Microsoft will remove some Windows 10 bloatware from fresh installs in an upcoming update

wiyosaya

Posts: 5,778   +3,984
Whenever I manage to get rid of one drive it comes back in an update.
A long time ago on Saturday Night Live, there was a skit called "The Thing that Wouldn't Leave" where John Belushi played the character of a guest that did not know when to leave the house he was visiting and far out-stayed his welcome.

I have followed the TS instructions on how to completely remove one-drive. I had not noticed if it comes back after an update since I so rarely do them; however, if it does, I think Microsoft has an instance of "The Software that Would Not Leave" :laughing:
 

Wizwill

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I have been building and using computers for 25 years. I applaud most of the functional upgrades and advanced features now possible but use very few.(please carefully note the use of the word "functional".

I would probably be willing to pay twice what Microsoft now charges for Windows 10 Pro 64 if it were a permanent license and allowed me to install only those apps and features I personally use.I abhor OS 'subscriptions'.

I would not buy it at all if I could bypass-the necessity of running my speech recognition software in a Windows environment

I am not a gamer; I am a power PC user. I also do not type; I use Nuance DSR (direct speech recognition) To dictate most everything.
 

captaincranky

Posts: 16,498   +5,305
I just wish all these apps could be uninstalled so we can have a choice. Personally on both my development and personal machines I only use calculator and snip out of the preinstalled apps, And Edge to download Firefox once per new install. I'm sure that's it. This is a good first step but they need to go further.
If they went further, you'd have Windows 7, which would be an embarrassment, and pretty hard to 'splain, even by their best spin-meisters.. :rolleyes:
 

terzaerian

Posts: 766   +1,097
The first thing I do on a Windows 10 PC is start hacking away at the unneeded services! Going from Win7 to 10, I couldn't believe the number of added services! Most of it is "bloatware"!
Basically their goal since Windows 8 has been to black-bag the desktop environment and have us all live in God damn Metro and the Windows store. Of course, that didn't work, so for Windows 10 they pulled back and have been sausage-slicing bits of desktop off while keeping an eye on the telemetry.

We'll only be truly safe once they shut down the Store.
 
Windows 10 was forced on us harder to use and lot of win 8 bloatware I even pay for widows 11 if it was a clean basic OS and offer free down loads of the of crap if you want it
 

Markoni35

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This news made me immediately run Paint 3D to see what is going to be taken away from me. Not that I ever used it so far...
 

Markoni35

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It's actually a cool app. For the first time in my life have I managed to draw a fish in 3D. And then rotate it. I can see my artistic career developing in the right direction.
 

captaincranky

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This news made me immediately run Paint 3D to see what is going to be taken away from me. Not that I ever used it so far...
It's actually a cool app. For the first time in my life have I managed to draw a fish in 3D. And then rotate it. I can see my artistic career developing in the right direction.
Don't abandon STEM, whatever you do.

My son went through 4 years of art school, and now he's a waiter.
 

Ludak021

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Keep going Microsoft... I saw a tweaked W10 Enterprise install the other day where over 130 Windows services were force disabled, from "Connected User Experience and Telemetry" spyware and "Data Collection Publishing Service" to useless cr*p like "Retail Demo Service", "Embedded Mode" for Kiosks, "Downloaded Maps Manager" & "Windows Media Player Network SS", "XBox..." to 'friendly backdoors' like "Remote Registry" & "Remote Management", etc. Then force ripped "SearchUI.exe" (Cortana) out, etc, and every program & game, Internet, etc, still worked fine but RAM usage fell to just 1.0GB (including all drivers + nVidia Control Panel running) with a significant reduction in background thread / handle count. So do a clean install, then install your drivers, check how much RAM a default W10 PRO install takes up and you'll pretty much see 30-40% of the entire OS is raw bloat in itself...

As mentioned before if MS really want to do the world a favour then release a debloated consumer version of Enterprise LTSC that's 1. Stable from one half year to the next receiving security patches but no "feature" updates and 2. As debloated as W7 was, and watch all the W7 "holdouts" that MS has spent 6 years failing to convince, switch overnight...

if you just want a shell, get linux distro or BeOS ffs...
and no, not everything will work, or work properly on that mutilation of windows, so some linux distro might even work better...