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Windows 10 Taskbar Widgets Guide: How To Remove Weather And News Widget; Check Details

Windows 10 users have recently been asking about removing the weather and news widget from the taskbar. Here is a full guide to remove the widgets in Windows 10

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Microsoft developers are currently busy with the release of their Windows 11. But it seems like they are still working on improving their Windows 10 and have added several new features for their users. A new feature has brought in a new weather and news widget that can be accessed using the taskbar. According to Microsoft, these new additions provide easy access to information that’s important to you, without the distraction of switching between apps, websites, and other devices. But some users are not happy with these additions and are asking questions like, ‘How to remove weather from taskbar’ and ‘How to remove news widget from taskbar?’ Here is a full guide to help switch off this feature on your Windows 10.

How to remove the weather and news widget from the taskbar?

  • Step 1: The users will first need to open their PC and look for a blank space on the taskbar. 
  • Step 2: Then, they need to right-click on the blank space and choose ‘News and interests.’
  • Step 3: This will open a small window on your screen. Try to look for the “Turn off” option and click on it.
  • Step 4: Repeat the same and remove the Weather widget from your taskbar. 

Windows 11 Requirements

Windows 11 release is set for October and it is essential to meet the minimum hardware requirements to run Windows 11 on any platform: 

  • Processor: 1 gigahertz (GHz) or faster with two or more cores on a compatible 64-bit processor or system on a chip (SoC).
  • RAM: 4 gigabytes (GB) or greater.
  • Storage: 64 GB* or greater available storage is required to install Windows 11.
  • Additional storage space might be required to download updates and enable specific features.
  • Graphics card: Compatible with DirectX 12 or later, with a WDDM 2.0 driver.
  • System firmware: UEFI, Secure Boot capable.
  • TPM: Trusted Platform Module (TPM) version 2.0.
  • Display: High definition (720p) display, 9" or greater monitor, 8 bits per colour channel.
  • Internet connection: Internet connectivity is necessary to perform updates, and to download and use some features.
  • Windows 11 Home edition requires an Internet connection and a Microsoft Account to complete device setup on first use.
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