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  1. Thanks Gosh, you were giving good answers 5+ years ago (that I know of) and you still are today.
  2. Why can't you just combine all 3. If its smallest size you are after. Nah, the extreme one is the smallest, of course.
  3. How can you also include the anti-virus right click option? I have the silent install working a treat by extracting the files and running that command to install: CFPCONFG.EXE -i -s At last a proper silent install without all that AutioIt stuff! BUT I don't have any right click option to scan files and folders. I am looking in the registry to see if I can make a reg tweak for it. EDIT: No need for a reg tweak just register the cavshell.dll thats in the COMODO folder and its there, easy.
  4. Did anyone find out why Vista constantly reboots? I am getting the exact same problem, but on Vista SP2 (x86). I am quite sure it is because I removed "winsxs (Component Cache)" and also, added hotfixes. I can: Add hotfixes and not remove the winsxs stuff Remove the winsxs stuff and not add hotfixes I cannot: Add hotfixes and remove winsxs
  5. Quack. What are "feathers"?
  6. I am also eventually going to have a big bat file to remove stuff. So you mean its like "dllcache" was in XP? Always gets me that you could just put a corrupt/edited/nasty version of a file in the dllcache and it would restore that copy to system32, or is that true, I can't remember. It came up with blue text as well that folder, very special!
  7. No I cleared out the Backup folder ages ago, these are the winsxs folders themselves.
  8. How come about 80Mb was taken off the ISO then? Then another 100Mb or so from removing more folders still? Some might be hard links showing size to them where there is none, but others are certainly files.
  9. Has anyone come up with any kind of a list for the folders its safe to remove from winsxs yet? I don't know why Microsoft can't just give them names you can understand. Why do the folders have overly complicated names, for example: x86_microsoft-windows-grouppolicy-base_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_27f9b80248563b76 Why isn't it just called: x86_grouppolicy-base_001_6.1.7600.16385_none_001 ??? Why all the massive numbers? 31bf3856ad364e35? 27f9b80248563b76? Why THOSE numbers! Do we have billions upon billions upon billions of files? Nope. So then why does it have 31bf3856ad364e35 part way through and 27f9b80248563b76 at the end? Are they trying to make these paths extremely long for a reason? The best I can do is use FolderSizes and just remove say 10 at a time but lets see 10 folders at a time and there are over 4500 folders thats 450 installs I would have to do, not including all the times I would have to go back because one folder of the last 10 is needed. There has to be an easier way. Don't tell me only MS knows what is in these folders? EDIT: I just opened the WIM in Muiz Vista Tool and checked with FolderSizes, the biggest folder there now is this: x86_microsoft-windows-winocr-ocrengines_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_a31b6cff9464aa03 It is 41.6Mb. But errrr... what the hell is it? Google brings up 3 results, none really say much. This is what I mean! Its hard dealing even with one folder, and there are more than 4500 left after this. Some say they got winsxs down to 350Mb! I wish I knew how, mine is still at 1.20Gb now and I have removed: Printer Drivers (easy, the PRN* folders) Modem Drivers (mdm* folders) Intel Driver ATI Driver nVidia Driver After that I am lost! Agent Ransack is good, just untick Expert User and untick "Sub-Folders" (no need to search the sub-folders thank god) and just search the mounted WIM for "inf" it has over 400 folders there, duplicated drivers... now why would you ever need that? Heres just 10 of them: x86_1394.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_629143d483332d09 x86_1394.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_fb05acc2673b8783 x86_61883.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_35d382370ee9281a x86_61883.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_29d3b94380a88738 x86_acpi.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_b38934ed2a389a3f <200 folders later lol> x86_kscaptur.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_dc0b9adfc678a29b x86_kscaptur.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_c157f782f82af9a9 x86_ksfilter.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_7a8288442620f032 x86_ksfilter.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_ec9264b5476999c8 x86_lsi_fc.inf.resources_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_en-us_375e53bad45db200 WHAT A COMPLETE MESS. EDIT: I can confirm removing all the folders with dot inf ".inf" in the name, Windows still installs, at least in VMware Workstation it does. My real system of course has radically different devices/hardware.
  10. Nope. Check your disk space, maybe theres not enough space to mount the WIM.
  11. The problem is we are using a program made to reduce the size of Windows Vista... on Windows 7. For example, vLite says in "Users/Public" there are over 400Mb of media files. Maybe on Vista thats true, but in Windows 7 these files amount to only 41Mb not 400Mb. vLite says the Speech Support components takes up 450Mb. Maybe on Vista thats true, but in Windows 7 the Speech folder in Windows is merely 172Mb, not over 450Mb. Will there ever be a tool like vLite but for Windows 7? If not then I am not using vLite because I do not even know what it is removing anymore. Totally unrelated things break other totally unreleated things etc. Can't understand why some are "persevering" with vLite. Why can't we just delete the folders from the mounted WIM image? Then we actually know whats happening, plus all you'd need is to run a batch file then to remove stuff.
