September 2015 Tech Tips – Windows 10 Woes

Here’s your quick Tech Tip for the month of September to help you be more productive. As always, reach out anytime! We are here to help.

The Windows 10 upgrade was officially released in July; and ever since, Microsoft has been in the hot seat for many of the new privacy features. But what about all of the minor changes that came with the upgrade? How do we fix those? This month we’re going to highlight a few of the most common Windows 10 annoyances, and instruct you on how to fix them!

Stop the Forced Restarts
With the Windows 10 upgrade, the option to download your system updates manually and reboot at your own convenience has been revoked. Luckily, there is a way to schedule your reboots to a time of your choosing. 
Settings>Update & Security>Windows Update>Advanced Options>Choose How Updates Are Installed>Notify to Schedule

Reset the Default Programs
Microsoft replaced Internet Explorer with the Microsoft Edge browser, and you’ve probably noticed that they replaced your default browser with Edge as well. If you chose Express Settings with your upgrade, here’s how to reset your default programs.
Control Panel>Programs>Default Programs>Set Your Default Program 

Turn off Cortana
Cortana has been at the core of the Windows privacy issues. If you wish to stop Cortana from indexing all of your personal information, disabling her is quite simple.
Cortana Icon>Left Option Pane>Notebook Icon>Settings>Switch Off “Cortana can give you suggestions, ideas….”

We hope you’ll find these tips useful for any desktop woes you may have!

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