Microsoft is popular for many things. However, among them all is one particular thing that always comes off as pretty petty and pesky: ads. Microsoft has been throwing ads at its users for a long time now, and just as we thought that that era is gone, here it comes again. Thurrott, a website that features news about all things Microsoft, has reported that users are seeing ads again in some versions of Microsoft Windows 10. According to the website users currently in testing beta of the latest in Windows are seeing ad promotions for OneDrive, which is Microsoft’s cloud storage service.
But it’s just a pop up
Well, you might think it’s a tiny, seemingly-non-disturbing pop up. But it means that Microsoft is testing the waters for something that could turn out to be bigger and more intrusive advertisements. After all, OneDrive isn’t the only big product that Microsoft owns; with a vast lineup that includes Skype and Office 365, Microsoft could be planning bigger promotions.
Get rid of those ads
Well, the good thing is that you can get rid of all those ads in a matter of clicks. Here’s the step-by-step procedure.
- Open up File Explorer -> View -> Options -> Change folder and search options.
- A Folder Options dialog box will pop up. Select the View tab.
- Under the Advanced Settings section, scroll and uncheck the option, “Show sync provider notifications”
- Hit on the Ok option.
Even if you’re not seeing the ads now, there’s a good chance that Microsoft will let you in on the privilege. Just to stay on the safer side, you can go ahead and disable ads so that you can work without disruptions.