Linked by nej_simon on Thu 10th Mar 2016 23:17 UTC
Windows Security update package MS16-023 for Internet Explorer doesn't only contain security patches, but also a few other things, including: "This update adds functionality to Internet Explorer 11 on some computers that lets users learn about Windows 10 or start an upgrade to Windows 10." writes:

Microsoft does not reveal what this means, or what this has to do with Internet Explorer. According to Woody Leonhard over at Infoworld, the update pushes a banner on Internet Explorer 11's New Tab Page advertising the company's new operating system Windows 10.

Unfortunately the ads can't be uninstalled without uninstalling the whole security update package.

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RE[3]: You've been binged! Again!
by Sauron on Fri 11th Mar 2016 19:35 UTC in reply to "RE[2]: You've been binged! Again!"
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There is no reason to prefer any version of Windows over Windows 10
Bullcrap, several times over.
I have 4 machines here still running XP, 1 with Win 2000 and 1 running Windows 98, not one of them phones home with a buttload of spyware, sorry "telemetry", and not one of them harasses me by shoving ads in my face!
Plenty of reasons there alone to prefer other versions of Windows other than 10.
Its attitudes like yours that lets them get away with this crap. If nobody ran it, they would soon scrap it!

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