How do I stop Microsoft from spying on my Windows 10?

Answered by Jarrod Smith

To stop Microsoft from collecting your activity data on Windows 10, you can take the following steps:

1. Open the Windows Settings menu: You can access the Settings menu by clicking on the Start button and selecting the gear icon.

2. Navigate to the Privacy & security section: In the Settings menu, you will find various categories. Look for the Privacy & security category and click on it.

3. Access Activity history settings: Within the Privacy & security section, you will find the Activity history option. Click on it to proceed.

4. Disable data sharing with Microsoft: In the Activity history settings, you will see two options. The first option is “Send my activity history to Microsoft.” Toggle this option off to prevent Microsoft from receiving your activity data.

5. Stop local storage of activity history: The second option in the Activity history settings is “Store my activity history on this device.” Toggle this option off as well to prevent Windows from storing your activity history on your device.

By following these steps, you will effectively stop Microsoft from collecting and storing your activity history on Windows 10. It is important to note that this will only prevent future data collection, and any previously collected data may still be stored by Microsoft.