what's been posted here.
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Old 19. Aug 2015, 11:25 PM   #50 (permalink)
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Vic, you should do that. It's a useful thread, they all are, but this one forewarned and alerted me to one or two of the little catches during the upgrade process and then afterwards regarding the settings.

Anupam, you do get control over the apps on WP but, as with Win10, you have to be careful checking and setting permissions. It takes only a while to get to grips with but even so, you can miss things if you aren't careful .... and obviously many people won't do that at all. So off it goes, harvesting your data from the moment you start to use it. I'm reasonably happy with how I have the phone set up but, for work, still, mainly it has to be a Blackberry.

I've not installed many apps on the WP but by and large the apps seem to be very tightly controlled by MS. And that's one thing they need to keep a grip on, the security aspect, and also to keep giving users the options to control their permissions etc.

I quite like some of the apps that came pre installed on Win10, got rid of the ones I didn't think much of. Installed a few programs that I'm used to using, set Opera as my default (maybe) until they get Edge sorted out with extensions. Can't say I've really noticed an ad yet. So between the Win10 apps and the programs I've installed I think Win10 is a nice balanced experience in that respect.
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