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    Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    $6.99 a month OneDrive storage deal touted in the area above your files, folders and drives.
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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    I've been the first to defend Windows 10 but even I think this is a step too far. I realise Microsoft need to make money on the OS now but there must be better ways...
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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    Valve pushing gaming on Linux is an important step, we just need Adobe to release their software on Linux and I'd be a happy chap.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    This brings back memories of the heady days of having MSN 'baked in' to copies of Windows 98, I remember Microsoft being fined large sums of money and told don't do that again or we'll split up the business. Seems they forgot the second part.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    I feel like this was a pretty natural development, given the direction they've been working in, but that doesn't detract from this being yet another negative practice. At what point will Windows be more advertisement for Windows services than operating system? Imagine Android being essentially Google Play Services.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    I feel like this was a pretty natural development, given the direction they've been working in, but that doesn't detract from this being yet another negative practice. At what point will Windows be more advertisement for Windows services than operating system? Imagine Android being essentially Google Play Services.
    Problem is Android really is just a wrapper for Google play services (GPS can even patch the Android API level to a newer version if I remember correctly and I believe it can also do some security patching). Microsoft want the same with Windows - They want a base to sell you services not an OS that doesn't make much money anymore. Shame really as I'd rather pay a little bit of money for an Ad free OS...
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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    Quote Originally Posted by cheesemp View Post
    ... even I think this is a step too far. ...
    Quote Originally Posted by zaph0d View Post
    T... I remember Microsoft being fined large sums of money and told don't do that again or we'll split up the business. Seems they forgot the second part.
    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    I feel like this was a pretty natural development, given the direction they've been working in, but that doesn't detract from this being yet another negative practice. ...
    I think there's a really important aspect of this story everyone's either missing or ignoring - this is apparently using a publicly accessible sync-provider notification api that other cloud storage services can tap in to. I imagine Dropbox could do a very similar thing if they wanted to. Not sure if that makes it better, but at least this isn't Microsoft blocking out the competition...

    Quote Originally Posted by Ozaron View Post
    ... At what point will Windows be more advertisement for Windows services than operating system? Imagine Android being essentially Google Play Services.
    Is Android much apart from Google Play Services nowadays? Most apps seem to require Play Services. Many Android File Explorers are ad-supported for the free version, so ads appearing in my file explorer isn't exactly an alien concept. Ignore and carry on, IMNSHO.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    This is how MS will lose the OS market, one rubbishrubbishrubbishrubbishty intrusive ad at a time..

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    As a small independent developer, the worst practice is to put advertisement in a paid software... shame on who does that.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    strange... I have the sync thing enabled but no pop up from MS. Mind you I have 'turned off' the one drive app and stop it from loading automatically seeing as I don't use it. So I wouldn't be surprised if this is actually more to do with onedrive accessing the sync feature than just the sync thing being active.

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    No OneDrive here and I get no popups either.
    I'm very much anti-cloud, almost to Saracen level, so I disable all that junk on my phones and PCs.

    Kinda helps that my internet is so slow that Cloud solutions would make me shoot myself in the face...

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    If you search the registers you will find a ad banner entry, if you dont use onedrive give a search in regedit of OneDrive and delete every parent folder containing the OneDrive entry. Also you the steps found on internet for forcefully uninstall OneDrive and this will solve everything. (i'm a happy dropbox pro user with OneDrive completly uninstalled and deleted every regiters entry of OneDrive and no adds for me)

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    I honestly think Microsoft has lost the plot, they made a market from desktop OS's and now they treat a desktop like it's covered in brown stuff.

    Adverts in your file explorer only adds to what is wrong with MS atm.

    They need a cull of people working on windows 10.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    just uninstall onedrive from programs and call it done.

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    Re: Microsoft ad banner nags you in Windows 10 File Explorer

    The list of many reasons why I hate Windows 10 seem to be growing instead of shrinking. Good job, Micro-shaft.

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