Microsoft is pestering its Windows users by constantly displaying the “Migrate to Windows 10” icon in the taskbar. It is even presenting the Windows 10 migration as an Optional “upgrade” in Windows Update module. Attempts to opt-out/hide the “Optional upgrade” is not being registered by Windows and the “upgrade” still appears.
If you are one of those users who are annoyed by how hard Microsoft is trying to get you migrated from your current working OS version to Windows 10, you are not out of luck.
Install the GWX Control Panel tool from http://ultimateoutsider.com/downloads/ . This tool allows to completely control the “Migrate to Windows 10 nag” from Microsoft and helps you regain your peace of mind.
If you install Windows 10 Home on its default settings, the operating system sends data about your internet browser history and your location, tracks every word you type on the keyboard using a keylogger and notes every single request and question you ask of the personal assistant Cortana – in part to serve targeted advertisements to you in the Start Menu.
Microsoft have even rolled out back ports of the tracking “services” to Windows 8 and Windows 7.
Disable Microsoft Personal Data Collection Telemetry Services
To disable the collection of Personal Data on your computer, install the Anti-Beacon-Tool by Spybot.