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Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings

Question asked by kingfish on Oct 2, 2016

"It’s no secret that Windows 10’s stuffed with revenue-generating hooks for Microsoft, but I find the idea of a paid-for operating system shoving straight-up ads in my face distasteful, and disabled the Get Office ads and every other ad-related setting months ago. After a bit of poking and prodding, I discovered that beyond reinstalling the Get Office app that surfaces those notifications, the Anniversary Update also re-enabled Start menu and lock screen ads, essentially tossing my explicit choice to disable them out the window. And it did so without consent or even a notice that these changes were happening in the background."

Installing the Windows 10 Anniversary Update may reset your ad preferences, other settings | ExtremeTech

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