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3 easy ways to make Windows 10 better

3 easy ways to make Windows 10 better
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If you use an older version of the Windows operating systems, you know that Microsoft is trying really hard to make you switch to Windows 10. It came out last summer for free and by the end of last year was being used by 150 million people.

There are good reasons for that. For instance, Windows 10 starts up faster than its predecessors. It comes with Microsoft's voice-activated virtual assistant, Cortana. Plus, Microsoft has beefed up Windows' security.

However, there are a few things about Windows 10 that aren't so great. Notably, Microsoft collects lots of information about you and your online activities, while making it tough to reset your privacy settings.

Plus, there's a new way to delete software, but it's only slightly less cumbersome than it used to be. Worse, some of its features can look blurry on your computer screen.

These three sites, which are easy to download and use, will improve your Windows 10 experience. You'll be able to see all the information that Microsoft collects from you, with an easy way to turn each one off.

You'll be able to delete software programs with one click, instead of fumbling through numerous steps to "uninstall." And you'll be able to improve the look of your fonts if they're blurry.

Take charge of your privacy settings

One downside to Windows 10 is that Microsoft is collecting loads of your personal information.

That includes your calendar, emails, location and more. Microsoft doesn't make it easy for you to tinker with your privacy settings after your initial installation.

Fortunately, there is a solution. O&O ShutUp10 puts all of your privacy settings onto one screen. On Windows 10, those settings are currently scattered over many pages.

After you download O&O ShutUp10, choose "Run" to open it as a pop-up window. You'll see dozens of entries under these headers: Security, Windows Defender and Microsoft SpyNet, Privacy, Synchronization of Windows Settings, Cortana (Personal Assistant), Location Services, User Behavior, Windows Update and Miscellaneous.

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