New Dumb Apps On Fresh Install


1. Most people need to LEARN how to properly install and uninstall software, anyhow.
2. And there's one stop shopping sites like NiNite...




And I don't cae which browser they install... even an MS one. BUT... I shouldn't have to hire an IT crew and some engineers to remove that browser... either.

A desktop PC is NOT a smart phone or a tablet. If I wanted an OS pre-designed by someone else, or someone with very different needs than I have... I would buy one of those devices.

I don't care that they build "ready-to-serve" OSes. But they should also build basic OSes.

I feel this way about a LOT f software. Bitdefender is another one. They include everything AND the kitchen sink, but have no basic version.
 
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3737 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
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    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
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    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
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    up to 2048 x 1536
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    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
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    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
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    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
1. Most people need to LEARN how to properly install and uninstall software, anyhow.
2. And there's one stop shopping sites like NiNite...




And I don't cae which browser they install... even an MS one. BUT... I shouldn't have to hire an IT crew and some engineers to remove that browser... either.

A desktop PC is NOT a smart phone or a tablet. If I wanted an OS pre-designed by someone else, or someone with very different needs than I have... I would buy one of those devices.

I don't care that they build "ready-to-serve" OSes. But they should also build basic OSes.

I feel this way about a LOT f software. Bitdefender is another one. They include everything AND the kitchen sink, but have no basic version.
Ghot, I am in full agreement with you.

I do like when features that one might consider absolutely necessary with an OS are included or bundled in with the OS. For example, an antivirus solution, disk optimization, and basic defragging, virtualization (Hyper-V), and simple tools like Notepad and even small utilities and apps that are good for testing like a basic video player. But when the OS starts pushing crapware on you like TikTok, Spotify, Disney, etc. that's when I get royally annoyed. If I want that stuff, I am quite capable of finding it myself.

As for those basic components, I want it to be easy to use third-party solutions if I want and not forced into what is provided by MS. After all, isn't the whole idea of an OS supposed to be to provide the underpinnings that allow me to run the apps, tools, utilities that I want and to allow me to custom tailor a solution that works for me?
 

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    Win11 Pro 23H2
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    Home Built
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    Intel i7-11700K
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    ASUS Prime Z590-A
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    128GB Crucial Ballistix 3200MHz DRAM
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    No GPU - CPU graphics only (for now)
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    Realtek (on motherboard)
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    HP Envy 32
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    2560 x 1440
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    1 x 1TB NVMe Gen 4 x 4 SSD
    1 x 2TB NVMe Gen 3 x 4 SSD
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    Corsair HX850i
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    Corsair iCue 5000X RGB
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    CODE backlit mechanical keyboard
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    Logitech MX Master 3
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    Edge
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    Lenovo ThinkBook 13x Gen 2
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    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
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    Realtek® ALC3306-CG codec
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    2 TB 4 x 4 NVMe SSD
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    USB-C / Thunderbolt 4 Power / Charging
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    Buttonless Glass Precision Touchpad
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    Backlit, spill resistant keyboard
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    1Gb Up / 1Gb Down
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    Edge
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    Windows Defender
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    WiFi 6e / Bluetooth 5.1 / Facial Recognition / Fingerprint Sensor / ToF (Time of Flight) Human Presence Sensor
Ghot, I am in full agreement with you.

I do like when features that one might consider absolutely necessary with an OS are included or bundled in with the OS. For example, an antivirus solution, disk optimization, and basic defragging, virtualization (Hyper-V), and simple tools like Notepad and even small utilities and apps that are good for testing like a basic video player. But when the OS starts pushing crapware on you like TikTok, Spotify, Disney, etc. that's when I get royally annoyed. If I want that stuff, I am quite capable of finding it myself.

As for those basic components, I want it to be easy to use third-party solutions if I want and not forced into what is provided by MS. After all, isn't the whole idea of an OS supposed to be to provide the underpinnings that allow me to run the apps, tools, utilities that I want and to allow me to custom tailor a solution that works for me?


Yep, yep.
I think back to the DOS days. The OS had the bare minimum and everything else was optional.
I think the OS folks are losing their way.

Further, they aren't even trying to make things optional.
Most of the junk that's being included these days is welded to the OS.
 

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3737 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
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    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Logitech Optical M-100
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    300/300
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    Firefox (latest)
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
So what qualifies as 'basic Windows' ? A desktop with absolutely NOTHING else installed? How well do you think that would sell if MS released it?
No email, no internet, no way to play music/videos. I know replacements can be installed, but I'm talking about the OOBE.
Then you would have a minimal install of Linux :) It's the way I build my servers, go with the absolute minimum and then install only what you need.

