Review your privacy settings to get ready for the next update message in Windows 10

Last Updated on May 19, 2018 by Next Century

Ready for the Windows 10 Creators Update? First, as part of Microsoft’s continuing commitment to your privacy with Windows 10, make sure your privacy settings are ready too. Before installing the Windows 10 Creators Update (also known as Windows 10, version 1703) on your device, you will be prompted to review and choose your privacy settings. Completing the review makes sure your device is ready for the update once it’s available.

Start by reviewing your privacy settings

The first thing you’ll see when the Windows 10 Creators Update is available to you is a notification that asks you to review your privacy settings. Once the notification appears, select Review settings and choose to review when the notice pops up, or you can postpone your review a few times by selecting Remind me later

If you postponed, the notification will reappear later. Or, when you’re ready, select action center , and then select Review settingsunder Update and Privacy Settings. Note that you can’t delay this review indefinitely, and after postponing it a few times, you won’t have the option to select Remind me later. You’ll need to review your privacy settings to continue using your PC.

Choosing privacy settings for your device

On the Choose privacy settings for your device screen, you’ll control certain types of info that can be shared with Microsoft. Select the toggle for each category to adjust your settings and then select Accept.

Change your mind? After you’ve updated your device, adjust these settings at any time by going to Start  > Settings  > Privacy.

  • The privacy settings you select won’t go into effect until you’ve installed the Windows 10 Creators Update.
  • Only an administrator can choose settings, and those choices will apply to all accounts on your device.

To learn more about each category and how they affect data transfers and usage, select Learn more at the bottom of the screen.

Windows will handle the update from here

After you save your privacy settings, it’s time to update your device. On the Thank you screen, select OK to prepare your device and close the window—the download will occur in the background based on your Windows Update settings, and a notification will appear when the download is complete. Until then you can continue using Windows 10 normally.

Once you have the Windows 10 Creators Update installed, 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 your privacy, see

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