WinSlap – Windows 10/11 useless features and components cleanup tool

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WinSlap is a free and open-source handy tool for quickly configuring a Windows 10 installation with a series of useful tweaks and settings. It was originally developed for personal use only by Sven Mauch from Germany, so there is no guarantee that it works as intended, doesn’t break your system or is actively maintained.

WinSlap is a straightforward but powerful solution for tweaking your Windows 10/11 settings (disable various functions and features). It allows you to craft the perfect Windows 10/11 usage experience for yourself. Its user interface is simple and intuitive, consists of 4 sections: Tweaks, Appearance, Software, and Advanced. Each section includes specific items that you can select as needed. But the ability to install software is useless for most advanced users.

In short, WinSlap can help you get rid of many bloat, annoying or spying features of Windows 10/11 with just a few mouse clicks. Of course, each Windows feature may be valuable or completely useless to different users. Anyway, if you’re a user who have more or less valid concerns about productivity and privacy protection while using Windows 10/11, then you should not miss WinSlap.

Finally, AppNee has to remind everyone: 1) As with all tools of this sort, there’s no real guarantee that it will always work as intended. For example: some features might be disabled, others might not. And it could be even worse, you might crash your Windows. 2) Once a feature has been disabled, it’s very difficult (especially for the average user) to revert it. Therefore, you better have an understanding of the operation you want to perform and know exactly what you are doing.

// Key Features //

Feature Description
Tweaks
  • Disable Shared Experiences
  • Disable Cortana
  • Disable Game DVR and Game Bar
  • Disable Hotspot 2.0
  • Don’t include frequently used folders in Quick access
  • Don’t show sync provider notifications
  • Disable Sharing Wizard
  • Show ‘This PC’ when launching File Explorer
  • Disable Telemetry
  • Uninstall OneDrive
  • Disable Activity History
  • Disable automatically installing Apps
  • Disable Feedback dialogs
  • Disable Start Menu suggestions
  • Disable Bing search
  • Disable password reveal button
  • Disable settings sync
  • Disable startup sound
  • Disable autostart startup delay
  • Disable location
  • Disable Advertising ID
  • Disable Malware Removal Tool data reporting
  • Disable sending typing info to Microsoft
  • Disable Personalization
  • Hide language list from websites
  • Disable Miracast
  • Disable App Diagnostics
  • Disable Wi-Fi Sense
  • Disable lock screen Spotlight
  • Disable automatic maps updates
  • Disable error reporting
  • Disable Remote Assistance
  • Use UTC as BIOS time
  • Hide network from lock screen
  • Disable sticky keys prompt
  • Hide 3D Objects from File Explorer
  • Remove preinstalled apps except Photos, Calculator, Store
  • Update Windows Store Apps
  • Prevent preinstalling apps for new users
  • Unpin preinstalled apps
  • Disable Smart Screen
  • Disable Smart Glass
  • Remove Intel Control Panel from context menus
  • Remove NVIDIA Control Panel from context menus
  • Remove AMD Control Panel from context menus
  • Disable suggested apps in Windows Ink Workspace
  • Disable experiments by Microsoft
  • Disable Inventory Collection
  • Disable Steps Recorder
  • Disable Application Compatibility Engine
  • Disable pre-release features and settings
  • Disable camera on lock screen
  • Disable Microsoft Edge first run page
  • Disable Microsoft Edge preload
  • Install .NET Framework 2.0, 3.0 and 3.5
  • Enable Windows Photo Viewer
  • Uninstall Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Disable security questions for local accounts
  • Disable app suggestions (e.g. use Edge instead of Firefox)
  • Remove default Fax printer
  • Remove Microsoft XPS Document Writer
  • Disable clipboard history
  • Disable cloud sync of clipboard history
  • Disable automatic update of speech data
  • Disable handwriting error reports
  • Disable cloud sync of text messages
  • Disable Bluetooth advertisements
  • Disable Windows Media DRM internet access
  • Disable Get even more out of Windows screen
  • Set power plan to high performance
  • Disable notifications on the lock screen
  • Disable reminders and incoming VoIP calls on the lock screen
  • Disable Windows welcome experience
  • Disable Aero Shake
  • Disable suggestions in timeline
  • Disable typing insights
  • Disable spell checker
  • Disable text suggestions on the software keyboard
  • Disable SafeSearch
  • Disable suggested content in settings app
  • Disable automatic login after finishing updates
  • Disable Windows Defender submitting sample files
Appeareance
  • Add This PC shortcut to desktop
  • Small taskbar icons
  • Don’t group tasks in taskbar
  • Hide Taskview button in taskbar
  • Hide People button in taskbar
  • Hide search bar in taskbar
  • Remove compatibility item from context menu
  • Hide OneDrive Cloud states in File Explorer
  • Always show file name extensions
  • Remove OneDrive from File Explorer
  • Delete quicklaunch items
  • Use Windows 7 volume control
  • Remove Microsoft Edge desktop shortcut
  • Disable Lockscreen Blur
  • Hide Meet Now icon in taskbar
  • Hide News and interests in taskbar
Software
  • Install 7Zip
  • Install Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
  • Install AnyDesk
  • Install Audacity
  • Install BalenaEtcher
  • Install calibre
  • Install CPU-Z
  • Install DupeGuru
  • Install EarTrumpet
  • Install Epic Games Launcher
  • Install FileZilla
  • Install GIMP
  • Install GPU-Z
  • Install Git
  • Install Google Chrome
  • Install HashTab
  • Install Inkscape
  • Install Irfanview
  • Install Java Runtime Environment
  • Install KDE Connect
  • Install KeePassXC
  • Install League Of Legends
  • Install LibreOffice
  • Install Minecraft
  • Install Mozilla Firefox
  • Install Mozilla Thunderbird
  • Install Nextcloud Desktop
  • Install Notepad++
  • Install OBS Studio
  • Install OpenVPN Connect
  • Install Origin
  • Install PowerToys
  • Install PuTTY
  • Install Python
  • Install Slack
  • Install Speccy
  • Install StartIsBack++
  • Install Steam
  • Install TeamViewer
  • Install TeamSpeak
  • Install Telegram
  • Install Twitch
  • Install Ubisoft Connect
  • Install VirtualBox
  • Install VLC media player
  • Install WinRAR
  • Install WinSCP
  • Install Windows Terminal
  • Install Wireguard
  • Install Wireshark
  • Install Zoom
Advanced
  • Disable Background Apps
  • Precision Trackpad: Disable keyboard block after clicking
  • Disable Windows Defender
  • Disable Link-local Multicast Name Resolution
  • Disable Smart Multi-Homed Name Resolution
  • Disable Web Proxy Auto-Discovery
  • Disable Teredo tunneling
  • Disable Intra-Site Automatic Tunnel Addressing Protocol
  • Enable Windows Subsystem for Linux
  • Uninstall Internet Explorer
  • Enable Storage Sense
  • Disable fast startup
  • Disable mouse pointer acceleration

// System Requirements //

  • Windows 10+

// Prompts //

  • WinSlap also supports Windows 11, whose essence is Windows 10 21H2
  • Every time you make a “Slap!”, it will automatically restart the system. So, be prepared in advance.
  • Some items need to be executed separately, and execution together may result in partial ineffectiveness!
  • For some options that you’d better know what they are and then turn them off, otherwise there will be a lot of unexpected problems.

// Download URLs //

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