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From: dan Thompson [mailto:dthompson5@xxxxxxxxx]
Sent: Wednesday, August 05, 2015 5:46 AM
To: dan Thompson
Subject: Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for, Dan's
tip for Wednesday, August 5 2015
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I must apologize for not rewriting this article for use with a screenreader.
I do not yet have windows ten installed and therefore, can't go through the
steps needed by us screen reader users to do the same tasks mentioned
However, I felt the next few articles I am going to post are important with
all the talk of Windows Ten.
Newly Upgraded to Windows 10? Three Things to look out for
For those needing visual reinforcement when learning new task, especially
technical, there are several graphic images for reference at this article's
source page. The direct link is below.
Any new computer operating system will have things you might like to change
and Windows 10 is no exception. In fact, it may have more than the usual
quirks and unwanted settings since this is a work still in progress. Here
are three of the things that new users may want to check out.
*I. Change the default web browser from Microsoft Edge
Most people will probably use the default express mode to upgrade their
system. When they do, they will find that the default web browser has become
the new Microsoft offering called Edge, no matter what had been set as the
default browser before the upgrade. Your previous browser is still there but
it's been bumped. Returning it as the default is easy, however, and here is
1. Open the Start Menu.
2. Choose "Settings".
3. In the left pane, select "Default apps".
4. Scroll down in the right pane until you see "Web browser"
5. A Microsoft Edge icon is probably shown under the "Web browser" entry.
Click or tap this and a list of possible browser options will be displayed.
The graphic found at the link above shows an example. Your previous browser
should be in the list. Click the entry for your old browser to set the
default browser back to your previous choice.
*II. Enable System Protection and System Restore
It isn't a perfect backup system by any means but System Protection with its
ability to create restore points is a very useful feature. For some reason
it is often disabled in upgrading to Windows 10. There are a variety of ways
to access the settings for System Protection but here is one way to turn it
1. Enter "system protection" (without quotes) in the search box found on
the start menu. Pressing the windows key, (also called start menu button)
places the cursor in this edit field.
2. At the top of the dialog box that opens, click "Create a restore point".
3. The System Properties window will open. Select the tab "System
4. Visiting the link above provides those needing visual reinforcement
when learning new technical information reveals an image of the protection
The left image in the graphic found at the link above, shows the System
Protection settings. Click the button "Configure".
5. A second window will open as shown on the right side of the graphic
Click the button on the left side of "Turn on system protection".
6. Under "Disk space usage", move the slider to your preferred setting.
7. Click "OK". The second window will close.
8. In the System Properties window, click "OK" and it will close.
*III. Configure the privacy settings
Windows 10 has a lot of different privacy settings to contend with. For one
thing, Microsoft wants to know a lot more about you than it has in the past
and they really, really want you to have a Microsoft account. And, by the
way, they want to sell you things from their shiny new online store. That
said, here is how to configure many of the privacy settings.
1. Open the Start menu and select "Settings".
2. Click or tap "Privacy".
3. The window that appears will open. As can be seen in the list in the
left pane, there are a host of settings. The settings shown in the
right-side pane are General settings and are just the beginning. For
example, another group of settings is "Speech, inking, & typing."
Here is where you can turn off Cortana if you choose. Otherwise, she will
start collecting all sorts of information about you. Some will find the
Cortana digital assistant very useful but others may not.
There are quite a few more privacy settings and they are too many to discuss
here but a detailed discussion of all the privacy settings can be found
" Digging into and Understanding Windows 10's Privacy Settings" found here:
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