20. Remove Optional Features

Some optional components are installed by default and make no sense being installed. Remove them.

20.1. Manually

⌘ + r › ms-settings: › Apps › Manage optional features

  • English (united states) retail demo content.

  • Neutral retail demo content (cortana demo).

  • News hub.

  • Microsoft Quick Assist.

  • Contact Support.

20.2. Powershell

May be used to automate removal of known optional features.

List optional features (powershell as admin)
Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online
Add optional feature (powershell as admin)
Enable-WindowsOptionalFeature -FeatureName {NAME} -All -Online
Remove optional feature (powershell as admin)
Disable-WindowsOptionalFeature FeatureName {NAME} -Online

Reboot may be required.