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    W10 Anniversary Update will add more promoted apps to the Start menu

    The end of the article states that you can unpin them.

    The Windows 10 Anniversary Update—also known by its codename, Redstone—will bring with it plenty of welcome new features. Improved Cortana, a new dark theme, and a bolstered Edge browser are all things to look forward to in update, which arrives this summer. One addition you probably won’t be looking forward to, though, is more ads.

    According to Neowin, a slide deck published to one of Microsoft’s developer sites shows that the company plans to double the number of promoted apps that appear in the Start menu by default. Currently, the Start menu has slots for five promoted apps; the Anniversary update will increase that to ten.

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    See also ghacks.

    The main reason why Microsoft highlights promoted apps in the start menu is to introduce users of the operating system to apps and Windows Store.

    It is easy enough to remove those applications from the system by right-clicking on tiles and selecting the uninstall option that appears.

    Only Candy Crush Soda Saga is uninstalled while the linked tiles are removed immediately from the start menu instead.

    Administrators who do not want promoted applications to be displayed on systems they manage can disable the Microsoft Consumer Experience.

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