How To Turn ON / OFF Features in Windows10 ?

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You Will learn to Turn ON / OFF Features in Windows10 based on your need. Some very useful and some may not require for your work. Some of the hidden features which runs in background that slow down your PC performance, one such feature is Windows Update Delivery Optimization.

Disable Telemetry & Data Collection in Windows 10 using Task Schedule

Windows 10 has auto enabled feature called Telemetry and Data Collection, it collects all user Activity and sends it to Microsoft. This Data has information of overall user experience and to Make Windows Functionality Better. But Data breach can happen with this feature, it is always good to disable this feature. Steps to disable Telemetry & Data Collection feature.

  • Press Windows key + R to invoke the Run dialog.
  • In the Run dialog, type taskschd.msc.
  • In Schedule task Window Navigate to
  • Right click on Name “consolidator” and disable it.
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How to Turn ON & OFF Tablet Mode in Windows10?

What is Tablet mode? Tablet mode is a feature integrated in windows 10 which automatically activates when tablet device detached from dock station or base. Start menu goes full screen with Windows App Settings. This feature only good for Tablet device not with desktops and Laptops.

Steps to turn on /off Tablet Mode :

  • From Windows 10 Desktop, click on action center icon (next to time /Date) at notification area.
  • Click on the Tablet mode, which can be turn on or off the tablet mode.
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Windows 10 -How to Disable the Lock Screen – (CLTR +ALT+DEL)

If you want to disable windows lock screen, then follow the below mention steps to disable.

  • Right click on startup icon click on Run or Press Windows key +R
  • Type in regedit and click OK
  • Registry windows open up and navigate to this location

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  • Create a New Key and name it as “Personalization”
  • Click on newly created name “ Personalization” on the right pane Create a new Dword(32-bit) value, name it as  â€œNoLockScreen” (without quotes). Set the value data to “1”


  • Exit from the registry window.

Reboot your computer and should be login to windows without key in username and password.

 How to disable windows update in Windows 10?

You need to navigate to this location

 Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Component Services -> Services (local)

Service Window Opens, search for Windows Update service, Right click, Properties

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Change the startup type from “automatic” to “disabled”

Windows 10 – How to switch /Turn off Windows Defender?

Windows defender can be removed from registry or from Group policy

  • Right click on startup icon click on Run or Press Windows key +R
  • Type in gpedit.msc and click OK

Turnoff windows defender

  • Navigate to this location: Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/Windows Components/Windows Defender
  • Double click on Turn off the Windows Defender and change from Not configured to Enable, (as shown below)

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  • Close the Group policy editor.
  • Now Windows defender will be disabled on your computer.

Windows 10 – Disable snap Assist

A unique feature in Windows10, when you drag a windows to the edges of monitor screen, the window size resize automatically. If you want to disable this feature, make the changes as show in the below steps.

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  • Click on start > System>Settings
  • Select multitasking from the left pane.
  • Turn off the “Allow the system to suggest companion windows when using Snap”

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Windows 10 – Switch /Turn off Office notification


  • Click on start > settings>system
  • Under system choose Apps and features
  • Select Get Office app from the list.
  • Click on uninstall button to remove the app from the computer.

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Windows 10 – Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO)

Windows 10 has a feature to download the latest windows updates from internet. Also this utilize lot of bandwidth. This feature has been hidden and it runs in the background of the system. Other users download patches from your system and causing higher bandwidth utilization. It is always good to Turn off or disable WUDO.

  • Click on start menu and settings
  • Select update and security (windows update,recovery,backup)

Disable Windows Update Delivery Optimization (WUDO)

  • Select Windows Update
  • Click on Advanced Options

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  • Select choose how updates are delivered

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  • Turn off the updates – ( updates from more than one place)


Do comment to know which one did you Turn ON / OFF Features in Windows10 and why?

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