Microsoft adds many applications that some consider being useless. Such useless software is commonly known as bloatware.
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.
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 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.
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.
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