Ask HN: How do you “clean” Windows from all bloatware?

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  • Windows10Debloater

    Script to remove Windows 10 bloatware.

    I've used this script for every new install of Windows and it makes the experience quite a bit better: .

    17k stars on GitHub so lots of people agree.

  • BeachedWhale

    BeachedWhale removes Windows 10 bloatware

    I always liked this for Win 10

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  • Bulk-Crap-Uninstaller

    Remove large amounts of unwanted applications quickly.

    It's not exactly a debloater, but will help you to get rid of majority of bloatware. It's not automatic unfortunately, you need to know what you're doing.

  • Open-Shell-Menu

    Classic Shell Reborn.

    I use Open Shell (fork of Classic Shell) as a replacement to original Start Menu. This gives me full control over what appears in start menu - no results from internet, animated tiles, etc (I am on Win 10 though, from what I read the Win 11 is supported, but not yet officially [1]). It could be a solution to the ads appearing in start menu.


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