Windows 10 was out in the market last year in July. This is said to be the latest desktop operating version which is being used these days. Many of the Windows phone users are also in line to get the latest operating version on their phones. They are now running on about more than 110 million devices at a time. You can enjoy a host of newly added features on this version. One of them is the updated start menu which comes with an advanced version, while the other one is the introduction of Cortana, your personal assistant to solve all the issues you come across.
Talking about the functionalities and speed, this one surely gives a challenge to the other ones in the market. There are certainly improved performance instances on this Windows version. But every device or software comes with its own set of pros and cons. Likewise, even the Windows 10 has some of the features which are quite irritating and need to be stopped immediately. Thus, here are some of the settings which will help you to work on Windows 10 more easily.
- Disable automatic updates
When the makers came up with Windows 10, they didn’t work much on the permissions. Thus, by default, all the updates are automatically installed on the PC. The user doesn’t have any rights. But after some time, Microsoft came up with certain variations where the use can stop automatic updates and give the user an option to pause or completely stop them.
- Stop the Laptop to restart automatically
There is a feature where the laptop or computer automatically restarts when any update is performed on the PC. This can be of use many times but sometimes you don’t want this to happen as you are busy with some urgent work. Thus, you can now reschedule your updates and the restart option as per your choice. Click on the Advance Update under the Start menu and choose the Advanced Windows Update option. Over there you can set it to ‘notify to schedule restart’ option.
- Disabling Keylogger will surely help
Window 10 has been made smart enough to cater to all your needs. One of the updates includes the fact that Microsoft observes and tracks all that you say to the machine or do with the machine. All this has been done to get a feedback from its customers and make things better in due course. But many a times, you don’t want your secret data to be leaked. To change the privacy settings, simply go to the Settings under Start menu and choose the ‘General’ option in the privacy settings. Disabling a few things here and there will surely help.
- Prevent Windows from expanding your bandwidth for giving the updates to others
As a default setting, Microsoft has allowed the PC or the Windows 10 machine to deliver all the updates to other users in the vicinity. Thus, by default also, Microsoft keeps the right to share the internet connection you are using with others in your neighborhood. They can thus use it to get all the updates. All this is done in a peer to peer fashion. But, you can surely stop this feature to protect your windows as well as internet connection. This can also be changed under the Update and Security tab in the Settings bar. But if you want to keep it in shared mode then you can surely keep it as per your wish.
- Wi-Fi sense disabled
Microsoft has revised the Windows 10 to track your network password. Not only this, it also sends it to your friends on Facebook as well as Skype. This is also extending to the Outlook email contacts. You can switch off this feature as well as per your wish. Under the Start menu, click on the Wi-Fi settings and you can change the Wi-Fi settings as per your wish.
- Set your PC to stop showing notifications
There is yet another field of the Windows which is yet to be explored. It is the notifications hub which shows all the notifications related to the updates and other features. Many a times they notify you of the update after it has been done completely. They will be bringing to your attention all that you need and help you keep your PC updated all the time. Under the ‘Notifications and action setting’ you can make all the changes. Other than this, if you want to shut down notifications from certain apps then you can go ahead with that as well.
- Delete all the unnecessary files to keep your PC free of junk
If you have upgraded your machine to an advanced version of the Windows, then you will be happy to see much more space on the drive than what you had earlier. This is surely an advantage. This is because Microsoft keeps all the files of your older operating system intact for the first 30 days. This can come handy when you want to downgrade to previous versions without losing your files. But if you don’t want these files in your system then you can simply opt for the Cleanup system files option. This will scan all the files on your system and delete them if they are of no use to you. This act will clear a lot of the space and make your system work faster than before.
Thus, keep in mind all the tips told above so that you can enjoy all the features of Windows 10 in the best manner possible. You won’t have to adjust to all the automated settings installed on the PC by default. This will also save much of your time. Hence, make sure to change all the settings once you have installed the Windows 10 on your laptop or PC.