  12. Maybe applying the tweak to "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT" like we used to on XP (at the early stage from cmdlines.txt) could work, but in Windows 7 where is the equivelant of "cmdlines.txt" ??? I already tried to make it run from the unattended XML with a <FirstLogonCommand> to run it but nothing changed, it did nopt have Quick Launch. Kel made a Quick Launch enabler CAB file addon for nLite but I have never seen one for Vista and now, the Taskbar in Windows 7 is different anyway, even to Vista. On XP though, all you did was set the Taskbar up, reboot, then export a certain reg key, change the "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\" to "HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\" and make cmdlines.txt import it. Then again I often just gave up on that and used the Kel addon, but that was XP, I don't think we are going to find one for Windows 7 yet and even then, vLite cannot put addons into Windows 7.
  13. Anyone? I tried putting this in the Autounattend.xml between </OOBE> and </component> <FirstLogonCommands> <SynchronousCommand wcm:action="add"> <Order>1</Order> <CommandLine>%systemroot%\Install\QL.cmd</CommandLine> </SynchronousCommand> </FirstLogonCommands> QL.cmd is a simple batch file that just runs a registry file like so: Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop] "TaskbarWinXP"=hex:0c,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,aa,4f,28,68,\ 48,6a,d0,11,8c,78,00,c0,4f,d9,18,b4,00,00,00,00,c0,0c,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,\ 00,00,b0,e2,2b,d8,64,57,d0,11,a9,6e,00,c0,4f,d7,05,a2,22,00,1c,00,0a,10,00,\ 00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,\ 01,14,02,00,00,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,46,81,01,00,00,10,00,00,00,4c,\ 80,e2,56,e6,10,ca,01,50,b5,76,c7,5b,12,ca,01,16,56,76,5f,e6,10,ca,01,00,10,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,02,14,\ 00,1f,44,47,1a,03,59,72,3f,a7,44,89,c5,55,95,fe,6b,30,ee,7e,00,74,00,1c,00,\ 43,46,53,46,16,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,fe,3a,ac,3a,12,20,41,70,70,44,61,74,61,\ 00,00,00,74,1a,59,5e,96,df,d3,48,8d,67,17,33,bc,ee,28,ba,c5,cd,fa,df,9f,67,\ 56,41,89,47,c5,c7,6b,c0,b6,7f,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,5c,\ 1d,2a,00,00,00,cf,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00,42,00,52,00,31,00,00,\ 00,00,00,ee,3a,17,3e,10,20,52,6f,61,6d,69,6e,67,00,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,\ fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,60,1d,2a,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,52,00,6f,00,61,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,00,00,\ 16,00,58,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,01,3b,60,1e,14,20,4d,49,43,52,4f,53,7e,31,00,\ 00,40,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,60,1e,2a,00,00,00,d1,00,00,00,\ 00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,00,00,18,00,68,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,01,3b,\ e0,1d,10,00,49,4e,54,45,52,4e,7e,31,00,00,50,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,\ 3a,01,3b,e0,1d,2a,00,00,00,de,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,\ 00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,00,00,18,00,5e,00,31,00,00,00,\ 00,00,fe,3a,b3,3a,10,00,51,55,49,43,4b,4c,7e,31,00,00,46,00,08,00,04,00,ef,\ be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,dd,1d,2a,00,00,00,df,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,00,20,00,4c,00,61,\ 00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,60,00,00,00,03,00,00,a0,58,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,77,69,6e,2d,6e,6d,31,6c,67,63,61,73,73,35,61,00,e6,a0,8f,\ f0,e6,78,a4,44,af,ad,7a,d5,94,23,16,b0,90,27,c6,96,4d,7e,de,11,b2,b0,00,0c,\ 29,9d,c0,61,e6,a0,8f,f0,e6,78,a4,44,af,ad,7a,d5,94,23,16,b0,90,27,c6,96,4d,\ 7e,de,11,b2,b0,00,0c,29,9d,c0,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c0,06,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\ 00 [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders] "{52A4F021-7B75-48A9-9F6B-4B87A210BC8F}"=hex(2):25,00,41,00,50,00,50,00,44,00,\ 41,00,54,00,41,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\ 00,74,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,\ 78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,\ 00,20,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00 [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Desktop] "TaskbarWinXP"=hex:0c,00,00,00,08,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,aa,4f,28,68,\ 