Help debloating Windows 10 image needed

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  1. killkenny1

    killkenny1 Too weird to live, too rare to die.

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    I was a happy pretty satisfied user of Windows 10 LTSC until my WMR headset came in and I realized that LTSC does not support WMR... After a few attempts to make it working I came to realize that I won't be able to avoid the cancer in digital form what is consumer version of Windows 10...

    But I figure I could attempt to debloat the Windows 10 Pro installation image using MSMG toolkit.
    Now I know there is already one debloated version of Windows 10 available here in this section, but it's a little bit too extreme to me, too much stuff cut out.

    What I am seeking to do is basically to make the Windows 10 Pro as close as possible to LTSC, but with few features intact like:
    - Windows Mixed Reality
    - OneDrive
    - Defender
    - and general features like Windows Media Player, classic photo viewer, etc.

    The usually junk like "apps", Cortana, telemetry and etc. can GTFO.
    (though not sure about MS Store itself, as I will be getting MSFS 2020 once it drops, and I'm afraid it will need it...)

    So basically I need Windows 10 Pro image as clean as possible, but that it would still remain pretty functional.
    The problem is there are a lot to choose from in MSMG toolkit, and I'm not sure about some of the features I need to remove or leave alone.

    Anyone willing to help me out on this?
     
  2. Vasudev

    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I have W10 multi-edition Home and Pro with 1809 and 1909. I removed WMR Portal app but can be installed via MS Store. I removed Onedrive and enabled Classic Photo viewer and installed Faststone image viewer since I removed MS Photos which takes 2 mins to load <1MB photos/gifs.
    I can share the ISO Link if you're interested!
    I've split my files to 700MB parts especially for 1909 since my ISP was blocking huge uploads, sorry for that! I've provided checksum/hashes for 1809 & 1909.
     
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    Is Defender there?
    What about Cortana/Search? Removed?
     
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    Vasudev Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    I use them so I didn't butcher it.
     
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    OK, I will check it out.
     
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    New version just released:

    MSMG ToolKit v9.6

    Official Link: https://msmgtoolkit.in
    Mirror Link: http://pastebin.com/raw/TkC55BDP

    Changelog:
    v9.6
    + Updated ToolKit's Bin folder with Windows 10 20H1 Insider Preview WADK (v10.0.19546.1000) Tools.
    + Updated ToolKit's Bin folder with NSudo v8.0 Binaries.
    + Updated ToolKit to support Windows 10 Client/Server v2004 (v10.0.19041.1) Source OS.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Windows Language Packs" to support Windows 10 Client/Server v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Added Microsoft .NET Framework 3.5 Pack for MSMG ToolKit for Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Pack (Windows 7/Server 2008 R2) for MSMG ToolKit with .NET 4.8 Rollup Update KB4532941 (4.8.4115.0) (Thanks to MDL Member : abbodi1406).
    + Updated the Microsoft .NET Framework 4.8 Pack (Windows 8.1/Server 2012 R2) for MSMG ToolKit with refreshed .NET Framework 4.8 Update.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Microsoft Edge" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Microsoft Edge Browser Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v1903/v1909 - Edge Browser MUI CAB files (Thanks to MDL Member: Enthousiast).
    + Added the Microsoft Edge Browser Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Edge Browser Base and MUI CAB files.
    + Added a Feature "Integrate Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser".
    + Added the Microsoft Edge Chromium Browser Pack (Windows 7/8.1/Windows 10) for MSMG ToolKit.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Windows Deduplication" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Microsoft Windows Deduplication Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows Server v1809 - Windows Deduplication MUI CAB files.
    + Updated the Microsoft Windows Deduplication Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows Server v1903/v1909 - Windows Deduplication MUI CAB files.
    + Updated the Feature "Microsoft Windows Accessibility Braille" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Added the Microsoft Windows Accessibility Braille Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Windows Accessibility Braille CAB files.
    + Updated the Feature "Open Secure Shell (SSH)" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Added the Open Secure Shell (SSH) Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Open Secure Shell (SSH) Client & Server CAB files.
    + Updated the Microsoft Windows To Go Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v1903/v1909 - Windows To Go Pack MUI CAB files (Thanks to MDL Member: Enthousiast).
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Multimedia Restricted Codecs" to support Windows Server v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Multimedia Restricted Codecs Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v1903/v1909 - Multimedia Restricted Codecs MUI CAB files (Thanks to MDL Member: Enthousiast).
    + Added the Multimedia Restricted Codecs Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Multimedia Restricted Codecs Base and MUI CAB files.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL)" to support Windows Server v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v1903/v1909 - Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) MUI CAB files (Thanks to MDL Member: Enthousiast).
    + Added the Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Windows Subsystem for Linux (WSL) Base and MUI CAB files.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Microsoft Windows Media Feature Pack" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Windows Portable Devices" for Windows 10 v2004 'N' Editions Source OS.
    + Updated the Windows Portable Devices Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v1903/v1909 - Portable Devices MUI CAB files (Thanks to MDL Member: Enthousiast).
    + Updated the Windows Portable Devices Pack for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 - Portable Devices Base and MUI CAB files.
    + Updated the Default Metro Apps Pack for MSMG TooKit with latest Basic Apps and Dependency Appx files.
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate Microsoft DaRT Tools" to support Windows 10 v2004 Source OS.
    + Updated Microsoft DaRT Pack (Windows 10) for MSMG ToolKit with Windows 10 v2004 (v10.0.19041.1) Debug Tools.
    + Fixed a Bug in the DirectX 9.0c Pack registry settings containing some Invalid entries (Thanks to MDL Member: shyamsundarsoni).
    - Removed the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Pack (Windows 7/8.1) for MSMG ToolKit due to a bug.
    + Updated the Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Pack (Windows 10) for MSMG ToolKit (Thanks to MDL Member : abbodi1406).
    + Updated the Feature "Integrate WHD Updates" to Reflect the WHD Hotfix Repository Update List.
    + Fixed a Bug in the Feature "Integrate WHD Updates", where integrating Windows Setup Source DVD updates would also integrate non Setup locale folders (Thanks to MDL Member: Feartamixg).
    + Updated the Feature "Remove Windows Component" to support Windows 10 Client v1909 (v10.0.18363.693) Source OS.
     
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    I just went ahead and installed "vanilla" Windows 10 Pro, and tweaked and removed every thing afterwards...
    Fingers crossed for 2021 LTSC supporting WMR out of the box.
     
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    @killkenny1 Did you face any issues on my 1909 ISO? Any improvements or changes needed? I personally use1809 and I have tested 1909 on AMD based laptops and desktop only which felt snappier than 1809.
     
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    Nah sorry, I just went with vanilla Windows 10 install and debloated it afterwards...
     
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    Did I butcher too much apps? Anyway thanks!
     
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