Windows Lean: The Stripped Down Version of Windows 10

A stripped down version of the Windows 10 operating system is what Microsoft has been focusing from a very long time. The earlier attempt of Microsoft to launch the stripped down version of their operating system wasn’t that successful. The attempts of Windows to launch a stripped down version can be easily witnessed in Windows 10 Mobile which was having the same kernel, UI components and settings as Windows 10 but things didn’t turn out well and Microsoft had to shift Windows 10 mobile to the feature2 branch which concentrated only on bug fixes.

The concept of stripped down got popularized with Google Android Go platform and you can see it getting more popularize with ChromeOS which works well with devices with poor specifications and therefore the need of a stripped down version of Windows 10 has now become very necessary. Microsoft made another attempt to introduce a stripped down version with their Windows 10 S which tried to be a lighter stripped Down Version of Windows 10 of OS by disabling the ability to download apps from outside Microsoft store but it also didn’t turn well.

Now the new Windows 10 Lean could be the actual stripped down version of Windows 10 operating system.

[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”lifted-both” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#bce4ef” border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]A recent tweet by a user named Lucan has revealed that installer on Windows 10 Lean has started rolling out with build 17650 (Redstone 5) of the skip ahead Ring for Windows Insider. The new installation for 64 bit is 2 GB less than the actual Windows 10 Pro for the same 64 bit and this means that many packages has been removed in the stripped down version of the Windows 10.[/dropshadowbox]

One of the features which is missing in the Windows Lean is the wallpaper as the default version doesn’t come with any wallpaper. Furthermore, the Registry Editor is also missing in the stripped down version but you have the option to import it.

The other things which the Windows 10 Lean is missing are the drivers for CD drives. There were some other errors found by the Twitter user Lucan like when he tried to install the Microsoft Office, he got an error and there was no explanation for the reason of that error.

But everybody is hoping that these issues are bugs which Microsoft hasn’t fixed yet and we hope that this perception of people turns true.

However, most of the people thought that Microsoft Polaris will be the new stripped down version of Windows 10 but since the Polaris doesn’t have any Win32 elements which mean that it can be one of the mobile device based project on which Microsoft is working.


[dropshadowbox align=”center” effect=”raised” width=”auto” height=”” background_color=”#eff4f5″ border_width=”1″ border_color=”#dddddd” ]Also Read: The New Features of Windows 10 Spring Creators Update[/dropshadowbox]


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