If you’ve recently upgraded to Window 10 there are some simple steps you can take to make it more responsive and decrease the level of background data collection. For example you could customise the Privacy Settings (that are set to default). In doing so you can choose to:
- Disable everything you do not need or want to use.
- Turn off some of the background apps (but be aware that this will stop updates to them).
- Set the ‘Feedback’ setting to minimum / basic. Feedback essentially collects data for Microsoft in the background and it is usually set to maximum by default when you get Windows 10.
- Open the Task Manager and disable all unnecessary start- in order to shorten boot times and make the system more responsive.