Advertisements in Start Menu in rs1

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  1. Wolfano

    Wolfano MDL Novice

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  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    So? They told you they were going to give you advertising when you agreed to their eula....you did read the eula right???
     
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  3. remco8264

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    It's the same in TH2. And can be disabled in settings (''Occasionally show suggestions in Start'').
     
  4. Wolfano

    Wolfano MDL Novice

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    #5 Wolfano, Jul 31, 2016
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    I never seen it in th2 ent.
     
  5. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Enterprise isn't meant for consumers/general public, the ads will mostly be in Home and Pro.
     
  6. RobertJ

    RobertJ MDL Senior Member

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    This is certainly not new. I've seen the same thing in both 1511 Home and Pro, and yes it could be turned off. Hopefully it still can in the Anniv. Update.
     
  7. Daz

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    Settings > Personalization > Start

    Disable "Occasionally show suggestions in Start"
     
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  8. RobertJ

    RobertJ MDL Senior Member

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    Good to know they haven't removed that option, Daz. Any corresponding group policy/reg edit that works in Home and Pro?
     
  9. Daz

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    #10 Daz, Jul 31, 2016
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    I can't see a new group policy settings, but you can disable the options via the registry. The catch is that you'll need to apply the reg file to each user account.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager]
    "OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "PreInstalledAppsEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "SoftLandingEnabled"=dword:00000000
    "SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled"=dword:00000000
    OemPreInstalledAppsEnabled = OEM apps
    PreInstalledAppsEnabled = Promotional tiles such as Minecraft, Candy Crush, Flipboard etc.
    SoftLandingEnabled = Tips
    SystemPaneSuggestionsEnabled = App suggestions

    If you know what you're doing then you could try to edit the default ntuser.dat via regedit :g:
     
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  10. RobertJ

    RobertJ MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks Daz, but haven't they stopped PreInstalledAppsEnabled, SoftLandingEnabled etc. from working in RS1 and made them Enterprise-only?
     
  11. Daz

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    They're available to me on Windows 10 Pro and I think they're separate options from the group policy settings.
     
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  12. Wolfano

    Wolfano MDL Novice

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    Thanks Daz, will install Enterprise rs1 for better privacy when ISO will be available.
     
  13. lucidus

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    I got the Tomb Raider ad on my lock screen when I forgot to change the setting for it on 1511 Enterprise.
     
  14. lobo11

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  15. Daz

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    I've got RS1 on a Virtual Machine.

    Settings > System > Notification & actions

    Disable "Get tips, tricks and suggestions as you use Windows"

    The setting will change SoftLandingEnabled to 0. That's how I know it's not linked to the group policy settings.
     
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    Group policy settings were removed and limited, but user settings still remain. That's why I originally said "the catch is that you'll need to apply the reg file to each user account".
     
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  17. EFA11

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    You can also right click the suggestion and you are given two options, turn off that suggestion or turn off ALL suggestions.