roger_m

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Not really sure that W10 needs debloating, just switch off all privacy/ telemtry options after install.You cannot debloat Windows. If your going to mess with Windows, registry settings, tweaks, etc, your going to suffer down the road.
On some low end systems, where Windows 10 normally runs slowly enough that using it is not a viable option, some debloated versions run quite fast, making it usable. In these cases, there is a huge improvement boost. If Windows 10 runs fine normally, the benefits of debloating are questionable.

The major issue with running scripts to debloat Windows, is that you will have to run them again after every feature update. I've downloaded and used numerous "lite" versions of Windows 8 and 10 and they all have some issues, such as Windows Update not working.
 

TairikuOkami

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The major issue with running scripts to debloat Windows, is that you will have to run them again after every feature update.
Not to mention, if the user decides to use a feature or a software, that just is not there, the only way to get it back would be by reinstall. Disabling or removing unwanted content from the current install will do just fine (SFC scan will get it back). Debloated version is easier to install, but harder to deal with afterwards.
 

Evjl's Rain

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debloated ISO > original ISO installation and debloated > original
that's why an LTSB version (debloated by MS themselves) is so much faster than Win10 Pro

unfortunately, debloating iso ourselves is not very easy and can take many experiments and trials with bugs and missing features to find an optimal iso
using a downloaded lite version may not suit our needs or has a privacy issue. Example, I find Ghost Spectre windows 10 is the best in both speed and stability but he removed Windows Smartscreen :( Somehow, I managed to get it back but I don't remember how

sfc, dism or windows updates may potentially break the purpose of bloating iso
 

upnorth

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@BoraMurdar created a pretty nice guide on the topic over a year ago.
 
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