Microsoft reveals new privacy and update settings for Windows 10 Creators Update

Posted 02 March 2017 18:48 CEST by Jan Willem Aldershoff

Microsoft has revealed the update and privacy settings that users can choose from when they install the Windows 10 Creators Update. Users can decide in more detail than before on what they share with the software giant and when the update has to take place.

When users want to update to the Creators Update they can specifically set when the update has to be performed. They can pick the date and time and reschedule when needed. With a snooze feature it’s possible to not be interrupted by update notifications for 3 days.

As soon as the installation is started, a privacy screen comes up where users can set whether they want to share their location with Microsoft and send diagnostic data to the company. They can also select whether they want to sent their voice input to Microsoft to help the company improve its speech recognition services, and the last setting allows disabling or enabling relevant ads.

Microsoft claims the installation features for the Creators Update are ‘just a part of  [the] journey to listen intently to your feedback’.

The Creators Update is scheduled for April this year and should become available for all of the 400 million claimed active Windows 10 installations.



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