Windows 10 Notes

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Insert ASCII or Unicode Characters

Insert ASCII or Unicode Latin based symbols and characters

Unicode charts

Example inserting Greek Delta in Word type 0394 then ALT + x converts the 0394 to Δ

Remove some Windows 10 default apps

How to remove default Windows 10 apps

Remove Microsoft Telemetry collection


Part I

  • Open Registry Editor.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection
  • Create a new DWORD (32-bit) value named AllowTelemetry. Set value to 0.

Part II

  • Right click the File Explorer item in Windows 10 Start menu & pick Manage from menu.
  • Go to Services and Applications -> Services in the left pane. In the services list, disable the following services:
    • Diagnostics Tracking Service
    • Update: Windows 10 version 1511 changed the Diagnostics Tracking Service to Connected User Experiences and Telemetry service. You will need to disable
      • Connected User Experiences and Telemetry
  • Right click and select Properties and pick "Disabled".
  • Reboot Windows 10.