What to Do After Installing Windows 10? – Here’s 7 Settings to Apply

Here are the Settings that you should apply after installing Windows 10

Windows 10 has been huge success for Microsoft. People loved it and also criticized. But, whatsoever in new technology and you have to move on. Many users have not installed it or moved back to 8.1/7 due to privacy issues or it was buggy for them. But, if you have installed Windows 10 and now are thinking what to do now? Then you should apply these settings first of all. Recommended settings by Microsoft are not recommended. Perform these actions before you get too excited to try out new features. You can take this as a check list of settings to apply after installing Windows 10.

First of all, Privacy!


Windows 10 is mostly criticized for it’s privacy issues. And, no one cares to read the software policies while installing it. But, no worries they also have given you the options to turn them off. Most of them. You’re surely not going to go through each privacy settings right after installation. All are scattered at different sections. So, we suggest you use Privacy Protection software that will do it automatically for you. There are many privacy protection software that came out with launch of Windows 10. One of them is Ashampoo AntiSpy. We’ve shared it before. Just apply the recommended settings in the actions drop down panel.

Enable System Protection (aka. System Restore Point)


Even right after installing Windows 10 the system might crash and won’t work. In such situation system restore can be the best rescue. System restore point in windows 10 is disabled by default. And is now called as system protection. To enable it go to This PC properties > System Protection (on the left) > Select system drive > Configure > Turn on system protection. And, yes don’t forget to create system restore point by hitting create. And create two restore points one with fresh installed OS and the other with your common applications installed.

Set Default Apps


One of the main reason installing Windows 10 was the start menu and edge browser. Edge browser is great but it still doesn’t qualify to become the default browser until it gets the support for plugins. If you’re OK with Default Browser being the new Edgy Edge Browser and Groove Music as Media Player. You’ll find the settings in Settings > System > Default Apps. 

Disabling One Drive


If you’re a Google Drive or Dropbox user. Here’s a quick guide on How-to Geek to disable OneDrive depending on type of Windows 10 you have. If you’re like you want to use it but not frequently than you should disable it from starting automatically whenever you log in to Windows. To do so start one drive > right click on the icon in system tray > settings > in general dis-select the first option. If you’re OK with not logging in with Microsoft account than OneDrive is probably not going to work. You can skip it while installation.

Change Notification Settings


So, it’s the new action centre with revamped look and features. After installing windows 10 this is one feature you should take time to explore. Organized Notifications is the new feature that came in with action centre. It include your windows phone notifications, windows apps, updates and windows feedback. You can turn off notification for certain apps if you want. Go to Settings > System > Notification and actions. You should definitely turn off Windows feedback app notifications. It’s something you’ll get 3-4 times a day. If you’ve got fresh installed preview build than you’ll be asked for feedback frequently.

Updates and Schedule restarts


You will have done this for Windows 8.1. The updates are set to be automatically install when you start or restart PC. Which can be annoying when you have no time and you got to finish your work. Sometimes updates take so long to be installed. Go to Settings > Update and Security > Windows Update > Advanced Options.

Disable WiFi-Sense


WiFi Sense let’s you automatically connect to crowd sourced open WiFi networks and also let your Contacts use your WiFi network without sharing passwords with them. Well, if you’re not OK with your Contacts getting access to your WiFi then you gotta turn it off. Search Change WiFi Settings > Manage WiFi Settings > Turn WiFi sense off.

Also, make sure you Update Windows 10 with latest security updates after first installation. And Windows Defender is pretty good you can rely on its real time protection. So keep it turned on. And make the best use of the new features available.

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