What is a Playbook?
A Playbook is a small file that contains a set of system modifications. The changes from this Playbook are applied by the open-source AME Wizard, a tool that can modify a running Windows system. This allows you to convert your current installation to ReviOS, instead of having to delete your system and install fresh.
Just as the ISO in the past, the ReviOS Playbook removes bloatware and unnecessary system components, improves privacy and system performance, all while maintaining compatibility. The full list of changes can be found here.
The Playbook is compatible with Windows 10 versions
21H2 (19044) and
22H2 (19045), and Windows 11 versions
22H2 (22621) and
23H2 (22631). This covers standard Windows 10, 11 and LTSC. It also works on any Windows edition, meaning you can use your existing Windows Key no matter the edition.
Advantages over ISO
No matter if you install via Playbook or the classic ISO, the result will be the same. All modifications are identical, but the Playbook comes with some big benefits:
🌐 Choose your preferred browser, or don't install one at all
🔓 Use the Playbook on Windows Home, Pro, and any Windows edition
🍫 Comes with the Chocolatey Package Manager preinstalled for easy software management
🚀 Faster development of new versions thanks to the lowered workload
📖 Playbooks are openly readable, allowing you to check, edit and contribute to all tweaks
About Playbook versions
Playbooks are generally Windows version agnostic, meaning that a Playbook will work on any Windows release from the supported versions (see the list above.) This means that you do not have to worry about matching a specific Playbook release to a Windows release. You also don't have to wait for a new Playbook release before updating your Windows install.
As a rule of thumb, you should always use the latest available Playbook release, no matter which Windows version you want to use it on.