How to disable Windows 8's deep cloud integration, piece by piece

Microsoft provides granular control options that let you pick and choose which cloud-friendly features to utilize.

  • Looking for something? By default, Microsoft expands your searches in Windows 8.1 to include Bing results and results from Windows 8 apps.

  • SkyDrive/OneDrive syncing is very customizable in Windows 8.1.

  • Microsoft provides many privacy tweaks in Windows 8.1.

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