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  1. Thanks, I was messing up the knoppix part. My version boots directly to Adriane which is text based not graphical. I deleted the files and folders that had the arrow links on them so I hope that is ok. Like all users folder. I looked at my last version of file system from before when I used your tutorial and you changed it to use knoppix and I dont have all the folder links in it as well.
  2. Ok well I am really confused with section 4.3. You say to delete all .lnk files found with the file manager in knoppix, is that all the dir that are listed except the microsoft one? How do I know which ones are .lnk? Same for the users folder. You mention the ones with arrows but I dont see them with the file manager. I do see a few with freecommander when I am booted so do I make note of those? How do I copy the folders also? The file manager in knoppix is not graphical so I dont see any options for this.
  3. Hi xpJohnson: The easiest way is as follows: 1.- Save first any personal files or folders kept into partitions 2 and 3 into an external device. 2.- Boot partition 3 (Win2) and format fast partition 2 (Win1). 3.- Insert the install DVD, reboot from it and reinstall Windows 7 into partition 2 (Win1). 4.- Go on doing as explained at paragraph 4. 5.- When you restore afterwards your personal files and folders you'd rather not use for it none of both Windows drives, but logical units. If you don't have any you only need to reduce the size of partition 2 or 3 (the biggest one) and create one or several logical units into the free left HDD space. As usually said, "never put all eggs into the same basket". Best wishes. cannie Thanks cannie, I have a few more questions. 1. What is the purpose of the format fast while running win2? 2. In 4.6 you mention the convenience of running win2 as default, what is the advantage? 3. Is winrar better for the backup than 7zip? I already have my files in the logical partition so I hope I am good there.
  4. If I want to re-install windows on both win1 and win2 what do I have to do? I was using a slim version but have to many problems and want to go back to untouched images. I already have lots of stuff on the 3rd partition like images and docs and didn't want to take them all off.
  5. I am having problems with this. I can't delete the files it finds. It says they are in use. Any ideas? Also I noticed you removed the language files you were mentioning to delete as well. Should I keep those now? Great guide, your last update is easier to follow now but I would still recommend the larger win2 partition. My install to backup is 13.3GB without the hiber and page file and I started with a 2.5GB slimmed version.
  6. What is the purpose of rt7lite first?
  7. Its not a folder its a file that comes from waik
  8. the whole renaming thing doesnt need to be done in the first place. browse to windows\system32\drivers and both should be there. wimmount and wimfltr. both are used in this case. AFAIK you can not have both installed. I tried installing waik2 when 1.1 was there and the install told me to remove the other first. No need to have both installed, you just need the imagex and filters from them. hope that answered your questions
  9. did you use the autoattend settings from vlite. the key vlite uses is for vista not 7.
  10. Well I used dism to remove 60 successfully but it doesn't change the size of the installed system. I removed a few more things in vlite and now at 5.63GB. dead0, on your removal batch how did you know what to remove from the winsxs folder?
  11. I don't understand ^^ My understanding of what you are doing is already an export. You are using apply to EXPORT a given image number from a wim to a directory then capturing that directory to a wim. So essentially you are EXPORTING a image number like 4 for ultimate to a new wim that only has that image. Is that right? imagex /export D:\imaging\install.wim 4 D:\imaging\export.wim export.wim will now contain only the ultimate image. I may not understand what you are doing if this is not case.
  12. bapt, wouldn't export be easier, just 1 step
  13. was this after you used seven imagex? Yes, I have a wim saved that I used the seven imagex on and also exported the ultimate index. I copy this over to my working folder each time to try something new. I am now removing about 60 packages to see what happens.
  14. I just used vista imagex and wim tweak and removed hyper-v package then vlited and installed and it worked. now on to batch files for removal. so far 5.97GB x64
  15. Can you please explain in more precision way this part just using first Gimagex ? What i have to do in Gimagex? And are you talking about MSDN W7+SP1 integrated or W7+SP1 intergrated with RT7 Lite? Thanks and sorry for my bad english Use Gimagex to mountrw then commit and unmount. then vlite. thats it. make sure you use waik2 with gimagex. Sorry but i still dont understand. What to mount?Its asking for wim file but i have W7 iso file and there is 4-5 columns,what i must mount and where? Extract ISO to a folder then mount the [extracted folder]\sources\install.wim Tnx In what column i have to mount,Capture,Apply,Mount? And you wrote this Use Gimagex to mountrw then commit and unmount. What i have to commit?And mountrw is a writing mistake or that rw means something? Thanks in advance make some folders like c:\7iso for your extracted iso and c:\7mount for your gimagex to mount to. if you open gimagex and go to the mount tab you will see the options for read write and commit. select them both and point the gimagx to the folders you just made