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Yet Another Windows 10 Option to Configure

Windows 10 Updates Weather Nag Taskbar

As part of Peeps’ Configuration Protocol (our treatment/setup of a Windows machine), we tweak, prune, and better-secure the Windows environment to make it both cleaner, as well as safer for our customers.  With Windows 10, the amount of work involved increased exponentially vs. Windows 7.  There are so many places Microsoft has added potentially annoying or confusing things.

And as of the latest round of Windows Updates, we’re now seeing the weather appear in the Taskbar:


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Simply hovering your mouse over it, launches an annoying, cluttered panel:


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To disable this, right-click on the Taskbar and then click News and interests > Turn off:


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There’s a reason Microsoft even offers the ESU (Extended Security Updates) program for Windows 7, but they also make it “not so easy” for just anyone to obtain.  Windows 10 continues to introduce more and more junk that has to constantly be disabled/babysat, making staying on a secure version of Windows 7 Professional a great option for business systems.

I am a consignment software specialist, System Administrator for hundreds of consignment workstations across North America, and developer of Peeps' Software! I've been helping consignment & resale store-owners since 2003. I started The Computer Peeps in February of 2010. After 17+ years of working with consignment stores, I understand the unique challenges consignment & resale store-owners face. From electrical issues in old building or strip malls, to advocating for them when their consignment software keeps crashing. I now manage over 600 computer systems, servers & websites for store-owners all across North America and I am the developer/programmer of Peeps' Software -- the only software written FOR consignment & resale stores specifically.

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