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    What’s the best alternative to PCdecrapifier for a newly refurbished Windows 10 Dell laptop?

    Any other suggestions for starting out?

     

     

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    • #2468266

      This software, 10AppsManager, uninstalls preinstalled Windows apps:
      https://www.thewindowsclub.com/10appsmanager-windows-10

      Use with caution.

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    • #2468295

      I use O&O Appbuster. It’s portable and I have never experienced any issues with using it on Windows 10 professional. https://www.oo-software.com/en/ooappbuster/latest-version

    • #2468303

      What’s the best alternative to PCdecrapifier for a newly refurbished Windows 10 Dell laptop? Any other suggestions for starting out?

      What is it that you’re trying to achieve? A clean install with a build that affects ALL new accounts by temporarily halting the first OOBE (Out Of the Box Experience) to make changes to the default account template or something that just cleans bloatware from any account it’s run from?

      I’ve been using Windows 10 Decrapifier for a couple of years now for every new clean install. I’ve looked at many other de-bloaters but haven’t changed.

      Hope this helps…

      • #2468312

        Just want to get rid of bloatware, but it seems PDdecrapifier no longer supported  –  install didn’t work.

        • #2468316

          …it seems PDdecrapifier no longer supported…

          You are correct, but only to an extent. According to the page linked to in Rick’s post above, the version of Decrapifier that is meant for Windows 10 versions 1709 and earlier is no longer supported. The link Rick mentions in his post above is for the version that supports Windows 10 versions “18XX/19XX/20XX”, so it will probably work for you if you’re running a newer version of it.

          If you can’t get it to work and you’re using version 21H1 or 21H2 of Windows 10, then just maybe a modification is needed to its code in order to work on those two editions.



          @Rick-Corbett
          , any thoughts? Have you gotten it to work on the most recent versions of Windows 10 like 21H1 and 21H2? The reason I ‘m asking is because the documentation/verbiage on the Decrapifier site mentions specifically 18XX-20XX, but doesn’t say a thing about 21XX, making me think that maybe the newer editions aren’t supported for some reason.

    • #2468318

      Just want to get rid of bloatware, but it seems PDdecrapifier no longer supported  –  install didn’t work.

      Due to Microsoft’s methods of advertising bloatware (i.e. per-user Start menu links that download/installed advertised bloatware), there’s a huge difference between removing it for ALL users so no advertised links appear and just removing it for a CURRENT user but new accounts continue to show the advertised links to the bloatware.

      IMO the only foolproof method is to prevent installation in the first place and amend the default user template BEFORE the first user account has been created… and that means halting OOBE and making changes to the default user template whilst in ‘Audit’ mode. (The process hasn’t changed since I posted about tailoring a clean install here.)

      So, if you just want to get rid of bloatware for a current user account, perhaps try something like Windows10Debloater – either script or GUI version.

      It’ll be easier to use but won’t fix the underlying problem of bloatware advertising for any new account.

      Hope this helps…

    • #2468321

      @Rick-Corbett , any thoughts? Have you gotten it to work on the most recent versions of Windows 10 like 21H1 and 21H2? The reason I ‘m asking is because the documentation/verbiage on the Decrapifier site mentions specifically 18XX-20XX, but doesn’t say a thing about 21XX, making me think that maybe the newer editions aren’t supported for some reason.

      I’ve just used my customised Windows 10 Decrapifier 18XX-20XX script a few days ago during a clean install of Windows 10 Pro 21H2 with no issue… nor did I expect there to be. I’ve also used it on the previous 21H1 with no issue.

      IMO almost all recent Windows 10 changes over the last 18 months have been cosmetic rather than affecting the underlying codebase and settings stored in the registry… which is what Windows 10 Decrapifier mostly works on.

      Hope this helps…

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    • #2468504

      Thank you, folks.   I think you’re way ahead of me, as I’ve not yet acquired this refurbished Win 10 home!    I’m a little rusty on this stuff; was just hoping to find a dummy’s approach to a clean start.

    • #2468513

      I’ve used Windows 10 Decrapifier on most every version of 10 and currently on Win 11. Works great! I’ve also used it a few times on existing machine user accounts and have not run into any issues. Superb script!

      Never Say Never

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