Stop Microsoft from Spying on everything you do. (Block Telemetry)

Most people know that the Windows Operative System is sending lots of information about their users to Microsofts servers.

What kind of information are they collecting? Why do they need more than information about bugs, what version you have of their product so they can send the right ones so you can update your system and information that really is needed to use Windows from day to day.

I don’t want to send everything I type, every URL I visit, the kinds of media I’m listening to or watching. Because that is private information and I like to be able to choose what kind of stuff corporations know about me.

If you want to block some of some of Microsofts Telemetry Servers then copy the list below and paste it at the end of your HOSTS file.
You’re doing this at your own risk. I’ve done it among several other people and my PC seem to be working fine.

You first need to run Notepad as Administrator, click on Windows Start button, type Notepad and Rightclick on it and choose to run it as Administrator.

In the Notepad meny, Open this file:

Now, copy the list below and paste it at the bottom of the file, then save it and close NotePad. Now these servers should be blocked.

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Visual Subst – Virtual Drives Shortcuts To Folders

Visual Subst is a great way to save time while browsing the filesystem. For example, if you got a download folder in c:\my folder\documents\download\ you can simply create a virtual drive for it like x:\ or something like that so you can browse to that folder within a second instead trying to find it when there’s 100’s of folders. It’s very useful if you have many different folders you need to access often.
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