How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen

How to get rid of ads on the Windows 10 lock screen – CNET

Ads on your lock screen aren’t a totally new thing — we first saw them in February, when Microsoft started pushing the game Rise of the Tomb Raider. But since the Anniversary Update has nixed the registry hack that let Windows 10 Home users disable the lock screen — the policy that let Pro users kill it in the Group Policy Editor has also been cut — you may actually start noticing those ads.

You can still get rid of them (for now).

Yep, this is truly annoying BTW to even have to deal with this nonsense. But there it is.

Go to Settings menu > Personalization > Lock screen

Settings, Personalization, Lock screen

Settings, Personalization, Lock screen

 

From the Lock screen menu, you will need to choose Picture or Slideshow from your own computer for your Lock screen background and you will not have to deal with the ads.

If you choose Windows Spotlight images, you will have to deal with the ads sadly.

With one caveat from the article:

If you love the Windows spotlight wallpapers but not the ads, check out our guide on how to find and download past spotlight photos.

Thanks CNET. This should be very helpful to frustrated users.

Windows 10 upgrade deadline today July 29 2016

Today, July 29, 2016 is the deadline to upgrade for free to Windows 10!

Windows 10 July 29 2016 deadline

And as Corrine Chorney at Security Garden noted on Facebook, you can always roll back to Windows 7 within 30 days if you don’t like it. 😉

Windows 10 upgrade links:

Upgrade to Windows 10: FAQ – Microsoft

Microsoft Adds Windows 10 Countdown Timer: Free Upgrades End On Friday – Forbes

If you are wondering why Microsoft stopped the Free Windows 10 upgrades:

Three Reasons Microsoft Stopped Free Windows 10 Upgrades – Forbes

If all else fails, but you still need to do what it says by end of day July 29 (or July 30 some places internationally)

How to upgrade to Windows 10 for free after July 29 – CNET