Reply 100 of 316, by zyzzle
creepingnet wrote on 2021-06-17, 16:12:
Let's just say I used to work for these guys and got to run Windows 8, 8.1, and 10 before they were released. Reading through the posts, seems consistent with my experience that the "Bloat" gets added on after the beta releases.
When Windows 8.0 was in Beta, I installed it on a Toshiba Techra M7 with 4GB of RAM and a Core 2 Duo at 2.6GHz and a flip touch screen. It frickin SCREAMED on that laptop! Once the final release came out though, I might as well have moved back to 7 because a lot of that performance was lost with all the additional crap. When 10 was in beta it was the same experience.
Pray tell, where might we find some of these unbloated "betas" today? Would love to try them.
I found LTSB to be moderately usable from virgin install, but even it could be stripped quite extensively. Anything > 1 GB of RAM used upon initial boot is absurd and ridiculous. It takes a full day or longer to wipe out *some* of the bloat on a full Win10 install. Rubbish like Cortana, Search, Games, telemetry, Defender (hell, I can download my *own* malware utility software, if I need it!), maps, fonts, Microsoft store and all the other bullshit.