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[ExtremeTech] Windows 10 now shows ads on the lock screen — here’s how to kill them

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Microsoft has begun showing advertisements on the Windows 10 lock screen. The company telegraphed this move nearly a year ago, but has avoided actually pushing content until now. The ads in question are for Rise of the Tomb Raider, which launched in January for the PC and last fall for the Xbox One and Xbox 360.




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Fun fact: according to Microsoft's internal dictionary "more" is a synonym for "ads".

Tip: turn it off.

Trick: get Rise of the Tomb Raider from another store. Unless you want a version of the game that, while costing the same, is a Universal App and thus: a) only works on Windows 10; b) doesn't have SLI or Crossfire support; c) enforces borderless non-exclusive fullscreen (performance penalty); d) and V-Sync (more input lag); e) and thus no G-Sync or FreeSync; f) In addition to that, no modding; g) no launching from the .exe; h) and no overlays (Fraps, RivaTuner Statistics Server, etc); i) More downsides here.
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But... but... but... it's free.
    
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How nice that my computer turned into an ad platform instead of a computer.
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How nice that my computer turned into an ad platform instead of a computer.

Remember now that all the supporters of this atrocious garbage, want you to know this is "A SERVICE" not an actual operating system anymore lachen.gif .

Make ready for the defenders and the dimwitted to praise Redmond's brilliant attribute doh.gif .
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I'll believe it when I see it. Windows 10 Pro and nothing is on my lock screen, with no updates available either. The only "proof" I've seen is a lock screen with a still image, which could've easily been fabricated by setting a Rise of the Tomb Raider wallpaper as the lock screen.
 
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And this matters because? I don't sit around looking at my lock screen personally and it doesn't offend me on some personal level to have an ad show up there anyway. Besides, you can like, turn it off and stuff... rolleyes.gif
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I can't stand the lock screen anyways, always disable it with a reg file on each clean install.
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And this matters because? I don't sit around looking at my lock screen personally and it doesn't offend me on some personal level to have an ad show up there anyway. Besides, you can like, turn it off and stuff... rolleyes.gif

When did you start using W10? Not to long ago you said you never used it. rolleyes.gif
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And this matters because? I don't sit around looking at my lock screen personally and it doesn't offend me on some personal level to have an ad show up there anyway. Besides, you can like, turn it off and stuff... rolleyes.gif

When did you start using W10? Not to long ago you said you never used it. rolleyes.gif

Such treachery here on OCN, how can we allow this type of attitude confused.gif ?
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But... but... but... it's free.

I bought a very nice laptop last summer, i got it days after windows 10 went live, since it came with windows 8.1 and i didn't want to deal with windows 8, I did the update to windows 10, I also purchased office 2013 (2016 was not released and only a brain dead ape would pay for 365). It's been fine up until this past weekened. Now i'm getting windows popups or "ads" as most of the world would call them, offering me 50% off upgrading office 2013 to 2016.

Now 50% off is not a bad deal, and perhaps if I had purchased office 2013 a few years ago I might like this sort of "deal", however I just paid full price for 2013 less than 8 months ago, and m$ is now spamming me with ads to upgrade. It's vexing to say the least. Worse still I've been completely unable to STOP the ads telling me to buy office 2016 for 50% off!.

No this is not adware, this is windows 10. I fear this is just the tip of the iceberg too.
 
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