It looks like Microsoft is finally getting fed up with bloatware creating security holes. The company has announced a new tool what will reinstall a clean version of Windows 10; without all the pre-installed applications that come with most new PCs.
The tool was technically released in May, but is now being included as part of the Windows 10 Anniversary Edition; which is currently available as a preview to Windows Insiders. Everyone else will have to wait until its official release next month.
Bloatware has long been a thorn in the side of consumers who have to deal with pre-installed applications that they did not ask for and will never use. Lately, reports of security vulnerabilities has highlighted the potential danger of being stuck with pre-installed apps.
Microsoft’s part in helping remove bloatware isn’t entirely out of altruism. The company has come under fire from consumers and security professionals for allowing the applications to behave in the way that they do.
Releasing this tool allows the company to provide an option for removing pre-installed applications; without having to clamp down on the practices of OEM partners. It also reduces to need to constantly track down removal tools for each of the other manufacturers.
[Source: Windows Insider]