may be on the way, but more than are still using Windows 10 — and many have no idea about the default settings that collect information, make you see more ads and notifications and may be slowing down your device. (It will be if you’re already using Windows 10 — here’s if you haven’t already. And here’s .)
If you’re a Windows 10 user, you’ll want to spend just a few minutes looking into these default settings, and potentially turning them off, for the sake of privacy, speed and convenience. Here are eight settings that are turned on by default that you can disable in Windows 10. (You can also check out the, and .)
A feature Windows 10 added is an, which lets you download updates from other Windows 10 computers over the Internet (not just from Microsoft’s servers). The catch, of course, is that your computer is also used as an update-sharing hub for other Windows 10 users.