Optimize-Offline Guide - Windows Debloating Tool, Windows 1803, 1903, 19H2, 1909, 20H1 and LTSC 2019

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  1. drew84

    drew84 MDL Addicted

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    The Cortana referred to in the Readme is the original Cortana, which is tied to Windows Search
    The current CortanaApp.View.App is not tied to Windows Search, and as such does not affect Search capabilities and is safe to remove

    ... a lot of people continue to mix up the two
     
  2. Dgk

    Dgk MDL Junior Member

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    Sure, in 20h1 and 20h2 there is no other Cortana to remove, though.
     
  3. drew84

    drew84 MDL Addicted

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    #723 drew84, Jan 15, 2021 at 08:02
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    ... however both (Microsoft.Windows.Cortana and CortanaApp.View.App) exist in earlier versions
    therefore, my point being if users are unwilling to differentiate between the two, they will inevitably run in to issues when conveying information to others
     
  4. BerserkLeon

    BerserkLeon MDL Novice

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    Hi. Sorry if this has been answered but I don't have the time to read all 37 pages. (I read about the first 10 and the last 3)
    I want to use this on a 19041 Enterprise image made from uupdump
    I need the Store and to be able to sign in to the store.
    I believe I only removed recommended things, but with this, while I can run the store, I can not sign in, and as such cannot download my paid apps.

     
  5. KedarWolf

    KedarWolf MDL Senior Member

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    Yeah, that seems broken for some reason. What I do is go to Settings, Accounts, Sign-in Options and sign in there, then I'm signed into the Microsoft Store as well and can download my paid apps.

    As well, make sure the Xbox Live Auth Manager service is starting automatically and running.
     
  6. BerserkLeon

    BerserkLeon MDL Novice

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    Wow, that is a huge work-around. Switch from a local account to the MS account, swap back. Sign out/in. and ta-da - the sign in button actually does something in the store.
    Thank you, I've been trying to troubleshoot this for hours.
     
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  8. BerserkLeon

    BerserkLeon MDL Novice

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    Ah... By store I meant Microsoft Store.
    I suppose you don't have to switch back to a local account after making your sign-in account into an MS account, which is what he described (or - the only related option available to me there), but I hate using the ms account to sign into my devices, particularly since my password for my live account is one of those complex random ones I use a password manager for.
     
  9. yatopp

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    #729 yatopp, Jan 16, 2021 at 18:59
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    Hey,

    I'm having issues with this script on 1809 LTSC. When I use a W10UI prepared iso without o-o'ing, it works fine.
    o-o builds fine with no errors. The errors come when trying to install (either on bare metal
    or in virtualbox). The setup gets to the "Just a moment" phase, which is quite late. It says "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation". Sometimes it just hangs for a LONG time on "just a moment". Pressing shift-f10 and reading the panther/UnattendGC/ error file on there tells me it failed to make a user account, and other oobe errors.

    Rebooting seems to help the process finish somewhat as it then installs, but i'm not sure to what state. The errors are still listed in the setuperror files. The virtualbox install fared better in that it seems to be working after that reboot, but bare metal is in worse shape. It never used to do that a couple weeks back when I tried it.

    I am using conservative options in the removing system apps: inputapp, AAD, BIO, EC, edgetoolkit, Addsugg, ContentDel, Fileexplorer, filepicker, parental, people, secure, xgpu, xbox, CBS.
    For Capabilities: QuickAssist, the 2 hello.face, onecoreUAP, OpenSSH.
    Packages: LanguageFeatures-Handwriting, TabletPCMath
    Optional features: XPS and workfolders.client
    Don't enable anything.

    I have included in a zip file the files that i modify, mainly to do with registry (remove some i want to keep) and some options in set-additional. The Configuration.json is also there. I use notepad++ for modifications. The ISO builds to just over 4GB, but the wim file is well under 4GB

    It used to work for a while with similar options, maybe I overlooked something?
     

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  10. KedarWolf

    KedarWolf MDL Senior Member

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    Need to see your log of what you removed etc.
     
  11. yatopp

    yatopp MDL Novice

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    Here are the o-o logs in a zip file
     

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