And the average windows user would be like, "lol, i'm not going to use the antiquated command line to install all of this stuff, Linux is garbage".

I just install Windows and leave whatever crap they put on there. My machine has plenty of resources to handle it, and i haven't been able to prove to myself that I get any better power or performance out of it. Way back in the XP and somewhat Windows 7 days, I could tweak and get some performance benefits back, but anymore, I just leave it alone and it runs great. I too like the OP used to format and reinstall regularly . But not anymore. Installing Windows is rare for me. On my MacBook Pro that I bought in 2013, I've never clean installed. Always just updated via Apple and it's just worked.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Beelink SEI8
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    Intel Core i5-8279u
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    AZW SEI
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    32GB DDR4 2666Mhz
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    Intel Iris Plus 655
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    Intel SST
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    Asus ProArt PA278QV
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    2560x1440
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    512GB NVMe
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    NA
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    NA
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    NA
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    NA
    Mouse
    NA
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    500/50
    Browser
    Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
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    Mini PC used for testing Windows 11.
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    Custom
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    Ryzen 9 5900x
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    Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming
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    64GB DDR4-3600
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    EVGA GeForce 3080 FT3 Ultra
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    ASUS TUF Gaming VG27AQ. ASUS ProArt Display PA278QV 27” WQHD
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    2560x1440
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    2TB WD SN850 PCI-E Gen 4 NVMe
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    Seasonic Focus 850
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    Fractal Meshify S2 in White
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    Dark Rock Pro CPU cooler, 3 x 140mm case fans
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    Logitech G9 Laser Mouse
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    Corsiar K65 RGB Lux
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    500/50
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Defender.
So something odd. I reinstalled Windows 11 this evening just to test it. These 'links' never appeared. I don't get it. It's like if I do my cleaning fast enough, I can avoid these extra links. Anyone have any insight on this?
 

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    Intel 8086k
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    Asus z370-F
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    EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
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    ADI-2 DAC fs
So something odd. I reinstalled Windows 11 this evening just to test it. These 'links' never appeared. I don't get it. It's like if I do my cleaning fast enough, I can avoid these extra links. Anyone have any insight on this?


They may re-appear after the computer sits for a day or two and sneaks in some late night updates.

There's an old Nvidia driver I like using. Standard driver version 442.74
I have it installed on Win 10 and Win 11. All installed software is identical on Win 10 and Win 11.
For some reason, on Win 10... it updates itself to 456.71. Only on Windows 10.
I do spend more time on Windows 10, so maybe MS just never got the chance on Win 11.

The point here is... it stayed version 442.74 for all of 2020, and 2/3rds of 2021... THEN decided to update on Win 10.
I assume MS decided to update it, without asking me first.
 
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3737 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
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    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
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    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
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    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
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    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
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    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
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    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
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    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
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    up to 2048 x 1536
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    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
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    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
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    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
They may re-appear after the computer sits for a day or two and does some late night updates.
One of the things I do is disable all the updates after I have updated once. I pay close attention to release notes and actually read them for something that might help me. Otherwise, I don't run them again until I reinstall Windows again.
 

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    Intel 8086k
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    Asus z370-F
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    EVGA 3080 Ti FTW3 Ultra
    Sound Card
    ADI-2 DAC fs
One of the things I do is disable all the updates after I have updated once. I pay close attention to release notes and actually read them for something that might help me. Otherwise, I don't run them again until I reinstall Windows again.


Yeah, I did too.
I disabled them in WAU Manager and in Winaero Tweaker, and triple checked that updates were disabled in the registry.
MS just changed their minds.

They did the same thing with the Start Menu on Windows 11 about July or August of 2021.
There was a tweak that made it look like Win 10 Start Menu.
MS just out-tweaked everyone.

Also, on Win 11 (22H2), they broke the tweak that gave us the Win 10 File Explorer ribbon bar.
They've really been playing hard ball on Windows 11.

Home or Pro... it doesn't matter. They've been slapping us around like 98lb. weaklings.
 
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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3737 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
So what qualifies as 'basic Windows' ? A desktop with absolutely NOTHING else installed? How well do you think that would sell if MS released it?
No email, no internet, no way to play music/videos. I know replacements can be installed, but I'm talking about the OOBE.

Some of the things you mentioned such as widgets, notifications, action centre are all 'basic' things surely? They're part of the 'core' OS
MS Windows pre-installed programs named after or referenced to the services they access, are not the services themselves - MS Edge is not "the internet", removing Media Player and the like will not deny the user alternatives to allow videos/music to be played, etc.

