What are the settings/things to do after installing Win 10? Checklist?

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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit x64 Version 22H2

    What are the settings/things to do after installing Win 10? Checklist?

    What are the settings/things to do after installing Windows 10?

    Is there a Checklist somewhere? Or any guides that you follow?

    I mean adjusting the settings and prevent annoying things that will happen.

    For example to prevent Windows 10 auto restart after an update: go to Settings>Update & Security>Windows update>Advanced options>[Choose how updates are installed] select "notify to schedule restart"

    I am sure there are a lot more things/settings that you do after installing Windows 10.

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    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15

    I'm sure other people will chip in with things they do. One of mine is:
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    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848

    I get rid of the large Cortana search box and replace it with the Search icon or remove it completely.
    Right click on the Taskbar, point to Cortana then select Hidden (my choice) or Show Cortana icon.

    Right click on Desktop, Themes, Desktop icon settings. Check all 5 boxes then Apply and OK to get system icons on the Desktop.
    In Themes, I also pick a Theme or download a new one from the internet.

    Right click on Taskbar, Properties. Click on Customize. Click on Select which icons appear on the taskbar and turn on Always show all icons in notification area.
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    Windows 10
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    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    Four of the main things I do is turn on System Restore and turn off Fast Startup. Then I check to make sure I don't have any problems with any of my drivers. When I'm sure everything is OK I make a image of my drive with Macrium Reflect.

    Edit: forgot about checking for any updates before I make a image. So It's five main things I do. :)
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    win 10 pro (22H2)

    If your looking for guides, "Tutorial Index".
    I started at Z.(lots of hidden(?) stuff in 10).
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