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Windows 11 soon with advertising in the start menu – this is how you turn it off – WhatsNew2Day


Microsoft is causing dissatisfaction with its plans for Windows 11. Because the company plans to advertise its own products more in the start menu of the operating system. What Microsoft calls a feature, many in the community consider pure advertising.

Luckily, disgruntled users don’t have to resign themselves to their fate. Because with a simple setting, the messages should also be able to be switched off again.

Warning, self-promotion

In detail, Microsoft plans to refer to the in-house cloud solution OneDrive and Microsoft accounts in the start menu in the future. That reports the US side Windows latest.

When does that appear feature? The function was rolled out to a small group of test users in March. Windowslatest expects the rollout for all users to take place with an optional update in April or May. Microsoft itself has not yet given any official information about the release. The following picture shows what this looks like in practice:

Image source: Windowslatest

Image source: Windowslatest

End of advertising: Messages can be switched off

After the release, there will also be an option in the settings with which the advertising messages can be removed again.

That’s how it’s done: According to Windowslatest, the option should be under Ideaspersonalizationbegin let find. The submenu then expands around the menu item Occasionally show account-related notifications on startup expanded.

Image source: Windowslatest

Image source: Windowslatest

If you remove the tick there, you should first have peace of mind from the reports, at least for the time being.

Want more Windows news? Then take a look at the following article: Better late than never: Windows 11 looks at Apple and wants to solve an age-old PC problem

What do you all mean? Is the planned update a helpful feature that makes practical Microsoft products palatable to users? Or is that really nothing more than self-promotion? And will you switch off the release notifications immediately or do you want to take a look at the whole thing first? We look forward to your opinions in the comments!

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