6 vital system settings you should change rightaway after installing WINDOWS 10by Team Versus November 2, 2015
The Windows OS has been around for as long as the computer, however, Windows has been constantly updating its OS to give the users a joyful and hassle-free user experience. The latest iteration of the Windows OS, Windows 10 that was released on 29th July 2015 is now running over 110 million devices around the world. Just like every new update released by Microsoft, the new Windows too comes with a plethora of new useful features including a smart and new looking Start Menu and Cortana, the digital assistant.
In terms of performance and functionality too, the Windows 10 OS has undergone huge improvements. But, with all the new amazing things, there is a glitch. Once you install the Windows 10, there are some default settings which you need to change immediately to avoid the hitches! Read on to know more:
1. Stop Automatic Restart
If you find the constant restart of your system due to the automatic updates that Microsoft keeps sending your way to be quite irritating, you can get rid of this problem by rescheduling the automatic reboots. To do this, follow these steps:
Open start menu and click on the advanced updated and choose Advanced Windows Update
Select Advanced options at the top and change the setting to Notify to Schedule restart
2. Disable Sharing of Bandwidth to deliver updates to others
Windows 10 automatically shares your internet connection to deliver new Windows updates to other users. The good news is that you can prevent it by following the steps below:
Open setting and click on the Update & Security option
Open the Windows Update section that is on the left side and click on the ‘Advanced options’ link on the right side.
Next, choose ‘how updates are delivered’ option and click the toggle button off
3. Disable Keylogger
Windows 10 by default observes the commands you enter and what you are typing on the typing. It tracks your activity to serve you better. However, if you are paranoid about this security implications follow the below steps to disable the key logging feature:
Go to Start Menu and open Settings and click on Privacy settings and choose General option in it
Switch off the ‘Send Microsoft info about how I write to help use improve typing ad writing in the future’ option.
Once done, find speech, inking and typing menu and choose the options that says ‘Stop getting to know me’ and switch the button off.
4. Disable Wi-Fi Sense
Microsoft by default Shares your network password to the Skype and Facebook friends and even to the email contacts on your Outlook. If you want to stop sharing the network password, followthese steps:
Open the start menu and search for Wi-Fi settings and choose ‘Change Wi-Fi settings’ option.
Click on the ‘Manage Wi-Fi settings’ and untick the options that you want to stop sharing, listed under the ‘For networks I select, share them with my’.
5. Delete Files to Claim Free Space
If you have recently updated to Microsoft Windows 10 you would be bitterly surprised the amount of space the new OS eats up on your hard drive. It also keeps a back up of the old Windows OS files for 30 days just in case if you wish to switch back. If you are assured that you want to use Windows 10 you can delete the old windows files and free up to 20 GB of space.
Once the scan is finished click on the ‘Clean up system files’ on the next page. This will initiate the scan once again and when you get the results, deselect every option except ‘Previous Windows Installation’ and click OK.
6. Stop Notifications
One of the new features of Windows 10 is the Action Center, which is also popularly called as Notification Hub. This amazing feature provides you important updates from all your apps and system that needs your attention. But, the constant updates that pop up can often be quite irritating. But, good thing is you can disable this notification with these steps:
Click on the ‘Start Menu’ and search ‘Notifications and actions settings’
Under the Notifications section ‘Find show app notifications’ and switch the toggle off.