Windows 10 is one of the most popular operating systems in the world, but it also comes with a lot of bloatware and unnecessary features that can slow down your computer’s performance. If you have an older PC that’s having trouble running Windows 10 smoothly, or if you just want a simpler and more efficient Windows experience, you might be interested in Tiny10.
What is Tiny10?
Tiny10 is a stripped-down version of Windows 10 created by developer NTDEV. It is based on Windows 10 LTSC (Long Term Service Channel), which means that it only receives security updates and no feature updates. This makes it more stable and reliable than other versions of Windows 10.
Tiny10 removes all unnecessary bloatware, apps, services, and system components that you don’t need to run Windows 10. This reduces installation size, memory usage, CPU load, and drive activity. operating system disk. As a result, Tiny10 can run faster and smoother on lower-end devices that don’t meet Windows 10’s minimum requirements.
For example, if you install Tiny10 on a 32-bit system, it only takes up 5.2 GB of disk space. Meanwhile, a regular Windows 10 installation requires 22GB of disk space. Reducing the install size to 17GB is great. On 64-bit systems, Tiny10 takes up 10GB of disk space.
Despite its light weight and simplicity, Tiny10 keeps all the essential features and functions of Windows 10. You can install and use your favorite apps and games on Tiny10 without any issues. Try to be compatible. You can also protect your PC with Windows Defender, which is fully functional on Tiny10. Moreover, you can access important system tools like Terminal and management tools on Tiny10.
How to install Tiny10?
If you want to try Tiny10 on your PC or laptop, you need to download its ISO file from Archive.org.
The latest version of Tiny10 (and also the last one) is tiny2303 x86.iso, only 3.1GB in size. This size is much smaller than the size of the original Windows 10 LTSC x86 ISO (more than 5GB).
After downloading the ISO file, you need to create a bootable USB drive using tools like Rufus or Etcher. Then you need to boot your computer from the USB drive and follow the installation steps as usual. You will notice that some options are missing or disabled during the installation because they are not related to Tiny10.
Once you have finished installing Tiny10 on your computer or laptop, you will be greeted by a plain and simple desktop with just a few icons. You can customize it to your liking using third-party settings or tools. You can also check for updates using Windows Update or download drivers using Device Manager.
Tiny10 is not an official Microsoft product but an unofficial project of an independent developer. Therefore, it may have some bugs or glitches that are not present in the regular versions of Windows 10. It may also lack some features or functions that some users may find useful or necessary.
However, if you have an older PC that can’t handle Windows 11 (or even regular Windows 11), or if you want a lighter and more efficient version of Windows without sacrificing its core capabilities, try this project!
NTDEV has announced that it will stop developing new versions of tiny2303 x86.iso after the release of tiny2303 x86.iso because it wants to focus on the next project: windows11 LTSC x64-based Tiny11 (unreleased) will have lower requirements than windows11 Home/Pro x64.