Is there a basic Windows 11 Pro gaming preset?

RobertD

New Member
This is much more complicated than I'd initially thought. Before I purchased the software, I did a Google search to see if there were presets with the software and it said there was. I'm on Windows 11 Pro and I only game. Is there a gaming iso preset somewhere? I only understand the function of maybe 5% of the items that I can remove. I tried to Google search every single item one at a time which would take several days. I don't mind that but the Google searches aren't telling me everything. If I remove one item, it's tied to other items. And then I have to Google search those items which are tied to other items and it makes it way too confusing. I don't want to spend several days only to make an image that doesn't even function. I only game and watch youtube. So I just use Xbox Game Pass, Epic, Steam, GOG, EA, Ubisoft, Rockstar etc. As well as Google and YouTube. That's literally all I use. I just want a lean system without all this garbage. I used a software that I won't name here which removed much of the apps after the Windows installation and that worked fine but I assumed this would be better. Thanks for any help.
 

francis11

Active Member
Search within NTL for Xbox related stuff when mounted.
Anyone can search in NTL for needed components - there's 2 options to search:
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garlin

Moderator
Staff member
Most "gaming" presets aren't written for a specific set of games, rather recipes to disable/remove unneeded Windows services and event logging to reduce system overhead. While some components everyone agrees are "safe" to remove, beyond that there's no universal answer. The answer depends on what apps/games you run, and what they need.

For example, Txmmy's GamerOS DIY preset (one of the more popular ones) doesn't support Bluetooth. Presumably because Txmmy doesn't use it himself, and some gamers would agree. But if you required BT, then it's a question of asking what components need to be restored.

NTLite has a basic Gaming template under the Template menu item. Is the slimmest? No, but it tries to "safe".

Truth is you have to build an image, and test it. Something that another person doesn't care about losing -- might be important to you.
Whenever you're stuck with "why doesn't this combination work?", post your preset for feedback. Start with a less aggressive "lite" preset, and gradually work your way up.

Components are color coded, based on the removal risk. Use that as a suggestion.
 

RobertD

New Member
Most "gaming" presets aren't written for a specific set of games, rather recipes to disable/remove unneeded Windows services and event logging to reduce system overhead. While some components everyone agrees are "safe" to remove, beyond that there's no universal answer. The answer depends on what apps/games you run, and what they need.

For example, Txmmy's GamerOS DIY preset (one of the more popular ones) doesn't support Bluetooth. Presumably because Txmmy doesn't use it himself, and some gamers would agree. But if you required BT, then it's a question of asking what components need to be restored.

NTLite has a basic Gaming template under the Template menu item. Is the slimmest? No, but it tries to "safe".

Truth is you have to build an image, and test it. Something that another person doesn't care about losing -- might be important to you.
Whenever you're stuck with "why doesn't this combination work?", post your preset for feedback. Start with a less aggressive "lite" preset, and gradually work your way up.

Components are color coded, based on the removal risk. Use that as a suggestion.
Yes I noticed the Txmmy one in my searching but it's Windows 10 and I'm on 11
 

kreemerz

New Member
wish there was a way to incorporate third party apps into the install (like Notepad++, av software, firefox, etc) and install default wallpapers...
 
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