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And now we know how they plan to monetize the OS after giving away so many free upgrades. Blerg.
How would having it pre-loaded on future systems monetize all the free software they already gave out? They aren't putting it on your PC, they are putting it on future computers. Just like most PC's come pre-loaded with anti-virus software and used to come with CD burning software.

I uninstall all bloatware immediately when I get a new system, but that doesn't change that fact that this is literally no different than it has ever been. The great thing about this is you can just go to the Windows Tile Screen, right click and hit Uninstall. Now if this was installed like Norton used to and took an act of God to uninstall, then that would be annoying.
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Don't know about windows 10, but with windows 7 there were utilities you could use to take your existing windows OS and create an IMG file for re-installation that let you go down a checklist of all the "features" you wanted to leave uninstalled.

It let you re-install your windows bare bones without all the stupid stuff. Especially handy for OEM versions of Windows 7.

Sysprep and Windows AIK. They be useful for images indeed. biggrin.gif
     
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Better yet, I'm waiting for true support of Linux from device providers, and then the rest of the OS would be cake flesh out to M$ polish levels.
I have a hard time believing Redmond wouldn't actively work against such a service. Especially now, where they have successfully transitioned most of their client base to an agile delivery system. With their releases being more cadenced instead of feature based, this provides them the opportunity to keep breaking any code which would prevent all of your required modules from being present. Hell, the way this thing phones home you could even create a dependency injection style system within the OS, and phone home if a module is missing which is declared a requirement.

Also keeping in mind that the vast majority of installs is Home or Home Premium equivalents, with no options to turn off the automatic updates, without paying for an additional tier of licensing such a tool would likely be a very temporary fix at best.

Yeah, the way Windows 10 works with it's updates and such, I'd imagine it's nearly impossible to do that. If I had to guess, I'd say it automatically re-downloads and installs all the "features" that aren't present whenever a check for updates is done.
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Sysprep and Windows AIK. They be useful for images indeed. biggrin.gif

That's them, couldn't for the life of me remember. By chance do you know if they work with Windows 10?

Remember finding that when trying to enable Crossfire on my motherboard way back in the day when some boards would support SLI out the box, but not Crossfire.
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That's them, couldn't for the life of me remember. By chance do you know if they work with Windows 10?

Remember finding that when trying to enable Crossfire on my motherboard way back in the day when some boards would support SLI out the box, but not Crossfire.

I believe they just release WAIK for Windows 10. Ah, they changed the name, its called WADK now.

Near the bottom.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/dn913721.aspx#adkwin10
     
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Yeah, the way Windows 10 works with it's updates and such, I'd imagine it's nearly impossible to do that. If I had to guess, I'd say it automatically re-downloads and installs all the "features" that aren't present whenever a check for updates is done.
Not really. You can easily get rid of all the metro apps,and it does not reinstall them.
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Not really. You can easily get rid of all the metro apps,and it does not reinstall them.

In Nov or Dec whenever they did their big system update all those stupid metro tiles and crap I had deleted previously all came back.

I haven't looked into it, but I'd imagine there isn't a way to uninstall Cortana and such either.
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My guess is this app will only be pre-installed on low budget notebooks and tablets. Microsoft doesn't charge much or any money for tablets with windows 10 but the tripAdvisor app is a good way for them to make some extra money.

As long as you are able to remove it I don't see a big problem here. However no extra app would be better..
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I don't want anything else installed on Windows 10. I already uninstalled everything I could.
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In Nov or Dec whenever they did their big system update all those stupid metro tiles and crap I had deleted previously all came back.

I haven't looked into it, but I'd imagine there isn't a way to uninstall Cortana and such either.
Technically their update isn't actually an update but a full release, so I guess that's why it'd do that. Still kinda stupid though.
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Sensational article going for the click-baits, somehow equates TripAdvisor to the security issues with SSL certificates from last year. They are reaaaaaallly reaching now.
    
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Well really don't need this but right now i more interesting why origin wont auto install all free DLC in my BF4 premium. Now i hunt all those free DLC in store and wait to finish.
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