Windows 10 Information

Windows 10 information

The information presented below which is largely taken from on-line sources, represents our best understanding of various facets of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system. No responsibility is accepted for errors or omissions. Please E-Mail comments or corrections to CLC.Admin@CalendarHouse.org

Free update to Windows 10 from windows 7 and 8.1

Free updates are still possible using the Windows 10 Assistive Technologies Upgrade page at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/accessibility/windows10upgrade

Things to consider when updating to windows 10

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Don't use Express settings if you value your privacy

Windows_10_privacy.pdf - Local

http://www.pcworld.com/article/3095284/windows/windows-10-upgrade-dont-use-express-settings-if-you-value-your-privacy.html

Reclaim your privacy in Windows 10, piece by piece

reclaim_your_privacy.pdf - Local

http://www.pcworld.com/article/2971725/windows/how-to-reclaim-your-privacy-in-windows-10-piece-by-piece.html

Disconnecting Microsoft Accounts

Some argue that Windows 10 is better when youíre using it in conjunction with a Microsoft Account. It means you can sync your data and settings, install apps across multiple devices, and automatically sign in to apps and services that use a Windows ID for authentication.

However, some people are uncomfortable with using a Microsoft Account to log into their machines. Whether itís concerns over security, worries about how Windows handles private data, or a lack of simplicity, some users feel more comfortable using a local account.

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Disable or Block Microsoft Accounts

Disable_or_Block_Microsoft_Accounts.pdf - Local

http://www.intowindows.com/how-to-disable-or-block-microsoft-accounts-in-windows-10/

Delete Your Microsoft Account & Create a Local Windows 10 Login

Delete_Your_Microsoft_Account_&_Create_Local_Login.pdf - Local

http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/delete-microsoft-account-create-local-windows-10-login/

Microsoft OneDrive cloud storage

OneDrive is a cloud storage option that comes as part of the Windows 10 operating system. It has both ease of use advantages and security disadvantages. Unfortunately we have not found an individual document that fully documents the features of OneDrive, so the data sources presented below are an attempt to piece together the advantages and risks of the cloud based system and how to manage it.

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OneDrive on Windows 10 Overview

OneDrive_on_Windows_10.pdf - Local

 

OneDrive on your PC

OneDrive_on_your_PC.pdf - Local

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17184/windows-10-onedrive

Turn off or uninstall OneDrive

Turn off or uninstall OneDrive.pdf - Local

https://support.office.com/en-US/article/Turn-off-or-uninstall-OneDrive-f32a17ce-3336-40fe-9c38-6efb09f944b0

How to use OneDrive

How to use OneDrive.pdf - Local

http://www.techradar.com/how-to/computing/how-to-use-onedrive-1308522

How to Configure OneDrive to Sync Only Certain Folders in Windows 10

Configure_OneDrive.pdf - Local

http://www.howtogeek.com/222817/how-to-configure-onedrive-to-sync-only-certain-folders-in-windows-10

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