5 settings you must adjust after downloading windows 10

Last Updated on August 10th, 2016.

WIP_Windows10_laptopYou are excited that you have upgraded to Windows 10 without it affecting the files and applications on your system. This is because of the concern that many users have about Windows 10.

However, as the complaints about Windows 10 is gradually declining and as many are now able to download it, the worry has moved to post-download. That is adjusting the setting to suit your computer and your needs. Jovago.com, Africa’s No 1 hotel booking portal shares 5 settings to adjust after downloading Windows 10.

Privacy Setting

Before you upgrade your windows 10, the advertising ID is always turned off. This will prevent adverts from taking over your system. You can resolve this by either downloading the Adblock extension or turning-off advertising ID on Windows 10.

Enable System protection/Restore point

Windows 10 is yet to be 100% certified. Thus, in case any software or driver you download malfunctions, the system protection or restore point will help restore or reset your computer to the former status before it downloaded the driver or software.

With the download of Windows 10, this function is usually disabled. You should enable it after upgrading to windows 10 by going to control panel, system restore and then create restore point.


Disable Lock Screen

The lock screen is an unnecessary distraction. Instead of the system taking the user to the screen where you will enter your password to access your desktop, the lock screen will not make this possible. It is better for the user to go straight to the login screen rather than having to click on the lock screen before accessing the login screen. You can disable lock screen by searching for registry editor in Windows search.

Change your Default browser

When you were using Windows 8 or 8.1, you will notice that your default browser is Chrome. However, after upgrading to Windows 10, your default browser will automatically become Microsoft Edge. If this is not your preferred choice, you can change it to your own choice; Firefox, Opera Mini or Chrome. Go to settings, click system, select default apps, click Microsoft edge under the Web browser sub head and select the browser you want to use.

Delete the previous Windows Folder

After you have upgraded to Windows 10, your system saves the file of your previous version of Windows. This is because you may want to probably revert back to that windows because you are unsatisfied with windows 10. However, if you are excited with your new upgrade, you can delete the former windows so as to free up space for your system. Your old windows take as much as 33 GB of disk space.

Go to Control panel, click on administrative tools and select disk clean up. Click on ok and ensure that you click on the files you want to clean up. After this, delete files and the previous Windows folder will be permanently deleted from your system!

Ogunfowoke Adeniyi
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