Microsoft adds many applications that some consider being useless. Such useless software is commonly known as bloatware.
Debloat Windows 10 comes with a large amount of bloatware. In most cases, it is easy to remove. There are also a few different removal options: traditional uninstall, PowerShell commands, and using third-party installers.
Benefits of Debloating Windows 10
Your desktop will spend fewer resources, which means you will have more resources to use on your favorite games and apps. Also, you would have a cleaner computer and a more intuitive user interface.
Disadvantages of Debloating Windows 10
The drawbacks of Debloting Windows 10 are small, but there is one related to updates. While regular Debloating would not affect your Windows updates, hardcore Debloating can cause problems with updates.
It’s a good idea to update your Windows 10 before debloating because there could be any bug fixes or new features.
- Type “Check for updates” in your search bar and click on the result.
- Click on “Check for updates,” if there is any update available, let it finish the installation and restart your pc if needed.
Debloat Windows 10
Some of the Windows 10 bloatware is easy to remove using regular uninstalls. This seems to work for most of the apps included in the Windows 10 installation package
Windows10Debloater is a PowerShell script that removes Windows 10 bloatware and its traces and even provides users with an undo option to restore them. Currently, there are three versions of this device:
Or Run Script
iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://git.io/debloat'))
On the GitHub page, go to the top-right corner and select Clone or Download. Choose Download Zip from the drop-down menu. When the archive is downloaded, right-click and use your favorite tool to remove the folders.
There are two versions of the main script:
- Windows10Debloater: This version is silent and accompanies business.
- Windows10DebloaterGUI: This version has a basic GUI with some removal options, as well as revert changes options.
Debloat Windows 10
Debloat Windows 10 of these applications
Windows10Debloater can remove the following applications:
- App connector
- Microsoft Office Hub
- Bing Finance, News, Sports, Weather
- Fresh Paint
- Get started
- Microsoft Solitaire Collection
- Microsoft Sticky Notes
- Skype for Desktop,
- Alarms, Camera, Maps, Phone and SoundRecorder
- Xbox App, Zune Music, Zune Video
- Windows communications apps
- And many more.
Debloating With DISM
This method is what I call a hardcore method, this method will use PowerShell. For many people using PowerShell seems very hard but don’t worry, we will keep everything simple and easy to follow.
DISM is a shortened form for Deployment Imaging Service and Management. The DISM command is fairly powerful, and it can be used to service a Windows system in a variety of ways. In this scenario, we’ll use it to uninstall the unused apps from your device.
Next, use the following command to check the entire spectrum of system bloatware:
DISM /Online /Get-ProvisionedAppxPackages | select-string Packagename
You can now see a full list of applications that have been installed. We can now start removing packages by using the names in the list. To get rid of them, run the following command:
- Note: Remove the PACKAGENAME and replace with the package you want to remove.
DISM /Online /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackageName:PACKAGENAME
Where PACKAGE NAME is taken from the previously created list. As you can see in the picture below, I’ve decided to uninstall the Microsoft Zune Video kit. If the process is complete, you must restart your computer for the code to take full effect.
Windows 10 has literally hundreds of settings that are a matter of privacy concern and why I recommend using third party software for this. However, you can only tweak all the same by going through the settings and doing all these manually.
Apply recommended settings
If you upgrade to Windows 7 or earlier, you will be pleasantly surprised to know how fast your machine is ready for action. But there are other performance factors to consider after you are up and running. Even the latest, brightest Windows version is not immune to the recession.
Startup processes can contribute to slow down your computer but not all Startup processes are bad,
However, if you don’t use those apps on a daily basis, or you don’t have a powerful device, they can waste valuable system resources, which can significantly slow down the experience.
Open Settings. Click on Apps. Click on Startup. Click the Sort by menu and select the Startup impact option.
Turn off the toggle switch for any application that’s not a priority (especially those marked as “High impact”).
Disable background apps
If you want to increase the performance of Windows 10 as much as possible, you can disable the apps that you don’t want to work in the background, or you can disable the feature entirely.
To disable background apps on Windows 10, use these steps:
- Open Settings.
- Click on Privacy.
- Click on Background apps.
- Turn off the toggle switch for the apps you want to prevent from running in the background.
Clean Up Unnecessary Files
Removing unnecessary files from your computer can boost their performance. To do this, I recommend using CCleaner. CCleaner (originally short for Crap Cleaner, I believe) is a free, easy-to-use maintenance utility for Windows. I used it for years to remove “junk” files from my computer without any hassle.