Premium

There are Ads … And Then There are Ads (Premium)

26

When Microsoft first started putting advertisements in Windows back in 2012, I accurately called it a slippery slope. As I predicted, instances of advertising in Windows have only exploded since then. And Microsoft has repeatedly tried to slip even more insidious ads and other obstructions into pre-release Windows 10 builds in the Insider Preview only to have them back-off thanks to user outrage.

But when it comes to this kind of thing, there are ads … and then there are ads. I use this term broadly, and on purpose: It’s just too complicated to list out of the many strange transgressions in Windows 10. In the book Windows 10 Field Guide, for example, I refer to them generally as “annoyances” and I devote the opening section of the Personalization chapter to explaining how to remove them. For you Thurrott Premium members, I also briefly discussed this process (via “Remove crapware” and “Disable Windows 10 advertising and suggestions”) in This is How I Configure Windows 10 (Premium).

Read the rest of this article now by joining Thurrott Premium!

Choose how you want to experience Thurrott.com

Basic Member

Basic Sign-up

Basic Membership Includes:

Limited access to premium content:Access to 3 Premium articles over the month.

Thurrott Daily Newsletter:Keep track of the latest headlines and articles from Thurrott.com.

Member Only Offers:Special promotions that only offered to Thurrott.com members.

Ability to Comment:Comment on News Posts.

Forum Participation:Basic Members can create and reply in Forums.

All Access, All The Time!

Premium Member

Purchase Premium Access (Annually or Monthly)

Premium Membership Includes:

Full Access to content on Thurrott.com: Thurrott readers will have access to deeper, richer articles written by Paul and the Thurrott Team.

First Ring Daily: A new podcast hosted by Paul Thurrott and Brad Sams discussing the top technology news of the day.

Premium Forums:Premium members have access to forums and a private channel for communicating with other Premium members and the Thurrott Team.

Thurrott Daily Newsletter: Premium users will receive a daily newsletter from Thurrott.com showcasing the day’s latest news and top trending stories on the site.

Premium Comments: Premium member comments on news posts will be visible to other premium members.

Enhanced User Experience: Premium users will enjoy minimal banner advertising resulting in a faster loading site.

Visit our FAQs to Learn More