8 settings you need to change if you’re still using Windows 10

Using Windows 10? Change these default settings now.
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Microsoft’s Windows 11 operating system started gradually rolling out last fall and will be available for all eligible devices by mid-2022. If you’re still waiting on the update (here’s how you can download Windows 11 now and skip the wait) or debating if upgrading to Windows 11 is worth it, don’t worry. You have until 2025 to make your decision. That’s when Microsoft will end support for its older OS. No matter the reason you’re using Windows 10, some of the OS’s default settings collect information, make you see more ads and notifications, and may …