Originally Posted by Blameless
I am aware of it, but since I can get Server licences more easily and it's essentially the same thing as Windows 10 LTSC, I use those.
It's very intersting what MS is doing now with Gears 5 for example. Not only do you download the game but you also download something called Gaming Service.
No one has a lot of information on it but it acts like a Guardian of sorts. If you have a slow CPU you will notice a lot more blue circling next to your cursor with it installed as it randomly does "stuffs" in the background. using Process Hacker, Explorer shows as much.
Those are the processes that are added to the Task Manger but hides the active I/O activity. Use Resource Monitor for that.
Here is another interesting caveat. Gaming Service is available from MS Store. But it's only accessible if it's mandated that you need it for certain games. I've not been able to find it using regular search. So, if you delete it and still want to play Gears 5 you may have to uninstall Gear 5 and reinstall it just to get Gaming Service as it's hidden.
Here is Xvd which seems to mount and unmount drives, not drivers, drives at will as shown in Device Manager. Granted this will all be changed by the time next gen consoles come out. But as it stands now I would have paid more to play this on Steam had I known the above additions to win10.
In hindsight, this topic alone might deserve it's own thread. Because no other Game Launcher from Battle.net, Origin, Epic, Steam, etc is this intrusive.
Furthermore, I'm pretty sure this directive is also for FS2020.