First (X) things to do after installing Windows 10

I reinstalled Windows 10 the other day and realized that there were several settings I needed to tweek, so in the spirt of my Kali post, here's Windows 10 First Things.

1) Uninstall Build-In Apps

Launch Powershell with Administrator rights and enter the following. Note that this removes what I consider to be the "bloatware" packages that I don't use. It's by no means an exhaustive list, and if you see something that you use, don't remove it!

get-appxpackage -Name *WindowsCamera* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *ZuneMusic* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *WindowsMaps* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *MicrosoftSolitaireCollection* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *BingFinance* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *ZuneVideo* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *BingNews* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *WindowsPhone* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *Windows.Photos* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *BingSports* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *XboxApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *BingWeather* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *WindowsSoundRecorder* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *3DBuilder* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *SkypeApp* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *MicrosoftOfficeHub* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *windowscommunicationsapps* | Remove-AppxPackage
get-appxpackage -Name *Microsoft.People* | Remove-AppxPackage

Big thanks to Reddit user tretneo for this.

2) Turn off tracking features

There's an app for that! If you forgot to turn off all the tracking features when you first install Windows (which may or may not actually be all of them) there's also a program that will help.
https://github.com/10se1ucgo/DisableWinTracking/releases

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