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Create windows 10 image without crapware RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm trying to create a Windows 10 image based on build 1511.

    I was very surprised when I found that Candy Crush was automatically installed and I have not been able to find a good solution to uninstall crapware completely from the computer.

    When a new user logs on the crapware is installed.

    Is their a way to create a base image without crapware?

    Thanks

    Hans  

    Thursday, November 19, 2015 1:20 PM

Answers

  • The solution was to replace the DefaultLayouts.xml in the install.wim file with a costume DefaultLayouts.xml that I created.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b495f44a-7dc2-4fa1-a891-acc76a2f82d6/windows-10-update-1511-cleaning-up-the-image-and-activation-problems?forum=win10itprosetup.

    Description creating costume DefaultLayouts.xml 

    http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174369-windows-10-start-menu-layout-exportbackupimport/

     
    • Marked as answer by hanspjacobsen Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:53 PM
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:53 PM

All replies

  • That's not part of the standard image, but you can use powershell to remove provisioned apps during the build of your reference image.

    You can take what Ben Hunter wrote and adapt it to the Windows 10 apps http://blogs.technet.com/b/deploymentguys/archive/2013/10/21/removing-windows-8-1-built-in-applications.aspx


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    Thursday, November 19, 2015 5:05 PM
  • I've tried useing the commands manualy to figure it out and have been able to remove everything except Candy Crush and Twitter.

    When a new user logs on candy crush and twitter is installed.

    Looks like only other option is to disable windows store in gpo which we hope not to do.

    Friday, November 20, 2015 9:47 AM
  • Did you use the get-appxprovisionedpackage command to get a list of everything that's in the image?

    Get-AppxProvisionedPackage -online

    Once you see everything that's in the image you then know the names and can add them to the list in the script. Also which Windows are you working with, Pro or Enterprise?


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    Friday, November 20, 2015 10:20 PM
  • The solution was to replace the DefaultLayouts.xml in the install.wim file with a costume DefaultLayouts.xml that I created.

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/b495f44a-7dc2-4fa1-a891-acc76a2f82d6/windows-10-update-1511-cleaning-up-the-image-and-activation-problems?forum=win10itprosetup.

    Description creating costume DefaultLayouts.xml 

    http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/174369-windows-10-start-menu-layout-exportbackupimport/

     
    • Marked as answer by hanspjacobsen Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:53 PM
    Wednesday, November 25, 2015 12:53 PM