Settings to disable in Windows 10

  • Disable File-sharing updates

    Settings (Win+I) > Update & security > Advanced options > Choose how updates are delivered > Off

  • Disable annoying notifications

    Settings > System > Notifications & actions > Off

  • Disable Start Menu ads

    Settings > Personalization > Start > Occasionally show suggestions in Start

  • Disable targeted ads from third-party apps

    Settings > Privacy > General > Let my apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps

  • Disable Cortana “Getting to know you”

    Settings > Privacy > Speech, inking, & typing and clicking Stop getting to know me

  • Disable Apps running in the background

    Settings > Privacy > Background apps

  • Disable syncing especially search history

Settings > Accounts > Sync your settings

 

  • Disable Cortana

Cortana > Settings > My device history and My search history

 

  • Disable visual effects

    Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced system settings > Advanced > Performance Settings

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