Anyone tried uninstalling sub-packages with ManifestEnum?

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  1. LiteOS

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    #1 LiteOS, Oct 11, 2018
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    Windows RS5 packages are missing theirs cat and mum files,
    so it cant be uninstalled with the unhide package trick

    ManifestEnum can uninstall them anyone had good experience with it ?
    or another useful free tool
    thx
     
  2. abbodi1406

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    Missing how?
    most components are merged in Client-Desktop-Required and Client-Features packages
    so they made the task harder :)
     
  3. LiteOS

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    harder or impossible ?

    can u remove flash ? for example
     
  4. abbodi1406

    abbodi1406 MDL KB0000001

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    Not likely
    but what make you think ManifestEnum can? it use the same principle of install_wim_tweak

    i actually stopped tracking and removing mum packages since build 15063
    with all shifting and continuous changes, it does not worth the trouble IMHO
     
  5. LiteOS

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    website says it can remove using the manifest but its not stable

    cbsenum is working on install_wim_tweak trick

    so no more modding :(
    maybe Andromeda project would help
     
  6. s1ave77

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    You mean butchering :D.

    Best is to use editions that do not ignore GPOs like Professional, so use Education or Enterprise (LTSB/C)with the neccessary changes to it.
     
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  7. LiteOS

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    i dont trust it, when i see ms keep resetting settings to default
    reenabling services tweaks
     
  8. s1ave77

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    In opposite to setting the reg entries directly the GPO settings survive even feature upgrades (as said on Edu and Ent, not neccessarily on Pro). LTSB/C is fine here since a CU never changed a single setting here.
     
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  9. LiteOS

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    u probably right but i cant trust company that drive on policy that can be change one sided suddenly
    and already done that before
     
  10. s1ave77

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    Can only comment on my own experiences and those show that there's a lot of FUD spreaded over the web (mostly by people doing it obviously wrong).

    On the other hand the nasty butchering needs to be redone after each feature update likewise so GPO wins for me.
     
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  11. LiteOS

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    its stop to be experience till we wake up
    and realilze it was just a dream:)
     
  12. s1ave77

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    Sorry, i do not play that kind of mind-games, futile thing to do.
     
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    I've been experiencing Home edition on one of my home PCs this whole year and I can say I had no major stuff reset on me upgrading to 1803 or 1809. Even most/all of my registry changes survived!
    So that's not something inherent to the upgrade process, but something to do with ms account, sync, tailored experiences / subscribed content (that won't bother again after being properly disabled).