Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Stop Windows 10 From Stealing Your Bandwidth And Giving It To Others

Do you know that Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Send Updates to Other Users? A lot of my friends who have done the upgrade were shocked when their internet connectivity diminished under the new OS. As great as new PCs and laptops may be, I am hanging on for dear life to my WinXP machines. As I have mentioned in the past, I've tweaked my IBM ThinkPad to the point where it serves and services all of my needs, online and off. I stay away from the cloud as much as possible, and I have LAYERS of protection between my machine and the net.

wired.com warns: Don’t Get Tricked Into Creating a Microsoft Account

"Windows 10 also prompts you by default to create a Microsoft account, but you should probably skip this if you are concerned about your private information. Not creating an account will keep your activity and information local to your computer, while having an account will create a link for Microsoft to piece all of the metadata it gathers back to your identity."

For those of you who need to upgrade,
I am glad to present the link here to an article that explains how to disable Win10's Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO) feature. You can mouseover, enlarge and print (or save) the screengrab here to use as a shortcut. And whenever you see articles posted regarding windows and security, read them and see if there is any advice that pertains to you. Thanks for reading, and if you're on facebook (and even if you're not) be sure to leave comments - I'd like to hear about your experiences with Win10.

If you are still having any issues with Windows 10 – head on over to the Microsoft forums and let the developers in Redmond know about it.

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