packages for removal?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by kronflux, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. kronflux

    kronflux MDL Member

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    #1 kronflux, Aug 23, 2016
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    I'm trying to achieve a minimal windows 10 image with minimal "extra features"
    essentially, I want it to run applications as per normal(NOT apps), and I want all the menu functionality(especially the new modern settings window) to function properly. (obviously things like Windows Defender would be disabled, but still able to be viewed, which is fine)

    In the past, I was able to achieve what I wanted, however many menus and such were broken, or caused errors upon accessing them.

    Recently I attempted this again on a Windows Server 2016 image, and resulted in the inability to get to a desktop(even though it was the desktop experience edition)

    I'm wondering if anyone has a list of packages kicking about that are "safe" for removal - and if not, could someone look at my list I used with install_wim_tweak, and see if there's anything obvious that would cause the inability to boot to desktop?

    Thanks!

    Code:
    Adobe-Flash
    HyperV-Guest
    HyperV-Host
    HyperV-UX
    Media-FaceAnalysis
    Media-Ocr
    Microsoft-Antimalware
    Microsoft-Hyper-V
    Microsoft-Mobile-Sensors
    Microsoft-OneCore-AppModel-TextMessaging
    Microsoft-OneCore-Biometrics
    Microsoft-OneCore-CameraCaptureUI
    Microsoft-OneCore-CHSIME
    Microsoft-OneCore-CloudExperienceHost
    Microsoft-OneCore-EnterpriseAppManagement
    Microsoft-OneCore-Gaming
    Microsoft-OneCore-HyperV
    Microsoft-OneCore-Indexer
    Microsoft-OneCore-InkPlatform
    Microsoft-OneCore-InputService
    Microsoft-OneCore-Maps
    Microsoft-OneCore-Miracast
    Microsoft-OneCore-Multimedia-CastingCommon
    Microsoft-OneCore-Multimedia-CastingReceiver
    Microsoft-OneCore-Multimedia-CastingTransmitter
    Microsoft-OneCore-Multimedia-MFPMP
    Microsoft-OneCore-NowPlayingSessionManager
    Microsoft-OneCore-RemoteDesktopServices
    Microsoft-OneCore-Sensors
    Microsoft-OneCore-SpeechComponents
    Microsoft-OneCore-TroubleShooting
    Microsoft-OneCore-UniversalStore
    Microsoft-OneCore-Wallet
    Microsoft-OneCore-Wer
    Microsoft-OneCore-WinRT-Core
    Microsoft-OneCore-ZipContainer
    Microsoft-Shielded-VM
    Microsoft-Virtualization
    Microsoft-Windows-Anytime-Upgrade
    Microsoft-Windows-AppReadiness
    Microsoft-Windows-AssignedAccessLockApp
    Microsoft-Windows-Backup
    Microsoft-Windows-BestPractices
    Microsoft-Windows-BioEnrollment
    Microsoft-Windows-BiometricFramework
    Microsoft-Windows-BuildFlighting
    Microsoft-Windows-BusinessScanning
    Microsoft-Windows-Casting-Platform
    Microsoft-Windows-Client-EmbeddedExp
    Microsoft-Windows-ContentDeliveryManager
    Microsoft-Windows-CoreSystem-RemoteFS
    Microsoft-Windows-CoreSystem-WinRT
    Microsoft-Windows-Cortana
    Microsoft-Windows-DataCenterBridging
    Microsoft-Windows-DirectoryServices-ADAM
    Microsoft-Windows-Embedded
    Microsoft-Windows-Fax-Server
    Microsoft-Windows-Feedback
    Microsoft-Windows-FlightSettings
    Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation
    Microsoft-Windows-Hyphenation
    Microsoft-Windows-IE-Troubleshooters
    Microsoft-Windows-IIS-WebServer
    Microsoft-Windows-IME-SimplifiedChinese
    Microsoft-Windows-Internet-Browser
    Microsoft-Windows-InternetExplorer-Optional-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-Killbits-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ar-sa-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-bg-bg-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-bn-bd-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-bn-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ca-es-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-cs-cz-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-da-dk-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-de-de-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-el-gr-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-en-gb-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-es-es-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-es-mx-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-et-ee-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-eu-es-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-fi-fi-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-fr-fr-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-gl-es-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-gu-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-he-il-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-hi-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-hr-hr-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-hu-hu-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-id-id-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-is-is-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-it-it-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ja-jp-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-kn-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ko-kr-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-lt-lt-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-lv-lv-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ml-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-mr-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ms-my-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-nb-no-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-nl-nl-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-nn-no-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-pa-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-pl-pl-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-pt-br-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-pt-pt-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ro-ro-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ru-ru-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-sk-sk-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-sl-si-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-sr-latn-rs-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-sv-se-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ta-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-te-in-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-th-th-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-tr-tr-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-uk-ua-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-ur-pk-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-vi-vn-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-zh-cn-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-zh-hk-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Basic-zh-tw-Package
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Handwriting
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-OCR
    Microsoft-Windows-LanguageFeatures-Speech
    Microsoft-Windows-LockAppFramework
    Microsoft-Windows-Media-Format
    Microsoft-Windows-Media-Streaming
    Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayback-OC
    Microsoft-Windows-MediaPlayer
    Microsoft-Windows-MiracastView
    Microsoft-Windows-MobileBroadband
    Microsoft-Windows-MobileCore
    Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC
    Microsoft-Windows-MobilePC-Client-Premium
    Microsoft-Windows-Multimedia
    Microsoft-Windows-OfflineFiles
    Microsoft-Windows-OneDrive-Setup
    Microsoft-Windows-ParentalControls
    Microsoft-Windows-PortableWorkspaces
    Microsoft-Windows-Prerelease-Client
    Microsoft-Windows-Proximity
    Microsoft-Windows-RemoteAssistance
    Microsoft-Windows-RemoteDesktop
    Microsoft-Windows-RemoteFX
    Microsoft-Windows-RetailDemo
    Microsoft-Windows-Search2
    Microsoft-Windows-Shell-SettingSync
    Microsoft-Windows-Skype-ORTC
    Microsoft-Windows-SnippingTool
    Microsoft-Windows-Spelling
    Microsoft-Windows-StickyNotes
    Microsoft-Windows-Store-Client
    Microsoft-Windows-SystemRestore
    Microsoft-Windows-TabletPC
    Microsoft-Windows-TextPrediction
    Microsoft-Windows-TroubleShooting
    Microsoft-Windows-Virtualization
    Microsoft-Windows-VirtualPC
    Microsoft-Windows-WebcamExperience
    Microsoft-Windows-WindowsMediaPlayer
    Microsoft-Windows-WinOcr
    Microsoft-Windows-WinRT
    Microsoft-Windows-WordBreaking
    Microsoft-WindowsFeedback
    Microsoft-Xbox
    Sensors-Universal
    Windows-Defender
     
