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Well, I have Win 10 on 6 out of 7 personal use PCs/laptops. The only one that doesn’t have it is my AW laptop because I haven’t used it in quite a while. I haven’t seen these ads yet, may be because I used a custom install guide, but I appreciate OP pointing out the option. Actually, I may want to see these ads, as there may be games I might want to try on a cross platform by buying it from the windows store (Only if I can only figure out how the heck this darn cross platform thing works..lol).

I find it easier to navigate compared to Win 8/8.1. I do understand why AMD and Nvidia probably view MS as a threat to their market/margins, and I also understand the privacy concerns, data mining, etc. However, Win 10 was a technically a “free” upgrade , even though I know it is not really “free”, as MS was still obligated to support my Win 8/7 machines for a few years. So, MS threw a bone to its customers, in exchange for whatever it wants to push in terms of upsells. But, I also believe that more and more applications will be geared towards Win 10, so I figured there is no point fighting the inevitable.

Whenever MS becomes too mercenary (however I do suspect that antitrust and other regs will reel it in to some extent) , I will start jumping up and down. Until then, I am looking forward to some DX 12 goodness, one way or another….lol
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so its not stupid to complain.
Yes it is. Please stop trying to shift the discussion to something that has nothing to do with anything. At this point.what are you even complaining about? MS "lack of transparency"?

Well this is about ads,wich are optional. Not hard to reach the conclusion that "fun facts,tips and more on your lockscreen" = the ads you are looking at.
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There is something wrong about asking "Can I kick you in the face?" because not everyone knows the difference between YES and NO, especially when the default option is YES.
What? Please read what you wrote. But i get your point.

Still,it's not hard to change that. Specially when you have this:



For unawares, "Pantalla de bloqueo" = Lock screen
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Well this is about ads,wich are optional.

that were non existent before, on a screen that is not optional that was non existent before.

Its a clear path for MS, they have been "giving away" Windows10. They plan to recoup development costs somewhere, and this is the first roll-out. We at OCN are certainly able to disable the ads, but my mom (who uses a pencil to type on the keyboard and still uses AOL) most certainly is not tech savvy enough to see the ad and figure out how to disable them. I give it 3-5 years before we have toast ads based upon your browsing habits on the "free" version of W10, and you can pay a subscription fee to remove ads and have access to features that are otherwise locked out. So many companies are using the incremental pay and ad based revenue structures to get funds, why should we expect anything less from MS? Heck, you cant even hardly buy a full game anymore...its all DLC and Coin Shops...

When something is free, you are the product.
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ummmm, no?

my windows 10 is bone stock and does not have adds?

also on a side note, I get very mad when people give me free stuff and have very SMALL stipulations on the usage of the free gift. lets go get those torches and pitchforks boys, this is a revolt against every company that gives out "free" stuff rolleyes.gif
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my windows 10 is bone stock and does not have adds?

yet^
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my windows 10 is bone stock and does not have adds?

yet^

 

If you just go NEXTNEXTNEXTNEXTNEXT on all setups (which in order to get ads in W10 you have to do), getting ads on the lock screen should be the least of your worries.

   
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Those are not ads.
When you use the default theme you get a different lockscreen wallpaper everyday.

The upper left ticker provides information about the picture such as a location. IE mine is Jokulsarlon, Iceland
The upper right ticker is a rating system for the lockscreen. You can thumbsup or thumbs down the current wallpaper. Thumbs down will fetch you a new wallpaper immediately.
The middle ticker is a link to the Windows store.

None are ads.
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None are ads.

Just images of programs available through the windows store.

got it. rolleyes.gif
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Just images of programs available through the windows store.

got it. rolleyes.gif

You chose the default wallpaper. You can always change it to pictures of Putin and Trump hangingout or whatever floats your boat.
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Just images of programs available through the windows store.

got it. rolleyes.gif

You chose the default wallpaper. You can always change it to pictures of Putin and Trump hangingout or whatever floats your boat.

This really isn't about me. I have windows set to auto log in, I never see the lock screen. This is about my mom who just bought a pre built that has windows 10, or my wife who got a new W10 laptop. Neither one of them will ever change their background or lock screen, or opt out of anything. The layer of obfuscation is shallow, but it does exist. Yeah, by itself, it is a silly thing to complain about...but if we don't raise a stink about it, then MS will certainly be allowed to continue unabated down their path to ad based revenue.
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