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#1 alacran

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 03:52 AM

Windows 10 Lite (Better Privacy): https://sourceforge....indows-10-lite/

 

EDIT: This set of files and the main script are made by sickdroid as you can see in the above link.

 

 

Windows 10 Setup Helper for gamers, power users and administrators.

- When you remove MS Edge there will be IE11!
- You have to hide Search from TaskBar if you remove MS Cortana because it is without function. You can use search in File Explorer as normal. And you have to download and install Classic Start Menu because without Cortana the Explorer Start Menu won't work. To install only Classic Start Menu start setup with command line parameters: ADDLOCAL=ClassicStartMenu
Run through setup until Cortana shows up. Now press Shift+F10. Run the script...

7.2
- for clean and upgrade install of Creators Update
- clean uninstall of Apps via dism.exe (All Users)
- tweaks from Windows Privacy Tweaker
- nearly every app can be removed
- service configuration choice: Safe or Microsoft (Black Viper's Service Configuration)
- removed some more stuff for your privacy (Privacy And s*** Script)
- OneDrive can be removed before it gets installed

 

Download v7.2: https://sourceforge.....2.zip/download

 

Just tested and removed all Apps, Cortana, One Drive and Edge, also applied Black Viper's Windows 10 Service Configuration 'Safe' during install and manually deselected all MS Telemetry options, booted fine, no problem, latter ran O&O ShutUp10 v1.5.1389 (2017.04.11): https://www.oo-softw...com/en/shutup10

 

From WinLite10 v7.2 Readme file

 

Windows 10 will run fast on old computers after this cleanup.

    When you remove MS Edge there will be IE11!
    You must hide Search from TaskBar if you remove MS Cortana because it is without function.
    You can use search in File Explorer as normal.
    Following Apps are installed on Server 2016: Calculator and Store.

Here are the steps:

Important!!! Disconnect from Internet because setup will run updates immediately!

1. Put this folder with files on your Windows 10 Setup USB/Disc (or anywhere else you can access during early windows setup; caution you have no explorer only command prompt during setup!).

2. Do a clean installation, reset or update of Windows 10 and wait
   until the Windows Setup ask you for input (title at this setup step: ‘Get going fast’) but enter nothing for now!!!

3. Now press Shift+F10 on your keyboard. A a command prompt should open.
   If you can't find your usb drive letter, type the following command
      wmic logicaldisk get deviceid, volumename, description
   Switch to you Windows 10 Setup USB/Disc and change to this folder.
   Sample: cd /D E:\Win10Lite

4. Run file rmApps.cmd and answer the questions for your needs.

5. Close the command prompt and finish Windows 10 Setup.

 

To easily find WinLite10 folder I put it in \sources\$oem$\$1\WinLite10 on my USB used for install, and then when pressing shift+F10 during install just found it on C:\WinLite10

 

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Edited by alacran, 03 May 2017 - 01:38 AM.

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#2 Zoso_The_Internet_Tard

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 04:46 AM

Sure, go ahead and start removing components (oftentimes relatively undocumented) regardless of whether you fully understand their purpose or not, sooner rather than later something will break. It's usually better to just leave what's already present as-is.

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Posted 20 April 2017 - 07:02 AM

It is already broken since it was born, all updated versions are allways full of bugs, so what the hell if I just remove all I don't like in it just to see if it can be done and How, maybe just maybe after removing all that trash I find in the core a good solid OS that can be used as the every day system, not just a toy OS.

 

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Posted 22 April 2017 - 07:18 PM

Great Find Thanks. I will try it out. Some of us love our privacy as well as being able to choose what we have on the OS.


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Posted 23 April 2017 - 02:53 PM

2. Do a clean installation, reset or update of Windows 10 and wait
   until the Windows Setup ask you for input (title at this setup step: ‘Get going fast’) but enter nothing for now!!!

3. Now press Shift+F10 on your keyboard. A a command prompt should open.

 

What is technical name of 'Get going fast' screen in term of installation 'Phases' ? eg. Specialize, SetupComplete, FirstLogon ?

Can we not just automatically run 'rmApps.cmd' using 'Autounattend.xml' during installation process ?



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Posted 23 April 2017 - 07:36 PM

I do not know the answer to your questions but you may try by yourself, it is the final screen where Windows gives you a lot of options to select your preferences.

 

Once there you type Shift+F10 to open a command promt, change to WinLite10 and run rmApps.cmd.

 

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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:13 AM

I followed through with using this flawlessly and everything works awesomely faster with no errors or issues. Seems so much liter now.


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Posted 24 April 2017 - 10:15 AM

What is technical name of 'Get going fast' screen in term of installation 'Phases' ? eg. Specialize, SetupComplete, FirstLogon ?

Can we not just automatically run 'rmApps.cmd' using 'Autounattend.xml' during installation process ?

I wouldn't worry about "Get going Faster" It's not included with Windows 10 1703, What I had to do was the moment the system asks you any questions/options to choose I clicked Shift+F10 and the command prompt opens. then you follow through with using Win10Lite.



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Posted 26 April 2017 - 08:55 PM

I found troubles during activation, and it was because just after install ran O&O ShutUp10 v1.5.1389 (2017.04.11) and selected all items to apply, before activation, you need to have at least the last two Windows Update not selected in order to activate properly, you also may run this litlle batch as administrator to fix Activation and also Store problems (do not remember where I found it):

 

 

sc config wuauserv start= auto
sc config bits start= auto
sc config DcomLaunch start= auto
net stop wuauserv
net start wuauserv
net stop bits
net start bits
net start DcomLaunch

 

Just copy it and save as *.cmd, don't forget to run as administrator (and reboot just in case).

