Hello Everyone. After using Windows 8 on one of my machines, it had become apparent Microsoft is taking a new turn with their operating system. I wondered at first why Windows 8 was so much less expensive than previous versions of Windows. Now it seems clear to me. All the nice games in previous windows are now gone, and if you want games you now have to use metro and Xbox games. If you play the games at all, the big difference is now all the advertisements. I have searched the web to see if anyone has figured out a way to block these ads, but no luck. Microsoft has even fooled around and made it somewhat difficult to alter the hosts file. I'm pretty sure someone will eventually figure out a way to effectively block the ads, but in the meantime, has anyone here found any way to do it now? Thank you.