Windows 10

Install common software

First, install Chocolatey. Then run choco feature enable -n allowGlobalConfirmation to disable prompting for every package. Finally, install the default packages using choco install packages.config (optionally also install the additional packages from packages-additional.config) in an admin cmd.

Uninstall bloatware

In an elevated command prompt, run @"%SystemRoot%\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe" -NoProfile -InputFormat None -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((New-Object System.Net.WebClient).DownloadString('https://raw.githubusercontent.com/baltpeter/docs/master/content/systems/windows/uninstall-bloatware.ps1'))".

Privacy settings

Apply the recommended settings from O&O ShutUp 10 for better privacy settings. The program is already installed through Chocolatey and you can simply run oosu10.

Settings

  • Run the tweaks.reg file to import the settings into the registry.
  • Go to the Personalisation -> Start settings page (ms-settings:personalization-start) and disable all options apart from ‘Show app list in start menu’.
  • Go to the Devices -> Pen & Windows Ink settings page (ms-settings:pen) and disable ‘Show recommend app suggestions’.

Misc.

  • Create a ‘god mode’ shortcut: On the desktop, create a new folder and name it God Mode.{ED7BA470-8E54-465E-825C-99712043E01C}.

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