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Debloating Windows can free up wasted System resources and can improve performance in games and what not for low end PCs. But that doesn't mean high-end PCs won't get any benefits. Debloating will make Windows more Private since you remove and disable all the telemetry and what not that is constantly running sending data to Microsoft. Another benefit is less clutter and more customization, since debloating removes all Windows UWP apps (e.g Groove Music, Movie Editor, and etc.) this gives space to use way better alternatives and remove apps you never use. Overall, whether you have a low end or high end PC, its def worth debloating windows as it will make the experience using Windows smoother and better.

Overview

There are two methods to make windows better first method being installing LTSC which is heavily debloated Windows ISO or Second Method which is running debloating scripts on existing Windows Install.

I would recommend first method as you will run into less issues afterwards but if you don't feel confident enough reinstalling your OS then second method is your best bet.

If you don't know how to use the certain tools listed (e.g NVCleaninstall, CTT Debloat, and etc.) there is a section called "How to Use Tools" section at the end.

How To Use the Tools

How to Use Sophia Script (for Second Method only)

Go to Github and download the Sophia.Script.Wrapper.v2.5.3.zip, unzip it and run the wrapper.exe then go back to Github and download the Sophia.Script.for.Windows.10.v5.12.10.PowerShell.7.zip, unzip it and open it till you find the Sophia.ps1 file. Then in the wrapper.exe import the file and go through the options and edit them to your preferences/liking. If you don't know what certain is or does then google it, if you can't find anything about it then simply leave it the way it is (Default).

For Gamers

If you planning on gaming only on your device and nothing else then instead of LTSC, use AtlasOS a custom Windows ISO for gamers.

NOTICE

AtlasOS is super debloated with tons of things removed

  1. Install AtlasOS
  2. Install NVCleanInstall, allows you to install graphics driver without the bloat.

That's all for this section, scroll down to the bottom for "Post Debloating" and follow that if you want.

First Method (Reinstalling Windows Method)

  1. Install Windows LTSC, LTSC is windows but without the major bloatware.
  2. Install NVCleanInstall, allows you to install graphics driver without the bloat.
  3. Download & Run Sophia Script for LTSC, Sophia script is debloating script for removing ALL bloatware
  4. Download QuickBoost and run the tweaks to improve performance.

Second Method (Pre-Installed Windows Method)

  1. Run CTT Debloat
  2. Install NVCleanInstall, allows you to install graphics driver without the bloat.
  3. Download & Run Sophia Script for Regular Windows

I recommend the Wrapper for Sophia as its more user friendly

  1. Download QuickBoost and run the tweaks to improve performance.

Post Debloating

This section is for after completed first or second method
*FOSS means Free Open Source Software

  1. Install Browser of your choice

I recommend Firefox Nightly or Librewolf

  1. Install ShareX (FOSS lightweight screenshotting software that also can record screen)
  2. Install Ditto Clipboard (FOSS lightweight clipboard)
  3. Install Quick Picture Viewer (FOSS lightweight Image Viewer)
  4. Install ModernFlyouts (FOSS Modern Flyouts for Windows)
  5. Install TaskbarX (FOSS for customizing taskbar)
  6. Install VLC (FOSS Media Player)
  7. Install Motrix (FOSS Download Manager)
  8. Install Notepad++ (FOSS text editor with extra features and support)
  9. Install Music Player of your choice (e.g foobar2000+fusion skin or Harmonoid)
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Pub: 04 Feb 2022 11:24 UTC
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