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    Posted on Kathy Stevens Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Disabling Windows 10 Telemetry

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        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        I am concerned about Microsoft collecting information about me and my Windows 10 computer.

        First, am I paranoid?

        A web search reveals numerous ways to disable telemetry and data collection in Windows 10.

        Is there a risk to my computer by disabling telemetry?

      • #2084259 Reply
        PKCano
        Da Boss

        Check out AKB2000012 Neutralizing telemetry. It works. I have it set to run as a Scheduled Task on startup. Instructions in the thread,

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          b
          AskWoody Plus

          Check out AKB2000012 Neutralizing telemetry. It works. I have it set to run as a Scheduled Task on startup. Instructions in the thread,

          Is any of that applicable to Windows 10?

          Is there a script like this for Win10 to neutralize telemetry on Win10 too?

          No

          Telemetry is deeply baked into Windows 10, disabling it completely is a lost cause
          disabling it mostly might break other things

          Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

      • #2084398 Reply
        usmule
        AskWoody Plus

        I use Winaero Tweaker … it allows many default behaviors to be changed in Windows 10– and it is free. Donations are accepted–  but not required. Used it for years without any issues. Shut off telemetry / customize nearly everything. There are even links from the program that explain exactly how each ‘Tweak’ works.

        https://winaero.com/download.php?view.1796

         

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      • #2084456 Reply
        Kathy Stevens
        AskWoody Plus

        Winaero looks interesting – has anyone else used it.

        I have noticed posts on Bleeping Computer that the app, “has caused far more trouble then it fixes.”

      • #2084465 Reply
        Lars220
        AskWoody Lounger

        O&O ShutUp 10 is another popular privacy / telemetry control – disable type program. It has recently, around Dec 2019, been updated. Check out these links for more information, ghacks has a nice review, and the YouTube 5:40 minute video by Britec is very informative, even tho it is from 22 June 2018, well worth watching to get familar with the program.

        https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/04/oo-shutup10-updated-with-new-privacy-features/

        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iE9wNxkY7Q

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

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