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O&O ShutUp10 update arrives in time for the Fall Creators Update

The most recent version of the privacy tool for Windows 10 O&O ShutUp10 is fully compatible with Microsoft's Windows 10 Fall Creators Update that the company will release later today.

It is a good idea usually to verify that preferences, installed applications and programs, and files, were not changed or removed during updates, and especially feature updates.

While you can go through the list of privacy options manually to find obvious changes, you may use a privacy tool instead which simplifies this for you.

Tip: Check out our overview of Windows 10 Privacy programs and my Windows 10 Privacy book.

O&O ShutUp10 version 1.6.1391

oo shutup10-fall creators update windows 10

O&O ShutUp10 version 1.6.1391 is compatible with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update. This means among other things that preferences have been checked to make sure that they work with the update, and also that preferences for new features of the Windows 10 operating system were added as well.

The new version of ShutUp10 supports the following three new settings:

  • Disable advertisement in File Explorer and in OneDrive.
  • Disable the automatic download of manufacturer applications and icons for devices.
  • Deactivation of user-friendliness program (I'm not sure which setting in the program this refers to though)

Those are not the only changes however in the new version of the application. If you have used the application before, you may notice the changes that the developers made to the interface.

The resizing issues that some users experienced in earlier versions of the application are fixed in the new version. The program saves the window position, and size changes don't cause issues with the main window anymore.

New grouping options are probably the most interesting addition to the interface. You can list all settings in a long list by disabling categories, or group them by activation status, name, category, or recommendation.  Lastly, a couple of issues have been fixed on top of all that.

O&O ShutUp 10 is simple to use. It prompts you to create a System Restore point before you make any changes to the system, and supports the importing and exporting of configurations so that you may apply configurations on the same or other computer systems with minimal effort after the initial setting up phase.

It will also detect the actual configuration when you run it, and even prompts you if it notices that the configuration changed in the meantime.

Closing Words

O&O ShutUp 10 is a handy program that you may run after upgrading Windows 10 machines to the Fall Creators Update to make sure privacy related settings were not changed, and to adjust the new settings.

Now You: how do you handle Windows 10 privacy?

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Comments

  1. Franck said on October 17, 2017 at 2:47 pm
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    Awesome !
    Looking forward to Win10Privacy (https://www.winprivacy.de/deutsch-start/versionshistorie/) to update too :-)

  2. Ayy said on October 17, 2017 at 4:49 pm
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    shutup10 is pretty great, I legit wouldn’t use win10 without it. good to see they are updating it in a timely fashion.

  3. TelV said on October 17, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Just looking at the scrollbar in the screenshot demonstrates how many settings there are in Windows 10 which aren’t user-friendly. The one called “Disable conducting experiments with this machine by Microsoft” is particularly disturbing. Was that included in the original EULA? I can’t imagine anyone agreeing to that willingly.

    Oh, and I’ll remain on 8.1 until support ceases on Jan 1, 2023 and only update with security-only patches.

  4. someone said on October 17, 2017 at 5:55 pm
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    It seemed like they had abandoned the app for a while. Good to see them updating it again. Now it would be perfect if it was open source…

    1. Deo et Patriae said on October 18, 2017 at 2:17 pm
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      Abandoned? Why? It’s not a complex program… It just includes the manual way to manipulate the settings. It’s not like MS keeps adding such settings. Why do you feel you need constant updates?

      I only use OOShutup, it’s extremely good. Only few have I left disabled ( red ) and my PC is working without any problem.

  5. Matt said on October 18, 2017 at 12:52 am
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    I as well would very likely not use Windows 10 without a program like this one.

  6. SonnyMD said on October 18, 2017 at 1:35 am
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    Great product! First program I run when I boot my home computer. It has been very reliable.

  7. chef-koch said on October 18, 2017 at 4:56 am
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    Not to mention that every of these toogles are managable since the begining with windows own gpedit.msc. You also can import/export gpedit.msc profiles – but well, people want tools instead of using MS own giving solutions (for whatever reasons) so let’s build tools which not offering anything new with a fancy gui.

    1. Martin Brinkmann said on October 18, 2017 at 6:57 am
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      The tools offer two core benefits: first, that they list all the tweaks in a single interface, and second, that you may use them on Home devices. Yes, workarounds exist, and if you need to deploy on large scale you are better of with policies and such.

    2. Deo et Patriae said on October 18, 2017 at 2:20 pm
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      Also, do you think it’s easy for the average user to open gpedit and start differentiate the hundrers of settings there are? It’s not easy. Like Marting said, it’s much better all the appropriate ( privacy-related ) settings in one interface.

