Question Debloat Windows 10?

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Simple answer, no.

The best "debloated" version of Windows 10 is the one you can download straight from Microsoft. There's none of the garbage that so frequently gets packaged on OEM systems these days. It's as pure as it can be, and works as it was designed to.
 
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YMMV depending on what you are running.

From a pure compatibility standpoint, if a program calls a feature you removed, depending on how gracefully a program handles a resource not being there, interesting things can happen.

There are gains to be had and subtle smoothness gains to be had, depending on your usage patterns and hardware.
 

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My friend just plays games and she didn't experience any issues. Personally, I don't like Cortana and the Xbox Overlay because I don't own an Xbox so it won't benefit me. But, I'll leave Windows the way it is.
 
This is probably as best you can do.
 

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This is probably as best you can do.
yes, optimize using this strategy. I would, however, document what everything is set to out of the box so you can always return it to it's original state if you are testing something and you suspect it's because you disabled a service
 

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If you don't like Cortana and the Xbox apps, then turn both off. You can.

Review your privacy settings and go through all of them (which doesn't take very long). If the Inking, typing & personalization feature is turned off then Cortana (the personal digital assistant part, not the Windows Search part) is off. Also turn off online speech recognition in the Speech Pane. Turn off any and all apps that can run in the background in the Background Apps Pane. I've turned everything off except for a select few things like the Settings app, Alarms & Clock, and my Canon Printer's utility that handles the wireless interface.

It is a simple matter, dirt simple, to tighten up Windows 10 significantly.

You may also want to open the Diagnostics & Feedback pane and set that to Basic.
 

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If you don't like Cortana and the Xbox apps, then turn both off. You can.

Review your privacy settings and go through all of them (which doesn't take very long). If the Inking, typing & personalization feature is turned off then Cortana (the personal digital assistant part, not the Windows Search part) is off. Also turn off online speech recognition in the Speech Pane. Turn off any and all apps that can run in the background in the Background Apps Pane. I've turned everything off except for a select few things like the Settings app, Alarms & Clock, and my Canon Printer's utility that handles the wireless interface.

It is a simple matter, dirt simple, to tighten up Windows 10 significantly.

You may also want to open the Diagnostics & Feedback pane and set that to Basic.
Didn't know that much about the Xbox part. Thanks a lot for your help and information.
 

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