48,6a,d0,11,8c,78,00,c0,4f,d9,18,b4,00,00,00,00,c0,0c,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,01,00,\ 00,00,b0,e2,2b,d8,64,57,d0,11,a9,6e,00,c0,4f,d7,05,a2,22,00,1c,00,0a,10,00,\ 00,01,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4c,00,00,00,\ 01,14,02,00,00,00,00,00,c0,00,00,00,00,00,00,46,81,01,00,00,10,00,00,00,4c,\ 80,e2,56,e6,10,ca,01,50,b5,76,c7,5b,12,ca,01,16,56,76,5f,e6,10,ca,01,00,10,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,04,02,14,\ 00,1f,44,47,1a,03,59,72,3f,a7,44,89,c5,55,95,fe,6b,30,ee,7e,00,74,00,1c,00,\ 43,46,53,46,16,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,fe,3a,ac,3a,12,20,41,70,70,44,61,74,61,\ 00,00,00,74,1a,59,5e,96,df,d3,48,8d,67,17,33,bc,ee,28,ba,c5,cd,fa,df,9f,67,\ 56,41,89,47,c5,c7,6b,c0,b6,7f,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,5c,\ 1d,2a,00,00,00,cf,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,41,00,70,00,70,00,44,00,61,00,74,00,61,00,00,00,42,00,52,00,31,00,00,\ 00,00,00,ee,3a,17,3e,10,20,52,6f,61,6d,69,6e,67,00,3c,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,\ fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,60,1d,2a,00,00,00,d0,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,52,00,6f,00,61,00,6d,00,69,00,6e,00,67,00,00,00,\ 16,00,58,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,01,3b,60,1e,14,20,4d,49,43,52,4f,53,7e,31,00,\ 00,40,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,60,1e,2a,00,00,00,d1,00,00,00,\ 00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,\ 00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,00,74,00,00,00,18,00,68,00,31,00,00,00,00,00,01,3b,\ e0,1d,10,00,49,4e,54,45,52,4e,7e,31,00,00,50,00,08,00,04,00,ef,be,fe,3a,ab,\ 3a,01,3b,e0,1d,2a,00,00,00,de,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,\ 00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,00,00,18,00,5e,00,31,00,00,00,\ 00,00,fe,3a,b3,3a,10,00,51,55,49,43,4b,4c,7e,31,00,00,46,00,08,00,04,00,ef,\ be,fe,3a,ab,3a,01,3b,dd,1d,2a,00,00,00,df,00,00,00,00,00,02,00,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,00,20,00,4c,00,61,\ 00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00,18,00,00,00,60,00,00,00,03,00,00,a0,58,00,\ 00,00,00,00,00,00,77,69,6e,2d,6e,6d,31,6c,67,63,61,73,73,35,61,00,e6,a0,8f,\ f0,e6,78,a4,44,af,ad,7a,d5,94,23,16,b0,90,27,c6,96,4d,7e,de,11,b2,b0,00,0c,\ 29,9d,c0,61,e6,a0,8f,f0,e6,78,a4,44,af,ad,7a,d5,94,23,16,b0,90,27,c6,96,4d,\ 7e,de,11,b2,b0,00,0c,29,9d,c0,61,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c0,06,00,00,00,00,\ 00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,1e,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,01,00,00,\ 00 [HKEY_USERS\.DEFAULT\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders] "{52A4F021-7B75-48A9-9F6B-4B87A210BC8F}"=hex(2):25,00,41,00,50,00,50,00,44,00,\ 41,00,54,00,41,00,25,00,5c,00,4d,00,69,00,63,00,72,00,6f,00,73,00,6f,00,66,\ 00,74,00,5c,00,49,00,6e,00,74,00,65,00,72,00,6e,00,65,00,74,00,20,00,45,00,\ 78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,5c,00,51,00,75,00,69,00,63,00,6b,\ 00,20,00,4c,00,61,00,75,00,6e,00,63,00,68,00,00,00 [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderDescriptions\{52a4f021-7b75-48a9-9f6b-4b87a210bc8f}] "Name"="Quick Launch" "Category"=dword:00000004 "RelativePath"="Microsoft\\Internet Explorer\\Quick Launch" "ParentFolder"="{3EB685DB-65F9-4CF6-A03A-E3EF65729F3D}" It does not work, or the AUtounattend.xml does not work, or both. Anyone found an anser yet? Isn't there a CAB addon for vLite or something? There is for nLite and XP.
  14. Oh god. I put setup.exe back in the sources folder but its giving me that error again about not finding the driver. It worked the other day when I did the same thing - now it doesn't again. Yes I did the install_tweak and I also removed packages first before I used vLite and I removed "Manual Install (setup.exe)" in vLite. Says driver not found but I already made a rough one a few days ago where it works, why! EDIT: Ignore me I was accidentally using setup.exe from the root of the DVD as opposed to the one from the sources folder, both are totally different! This is the same mistake as the other day.
  15. It seems near-impossible to have Quick Launch with the divider, enabled upon installation, on Windows 7. Its classed as a "Toolbar" just like in Vista and XP! But exporting "TaskbarWinXP" hex from the "Streams" key (like in XP) doesn't work in 7. I wish they made this for Windows 7. I posted my own long winded post asking really the same, how to enable it so you don't have to do anything manually. http://www.msfn.org/board/index.php?showtopic=136570