  2. Nucleus

    Nucleus MDL Guru

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    MSMG recently answered a similar question. I realise you mention using install_wim_tweak, but anyway his post may be of some help to you. This post.
     
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  3. kronflux

    kronflux MDL Member

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    A little bit, I have used MSMG Toolkit to remove as much as possible, and I've noticed it still leaves a lot of stuff in there that I believe can be safely removed, so I guess I'm looking to go further.
     
  4. ofernandofilo

    ofernandofilo MDL Member

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    I would not remove the Hyper-V.

    I just started by this way to say: in fact you are alone in this task. What is or is not essential in the OS only you can decide. Only relates to your personal needs. The simplest system I would suggest it would be a LTSB N. Anything beyond that, less than that, since fleeing the official release, I don't have more parameters to tell you what you can and can not remove ... because I do not know the context, your needs, your interests and intentions.

    And the tool to do this task do you already know: MSMG ToolKit.

    I just think you're alone.

    cheers and success!!!
     
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  5. Espionage724

    Espionage724 MDL Addicted

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    #5 Espionage724, Aug 24, 2016
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    Code:
    Get-AppxPackage -allusers | Remove-AppxPackage
    I run that on W10 Home installs and it doesn't seem to break the core OS anymore like it used to (the Store app is removed though with that). It doesn't remove everything though, but if it works on Server 2016 in an ideal way, maybe it could be used as a starting point.
     
  6. dobbelina

    dobbelina MDL Senior Member

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    #6 dobbelina, Aug 24, 2016
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