What are Windows 10 Start menu ads?
Windows 10 is nice. It looks beautiful, has great features that are useful, and it generally works quite well. But Windows 10 is also a platform for Microsoft to make money on ads. It’s part of their strategy to expand their business without relying on selling software. Ever wondered why Windows 10 is a free upgrade? All the data collected for ads is anonymous — just like Google ads, for example — but you’re still seeing ads in Windows. A lot of people just don’t like that. One thing Microsoft has recently added to Windows 10 is “suggested” apps on the Start menu. It can be a useful feature and there’s no real harm in having those suggested apps show up on the Start menu. But what if you just don’t want to see them? Good news, it’s really easy to get rid of. We’ll show you how to get those Windows 10 suggestions off your Start menu.
How to turn Windows 10 suggestions off
To turn off those suggested apps or ads, just do the following:
- Open the Start menu
- Click Settings
- Go to Personalization
- Click the Start tab in the left column
- Turn off the “Occasionally show suggestions in Start“
- You’re done!
Now you know how to turn off Windows 10 Start menu suggestions. It’s that easy.
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