Since windows 10 is violating users privacy almost at every opportunity. I wanted to inquire how do you tweak you windows 10 installation to ensure as little (if not none) data gets transmitted to Microsoft? I know there are some tools out there that promis to take care of it, but how can one be sure the job is done right if its not done by oneself. Or which tools do you consider doing a solid job and be reliable? I played a bit in virtual machines with windows 10 and noticed that there is more to telemetry than just the one service, you also need to disable error reporting and a compatibility assistant, most tools for example only kill the telemetry service nothing more. and there are tasks to be removed also many tools don't do that. I would generally say there are the following categories of malicious behavior users may want to disable: 1. telemetry and error reporting 2. advertisement, forcefully installed apps, user tracking 3. submission of "samples" to Microsoft, speech, writing, windows defender crowd protection 4. cloud services; Bing search in start menu, cortana, onedrive, MS online account 5. forced windows updates Now that the support end of windows 7 is coming to an end its time to look into how windows 10 can be made usable.