Windows 11

Widgets under its original name News & Interests

NTLite already sets it and we know that one but it only removes it from taskbar. not from taskbar settings. thanks so there are no controls over widgets like teams have... only way is to remove appx.... thats ok at least we know everything now.

Use microsoft tools that i attached to first post or manually these:
@echo off
:: Remove Chat
Reg Add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v TaskbarMn /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f >NUL 2>&1
Reg Add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Chat" /v ChatIcon /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f >NUL 2>&1

:: Remove Widget
Reg Add "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v TaskbarDa /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f >NUL 2>&1
Reg Add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Dsh" /v AllowNewsAndInterests /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f >NUL 2>&1
Reg Add "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\Windows Feeds" /v EnableFeeds /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f >NUL 2>&1
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its for a seperate complete solution thats why i added that tweak to. for ntlite you don't need anything extra for widgets.. only chat/teams reg will do. and i'm sure nuhi will add it
That's probably because it's rolling out from Amazon store. MSFT and AMZN can play nice, but not with GOOG.


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AutoUnattend.xml to bypass restrictions. if testing a quick iso file or vanilla iso. it helps.


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Nuhi pointed out something and i tested verified, if you are not already editing startmenu by start.bin file, then Content Delivery Manager removal seems to be blocking sponsored app icon's in startmenu like instagram, tiktok etc...
Now only problem is teams installation on online fresh install... (edit: teams+onedrive can be blocked via host file)

but you can also prevent it by doing offline install and then blocking via the scripts/tools is i shared or integrate them to setupcomplete and do online or offline install.
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why they release it to beta and not dev?
also "The PC's region needs to be set to U.S."

i wonder if sideloading is there....

I found this guide the other day, its not as complex as some of them, looks pretty good, but haven't tested it yet: