Solarium

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  1. Hi all! I'm dealing with operating system options and I need to clear up a few components, most of which marked in red. First, nLite suggests to remove Command-Line Tools because of possible worm and viruses but someone claims that these tools could be very useful sometimes. Personally, I've never used such tools. Have you ever used those tools? Do you think they could be really useful? Second, by removing File System Encryption I should be still able to install another tool like TrueCrypt. Is there an up-to-date addon for TrueCrypt? Or would you suggest a better encryption tool? Third, many remove Help and Support but I would like to remove Help Engine too (specifically needed for Help and Support). Will I encounter possible issues? Fourth, many remove Out of Box Experience and I would like to do the same. I have XP Pro and Home with activation codes (underneath the laptops). If I insert them in the specific nLite section, will I still need to activate Windows? Follows the whole list all of options: .Net Framework 16-bit Support Administrative Templates Administrator VB Scripts Application compatibility patch Auditing Compatibility Patch Auditing Resource Dlls Blaster/Nachi Removal Tool Certificate Management Color Schemes Command-Line Tools Desktop Cleanup Wizard Disk and Profile Quota Disk Cleanup Document Templates Dr. Watson Extensible Storage Engine (Esent97) Extra Fonts FAT to NTFS Converter File and Settings Wizard File System Encryption File System Filter Manager Format Drive Support Group policy Management Console Help and Support Help Engine IExpress WIzard Input Method Editor Internet Explorer Core Jet Database Engine Local Security Settings Logon Notifications Manual Install and Upgrade MDAC MS Agent MS XML 2.0 Out of Box Experience (OOBE) Private character Editor Remote Installation Services (RIS) Search Assistant Security Center Service Pack Messages Shell Media Handler Symbolic Debugger (NTSD) Tour User Account Pictures Visual Basic 5 Runtime Visual Basic 6 Runtimes Visual Basic Scripting Support Web View Zip Folders This is the list of the components I would like to remove: Blaster/Nachi removal tool, Command-Line Tools, Desktop Cleanup Wizard, Disk Cleanup, DR Watson, File and Settings Wizard, File System Encryption, Help and Support, Help Engine, Manual Install and Upgrade, MS Agent, Out of Box Experience (OOBE), Private Character Editor, Remote Installation Services (RIS), Search Assistant, Security Center, Shell Media Handler, Symbolic Debugger (NTSD), Tour, Web View. I'd really appreciate any suggestion regarding possible components to include in my list (and remove from XP) or even to take out (because I might encounter future issues).
  2. Hi all! I've a few doubts regarding the usefulness of some components of network section. In particular, I'm referring to H323MSP: is this component commonly used yet? Can I safely remove it? Second, TAPI Application Support is marked red but if I don't need IP Conferencing, is it safe to remove or will it raise some issues? Third, is Vector Graphics Rendering used in Web pages yet? Can it be safely removed? Fourth, the real usefulness of Web Folders (namely WebDAV support)? Here is the list of the nLite network section components: Active Directory Services Client for Netware Networks Communication Tools Control Test Terminal Program Connection Manager Dial-up and VPN Support FrontPage Extensions H323 MSP Internet Connection Wizard Internet Explorer Internet Explorer Core Internet Information Services IP Conferencing MAC Bridge Map Network Drives/Network Places Wizard MSMail and MAPI MSN Explorer Netmeeting NetShell Cmd-Tool Network Diagnostic Network Monitor Driver and Tools Network Setup Wizard NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol Outlook Express Peer-to-Peer Share Creation Wizard Synchronization Manager TAPI Application Support TCP/IP Version 6 Vector Graphics Rendering Web Folders Windows Messenger This is the list what I would like to take out: Client for Netware Networks, Communication tools, FrontPage Extensions, H323 MSP, Internet Information Services (IIS), IP Conferencing, MSN Explorer, Netmeeting, NetShell Cmd-Tool, NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol, Outlook Express, TAPI Application Support, Vector Graphics Rendering (VML), Web Folders, Windows Messenger. Would you suggest some changes on my list? Something to add because of its irreversible uselessness or something to remove because of its usefulness that I didn't see. Thanks for your precious tips!
  3. Been away for a few months... but now I'm back! Thanks for your precious suggestions! I'm trying to go ahead with my personal installation disc, but with less and less time available... Pllease, any add-on for these programs? Again, add-on somewhere on the internet?
  4. Hi guys! I'm always dealing with nLite for my WINXP installation disc and I have some doubts on the multimedia components. Many people suggest to remove all (or almost all) the components in black in this section, leaving only the red ones (very few, just 4 to be precise). Here is the list: Acm Core Codecs Active X for Streaming Video AOL ART Image Format Support DirectX DirectX Diagnostics Tool Images and Backgrounds Intel Indeo Codecs Luna Theme Media Center MIDI Audio Support Mouse Cursors Movie Maker Music Samples Old CD Player and Sound Recorder OpenGL Support Speech Support Tablet PC Windows Media Player Windows Media Player 6.4 Windows Picture and Fax Viewer Windows Sounds I was thinking of leaving Acm Core Codecs, Direct X, Images and Backgrounds, Intel Indeo Codecs, Media Center, MIDI audio support, OpenGL support, Tablet PC, WMP (using the last WMP add-on, do I need to keep both WMP and WMP 6.4?), WPFV and Windows Sounds. Would you add something else to this list? Or would you even remove 1 or more components from this short list? Why? I intend to remove, within others, Active X for streaming video and AOL ART Image Format Support but I actually don't know whether they can be really necessary nowadays. What do you think? I was then wondering whether there's an add-on that could replace "Movie Maker". Any suggestions? Finally, are there 1 or more codec packs outhere? What about K-Lite codec pack add-on? Can it replace 1 or more components in the multimedia section? Please suggest any useful add-on regarding codecs and related stuff.
  5. Hi everybody! I'm trying to create a slim installation disc of WinXP Pro X86 and I need some good advice on hardware support. NLite presents a list of items (that follows), many of which are in red (just 8 in black). I know that red items are considered important/critical items but many people smoothly remove them without experiencing any problem later. Here is the list: AGP Filters ALI 1535 SMBus Host Controller ALI IDE Controller AMD IDE Controller ATM Support Battery Bluetooth Support Brother Devices CMD PCI IDE Controller CPU AMD CPU Intel CPU Transmeta Crusoe Firewire (1394) Firewire Network Support Floppy Support Gravis Digital Game Port IEEE 1284.4 Devices (Dot4) Infrared Intel PCI IDE Controller Iomega Zip Drive Joystick Support Logical Disk Manager Microsoft Color Management (ICM) Modem Support Multi-port serial adapters Multi Processor Support PCMCIA Ports (COM & LPT) Printer Support Ramdisk Secure Digital Host Controller Smartcards Sony Memory Stick Teletext Codec Toshiba PCI IDE Controller USB Audio support USB Ethernet USB Video Capture devices VIA PCI IDE Controller Video Capture Windows CE USB Host Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) Now, considering that my WinXP disc is aimed to be as "universal" as possible, I'm willing to remove at least Gravis Digital Game Port and Iomega Zip Drive. But I have some doubts concerning other 2 items in black characters: Teletext Codec and Windows CE USB Host. Are they normally of any use?Could I safely remove them? Someone has taken out many red items such as bluetooth support, firewire (1394), firewire network support, infrared, sony memory stick, Toshiba PCI IDE Controller, etc., etc. Could you please suggest any red item that, in your opinion, is scarcely useful or completely useless nowadays (even though my disc, as said before, should be universal and then include as many items as possible)? Thanks in advance!