Windows 10 may have been a free upgrade, however, it comes with ads pushed to the system using different avenues (even if you’ve upgraded for a fee, sadly). These ads appear at various places including Start menu, Action Center, Cortana as well as on the lock screen. These ads coax you to buy apps and services that you may or may not need.
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Owing to the fact mentioned, many users find these ads intrusive enough to degrade the overall user experience. Fortunately, there exist some useful tricks to disable or block most of the advertisements and that’s what we’re going to discuss in this article.
Below is a list of places where ads are shown and the tricks to disable them safely. Are you ready? Let’s disable ads.
Stop getting personalized ads
Microsoft displays targeted ads on Windows 10 using a unique advertising ID. It tracks the app uses and Windows Store purchases to display personalized ads, which you’re most likely to click or follow. The best way to avert such targeted advertisements is to disable your advertising identity so that the company can’t show ads based on your interests. You can perform these steps to turn off your advertising ID:
- Open “Settings”, click “Privacy” and select “General”.
- Under “Change privacy options”, toggle off the option “Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps”.
Also, please do the following steps in every installed browser in your system, including the Microsoft Edge, to get rid of personalized ads while browsingContinue Reading