 

Now my Win 10 Pro 1703 build 15063 without Apps (only config) is activated through Windows Activation Servers.

 

Let me tell you, it do not look so bad once you remove all (CR)Apps it seams now as a serious OS not as a Smarphone anymore.

 

Of course, almost all telemetry is also blocked now including forced updates.

 

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Posted 27 April 2017 - 06:03 AM

Will have to try it.



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Posted 28 April 2017 - 04:12 AM

What is technical name of 'Get going fast' screen in term of installation 'Phases' ? eg. Specialize, SetupComplete, FirstLogon ?

Can we not just automatically run 'rmApps.cmd' using 'Autounattend.xml' during installation process ?

 

After reading a few, I know now Phase is Specialize, but don't ask me how to implement the batch in Unatended or Autounatended, I haven't found the way.


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Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:41 PM

Can I suggest you start rmApps.cmd with pushd "%~dp0" so that it is always running within the current folder when it is started? Also bug in this line 

set /p ask=Do you want to delete OneDrive (y/N)? || set _yn=n

should end with set ask=n ??



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Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:38 PM

XML files for E2B

http://rmprepusb.blo...-winlite10.html


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Posted 03 May 2017 - 01:32 AM

 

Thanks for this XML files they are going to be very usefull, but I think there is a missunderstanding in your page, I do not deserve the credit for this script, I am not the author, that's why I put the link to the source in first post and I am quoting some parts of his page and his readme, so I beg you to give credit in your page to the author please.

 

To make it more clear here, I am going to edit my first post giving the well deserved credit to the author: sickdroid

 

Win10Lite:

 

Main Page: (download link in this page is for v7.1) https://sourceforge....indows-10-lite/

 

Downloads Page:  Here you can find last v7.2, and older versions links https://sourceforge....-10-lite/files/

 

Thanks in advance

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 04:33 AM

@ steve6375

 

Here there is also another way to prevet most unneeded Apps (but not all) by abbody1406: http://www.msfn.org/...comment=1138247

 

 

set key=HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Appx\AppxAllUserStore\InboxApplications
FOR %%i IN (
holocamera
holoitemplayerapp
HoloShell
PPIProjection
AppRep.ChxApp
ContentDeliveryManager
CortanaListenUIApp
Cortana
Holograms
HolographicFirstRun
ParentalControls
SecHealthUI
SecureAssessmentBrowser
XboxGameCallableUI
) DO (
    FOR /F %%a IN ('reg query %key% /s /f %%i /k 2^>nul ^| find /i "InboxApplications"') DO IF NOT ERRORLEVEL 1 (reg delete %%a /f 2>nul)
)

 

note: in ver 1703, preventing Cortana will make Start Menu greyed (functional but not clickable)

 

My question about this: http://www.msfn.org/...comment=1138254

 

Could we run this in an automatic way making it OOBE.cmd and put it in sources\$oem$\$$\Setup\Scripts\OOBE.cmd ?

Or Is there another way?

 

The answer: http://www.msfn.org/...comment=1138256

 

 

No

you either edit install.wim registry, or use RunSynchronousCommand in autounattend.xml / specialize pass

 

I think this may be helpfull too.

 

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Posted 03 May 2017 - 05:16 AM

Also found this good info too (by abbodi1406):

Prevent Windows 10 1703 from automatically download apps: https://forums.mydig...ownloading-apps

 

LayoutModificationTemplate Version="1" xmlns="http://schemas.micro...tModification">
  <DefaultLayoutOverride>
    <StartLayoutCollection>
      <defaultlayout:StartLayout GroupCellWidth="6" xmlns:defaultlayout="http://schemas.micro...DefaultLayout">
        <start:Group Name="" xmlns:start="http://schemas.micro...4/StartLayout">
          <start:DesktopApplicationTile Size="2x2" Column="0" Row="0" DesktopApplicationID="{D65231B0-B2F1-4857-A4CE-A8E7C6EA7D27}\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" />
        </start:Group>
      </defaultlayout:StartLayout>
    </StartLayoutCollection>
  </DefaultLayoutOverride>
</LayoutModificationTemplate>
 


Save as: LayoutModification.xml

Put it in: \Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\LayoutModification.xml

Before the first boot or in install.wim

What I do is make an $oem$ folder and put it in sources folder, it has the following content:

$oem$\$1\Users\Default\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\LayoutModification.xml

NOTE: This do not remove Apps that are already in install.wim only prevents them to create icons in start menu or download more Apps.

 

NOTE 2: Links in Quote were modified by the software of reboot forum (shortened).

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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:49 PM

I have used 'WinLite10' in Windows 10 RedStone 3 Installation. And during logon screen It ask for username and password ? I have not set any username and password, Does it automatically set any username and password ?



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Posted 14 May 2017 - 02:13 AM

Title of this topic very clearly says: WinLite10 v7.2 for Win10 1703 Build 15063

 

So if you use it for the new betas you are on your own as this script set is not made for them.

 

Anyway I never try 10 betas, the RTMs have enought bugs for my taste.

 

You may go to author page and ask there your questions if you want: https://sourceforge....indows-10-lite/

 

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