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  1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       25 Nov 2015 #1

    Microsoft Ad Choices


    Can someone please tell me how to disable (totally) Microsoft Ad Choices in Windows 10?

    Thanx!
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  2. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       25 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello orlandotek,

    You might see if this may be related to what you wanted.

    Microsoft personalized ad preferences
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       25 Nov 2015 #3

    Hey, Brink.

    Yeah, I found that but no mention on how to turn them off. Just how to turn off ad tailoring.

    A website I go to quite often ONLY in Windows 10 (on several machines) is virtually unusable to me because
    of the Ad Choices popping up.

    I thought it was spyware and ran a few cleaners and no hits. So, further research led me to conclude it was
    Microsoft's Ad Choices and not considered spyware.

    To me that sucks big time. It turns Windows 10 from something they say is FREE (I upgraded these
    machines from Windows 8.1) to something that can more accurately described as ADWARE.
    Not the same thing.

    I guess the website will go on being nearly unusuable to me under Windows 10 because I can't seem to find a way to disable ALL THE ANNOYING POP UPS.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       26 Nov 2015 #4

    Hi,

    Have you tried this yet ?

    Click or tap the Start button.
    2. Click or tap Settings.
    3. Click or tap Privacy, and then turn off Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps.

    Cheers,
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       26 Nov 2015 #5

    fdegrove said: View Post
    Hi,

    Have you tried this yet ?

    Click or tap the Start button.
    2. Click or tap Settings.
    3. Click or tap Privacy, and then turn off Let apps use my advertising ID for experiences across apps.

    Cheers,
    I will give that a shot in the morning but I am pretty sure that again that is related to Ad Tailoring...
    not a way to disable it all together.

    That's one way to be sure your spyware isn't flagged as such. Burn it into the operating system. Only Microsoft.

    I'm probably gonna have to revert one of my PC's back to Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 just to be able to use that website again.
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  6. Joined : Oct 2015
    Posts : 1,393
    Windows 10 Pro X64
       26 Nov 2015 #6

    Hi,

    I will give that a shot in the morning but I am pretty sure that again that is related to Ad Tailoring...
    not a way to disable it all together.
    That's correct.
    We're all suffering from the same problem so we'll have to dig into settings to find out what can be shut down and what can't.
    Digging into all the privacy settings and shutting down all kinds of things has helped me but then I use my PC only as a desktop and don't need MS to sync with other devices, etc., etc.
    And sure, you could get Outlooks (internet version) without the annoying ads on the R-side but of course , you'll have to pay for that too.........

    Didn't they say Win10 was a "service"......

    Cheers,
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  7.    26 Nov 2015 #7

    Hi there

    I'm still using IE and Firefox browsers -- no problem

    However here's probably the BEST way

    log on to the TOR network using the TOR browser (Firefix variant -- it's OK).

    then on the settings disable ALL scripts

    now you can run 100% totally in peace. (You can also connect to places that ISP's block etc).

    Perfectly 100% LEGAL to use TOR network.

    Download Tor

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    Cheers
    jimbo
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  8. Joined : Nov 2013
    Chicagoland
    Posts : 20,838
    Tower: W8.1; Laptop: W10 Pro build 10586; Windows Phone 8
       26 Nov 2015 #8

    @orlandotek and others

    Hello, orlandotek.

    This may help in addition. If signing into a device via an MS account marketing and advertising can be manage within your account online. Sign into your account and choose the “Security & privacy” tab. You can then further refine via the links in the Marketing and/or Advertising columns.

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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 10
    Windows 10
       26 Nov 2015 #9

    HippsieGypsie said: View Post
    @orlandotek and others

    Hello, orlandotek.

    This may help in addition.
    No, that did not help at all. If you read all of the posts here someone already suggested this.

    This does NOT disable Ad Choices. I don't want them. They are annoying on most websites but on
    one particular site that I use quite often the ads pop out of the left side of screen scooting the entire
    page to the right. I cannot work on what I need to work on so I have to stop, close the idiot ad, then
    wait for the website to go back to normal. On the next record I go through the same routine again.
    It doubles the time I spend on the site compared to a Windows 7 or Windows 8 PC that does not have
    this problem.

    Again, I classify Windows 10 as Adware. It is not FREE.
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  10. Joined : Oct 2013
    Posts : 17,490
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15014
       26 Nov 2015 #10

    Have you considered that it was advertising put there by that site, and no relation to Windows 10?
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