Many of the features that ship with Windows 10 can be turned on or off without the help of third-party tools. One can turn off features like Internet Explorer, Windows PowerShell, Windows Media Player, XPS Viewer, Windows Sandbox, and many other features from the Windows Features in Control Panel.
The same can also be used to enable features like Hyper-V and Telnet Client, which are disabled by default in Windows 10.
Although this method is handy to enable or disable many features, it can’t be used to remove native apps and major features like Cortana or File Explorer. If you want to select what you want to install with Windows 10, use a program like NTLite.
Using this method, you can turn on or off .Net Framework, Hyper-V, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Player, Microsoft Print to PDF, Windows PowerShell 2.0, Work Folders Client, Windows Fax and Scan, XPS Services, XPS Viewer and several other features.
Turn on or off features in Windows 10
In this guide, we will see how to turn on or off a feature in Windows 10.
Step 1: Open the classic Control Panel. To do so, type Control Panel in the Start menu or taskbar search box and then press Enter key.
Step 2: Under Programs, click Uninstall a program to open Programs and Features window.
Tip: You can quickly launch Programs and Features by typing Appwiz.cpl in Run command box.
Step 3: On the left pane, click the Turn Windows features on or off link. This action will open the Windows Features dialog.
Step 4: You can see a check next to features that have been enabled. So to turn off a feature, simply deselect the checkbox.
Select or unselect features that you want to turn on or off and then click the OK button. When you see the confirmation dialog, click the Yes button. If asked, restart your computer.