These are some workstation tweaks that I do, keeping these notes here for reference
Some of the newer versions of Windows 10 make you sign in with a Windows account, you can switch this back
Settings > Accounts > Your info > Sign in with a local account
You can change the name of the user so it doesn't show the usename on the sign-in screen.
The change will be made the next time you logout or reboot.
There are some folders that are listed in the "This PC" section of the Windows exploerer. You can remove them with some Registry hackstodo: include link to registry hacks
You can also do this with a tool like Windows Tweaker
Winows 10 spies, but there are some settings that you can change to limit the amount of personal, and system information that's exposed. There are two options here. I do both
First, go to Settings > Privacy. From here just scroll down through the options on the left and disable to your heart's content.
Second, use "O&O ShutUp10" and implement even tighter control. You can find the application at https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
You can do this by editing the registry
Explorerif the key already exists, skip this step.
DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it
Now reboot your machine. You'll find that searches for things in the windows search will only search your indexed files and not the web.
I don't use Hyper-V or WSL, doesn't mean you can't. Instead I run VirtualBox and Cygwin. Note that this might break any Hyper-V stuff that you have running, including Docker Desktop.
bcdedit /set hypervisorlaunchtype off.
I don't use Windows Media Player, opting instead for VLC and Winamp
Windows has a feature where it will connect with devices that use Wi-Fi Direct without being part of the same network. You can learn more about this at https://www.howtogeek.com/178691/htg-explains-what-is-wi-fi-direct-and-how-does-it-work/
However I don't use this feature, so I turn it off. Here's how.
In PowerShell (with admin privlidges), run the following commands to stop the hostednetwork and disable it.
netsh wlan stop hostednetwork
netsh wlan set hostednetwork mode=disallow
Now, disable the Wi-Fi Direct Virtual Adapter(s) in Device Manager
Note that disabling the lowest number device may disable all of the devices
Reboot and you're good to go