How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap) - Updated 11/21/18

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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap)

Postby FlyingPenguin » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:35 am

Pretty much. The guy who wrote classic shell stopped supporting it, but it still works. I'll keep using it until MS breaks it with some future update.
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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap)

Postby Losbot » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:39 pm

OK. Thanks. I did skip the Classic Shell portion, as I'm going to give Win 10's interface an honest effort. If it annoys me, then oh well. Buh-Bye!

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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap)

Postby Executioner » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:55 pm

Yeah, probably need an updated version since the Creator's Update and now the Spring Update. I'm still not sold on 10, even though I have it installed on a removable SSD. The other SSD has Linux Mint.

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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap)

Postby Losbot » Sun Apr 15, 2018 12:29 pm

Mine actually looks similar to Win7. Traditional look. I just unpinned all the apps they had and uninstalled all the software I didn't want. Been pinning stuff I actually use.
Looks much cleaner now.

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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap) - Updated 11/21/18

Postby FlyingPenguin » Wed Nov 21, 2018 9:36 pm

I just updated this with new info and fixed some bad links.
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Re: How to install install Windows 10 as clean as possible (kill all the telemetry and cloud crap) - Updated 11/21/18

Postby Executioner » Thu Nov 22, 2018 1:22 pm

Thanks for the update. There is one other program like SpyBot Antibeacon: https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

I have it running on my spare laptop. It's gotten good reviews. Very detailed items that you can toggle off/on or simply choose the recommended ones from the menu. The picture below is just some of the options you can select.
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O&O ShutUp10 is entirely free and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC. And it will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!


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