I would love the opportunity to choose a Windows version/edition that is pure vanilla, and gives me the opportunity to install the software I want to use, not what MS is going to shove down my throat.

Removing these built-in programs (as inadequate and troublesome as some of them are) does not remove or deny the service being available to the user.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 22H2 (latest update ... forever anal)
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Slim S01
    CPU
    Intel i5-9400
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce GT730
    Sound Card
    OOBE
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    Acer 32"
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    2 x 1TB SSDs
    PSU
    OOBE
    Case
    OOBE
    Cooling
    OOBE
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Internet Speed
    Classic Australian w.a.p.
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro (latest upadte ... anally always)
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavillion 15
    CPU
    i7-1165G7 @ 2.80GHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Intel Iris Xe Graphics
    Hard Drives
    Samsung NVMe 512GB
    + numerous/multiple SSD Type C USB enclosures
    Internet Speed
    NBN FTTN 50
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    KIS
MS Windows pre-installed programs named after or referenced to the services they access, are not the services themselves - MS Edge is not "the internet", removing Media Player and the like will not deny the user alternatives to allow videos/music to be played, etc.

I would love the opportunity to choose a Windows version/edition that is pure vanilla, and gives me the opportunity to install the software I want to use, not what MS is going to shove down my throat.

Removing these built-in programs (as inadequate and troublesome as some of them are) does not remove or deny the service being available to the user.
LTSC is the closest you can get for Windows, still has bloat, but no store. MS did screw up QuickAssist on that version as now it is an app and you cannot update it (DOH!)
As far as getting a list of apps we run this "Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Select Name, PackageFullName"
Then modify our uninstaller script for each version of Windows
You can GPO Windows to stop auto updating apps, drivers etc. but I would recommend Windows update as most of them are for security
FWIW REVO is fine, and you can delete any folders you want to in the %appdata% folders as Windows will recreate them if needed
We do use REVO for stubborn programs, but for setting up a device we use scripts
 

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  • OS
    All Versions of Windows
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 800 G5
    CPU
    i7 9700
    Motherboard
    HP OEM
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce GT 440
Maybe just revert to the console version of Windows server which I believe is free. That will get you a completely bloat free Windows.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Homebuilt
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3800XT
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Crosshair VII Hero (WiFi)
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Education
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Inspiron 7773
    CPU
    Intel i7-8550U
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Nvidia Geforce MX150
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    17"
    Screen Resolution
    1920 x 1080
    Hard Drives
    Toshiba 512GB NVMe SSD
    SK Hynix 512GB SATA SSD
    Internet Speed
    Fast!
I need to find out their names to add them to my .bat file that's below.
That is too much hand-picking, you will never get them all. I just uninstall all and then import those I want.
Since 22H2 this command also uninstalls integrated apps like cortana, xbar (if they can be uninstalled).
Code:
start "" /wait C:\Windows\System32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\powershell.exe "Get-AppXPackage | where-object {$_.name –notlike '*store*'} | Remove-AppxPackage"
winget import -i D:\Setup\winget.txt
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 5 3600 & No fTPM (07/19)
    Motherboard
    MSI B450 TOMAHAWK 7C02v1E & IFX TPM (07/19)
    Memory
    4x 8GB ADATA XPG GAMMIX D10 DDR4 3200MHz CL16
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI Radeon RX 580 ARMOR 8G OC @48FPS (08/19)
    Sound Card
    Creative Sound Blaster Z (11/16)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Philips 24M1N3200ZS/00 (05/24)
    Screen Resolution
    1920×1080@165Hz via DP1.4
    Hard Drives
    ADATA XPG GAMMIX S11 Pro SSD 512GB (07/19)
    PSU
    Seasonic M12II-520 80 Plus Bronze (11/16)
    Case
    Lian Li PC-7NB & 3x Noctua NF-S12A FLX@700rpm (11/16)
    Cooling
    CPU Cooler Noctua NH-U12S@700rpm (07/19)
    Keyboard
    HP Wired Desktop 320K + Rabalux 76017 Parker (01/24)
    Mouse
    Logitech M330 Silent Plus (04/23)
    Internet Speed
    400/40 Mbps via RouterOS (05/21) & TCP Optimizer
    Browser
    Edge & Brave for YouTube & LibreWolf for FB
    Antivirus
    NoAV & Binisoft WFC & NextDNS
    Other Info
    Backup: Hasleo Backup Suite (PreOS)
    Notifier: Xiaomi Mi Band 7 NFC (05/24)
    Headphones: Sennheiser RS170 (09/10)
    Phone: Samsung Galaxy Xcover 7 (02/24)
    2nd Monitor: AOC G2460VQ6 @75Hz (02/19)
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