Windows 11 has now been officially available for a number of months with this software upgrade packed with new features including a new Start Menu, better compatibility with Teams, and fully interactive widgets. information.
It’s a big upgrade that keeps the PC ready for the future, but what many users might not bargain for is being bombarded by advertising buried within the operating system itself.
It seems that some users have suddenly started noticing these annoying messages when they appear in the File Explorer menu and it is not working well. A Windows 11 user, named Florian, posted a Microsoft promotional image on social media and said it would drive some people “going crazy”.
“Some people will go crazy if Microsoft starts adding ads in explorer.” Self-proclaimed Windows fan said.
The image he posted on Twitter shows the File Explorer menu along with an ad for Microsoft Editor – a software that helps users correct spelling and grammar errors.
For now, it seems that this is just a simple mistake that should not be seen by the public.
Microsoft says that they shouldn’t come naturally because they’re currently being tested internally.
Speaking to The Verge, Windows senior program manager, Brandon LeBlanc, said: “This is a test banner that is not intended for external publication and has been turned off.”
While it doesn’t look like Microsoft is rolling these ads out to Windows 11 users, it could show what could be coming, and we’re not sure users will like it.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Microsoft has advertised inside its operating system as Windows 10 fans sometimes see notifications in the Start Menu and on the lock screen.
We’ll have to wait and see if and when the ads reach the File Explorer menu, but Microsoft may have just given its biggest hint that changes are happening.
If that news doesn’t disappoint, Windows 11 is a free upgrade for those using Windows 10, although not all PCs are compatible with the software.
To find out if your current machine is capable of running Windows 11, Microsoft has updated its Windows Update app. This will scan your PC’s components and let you know if your system is eligible for the upgrade. You can check now by going to Settings > Windows Update > Check for Updates to see if your device is ready for the new operating system.