Problems removing some components and not detecting some components in Windows 8.1


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Tested on Windows 8.1 Pro VL Update 3 ISO with all updates integrated.

The preset causing these problems is attached.

Not detecting some components:

- Storage Spaces and SmartScreen are not detected.

- OOBE and Manual Setup compatibility do not appear;

Problems removing some components:

- Removing Windows Store or WinJS.2.0 or Setting Sync breaks PC settings;

- Removing Accessibility tools (Ease of Access) breaks On-Screen Keyboard (possibly happens on Windows 7 too but I don't remember);

- Removing NetBIOS over TCP transport does not remove the NetBT entry under DependOnService in the registry for TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service (lmhosts). This causes the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service to be unable to start as the NetBT driver has been removed but its dependence on it is not. This problem does not happen on Windows 10 because the TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper service does not have this entry on it (this issue occurs on Windows 7 as well);

- When removing Sticky Notes your shortcut is still present in Start Screen;

- When removing COM+ (Component Services) (management console) keeping COM+ (Component Services) its shortcut is still present in Administrative Tools (also occurs on Windows 10);

- When removing BranchCache Client, Sticky Notes, Webcam Experience and Windows Store and loading the image again NTLite detects it still present.

- Some scheduled tasks are left. Some that I'm sure should be removed with my preset:
\Microsoft\Windows\Customer Experience Improvement Program\BthSQM

Diagnostics and Troubleshooting
\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler\Idle Maintenance
\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler\Maintenance Configurator
\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler\Manual Maintenance
\Microsoft\Windows\TaskScheduler\Regular Maintenance


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