Microsoft appears to have yet another version of Windows 10 in the works. This one being an even more cut down version of the operating system, being a whole 2GB smaller than other existing builds.
Windows 10 Lean, as it is currently known, trims its size by removing things like the desktop wallpaper and Registry Editor. Reports also say that it doesn’t allow Microsoft Office to be installed either; which is a bit of a puzzle. That, and Microsoft Edge appears to be extremely buggy by not showing download prompts.
The test build is also known as Windows 10 CloudE. Indicating that it may instead be destined for enterprise users. Which would make sense to remove things like wallpapers and restrict access to apps.
Despite this, the existence of Windows 10 Lean is a puzzle. There doesn’t seem to be a need for yet another slimmed down version of Windows. Not since Microsoft is currently working on releasing Windows 10 S.
Chances are that the two operating systems will exist alongside each other in a form of enterprise/home split. With Windows 10 S going to regular consumers, and the Lean version aimed at businesses. Although this is purely speculation at this point.