Windows 10 start menu displays adds

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Windows 10 start menu displays adds

Postby viking60 » 18 Oct 2015, 20:46

Windows 10 will start to display adds in the start menu after build 10565. Not porn or loans but "Suggestions" for apps you might want.
If you click them you will get to the Microsoft store (surprise) and it is reasonable to suspect that it will be possible to spend money there too.

It remains to be seen if people regard this as a service or simply adds for Microsoft "Apps"
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Since Windows 10 is free; Microsoft needs to get into this market where Google rules.

It is possible to rightclick the suggestion and turn them off, including future suggestions but there is a reason why it cannot be turned on by those who want the suggestions instead:

If people had to actively get the suggestions then approximately nobody would activate them. :snooty:

In any case this might finance the "free" policy of Windows 10.

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Re: Windows 10 start menu displays adds

Postby R_Head » 21 Oct 2015, 13:37

When someone in MS says free the 1st thing that comes to mind is.... What is the catch? :think:

Nothing is free in their world and if is free, is for a super short limited time.

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Re: Windows 10 start menu displays adds

Postby dedanna1029 » 24 Oct 2015, 00:34

viking60 wrote:Image

See, this and all the Lenovo crap installed on my 8.1 that is in the Start menu is what I was asking if I could uninstall.

I have uninstalled a lot of it, but not the Lenovo stuff, because I never know if it contains drivers for the computer.

My "Start menu" like this looks a lot better now. I don't call it a Start menu. I call it a screen of shite. What I've done is made a folder on my desktop with shortcuts to all the programs I do use, and don't get all that bloatware I don't. I don't even use what they call that "Start menu" - it isn't one to me. I use very little that's on it - Skype is gone. Weather is gone. Maps is gone. Xbox is gone. One Note is gone. Mail is gone. Calender is gone. The rest but maybe one of two proggies is gone. I don't use them, and wouldn't - it's none of M$'s business what I use. Those aren't anything I can't use just by clicking up a link from my browser anyway if I wanted them.

Suggestion to those on Windows 10, or thinking of going on it, don't use the Windows store. Just go online as you always have, download and install from there what you need. I got one program from Windows store on 8.1, and it almost got me in trouble. It asked me to switch to an MSN account for my user (which I don't want, I want what I tell it to use for my user on Windows), I did, and when the program was installed, it took up the whole screen to run and loaded from the store every time I used it. This is stupid with the Windows store. I had to uninstall it and get it online from a regular install file, and it took just a normal window to use. Then, I had to undo all that MSN garbage, and reinstate my Windows user as I wanted it.

That store causes more issues than one can imagine.
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Re: Windows 10 start menu displays adds

Postby dedanna1029 » 24 Oct 2015, 00:40

It's aaaaaaaalll bloatware. Screw their ads, screw their shite.
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