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  • Win10 telemetry tweaking

    Posted on December 20th, 2016 at 04:57 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Interesting letter from UKBrianC:

    Reading the discussion re. killing Cortana and the suggested tweaks from the WinAero site got me thinking what is the general opinion on the reducing telemetry suggestions on the same site?

    http://winaero.com/blog/how-to-disable-telemetry-and-data-collection-in-windows-10/

    The reduction in CPU activity I have seen has been significant in the “first half hour” after startup but I don’t know if something important is being missed that will cause problems down the line. It has worked well for me so far (updates have been successfully installed/no errors or crashes) but defining what that even means is difficult because how do we really know what is still being collected/sent?

    (I can answer the last question – we don’t have any idea what is being collected or sent.)

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