How to select certain privacy settings on the Windows 10 Creators Update and how to review and edit those. Before beginning, confirm that you’re running version 20H2 OS Build 19042 of Windows 10.

To check the version

  • Select the Start button.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Select System.
  • Navigate to About.
Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy settings

Here you can see that we are running Windows 10 20H2 OS Build19042 also known as the Creators Update. Now you can review your existing privacy settings under privacy in settings.

  • Click on Start.
  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Select Privacy.
Windows 10 Creators Update Privacy settings

In this example, you will see that apps using the advertising ID to make advertising more interesting is enabled. If we navigate to the location, we can see that the location for this device is disabled and here we have the option to enable it. If we look at speech, inking, and typing, here we can see that “Getting to know you” is enabled, and we can turn off speech services and typing suggestions by pressing this button. Next, if we navigate to feedback and diagnostics you can see that the data has been set to full and Microsoft can provide more tailored experiences with relevant tips and recommendations by using diagnostics data which is specified to on.

Once you have the windows 10 Creators Update installed and you’re logged back into your device, you will be able to review and change your privacy settings at any time by going to Start, Settings, Privacy. To learn more about Windows 10 and privacy see

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