While Windows 11 has much to like, there are a few things Microsoft didn’t get right, including its continued insistence on injecting ads into the operating system. Like Windows 10 before it, when you boot up a brand-new Windows 11 machine, ads will eventually pop up. Luckily, the new OS requires just a few settings tweaks to improve things—if you know where to look.
DISABLE ADS FROM BLOATWARE
If you’re seeing pop-ups just above the Windows 11 taskbar, it’s likely computer bloatware urging you to sign up for something you don’t need or reminding you about a feature you don’t want. What these programs are called will differ depending on your PC’s manufacturer, but you can take control of them under Settings > System > Notifications.
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