We knew when Microsoft announced that Windows 10 upgrade is going to be free for the first one-year of its launch, there were some strings attached. It comes as no surprise, not to those who understand there is never anything for free. But running Ads on File Explorer! Where the sanctity of Windows going?
Windows users are reporting to have seen notifications on File Explorer asking them to sign up for OneDrive, Microsoft cloud storage service. This notification came at the Quick Access screen that pops up by default when you open a new File Explorer window.
One might argue that is just Microsoft helping a new user that does not know his/her way around Windows OS to start using the cloud storage service. However, the fact that the notification contains the price tag and a button to click and learn more about the service, it clearly is and advertisement.
In its defense, Microsoft replied to questions from news outlets saying the OneDrive pop-up is nothing more than just a ‘tip’. A ‘tip’ that the user can stop if they chose to. A spokesperson for the company said:
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