    3. Ben said on October 19, 2017 at 11:58 am
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      So you want to make 500 different profiles for every use-case?
      Do home versions even allow to run gpedit? (Not that windows chooses to ignore the ones it dislikes anyway on home/pro versions).

  8. Hanna said on October 18, 2017 at 5:44 am
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    So relieved I’m on Linux. I currently toggle between Ubuntu (for most tasks) and Win 7 (for the few remaining Windows-only apps I need to use). I specifically seek Qt-, Gtk- or web-based apps now. Win 7 is the last Microsoft OS I’ll be using, primarily because of the need for the above type utilities.

    1. Windows is not your friend (anymore) said on October 18, 2017 at 10:25 am
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      Who said that you don’t need these type of utilities on Win 7?

      Run for example the WPD* utility and you’ll be surprised by how many LGP, Services and Shedulers you have to disable plus the telemetry stuff you need to block through the windows firewall.

      [*] https://getwpd.com/

      1. Simon said on October 18, 2017 at 4:29 pm
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        Updated for FCU too. nice!

  9. leanon said on October 18, 2017 at 7:45 am
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    Simplicity at its finest :)

  10. surfer100 said on October 18, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    Martin,

    Thanks so much for your work. I just sent another paypal contribution.

    I’ve been using O&O since I first found it through your website. Luv it.

    One wrinkle: everytime Windows 10 updates, the telemetry settings are almost always turned back on. So, I’ve learned to always check O&O after an update. And yes, all three were turned back on on both the creator update on my desktop and the creator update on my laptop. I also launch O&O once a week or so, just to make sure settings haven’t been changed. If so, I just hit ‘revert.”

    Interestingly, on my laptop for reasons I don’t know, the create a restore point was also turned off, which O&O warned me of. So, I’ve turned that back on. I once got my desktop back only because I had created a restore point, so I like to keep a recent restore point or two.

  11. O&O said on October 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm
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    Version 1.6.1392 – released October 18, 2017

    Bug fix for setting “Disable the Windows Custoemr Experience Improvement Program”
    Bug fix for saving window settings for multiple monitors
    Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

  12. ben said on October 18, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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    1. George said on October 19, 2017 at 7:26 pm
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      Hmm, that’s indeed a nasty privacy policy. Not much point using a tool to prevent data collection, only for that tool to collect it on its own.

      1. surfer100 said on October 20, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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        I emailed O&O support just got this reply: “O&O ShutUp10 doesn’t collect nor transfer data.”

        The original link to the privacy policy refers to visiting their website. It does NOT refer to the use of ShutUp10 on your computer.

        To my reading, the website privacy policy is very transparent, very understandable and in very clear English. Yup, like all websites they use cookies. And, yup, they want to sell you their other products. So any savvy web surfer, like all readers here, will be using CCleaner, Privazer, Jet Clean, or just clearing the browser cache periodically. No biggie at all. FWIIW, I did subscribe to the newsletter for a while, but when I realized I didn’t need the other products, I unsubscribed. It was honored immediately, and I’ve not received any solicitations since.

      2. George said on October 20, 2017 at 1:17 pm
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        @surfer100 – Fair enough. This bit is a little confusing: “Data concerning your computer hardware and software will be automatically collected by O&O”, but I guess that by just visiting a website they cannot collect data about all hardware and software installed, and they just mean whatever the web browser gives away. Still believe they should clear it up about what their software does or doesn’t collect.

  13. OO&OO said on October 20, 2017 at 5:02 pm
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    Version 1.6.1393 – released October 20, 2017

    Support for high contrast mode revamped and enhanced
    System Restore Points can now be created multiple times consecutively
    “Disable the Windows Customer Experience Improvement Program” revamped (now affects local computers, no longer group policies)
    Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

  14. [email protected] said on November 8, 2017 at 9:10 pm
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    Version 1.6.1394 – released November 08, 2017

    New Setting: Disable saving SMS messages to the cloud
    New Setting: Disable network access for OneDrive before log-in
    New Setting: Disable Updates for voice recognition and synthesis
    New Setting: Disable Cloud Search form Cortana
    Bugfix implemented for Exception 0x80004003 when starting under Windows 10 Build 10240
    Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

    This is my favorite privacy software for Win 10.

  15. ricstatlerunfreedenhum said on November 16, 2017 at 3:22 pm
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    I have been successfully using Shutup10 to prevent unwanted Windows updates. I am on Win10 1607 PRO and just saw that Microsoft is forcing updates from “Creators” Win10 1703 customers onto 1709, and abandoning the Current Branch for Business (CBB).

    https://www.computerworld.com/article/3237172/microsoft-windows/microsoft-forces-win10-1703-customers-onto-1709-and-other-patch-tuesday-shenanigans.html

    Has anyone seen forced updates overriding Shutup10’s “stop” updates settings?

    Thanks.

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