Windows 10 Free Upgrade Adds More Annoying Apps

Windows 10 Free Upgrade Adds More Annoying Apps
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If it’s not the constant upgrade reminders, it is going to be a bunch of promotional apps being thrust at the user. Windows 10 free upgrade reminders might become a thing of the past soon, but upgrading your Windows OS is going to fill up your Start menu with annoying promotional apps.


People who have already upgraded to Windows 10 have probably noticed by now that the Start menu, which is supposed to traditionally hold the important applications one frequently uses, is now flooded with foreign apps. These are the “recommended” apps Microsoft predicts one would like to download.

As if the promotional apps were not eating up enough space on the Start menu, as part of Windows 10 Anniversary Update, one would be greeted with an increase in the percentage of the promotional apps being displayed, reports BetaNews.

The number of “promoted apps” or “Programmable Tiles,” as Microsoft affectionately calls them, is all set to double, cutting back the static apps even more than usual. In Microsoft’s defense, this is just an attempt to “introduce users and expose them to the Windows Store.” It is highly doubtful if this explanation will stick with frustrated users who’d rather have their old Start menu back, which listed apps of their daily use.

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However, there might be some kind of silver lining for people using “Assistive Technologies,” reports Forbes. While there may not be much the users can do about the annoying apps, the people using assistive facilities will get to enjoy the exclusive offer of Windows 10 free upgrade for a lifetime.

Daniel Hubbell, the Senior Program Manager of Microsoft, revealed the good news on his official blog:

“As you may have heard, the free Windows 10 upgrade offer for customers running Windows 7 or Windows 8.1 is set to end on July 29, but we want to clarify that that deadline will *not* apply to customers who use assistive technologies. We are continuing to deliver on our previously-shared vision for accessibility for Windows 10 and we are committed to ensuring that users of assistive technologies have the opportunity to upgrade to Windows 10 for free as we do so.”

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