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A few years ago I tested to see what would happen if I "debloated" Windows to see if any performance improvements could be had. While I concluded that there wasn't much of a performance gain, I feel like coming back to it. Not just for those miniscule performance gains, but to see if you can "debloat" Windows and still maintain a semblance of usability in day-to-day use.
My common argument against heavily tweaking Windows beyond the typical user settings is that application developers expect a default configuration, because that's really the only thing that they can guarantee. But in my testing, I noticed I didn't have much trouble installing and/or running apps. However, I'll be doing this with a standard ISO of Windows, mostly to see just how much I can cut off without resorting to something like NT-Lite.
I've been debloating windows 10 for a few years now, while I haven't noticed any performance gain I've noticed a bit of battery life boost on my laptops (and a bit of performance "boost" in the form of not laggish at all when using my laptops' CPUs at 0.9-1.1GHz)
But in the end something will break and the whole system will start falling down: i.e. Windows Update suddenly starts updating, mysteriously and Dragon Center breaks down, making the fans configuration (turbo mode) unusable, or some programs not responding or missbehaving when with admin privileges
Now I've got a Dell Latitude E7440 with an i5 4310U, 8GB RAM and 240GB SSD and I've just installed a MiniOS Windows 10 from TeamOS, now the start ups are smoother and I have more space in disk, I'll keep checking everything works fine to see if it is day to day usable (Unity, Android emulator, etc)