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#232210 5-Apr-2018 08:07
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Yesterday I received a new XPS 13 9365 laptop, to deploy to one of the users and I built it with my Windows 10 1703 image.

 

After I joined it to the domain and logged in with my domain admin account, I installed programs - all good so far.
At the end of the day I locked the machine and saw adverts on the lock screen (advertising MS Rewards)

 

Logged into the machine I also noticed start menu adverts 

 

When did these adverts arrive in Windows 10, how did they get past the firewall/proxy server and maybe more importantly, why on my XPS 13 9365 that was build the same way am I not seeing any of these issues..

 

Now to figure out how to remove these ..


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  #1988670 5-Apr-2018 10:56
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MS , in their wisdom, think its OK to include adverts & games & 3rd party crapware in the Windows updates.
On Win10 PRO machines, PRO being intended for commercial use and should not have games forced onto it .
Then MS make it hard to remove them

Windows10 : yep thats how it is.

 

This may help , the webpage is a bit old so things may have changed
https://www.cnet.com/how-to/how-to-disable-ads-on-the-windows-10-lock-screen/

 

 


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  #1988707 5-Apr-2018 11:39
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Yesterday for us on my wife's computer w/ W10.

 

My wife in passing said "I clicked on the Microsoft rewards thing on the screensaver, and now it won't go away"

 

Cr*p! I thought...Malware. But nope.. Microsoft's snuck ads into the pretty screensaver pics.


 
 
 
 


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  #1988718 5-Apr-2018 11:59
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That is BS!

 

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  #1988724 5-Apr-2018 12:15
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I'm aware of this for the last ±6 months now. Previously, there also was mention of ads being displayed inside the Explorer ribbon bar.

 

Searching for 'decrappify Windows 10' shows many solutions. I prefer the scripts to the download of EXEs. One of the better ones I've found is called 'Debloat Windows 10' (Warning, use with care).

 

Next, I also make sure to import these Registry settings (per user). This stops the download of "games & 3rd party crapware"

 


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Disable extra Windows 10 features
; https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/11/23/seeing-extra-apps-turn-them-off/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
"DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:00000001





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  #1989300 6-Apr-2018 10:36
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Just another example of a large corporate spamming its users with stuff they can't easily avoid.    Here is another, one of the big airlines I think it is Emirates, now sneak ads onto the 'plane view' IFE screens.    For example a person is watching the view from the tail view camera and the bottom part of the screen gets an advertisement for Sony cameras.    I saw this on a Youtube flight trip report.


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  #1989416 6-Apr-2018 12:02
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Windows 10 Adverts - when did these start happening?

On and off they seem to take another run at it now and then..

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  #1989419 6-Apr-2018 12:14
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Hmmm, maybe my next computer will be a mac. Doesn't sound good.

 
 
 
 


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  #1989460 6-Apr-2018 13:22
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IcI:

 

I'm aware of this for the last ±6 months now. Previously, there also was mention of ads being displayed inside the Explorer ribbon bar.

 

Searching for 'decrappify Windows 10' shows many solutions. I prefer the scripts to the download of EXEs. One of the better ones I've found is called 'Debloat Windows 10' (Warning, use with care).

 

Next, I also make sure to import these Registry settings (per user). This stops the download of "games & 3rd party crapware"

 


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Disable extra Windows 10 features
; https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/mniehaus/2015/11/23/seeing-extra-apps-turn-them-off/
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CloudContent]
"DisableWindowsConsumerFeatures"=dword:00000001

 

 

Agree on scripts over exes for this, Unless you fully understand exactly what it's doing I wouldn't recommend using one (Some remove key 'features' that will cause stability issues if removed). Safest way is just to use Powershell to remove the specific apps.

 

 

 

With Windows 10 Enterprise & Education there are GPOs that turn off the 'consumer experience' without the need to hack up the OS.


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