Windows 10 1809 Minimal AME Release Info
The following page provides a brief overview of what comes with the minimal AME release, including all minor UI modifications and pre-installed apps.
- Major deletion of hundreds of executable scattered throughout the system, which gather telemetry data, including the complete removal of Windows Update (universal backdoor)
- Extensive group policy and registry modifications to further remove telemetry operations, and modify certain system behaviors to be more sensible
- For good measure a massive fail-safe culmination of the various IPs and domains has been added to the hosts file, to further ensure no Windows telemetry leaves the system
- Removed all apps (apx) including Cortana, Windows Store, Edge, Mail, Xbox etc.
- Hardentools from SecurityWithoutBorders has been installed
- The default user has been removed from the Administrator group
Major effort has been invested in ensuring that, although Windows is heavily modified, the experience feels as vanilla as possible minus the missing features, and not like some hacked together fan release. The following UI changes could be highlighted:
- Modification of the task bar icons
- Removal of the Notification Action Center from the UI (as it has been deleted from the system)
- You get our malte wallpaper, deal with it