Make Windows setup NOT install most of its "new" functionality?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by catosis, May 21, 2023.

  1. catosis

    catosis MDL Junior Member

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    What's the cleanest way to make Windows setup NOT install most of its functionality? I dream of LTSC2021 that is as minimal as possible, yet capable of
    installing Windows Store apps and updating them as new versions arrive.
    Most important to me is new Windows Terminal and WSL2 with Ubuntu.
    Forever, or at least a long time I go easy way and just command wsreset -i, usually from autounattend.xml. I noticed SetupComplete.cmd to be ineffective in this (possibly because of my mistake).

    Second would be fully functional Xbox Cloud Gaming, via Xbox app, not internet browser garbage. it requires Microsoft account login, so that my Game Pass Ultimate will work. I don't buy anything via Windows Store, just need the system to confirm my active subscription.

    I'm not a fan of Microsoft Edge and if possible would prefer to simply NOT have it on my system.

    I noticed that even after using AveYo's LeanAndMean Edge Removal, there's a folder with some edge residue - C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft. LS:
    1. Edge
    2. EdgeCore
    3. EdgeUpdate
    4. EdgeWebView
    5. Temp

    It's quite possible it was restored by the Windows Update, I don't intend to complain about great tools made by AveYo. I looked around on my real daily driver LTSC2021 which already had a couple of updates.
    This folder is I presume not important at all, doesn't take much space, but maybe it'd achievable to stop Edge from installing with fresh system at very early stage.

    I don't care at all about Windows Update. If it's doable to block everything related to WU, but keep option to install Windows Store apps and update them - this would be perfect.

    Also I could do without original Start Menu and new Search thingy.
    I don't suppose 3rd party apps are easy to block but if so I don't use AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience that comes with drivers my iGPU and Razer gigantic bundle that installs itself because of keyboard I use.

    Here are listings of catalogs which I assume are important for this project.

    C:\Windows\SystemApps\
    1. Microsoft.AAD.BrokerPlugin_cw5n1h2txyewy
    2. Microsoft.AccountsControl_cw5n1h2txyewy
    3. Microsoft.AsyncTextService_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.BioEnrollment_cw5n1h2txyewy
    5. microsoft.creddialoghost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    6. Microsoft.ECApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    7. Microsoft.LockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    8. Microsoft.MicrosoftEdgeDevToolsClient_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    9. Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    10. Microsoft.Win32WebViewHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    11. Microsoft.Windows.AddSuggestedFoldersToLibraryDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    12. Microsoft.Windows.AppRep.ChxApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    13. Microsoft.Windows.AppResolverUX_cw5n1h2txyewy
    14. Microsoft.Windows.AssignedAccessLockApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    15. Microsoft.Windows.CallingShellApp_cw5n1h2txyewy
    16. Microsoft.Windows.CapturePicker_cw5n1h2txyewy
    17. Microsoft.Windows.CloudExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    18. Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy
    19. Microsoft.Windows.FileExplorer_cw5n1h2txyewy
    20. Microsoft.Windows.FilePicker_cw5n1h2txyewy
    21. microsoft.windows.narratorquickstart_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    22. Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkCaptivePortal_cw5n1h2txyewy
    23. Microsoft.Windows.OOBENetworkConnectionFlow_cw5n1h2txyewy
    24. Microsoft.Windows.PeopleExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    25. Microsoft.Windows.PinningConfirmationDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    26. Microsoft.Windows.Search_cw5n1h2txyewy
    27. Microsoft.Windows.SecHealthUI_cw5n1h2txyewy
    28. Microsoft.Windows.SecureAssessmentBrowser_cw5n1h2txyewy
    29. Microsoft.Windows.StartMenuExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    30. Microsoft.Windows.XGpuEjectDialog_cw5n1h2txyewy
    31. Microsoft.XboxGameCallableUI_cw5n1h2txyewy
    32. MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy
    33. MicrosoftWindows.UndockedDevKit_cw5n1h2txyewy
    34. NcsiUwpApp_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    35. ParentalControls_cw5n1h2txyewy
    36. ShellExperienceHost_cw5n1h2txyewy
    37. Windows.CBSPreview_cw5n1h2txyewy

