ATTENTION: Work on Windows 11 Debloated has been halted, I have no time to work on it. Please use Rectify11 (when it's back up at least), it's way better than this.
Windows 11 Debloated is a variant of Windows 11 Pro designed to remove unnecessary software from the default installation (see Q&A below for details).
Windows Update is also left intact, but be weary of updating, as it could break some features. I have never tested an update, so do it at your own risk.
Don't meet the requirements?
If your PC does not meet Windows 11's System Requirements, don't worry. There's a way to bypass a good chunk of these requirements.
Enter the Setup.
Press [SHIFT] + [F10] to open a Command Prompt Window.
Type "regedit" and press [Enter].
Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\Setup.
Right click "Setup" and create a new key called "LabConfig".
Create the following DWORD values and set their values to 1:
NOTE: These should only be used to test Windows 11 Debloated on a system that does not natively support it. If you plan on using an unsupported system as your daily driver, here be dragons!
Exit the Registry Editor and close the Command Prompt window. You can now properly set up Windows.
Here's a list of software that was considered unneeded junk and removed from the OS, including a reason why:
Calendar - Requires Email account to function, also portal to M$ Services
Camera - Rarely used
Clock - Rarely used
Cortana - Portal to M$ Services
Feedback Hub - Microsoft already has a pretty good Feedback website, so there's no need to include this
Get Help - Again, Microsoft Feedback website is good, so why would you need this
Groove Music - Until the UWP Media Player is available to the general public, just use the Win32 Media Player.
Mail - Requires Email account to function, also portal to M$ Services
Maps - Rarely used
Movies & TV (aka Films & TV outside of the USA) - Can easily be substituted for Windows Media Player
News - Easily replaceable by web-based news source (such as CBS, BBC, FOX News, etc.)
Office - Portal to M$ Services, Office on the web is more convenient
OneDrive - Portal to M$ Services (PS: This may find its way back into Windows. If that happens, just uninstall it.)
Photos - It's probably easier to use Paint to view your files.
Solitaire Collection - Bloated crap, just use the downloads on WinAero's website
Tool - Win+Shift+S is already baked into the OS and completely
independent of Snipping Tool and will still copy your capture to the
Store - While important, I highly doubt the average person would ever go here other than to install a UWP app. You can use rg-adguard's store wesbite as an alternative for installing UWP apps. If you don't like the ads, either get uBlock Origin or use Powershell.
Tips - It's probably easier to go to your favorite search engine to find out about Windows 11.
To Do - Rarely used
Video Editor - Component of the previously mentioned Photos app
Voice Recorder - Rarely used
Weather - It's probably easier to find weather information online
Xbox - Portal to M$ Services
Xbox Game Bar - Portal to M$ Services
Your Phone - Rarely used
Q: I actually used one of the apps you've removed! How do I get it back?
A: You can use rg-adguard's store wesbite as an alternative. There's some thorough instructions on the website and you can get a .msixbundle package that will install the software on your PC. You can also use PowerShell to do the job, but it's a lot more tedious.
Q: The OOBE is telling me to log in with a Work or School account, what can I do?
A: Try entering the email address "firstname.lastname@example.org" and type any string of characters for the password. It should then redirect you to a prompt telling you that the account is locked, then you can sign in with a local account.
Q: I found a Product Key that is compatible with Windows 11 Pro! Can I use it?
A: If you have a valid Windows 11 Pro key, you can use it. If you got the key from a grey market website, proceed with caution.
Changed default wallpaper back to Windows 11's default.
Dark Mode is enabled by default.
Re-added UWP Calculator. I know you probably hate it, but it's really useful.