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How to Disable All of Windows 10’s Built-in Advertising

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 has a lot of built-in advertising. This isn’t just about the free upgrade offer: Even if you purchase a new PC that comes with a Windows 10 license or spend $200 for a copy of Windows 10 Professional, you’ll see ads in your operating system. You can, however, disable a lot of it. Disable […]

How to Disable the Lock Screen in Windows 10

September 12th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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With Windows 10’s Anniversary Update, Microsoft no longer lets you disable the lock screen using a group policy setting or registry hack. But there are still workarounds–for now. The group policy setting that disables the lock screen is still available, but it only works on Enterprise and Education editions of Windows. Even Windows 10 Professional users can’t use […]

Beginner Geek: Everything You Need to Know About Disabling Startup Programs on Windows

July 5th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Programs that automatically start with Windows can slow down your computer’s boot time, making you wait to get a useful desktop while icon after icon loads into your system tray. Fortunately, it’s possible to prevent these programs from automatically starting. Some of these programs perform a useful function, but many autostart programs are unnecessary and […]

How to Disable “Facebook Live” Notifications

June 23rd, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Facebook recently introduced “Facebook Live”, a live video streaming function that allows Facebook users to broadcast events in real time to their friends and followers. It seems innocuous enough, but by default, it sends notifications to all of someone’s friends whenever they start a stream–which means you end up with a bunch of notifications you don’t […]

How to Disable OneDrive and Remove It From File Explorer on Windows 10

May 11th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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Windows 10 includes OneDrive, and Microsoft’s official party line is that you can’t disable it. That’s not true — there are several ways to disable OneDrive and remove it from File Explorer on Windows 10. Microsoft provides a group policy setting that can disable OneDrive on Professional editions of Windows 10. Windows 10 Home users can use […]

What Is the Microsoft Office Upload Center, and Should You Disable It?

May 9th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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The Office Upload Center is part of Microsoft Office. Install Office on your computer, and this tool will appear in your system tray. Sure, you can hide this icon, but should you? What exactly does it do, anyway? What Does It Do? When you save a Microsoft Office file to an online location–for example, when you save […]

How to Disable Ads on Your Windows 10 Lock Screen

February 24th, 2016 by Mark Daly in Industry News No Comments »
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If you’re like me, you might have opened up your Windows 10 laptop today only to see a giant ad for Square Enix’s Rise of the Tomb Raider plastered across your login screen. This is the work of the “Windows Spotlight” feature in your Personalization settings, and thankfully, you can turn it off for good. Side note: […]

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