If you consider removing any bloatware that came with your Windows 10 machine, then this article is for you. The Windows 10 installation comes with many default apps that take up a lot of space in the menu.
Bloatware can create a lot of confusion for customers, and they also take up unnecessary processing power & storage space. Many of these apps run in the background and use energy without any clear benefit to the customer.
I am showing a new and improved way by using Bloatbox, an open-source tool from BulitbyBel.
Bloatbox improves the Windows 10 experience by offering you a user-friendly interface that is easy to navigate and takes some rarely used apps. You can then remove anything else that remains with Sycnex Windows10Debloater’s help right from the dashboard.
What is Bloatware?
Bloatware is software that the manufacturer of your operating system preinstalled. This software may not be included in the original design and slows down the device, uses up processing power, and sometimes causes you to go to malicious sites.
How to use Windows Bloatware Removal tool
Bloatbox is a windows program that lets you remove bloatware (pre-installed) on your PC. Download it here, extract the files to somewhere you know.
When you launch the program, right-click and select Run as Administrator. If you don’t launch it as an admin, it won’t remove all bloatware components.
Click Yes on the prompt.
Here you will find the main display of the tool.
Here is how you can remove the most commonly used apps: select the link on the right side of this page. This will automatically move over frequently installed, underused app in Windows 10.
You can now click “Uninstall,” which will only remove the applications listed on the right side. If there is anything else, you want to remove, select it and add it to the list.
A prompt will appear when they have been successfully removed.
The next part is to execute the Sycnex script to remove any additional software left. Please note that the list we will run for this process includes an option marked “Optional Features.” To continue, click on this link: ‘Optional Features
O.’nce you’ve gone through all of the features, you will be asked if you want to remove the selected feature. If you select ‘yes, then pick a new feature and repeat until done; otherwise, choose ‘no’ and continue.
The blue and white screen that pops up is a component of Windows called PowerShell. PowerShell will stay open while the script runs.
Some windows may open, and the start menu may close on its own. You can close them without interrupting the process. Just let PowerShell running.
You will need to enter a couple of important programs that other users may want to use.
The first is using Edge as a PDF viewer.
Then if you want to delete OneDrive.
Then unpin all items from the Start menu. This is a big one to say yes to. This will remove a lot of clutter.
Next is to install the .NET 3.5 Framework. It’s unnecessary, but you might find it useful if you want to play around with some Microsoft technologies.
While we know you can find other solutions for this problem, the best thing to do is go ahead with the auto restart. If this doesn’t work, please restart manually.
After rebooting your computer, you should notice that any clutter from programs will have been removed from the start menu. This will give you a nice and clean starting point for working on your computer.
If you’re stuck or unsure how to proceed, then please see the video tutorial below. We break down this process into easy-to-follow, visual steps.