Ok, so I don't want Cortana, I dont want store, any apps I want it as close to plain like Win 7 as possible. I don't want onedrive, I dont want my left rail cluttered with links apart from hard drive and my documents Classic Shell I know of. And I realise other people write similar threads. I want to disable any thing that has come since 7 except whats useful to me like DX12 which doesn't break the OS. A few other questions is about activation, on 7 I used Josh Cells software to backup the activation file and restored it, I tended to reinstall every 6-8 weeks on my main and every 2-4 months in bedroom pc. For 8 I used Winreducer, is there any simple way to do this with a iso/ripped folder or shall I keep doing the same? Any advice would be appreciated thanks.