Review installed apps using the Settings window, uninstall those you don't use, and then configure Privacy settings for the apps you do. Apps often access your camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, and more, when they don't actually need to. You can use these settings to configure the apps that are allowed to access your personal information and computer hardware, and which cannot.
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- [Voiceover] Apps, especially third party apps,…like Facebook, GoToMeeting, Candy Crush Saga, and so on,…often obtain access to the photos on your computer,…your microphone and camera, and even your contacts list,…to function more effectively.…However, some apps acquire this access…when it might not be absolutely necessary,…which may stir up privacy concerns for you.…So let's click Start and All Apps…to see what apps you have installed on your PC…and in a minute, we'll review the resources…they are configured to use.…
For now, if you see any apps you've installed but never use,…right-click that app and click Uninstall.…There's no reason to clutter up your computer…with unwanted software or allow unwanted apps access…to your personal information.…After reviewing this list, open the Privacy Settings.…Here you can see what resources the apps you do use require.…Click Start, click Settings, and click Privacy.…Go ahead and click Camera to get started.…
Take a look at all of the apps listed.…It's highly likely that most of the apps here…
Expert author Joli Ballew then explores important backup and recovery options, including how to configure and use System Restore. She shows how to remove all the unnecessary and unwanted software and then add your desired software and apps.
The course wraps up with some advanced tasks, including setting program defaults, configuring virtual desktops, adding users, and configuring family safety and security settings.
- Registering a new PC
- Connecting to networks
- Installing updates
- Setting up backups
- Creating a recovery drive
- Installing software
- Setting program defaults
- Adding users
- Configuring Family Safety
- Accessing media