Latest version of Windows privacy tweaker O&O ShutUP10 is ready for Windows 10 version 21H1
O&O ShutUp10 is a popular Windows privacy tweaker, which we reviewed back in 2017 for the first time. The latest version of the Windows program introduces support for Microsoft's latest version of Windows 10, version 21H1.
O&O ShutUp10 version 1.8.1421 was released on June 2, 2021. The new version installs without issues over existing installations of the program; configured tweaks should remain as they are, provided that the tweaks are still supported by the new version of the Windows operating system.
You can check the installed version of the program by selecting Help > About.
Microsoft released Windows 10 version 21H1 last month. The update is rolled out gradually to the entire Windows device population. Currently, only select devices, running Windows 10 version 2004 or 20H2, receive the update offer via Windows Updates. Other versions of Windows can be upgraded using installation media or other means.
Support for Windows 10 version 21H1 is not the only new feature of the application. The new version of Windows 10 introduces new features, including the News and Interests widget on the taskbar and Meet Now, also in the taskbar.
The new version of O&O ShutUp10 supports disabling both features for the current user or on the entire device.
NEW: Disable “Meet now” in the task bar on this device
NEW: Disable “Meet now” in the task bar for current user
NEW: Disable news and interests in the task bar on this device
NEW: Disable news and interests in the task bar for current user
The options are displayed in the Miscellaneous group in the program. The option to disable the News and Interests widget was not listed on a test system, but the feature was not available on the device yet.
The release notes suggest that the startup of the application has been optimized in the new release. The program started quickly in previous versions, at least on the systems that I tried it on. If you noticed start up issues, this one may fix them for you or speed things up at the very least.
O&O ShutUp10 is just one tweaker, but one that is updated regularly to address issues that arise from new Windows 10 releases and to add options to disable new features in the new versions of the operating system.
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