Windows 11 - Optimizations

Programmer

Why?

Windows comes with numerous of applications and functionalities we don't really want on a computer.
Most of these software aims to make money for Microsoft and Partner's using our time, our computer time, our disk space and our internet connexion.
In a perfect world, such companies would not do that, unfortunately we have to deal with reality.
These pre-installed and continuously-installed pieces of software don't make our life easier, they are just annoying when working or playing with our computer. Thanks to them our computer become less and less usable for what we aim to do with it.

The solution

Fortunately these softwares can, most time be deactivated or uninstalled, you cannot kill them all but you can make them less annoying and remove many of them using few tips.

Disabling silent software installation

What is that?

Silent Software Installation is a functionality allowing Microsoft to silently and remotely install applications on your computer. This is how appears from time to time different new applications you haven't decided to install on your computer.

How to disable this functionality

Using regedit, you have to set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager to 0.

How to enable this functionality

Using regedit, you have to set HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\ContentDeliveryManager to 1.

Removing pre-installed applications

Some applications are pre-installed such as the Microsoft Newsreader and
many.
These applications are almost useless for most of us, or we prefer using another one.

How to remove all of them

You can open PowerShell as admin and doing it for everyone:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers | Remove-AppxPackage
You can remove all of them as standard user opening PowerShell:
Get-AppxPackage | Remove-AppxPackage

How to re-install all of them

Open PowerShell as admin:
Get-AppxPackage -AllUsers| Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

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