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  1.    28 Jun 2018 #1

    Unwanted messages

    In the lower right hand corner of the desktop, (where windows messages usually show up such as, "Download complete")

    I keep getting messages, "The supreme court said..." and Trump said,"blah, blah, blah"),"Shooting in Massachusetts".

    I don't want or care about or want these messages.

    Where did they come from?

    Don Cole
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  2.    28 Jun 2018 #2

    Possibly from a web page that you have open at the time.

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  3. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       28 Jun 2018 #3

    Hello Don,

    It sounds like you may have turned on breaking news notifications in the News app settings like below.

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  4.    28 Jun 2018 #4

    Can you go to settings and search for notifications. Look at that screen for what your want/don't want.

    Turn On or Off Notifications from Apps and Senders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5.    09 Jul 2018 #5

    Thank you Brink for your response,

    I can't find Breaking News Notifications on/off.

    Don Cole
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       09 Jul 2018 #6


    You'll need to open the "News" app, and click/tap on the Settings (gear) icon at the bottom left. You should then see the setting at the bottom on the right side like in my screenshot above.
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  7.    11 Jul 2018 #7

    I clicked setting and don't see any News App.

    I should point out that every time I get a Windows 10 Update
    my computer gets all messred up.

    I figured out how to stop the Updates.
    Every time I restart a notification shows up, "We could not finish your Updates".
    I ignore it, for the reason explained above.
    I don't want to Update until I complete the Macrium Reflect setup.

    I have created a Macrium Reflect USB drive.
    That was in 2017. How can I upgrade it?
    And how can update the Updates one at a time so I can see which one is messing up my computer?

    Don Cole
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       11 Jul 2018 #8


    Did you open the News app from the Start menu to click on the Settings icon in the News app instead?

    You should be able to make sure you have the latest version of Macrium Reflect installed, and create a new USB.

    How to create USB rescue media

    Backup and Restore with Macrium Reflect | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9.    11 Jul 2018 #9

    Thank you Brink,

    I figured out how to turn off the News Apps.

    The other part will take some time. I will repost if I have anymore trouble.

    Don Cole
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18317
       11 Jul 2018 #10

    You're most welcome.
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