How to Debloat Windows 11 for Better Performance

As someone that has been using Windows for a long time, you might have noticed that with every version of the OS, you get to see a ton of new features, performance upgrades as well as better visuals. These aren’t the only things that have been getting improved. Along with all of the goodies, you also get a ton of bloatware and unwanted apps that are preinstalled on your PC. Sure, you can remove some of them easily, and some? Well, you simply cannot. Of course, if you want you can remove the stock apps from your Windows 11 PC by following this guide. But, what if you want to remove a ton of other things that have no use for you at all? The answer to that question is to debloat your Windows 11 PC. We will be taking a look at how you can debloat your own Windows 11 PC.

Debloating your Windows 11 PC means that you are freeing up the system resources that are used by programs you simply do not care about. It also means that you are creating a bit more storage space on your PC. Some users debloat their PC to get rid of services such as Cortana and while others will use it to disable telemetry services if you care a lot about your privacy. If you are someone that is interested in debloating their Windows 11 PC, this is the guide for you.

Prerequisites

  • Windows 11 PC
  • Windows 11 Debloater Tool

How to Debloat Windows 11

Before we begin debating your Windows 11 PC, you need to first and foremost create a system restore point. It is necessary to create one, because in an event of any failure or if your files go missing, you will always have a backup of such data. It is necessary to create the restore point because the OS can sometimes go haywire when you force to remove some of the things that you do not want. We have a detailed guide on how you can create a system restore point. Check out the guide by heading here.

  1. With your system restore point created, you can now begin to debloat your Windows 11 PC.
  2. For this, you need to pull up Windows Powershell. You can search from your Start Menu.
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  3. With Windows Powershell open, simply type in this command line.
    iwr -useb https://git.io/debloat|iex
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  4. What this command will do is, it will download the Windows 11 Debloater tool and even launch it on your PC right away.
  5. Now that the tool has been downloaded and launched, it is time to make use of the tool right away.
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  6. The tool has a number of options that you can use. The first thing you need to click on is Remove Bloatware.
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  7. Once you click on it, the tool will begin to remove things that are not important or needed.
  8. The Power Shell window will show you details of what is being removed.
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  9. It will also be clearing off a number of unwanted registries.
  10. During this time, your system might freeze for a bit. There is nothing to worry about when this happens.
  11. In a few minutes, everything will be back to normal with most of the bloatware removed from your system.
  12. If you choose the Remove Bloatware with Custom Blocklist, it will only remove the stuff that you have selected when you click on the Customize Blocklist option.
  13. The next thing you can do is disable Cortana.
  14. You can do that by simply clicking on the Disable button. This will remove Cortana from your system.
  15. If you want, you can also disable Microsoft Edge from opening up PDF files by clicking on the Disable button.
  16. Apart from that, you cal also force the Dark Theme to be applied to your system. Simply click on the Enable button. Or you can forcefully disable it if you want.
  17. If you are someone that doesn’t make use of Microsoft OneDrive for anything, you can finally forcefully remove it from your system.
  18. All you need to do is to click on the Uninstall Onedrive button.
  19. This will remove Onedrive from your Windows PC right away.
  20. Finally, you can disable Telemetry. This is basically data that is being sent from your device to Microsoft. It contains information such as device details, software, and other information.
  21. If you are someone that cares a lot about your data privacy, you can simply click on the Disable Telemetry button.

Conclusion

And this is how you can simply and easily debloat your Windows 11 PC in just a few clicks. Is this tool safe? Absolutely. In fact, I would even recommend using this tool on systems that have just been formatted or rested. It helps to use a tool to remove all bloatware in just a few steps. But remember to create a system restore point just in case anything might tend to go wrong.

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So, what do you think about using Windows 11 Lite and debating your regular Windows 11 PC? What do you think would be the best choice? Let us know your thoughts about it in the comments below.

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By Joshua D'souza

Enjoys games, 90's hip-hop, and tech. Loves exploring the infinite world of laptops and food. Every ready to provide assistance in anything that rocks his boat. Will gladly enjoy capturing memories through various lenses. Worked previously at PiunikaWeb as an author and researcher.

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