    C:\Program Files\WindowsApps\
    1. AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_1.100.4779.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8j3eq9eme6ctt
    2. AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_1.100.4779.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8j3eq9eme6ctt
    3. AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_1.100.4779.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8j3eq9eme6ctt
    4. AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_1.100.4779.0_neutral_~_8j3eq9eme6ctt
    5. AppUp.IntelGraphicsExperience_1.100.4779.0_x64__8j3eq9eme6ctt

    1. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.19.10173.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.19.10173.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.19.10173.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_1.19.10173.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    5. Microsoft.DesktopAppInstaller_2023.118.406.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.GamingApp_2304.1001.15.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.GamingApp_2304.1001.15.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.GamingApp_2304.1001.15.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.GamingApp_2304.1001.15.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    5. Microsoft.GamingApp_2304.1001.15.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.GamingServices_12.77.3001.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.GamingServices_12.77.3001.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.GamingServices_12.77.3001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.GamingServices_12.77.3001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.LanguageExperiencePackpl-PL_19041.59.178.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.LanguageExperiencePackpl-PL_19041.61.187.0_neutral__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.NET.Native.Framework.2.2_2.2.29512.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.NET.Native.Runtime.2.2_2.2.28604.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    • Microsoft.PowerShell_2023.412.2158.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    • Microsoft.PowerShell_7.3.4.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_12301.1401.8.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_12301.1401.8.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_12301.1401.8.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_12301.1401.8.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    5. Microsoft.StorePurchaseApp_12301.1401.8.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2208.15002.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.7_7.2208.15002.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.8_8.2305.5001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.UI.Xaml.2.8_8.2305.5001.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.VCLibs.110.00.UWPDesktop_11.0.61135.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.VCLibs.110.00.UWPDesktop_11.0.61135.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00.UWPDesktop_12.0.40653.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.VCLibs.120.00.UWPDesktop_12.0.40653.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_14.0.30704.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00.UWPDesktop_14.0.30704.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.30704.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.VCLibs.140.00_14.0.30704.0_x86__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_11.2302.5.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_11.2302.5.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_11.2302.5.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_11.2302.5.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    5. Microsoft.WindowsAlarms_2022.2302.5.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.WindowsStore_22303.1401.7.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.WindowsStore_22303.1401.7.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_1.16.10261.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.WindowsTerminal_3001.16.10261.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_1.24.10001.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_1.24.10001.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_1.24.10001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.Xbox.TCUI_1.24.10001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_5.823.3261.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_5.823.3261.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_5.823.3261.0_neutral_split.scale-100_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_5.823.3261.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    5. Microsoft.XboxGamingOverlay_5.823.3261.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

    1. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_12.95.3001.0_neutral_split.language-pl_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    2. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_12.95.3001.0_neutral_split.language-ru_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    3. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_12.95.3001.0_neutral_~_8wekyb3d8bbwe
    4. Microsoft.XboxIdentityProvider_12.95.3001.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe
     
  2. pm67310

    pm67310 MDL Guru

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    use slimdown 10 or ltsc 2021 ,

    package listed are windows store appx
     
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  3. cyberthug

    cyberthug MDL Junior Member

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    #3 cyberthug, May 29, 2023
    Last edited: May 29, 2023
    I will use Slimdown by putting comments to keep the desired functionalities, it's batch and therefore easy to understand and modify with notepad++.
    The second way is not bad, its my main DualBoot : Windows 10 IoT Entreprise LTSC 2021 + @abbodi1406 scripts for add-Light-Store & Windows 11 21h2 Slimdown.


     
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