Atlas OS for gamers / low latency performance

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I ran across this OS that was designed for gamers and is based on NTLite. Has anyone here tried this out for Live Music?

I was looking to get some feedback on it because it says it squeezes more out of lower resource laptops and PCs making some of them usable for gaming as far as latency and screen redraw time is concerned.

The Faq gave this set of points for it.

The following components and features are removed in Atlas:

  • TPM (Trusted Platform Module)
  • Windows Defender
  • Storage Spaces
  • eMMC Drives
  • RAID Disk Configurations
  • BitLocker
  • Biometrics (Face Recognition/Fingerprint)
  • Voice Recognition
  • Restore Points & System Reset

Unsupported Software/Features:

  • Alternate Languages, due to a Windows Bug. With luck, you may be able to install a different language.
  • WSLv2 - Requires Hyper-V, v1 is supported
  • Modern Flyouts
  • Projecting
  • Oculus Software Check Here
  • Cracked Software - In the event they do not work, there will be no support.
  • Cheating Software - In the event they do not work, there will be no support.

No language support is bad that’s for sure. Also I’m not sure if @brad - Cantabile would be affected by some of these functions being removed. I might just have to build a clunker to put it on to see what it’s about.

Thanks for any thoughts!



Sounds like something worth trying out, as we know that Windows is bloated

From my read it uses your existing license of Windows so no legal issues I see.

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TBH, even if you had to buy another license, there are places like Software Geeks where you can buy legit “OEM” licenses at prices where it’s not even worth worrying about that. :slight_smile:

I can’t see anything obvious in that list that would preclude Cantabile from running.

What version of Windows is it actually based on though? So long as it can run .NET5 it should be ok.

Please let us know if you try it and how it works.

Curious, somewhere that atas page mentions GPT file system
and the 1803 update, probably based on either windows 10 or 11 at a guess

I’d love to see a fully stripped bare bones windows. My hardware is a bit old
i think for any of this. I couldn’t see any suggested hardware specs.

Edit: another quick look at it, shows it’s based on windows 10

Great tip - I’ve been looking for a stripped down but reliable version of Windows for a long time - I will try it out soon

There have been a few projects over the years that strip out all the useless junk the Microsoft marketing department continually throws in. The problem is without my Oculus headset how am I going to see my imaginary fans :face_with_raised_eyebrow:

I’m going to give this one a shot on an old laptop


I have bought and happily used the volume licenses that find their way to online sellers.
They are legit but, from what I can tell, are linked to your hardware once activated.


From what I understand most come from corporate PCs that are retired and salvaged. Whatever the case may be, they work great but are bound to hardware. But hey, I haven’t paid more than $5 for a license in a decade now!

Moving from win7 to win10 can be a living nightmare (ok not that serious).
I did it with one of my Dell E6430 laptops (the other remained win7)
With win7 it was a veritable powerhouse with its 3740qm cpu.
With win10 it lost 2/3 of its Cantabile performance (despite glitch freeing it)

Agreed, the bulk OEM licenses are tied to a machine, but at the price - usually between $10 and $20 then it is not even worth thinking about :slight_smile:

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I installed Atlas OS on a gaming pc.
It is certainly barebones. I have a good feeling about it.
There are scripts to re-enable things like SMB, so you have some flexibility.
There’s no windows update, so you’ll need to manually install updates if needed.
I’ll be installing it on a music pc v soon.