Privacy Settings for windows

 Privacy Settings for windows

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  • Turn Co-pilot Off:
  • Disable Telemetry 
  • Disable Search Box Suggestions
  • Disable Few Task scheduler 
  • Disable Few Services
  • Disable Complete connectivity to microsoft service in host files
  • Disabled all of the Microsoft tracking using a App
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Turn Co-pilot Off:

  • using regedit
  • win+d, 
  • gets "run" window, 
  • type "regedit",
  • paste it in the address bar : "Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCopilot"

turn co-pilot off

Or
  • Source : https://bsky.app/profile/smokepaw.bsky.social/post/3klobewrzyv2v
  • Heads up if you use a PC with Windows 11: recent updates have put "Copilot" on your computer! This is Microsoft's new AI and it is integral to your OS; you CANNOT delete it!
  • BUT! You can -disable- it. And since it spies on you, odds are you'll want to it! 
  • They don't make it easy, though.
  • Now, right-click on the Start menu (Windows logo on the Taskbar.) A menu pops up, about half way down you'll see Terminal and Terminal (Admin); click on the Admin option.
  • C:> reg add HKCU\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsCopilot /v TurnOffWindowsCopilot /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f

Disable Telemetry 

  • using regedit
  • win+d, 
  • gets "run" window, 
  • type "regedit",
  • paste it in the address bar :
  • Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
    • right click ->new->Dword 32
    • AllowTelemetry = 0


Disable Search Box Suggestions

  • using regedit
  • win+d, 
  • gets "run" window, 
  • type "regedit",
  • paste it in the address bar :
  • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\
    • Right click -> new->key-> Explorer
    • Computer\HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • right click ->new->Dword 32-> DisableSearchBoxSuggestions
    • DisableSearchBoxSuggestions =1


Disable Task scheduler 

  • search "Task scheduler " from start menu search

  • Task scheduler -> Task scheduler library -> microsoft -> windows -> Application experience -> right click on each item and disable
  • Task scheduler -> Task scheduler library -> microsoft -> windows -> Customer experience  improvement -> right click on each item and disable



Disable Services:

  • search "services" from start menu search
  • Connected User Experiences and Telemetry = right click -> properties -> select disable.


Disable Complete microsoft service in host files

  • go to path C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
  • edit the hosts files
    • Drag the hosts file on to desktop, then open with notepad and copy and paste the data from below link 
    • open the link : -> https://github.com/hagezi/dns-blocklists?tab=readme-ov-file#native
    • then scroll to ->  Native Tracker - Broadband tracker of devices, services and operating systems 
    • See the -> Microsoft (Windows, Office, MSN) , from table, under hosts column click on "Link Mirror jsDelivr". 
    • Now copy the content starting from "0.0.0.0 nexusrules.live.com" till end and paste it in hosts file, then click save
  • Now copy back the hosts file to original folder ->C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc
source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GRb3WGCfjwI

Disabled all of the Microsoft tracking

  • Source: https://bsky.app/profile/crowgirl.bsky.social/post/3klpabnmici2n
  • "it's a Windows 11 OEM), the first thing I did was install WPD. And I disabled all of the Microsoft tracking"
  • https://wpd.app/


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