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(''))".

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’.

References: #

  • Classic_Shell_Menu_Settings.xml (0 kB)
  • packages-additional.config (0 kB)
  • packages.config (0 kB)
  • tweaks.reg (1 kB)
  • uninstall-bloatware.ps1 (2 kB)