Safe Way To Remove Edge/Cortana

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by SightUp, Oct 30, 2017.

  1. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    Is there a safe way to remove them now? About two updates ago, the tools that we have such as the Toggle-Tweaker-master have become obsolete. Does anyone have a confirmed way to deal with these two problem programs?
     
  2. RanCorX2

    RanCorX2 MDL Addicted

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    why not just ignore them?

    i gave up with removing components, now i just remove all permissions from the executables so they never load.
     
  3. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Install LTSB instead of Pro
     
  4. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    Can I use my Pro key for this? Any downsides to using this?

    How do you go about removing permissions from everything?
     
  5. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    No, you would need to activate using one of the KMS activators

    No downsides if you want rid of the app crap and bloat that comes with Pro

    No apps, no edge, no cortana, no store etc
     
  6. SightUp

    SightUp MDL Senior Member

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    Is there a way to buy a key for this version? Does it still get updates?
     
  7. thorin0815

    thorin0815 MDL Senior Member

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    #7 thorin0815, Oct 30, 2017
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    I think you need to buy a bunch of them at once (volume licensing), so it should be quite expensive. Dunno if you can buy a single MAK key for it. And yes, it will get security updates just like any other Windows 10 distribution, just no new features within the regular updates. Every few years there will be a refreshed ISO with (maybe) new added features. If I'm not wrong, the next one is planned for 2019.

    Edit: I'm running LTSB since it was released, never faced any compability problems or something like that. If you prefer a clean more Windows 7 like system, you should definitely give it a try.

    Edit2: If LTSB isn't clean enough for you, you can remove much non needed stuff with tools like the MSMG Toolkit.

    https://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/msmg-toolkit.50572/
     
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  8. LiteOS

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    cbsenum app
    look for internet browser and cortana
     
  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Doesn't work, just fails with errors everything you try to uninstall
     
  10. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    which error u get ?
    access denied ?
    or same long number error ?
     
  11. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    Just a number, closed the VM down I was testing it on now though
     
  12. °ツ

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    Use MSMG Toolkit or NTLite to remove them and then reinstall Windows :)