Windows 10 - Clean Install without bloat

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  1. Do It Yourself

    Do It Yourself Member

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    Going to be formatting my computer and installing fresh copy of Windows 10 Pro. I have some questions on how to install without bloat and un-necessary drivers/programs etc.


    1) I want to use NVCleanstall, do I need to stop Windows 10 from auto-install/auto-update NVIDIA drivers first? If so, how do I do this?

    2) Once I finish installing NVCleanstall, can I turn back on the NVIDIA auto-install/auto-update option? Or will this cause NVIDIA to install bloat?

    3) Is there any other things I can do to minimise bloat and un-necessary drivers/programs/processes when doing a clean install of Windows 10? Please share some things to do.
     
  2. randomman

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    Removing apps from Windows 10 media - Spiceworks - doing it pre-install is harder and more complicated
    How to Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps (and How to Reinstall Them) (howtogeek.com) - post-install is a lot simpler
    We remove apps from media for our enterprise image at work, but I don't bother for my personal computer at home. They're UWP apps so they're self contained and shouldn't mess with anything.

    Don't know about NVCleanstall, but I have used DDU, google it and the download link comes with instructions.
     
  3. Soarer GT

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    I use ghost spectre for light / stripped install for my mining rigs. Look it up.
     
  4. Dilbery

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    Buy a Windows 10 pro for Workstations license and be done with it...
     
  5. elvis

    elvis Old school old fool

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