Top Features You Should Turn Off In Windows 10
So many great things came in Windows 10 and yet there are also many things that are very unnecessary in Windows 10. It’s actually best to disable/turn off all those things that are unnecessary so that you can get the best experience.
Disable Automatically-Applied Updates
You’ve probably noticed by now but Windows 10 now automatically applies updates by default. The downside is that while they say it’ll only restart your device while you’re not using it, this is not always true.
In order to avoid the high risk of potentially losing unsaved data when Windows decides it needs to update itself, go on towards Settings, then Update & Security, and select the “Advanced options”. From here, click the drop-down menu directly beneath the “Choose how updates are installed” header. Finally, set this option to “Notify to schedule restart.” This will ensure that Windows at least gives you a warning before restarting itself to apply updates. (Source: buzfeed.com).
Disable Targeted Ads
With Windows 10 you have your very own “advertising ID” to help “serve” you with more targeted ads. This ID cannot be removed permanently, however, you can prevent 3rd-party apps from accessing your data. To disable this, first go to the “General” tab in Windows 10’s Privacy menu. Now disable the option that says “Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps.”
Disable Unwanted Background Apps
With this tip you’ll create a big impact in terms of battery life and performance. Many “Universal” Windows apps are set to start up alongside your computer, and this is a drain on your computer’s resources.
From the Privacy menu again, scroll down to the bottom of the menu on the left side of the page, then select the “Background apps” option. From here, simply use the toggle switches to prevent these apps from running on startup and staying open in the background.