I wonder why the articles do not mention turning off the option. Maybe Microsoft should turn off ads by default.
I have no idea why the articles don't mention how to turn this off. Perhaps they do not know they can? It seems that quite a few complaints about Windows 10 are the direct result of abject ignorance and willingness to whine or speculate wildly without doing any research whatsoever.
No company is going to turn off by default something that might promote additional use of or sales of other products they make. It would not be in their business interest to do so.
They give you the option to turn this off, and it takes virtually zero time.
In the final analysis, even if I hate what the defaults for any given program are, I have no sympathy for those who won't bother to look through default settings as a standard part of installing anything, be it an app, application program, or OS. People will whine regardless of what a given default might be. It's up to a user to customize their own settings to their own liking. It is impossible for anyone else, be they an individual technician or an entity such as Microsoft, to do so.
Edited by britechguy, 20 January 2017 - 01:00 PM.
Brian AKA Bri the Tech Guy (website in my user profile) - Windows 10 Home, 64-Bit, Version 1803, Build 17134
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