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  1.    29 May 2018 #1

    Windows 10 & Avoiding Crapware


    In a recent ZDNet article "Avoid Windows 10 crapware: How to get rid of Candy Crush and all the rest," the author, Ed Bott, states that there are two options for avoiding crapware.

    At present, I sign in on my PC with my personal Outlook.com credentials. My Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and so on) are all using my Office 365 account.

    Because I have a Office 365 Business, I believe that the second option should work for me.

    Option 2: Install Windows 10 Pro and sign in using either Active Directory credentials on a Windows domain or Azure Active Directory credentials, such as those associated with an Office 365 Business or Enterprise subscription.
    Can someone, please, translate that second option. What must I do?
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       29 May 2018 #2

    Hello Stecy,

    Those would be suggested apps that automatically get installed by default.

    If you like, you could just use an option in the tutorial below to disable this instead.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  3.    29 May 2018 #3

    @Brink, thank you for the link to the tutorial.

    I am not quite clear, though. If I were to start with a new computer with fresh Windows 10, I should use the tutorial after I logon. If I do that, have the apps already been installed and now I am just preventing further apps?

    If my logon were to my Business Office 365, supposedly the apps don't get installed.

    I would still like to understand Bott's second suggestion. Perhaps rather than using my personal Outlook.com credentials, I can do something different?
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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       29 May 2018 #4

    Correct. It will stop them from automatically installing starting when you disable them using the tutorial.

    Anything that has already been installed, you can just uninstall to get rid of them for good.

    Uninstall Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  5.    29 May 2018 #5

    Thank you for your reply. I am looking, however, to understand how to use Bott's method.

    When you install Windows 10 Pro on a new PC and sign in with a local account or a Microsoft account, you get access to all the professional features that you'd expect from a business-class PC operating system.

    You also get some unexpected apps splattered onto your Start menu whether you want them or not, including Candy Crush Soda Saga, Bubble Witch 3 Saga, and March of Empires.
    So how do you avoid having that assortment of apps installed in the first place? Two options are fully supported; not surprisingly, each assumes that you're paying Microsoft for an additional business product or service.

    Option 1: Install Windows 10 Enterprise and sign in with any account type. If you don't have a Windows Volume License subscription, you can pay $7 per month for an E3 subscription.

    Option 2: Install Windows 10 Pro and sign in using either Active Directory credentials on a Windows domain or Azure Active Directory credentials, such as those associated with an Office 365 Business or Enterprise subscription.
    I'd still like to learn Ed Bott's Option 2 method so that they are never installed in the first place when I start with a fresh Windows 10. As mentioned, I have Office 365 Business.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       29 May 2018 #6

    Ed's method is basically to join a domain.
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  7.    08 Jun 2018 #7

    Brink said: View Post
    Ed's method is basically to join a domain.
    Can you, please, elaborate? What exactly would I need to do differently than I am doing now?
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #8

    I find the easiest way to stop this is to disable them using the method in the tutorial below, and uninstall any that have already been installed.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  9.    08 Jun 2018 #9

    Brink said: View Post
    I find the easiest way to stop this is to disable them using the method in the tutorial below, and uninstall any that have already been installed.

    Turn Off Automatic Installation of Suggested Apps in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    Yes, you mentioned that in your first reply at the top of this thread. Can you, please, elaborate on Bott's method of joining a domain?
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       08 Jun 2018 #10

    So how do you avoid having that assortment of apps installed in the first place? Two options are fully supported; not surprisingly, each assumes that you're paying Microsoft for an additional business product or service.

    Option 1: Install Windows 10 Enterprise and sign in with any account type. If you don't have a Windows Volume License subscription, you can pay $7 per month for an E3 subscription.

    Option 2: Install Windows 10 Pro and sign in using either Active Directory credentials on a Windows domain or Azure Active Directory credentials, such as those associated with an Office 365 Business or Enterprise subscription.
    Basically, he's saying that doing either option above will avoid these suggested apps.

    The tutorial below can show you how to join a domain for Option 2 above if that's an available option for you.

    Join Windows 10 PC to a Domain | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If it's not an available option, then disabling suggested apps as I posted above is just as effective if you like.
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