On August 25, 2015, I finally found a solution to my Windows 10 incompatibility problem/privacy issues at Hakspek.com. Today, October 6, 2015, I noticed that this extremely useful site has been removed. Please use this information at your own risk if you’re are concerned with the problems that Windows 10 may create for your operating system… My #Windows10 Twitter Feed
— HakSpek (@_hakspek_) August 25, 2015
Microsoft users were furious when they learned that Windows 10 is basically spyware and lots of users were asking for a fix. Ask and ye shall receive.
Below is the list of “updates” delivered by Windows Update as “telemetry and customer experience improvements”. If you don’t want to send your “telemetry” to Microsoft, remove the updates with the script provided and do not install them again. Hakspek would only advise using this code if you are technical and know what you are doing. There is a risk that the lack of updates could end up damaging your computer. We have asked Microsoft for comment, but it has not yet responded.
In order to rid your system of Microsoft sponsored spyware, follow the steps below.
- Press Windows button on keyboard and type ‘CMD’
- Right click on ‘Command Prompt’ and select ‘Run as Administrator’
- Select ‘Yes’ if prompted with Windows UAC
- Copy script on github link
(Thanks to user ‘WindowsLies’ in comments below for adding to my original script, disabling updates from returning. Visit his site built specifically for this script https://blockwindows.wordpress.com/)
- Right click in command line (cmd) and select paste
- Let script run and press ‘enter’ to reboot
— RealLibertyMedia (@BarMan_RLM) November 24, 2015
How To Disable Data Logging in Windows 10
Data logging is a severe privacy issue and most of the tech giants including Microsoft have been accused of it. So, it’s no surprise that people have been wary of various privacy settings in Windows 10.
Default Scripts / process to uninstall updates and hide them for multiple Windows versions
— Alex Newman (@ALEXNEWMAN_JOU) September 28, 2015