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Disable Windows 10 telemetry

Aug 24th, 2015
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  1. For a guide on how to disable several telemetry options already, visit this website:
  2. http://arstechnica.com/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/
  3. Other resources available at:
  4. https://fix10.isleaked.com/
  5. https://github.com/dfkt/win10-unfuck/
  6.  
  7. Certain Windows updates in Windows 10 deliver extra "options" for telemetry on your machine. It is advisable to uninstall them:
  8. http://www.kernelmode.info/forum/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=4001
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  10. For additional privacy, you can add these entries to your hosts file, which is located in:
  11. C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc
  12.  
  13. You can edit and save the file by opening Notepad as Administrator (Press Windows key ("flag" icon), in the search bar enter "notepad", right-click on notepad and choose Run as Administrator - then browse to the hosts file location).
  14.  
  15. Note: this does NOT block any Windows Updates.
  16.  
  17. Copy and paste the following below all the other text in there, save the file. That's all:
  18.  
  19. #Microsoft telemetry
  20. 127.0.0.1 vortex.data.microsoft.com
  21. 127.0.0.1 vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
  22. 127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
  23. 127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  24. 127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
  25. 127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  26. 127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
  27. 127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  28. 127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
  29. 127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  30. 127.0.0.1 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
  31. 127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com
  32. 127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  33. 127.0.0.1 df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  34. 127.0.0.1 reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  35. 127.0.0.1 wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  36. 127.0.0.1 services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  37. 127.0.0.1 sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  38. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.microsoft.com
  39. 127.0.0.1 watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
  40. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net
  41. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
  42. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
  43. 127.0.0.1 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
  44. 127.0.0.1 vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
  45. 127.0.0.1 survey.watson.microsoft.com
  46. 127.0.0.1 watson.live.com
  47. 127.0.0.1 watson.microsoft.com
  48. 127.0.0.1 statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
  49. 127.0.0.1 corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
  50. 127.0.0.1 compatexchange.cloudapp.net
  51. 127.0.0.1 cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
  52. 127.0.0.1 a-0001.a-msedge.net
  53. 127.0.0.1 65.55.108.23
  54. 127.0.0.1 65.39.117.230
  55. 127.0.0.1 23.218.212.69
  56. 127.0.0.1 134.170.30.202
  57. 127.0.0.1 137.116.81.24
  58. 127.0.0.1 diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
  59. 127.0.0.1 corp.sts.microsoft.com
  60. 127.0.0.1 statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
  61. 127.0.0.1 pre.footprintpredict.com
  62. 127.0.0.1 204.79.197.200
  63. 127.0.0.1 23.218.212.69
  64. 127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com
  65. 127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  66. 127.0.0.1 feedback.windows.com
  67. 127.0.0.1 feedback.microsoft-hohm.com
  68. 127.0.0.1 feedback.search.microsoft.com
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