Here's how to disable Windows 10 Spying Features

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  1. dgstorm

    dgstorm Editor in Chief Staff Member

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    It looks like Windows 10's latest update has reenabled their "spying" features which have garnered so much attention in the media lately. Here's a hand description of how to disable it again,

    "Here’s how you can disable the new Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Service (just like you did with DiagTrack):
    • Hold down the Windows key and tap the R key
    • In the box that opens type ‘services.msc’ and press the Enter key
    • In the ‘Services (Local)’ section locate ‘Connected User Experiences and Telemetry’ and double-click it
    • In the ‘Service status’ section click ‘Stop’
    • Under the ‘Startup type’ drop-down menu select ‘Disabled’ and then confirm this and close the window by clicking ‘OK’"
    Source: BGR
     
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    Does this apply to Windows 8.1 users as well?
     
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    Micropel New Member

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    ? you know all they did was released a update that just reset your settings just go back in and set it how you had it.
     
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    bluegrass Well-Known Member

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    Not sure what they were spying on me and what kind of info they were gathering but I followed your steps and I guess I am now free from prying eyes.
     
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    Thanks' for the instructions dgstorm, but I don't find the Connected User Experiences and Telemetry Service. Just checked and I have no pending updates.
     

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