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Ameliorated Windows 10 AME

What is Windows 10 Ameliorated Edition?

Updated: October 2, 2023

Windows 10 Ameliorated Edition (AME) is a customized version of Windows 10 designed to provide a purified and improved computing experience. It goes beyond the standard Windows 10 by removing bloatware, enhancing privacy, and optimizing system performance. This open-source project, available on GitHub, uses carefully crafted scripts to achieve these goals.

How does Windows 10 AME differentiate from Windows 10 by Microsoft?

  • Turns off all the spying features of Windows 10
  • Disables Cortana
  • Removes Edge browser and installs a more privacy oriented browser of your choice instead
  • Removes the MS Office because it has a keylogger inside
  • Denies 94% of the attacks related to the Administrator vulnerability
  • Removes the bloat from the “Start menu” and the Taskbar
  • Removes the advertising software that comes preinstalled with Windows 10
  • Removes unneeded bloat from the GUI

Unlocking Windows with Microsoft Activation Scripts (MAS)

Microsoft Activation Scripts (MAS) is a powerful tool that offers legal ways to activate Windows. It provides various activation methods, including HWID, Ohook, KMS38, and Online KMS, with a focus on open-source code to minimize antivirus detections. Follow these steps to activate Windows:

Method 1 – PowerShell (Recommended):

  1. Right-click on the Windows start menu and select PowerShell (Windows 8.1/10/11).
  2. Copy and Paste the following code then press “Enter”:
irm https://massgrave.dev/get | iex
  1. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

Method 2 – Traditional:

  1. Download the MAS file and extract it.
  2. Locate the “All-In-One-Version” folder in the extracted files.
  3. Run the “MAS_AIO.cmd” file.
  4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the activation process.

Installation Requirements for AME 10 (Playbooks)

Before installing AME 10, ensure the following requirements are met:

  • A fully updated version of Windows 10 22H2 Home or Pro
  • Disabled Microsoft Defender
  • AME Wizard Beta, it’s folder and %TEMP% must be added as exceptions in MS Defender
  • Adjusted Windows Security settings

Upgrading Windows 10 Legacy AME to Latest release:

If you plan to upgrade from a legacy AME release to AME 10, consult the provided guide. Keep in mind that Ameliorated may not provide support for this method outside of the documentation.

Windows 10 AME Advantages and Disadvantages


  1. Uses 80% less RAM and CPU usage
  2. Quick startup times
  3. Cleaner GUI
  4. It’s not sending your data to Microsoft
  5. Requires Administrator password for basic operations
  6. You can customize your AME Playbook according to your taste


  • Possible DirectX 12 issues (rare)
  • Incompatibility with new MS Office (uses alternatives)
  • Limited customization options (improved with playbooks)
  • Some system settings may reset after a restart (improved with playbooks)
  • No official updates or support (improved with playbooks)
  • No support for 32-bit versions
  • Internal search function may not work as intended (improved with playbooks)

The methods mentioned below are mainly for those who installed windows 10 AME from an ISO.

Windows 10 AME Automated Batch File – ISO Method

This batch file can automate various tasks with Windows 10 AME, including changing usernames, modifying lock screen images, adjusting language settings, elevating user permissions, enabling Windows Script Host, and more. This method is primarily for users who installed AME using the ISO method.

Advanced Language Configuration – ISO Method

If you used the old ISO method for installation and want to customize your input language, follow these steps:

Windows Language Configuration

$lang = New-WinUserLanguageList en-US
Set-WinUserLanguageList -LanguageList $lang

Fixing Issues with Cinema4D, Cinebench, and After Effects on Windows 10 AME

If you encounter problems with Cinema4D, Cinebench, or After Effects on Windows 10 AME, you can resolve them by replacing the ClipSVC.dll file. Please note that this may compromise some AME features!

Important !

Never use the following command in the console:

sfc /scannow

This command can undo the AME changes and reinstall Microsoft bloatware.

Is an Open Shell update on Windows 10 Ameliorated usual?

Open Shell Update

Open Shell is an open-source menu for Windows 10. Updates for Open Shell on Windows 10 Ameliorated are expected. You can choose to update or not. It won’t noticeably impact your current installation.

Final Thoughts

Windows 10 Ameliorated provides an alternative to the standard Windows 10 experience, focusing on privacy, performance, and reduced bloatware. It’s an excellent choice if you value your privacy and want a improved Windows experience.

There's also a Telegram channel

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