#Windows10 #Software â€“ How to remove ads from the Start menu on your Windows 10 computer â€“ There are plenty of issues with Windows 10, from privacy concerns to incompatible software, but nothing has been quite as galling to me as the addition of full-blown ads inÂ the Start menu.
There isnâ€™t anyone on the planet that wants to see invasive adsÂ on their desktop before theyÂ even opening an Internet browser.
Thankfully, theyâ€™re ridiculously easy to deactivate.
As CNET helpfully explained this week, you only need to follow a few steps to turn off ads:
- Open the â€˜Settingsâ€™ menu
- Click on â€˜Personalizationâ€™
- Click on â€˜Startâ€™ at the bottom of the left-hand column
- Find a heading labeled â€œOccasionally show suggestions in Startâ€ and turn the switch to the â€˜Offâ€™ position
Easy enough, right? Still, it doesnâ€™t excuse the fact that this â€œfeatureâ€ exists in the first place. The ads are intrusive, unnecessary and clutter up the menu. I just canâ€™t imagine how these Start menu ads made it into the final product.