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Windows 7 "Keep" List

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IE can removed from the windows feutures in the control panel, however that does not work. Most likely the same reasn with Vista that you need to keep a specific component. Not sure which it is (at work), but I think vLite point it out, that the component will break this.

IE and Windows Firewall are quite big components, non the less I only use 4.6GB (all drivers installed). Was previously checking actual file usage (incorrect with links) with page-/hibernate-file included.

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Now everything installed, still only 5.11 GB in use. Some non-blocking issues, no biggies:

Snipping tool needs protect on: windows\system32\Magnification.dll & windows\system32\msdrm.dll (can be re-added manually later post-install)

Gadgets appears in the desktop right click menu, but does not work (I thought I removed it as I also did not with the Vista Sidebar)

Nokia PC suite will not install (does not support the platform it say upon installation)

Windows features can not be disabled (IE amongst others would be nice to remove)

I had some issues with installations resulting in errors related to VC80 (Windows Live Messenger), VC90 (Open Office 3.0)

The last was strangely resolved: I downloaded .NET 3.5 SP1 and ran it (no messages what so ever) and after this it seemed to work. Not sure if this was the solution, but it works now.

And the best part: I do not know weither it is the vLite'd Windows 7, my positive attitude or reality, but Windows 7 feels a lot snappier than Vista.

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hi!

I'm writing this post from a vlited Windows 7 RC x64. The ISO is 1,72 GB. I've installed it on a secondary partition, and for now it works really fine. This is the ini:

; vLite preset file
;
;#Environment:
; vLite v1.2
; Framework 2.0.50727.3074
; Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 64-bit
;
;#Target:
; Windows 7 ULTIMATE 32-bits
; Version 6.1 Spanish (Spain)
;
[Compatibility]

[CustomHide]

[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
; Accesibilidad
Welcome Center
; Centro de Bienvenida
Mobility Center
; Centro de Movilidad
Snipping Tool
; Herramienta de Recortes
Games-Inbox Games
; Juegos-Juegos Básicos
Games-Premium Inbox Games
; Juegos-Juegos Premium
Disk Cleanup
; Limpieza del disco
Speech Support
; Soporte de voz
Wordpad
; Wordpad
;# Drivers #
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
; Adaptador QLogic Fibre Channel
Scanners
; Escaners
Printers-Generic printer
; Impresoras-Impresora genérica
Modems
; Modems
Diva Server
; Servidor Diva
TV Tuners-ADS Technologies
; Sintonizador de TV-ADS Technologies
TV Tuners-ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
TV Tuners-AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
TV Tuners-Compro Technology Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-Compro Technology Inc.
TV Tuners-Creatix
; Sintonizador de TV-Creatix
TV Tuners-Hauppauge
; Sintonizador de TV-Hauppauge
TV Tuners-KNC ONE GmbH
; Sintonizador de TV-KNC ONE GmbH
TV Tuners-KWorld
; Sintonizador de TV-KWorld
TV Tuners-Lumanate, Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-Lumanate, Inc.
TV Tuners-Philips Semiconductors
; Sintonizador de TV-Philips Semiconductors
TV Tuners-Pinnacle Systems
; Sintonizador de TV-Pinnacle Systems
TV Tuners-TerraTec Electronic GmbH
; Sintonizador de TV-TerraTec Electronic GmbH
TV Tuners-VidzMedia Pte Ltd.
; Sintonizador de TV-VidzMedia Pte Ltd.
;# Languages #
German
; Alemán
Arabic
; Árabe
Brazillian
; Brasileño
Bulgarian
; Búlgaro
Czech
; Checo
Traditional Chinese
; Chino tradicional
Korean
; Coreano
Croatian
; Croata
Danish
; Escandinavo
Slovak
; Eslovaco
Slovenian
; Esloveno
Estonian
; Estoniano
Finnish
; Finlandés
French
; Francés
Greek
; Griego
Hebrew
; Hebreo
Dutch
; Holandés
Hungarian
; Húngaro
Italian
; Italiano
Japanese
; Japonés
Latvian
; Letón
Lithuanian
; Lituano
Norwegian
; Noruego
Polish
; Polaco
Portuguese
; Portugués
Romanian
; Rumano
Russian
; Ruso
Serbian
; Serbio
Simplified Chinese
; Simplified Chinese
Swedish
; Sueco
Table Driven Text Input Processor
; Table Driven Text Input Processor
Thai
; Tai
Turkish
; Turco
Ukrainian
; Ucraniano
;# Multimedia #
Sound Recorder
; Grabadora de Sonidos
Sample Pictures
; Imágenes de muestra
Media Center
; Media Center
Music and Video samples
; Muestas de música y videos
Screensavers
; Protectores de pantalla
SideShow
; SideShow
;# Network #
Windows Collaboration
; Área de Encuentro de Windows
Connect to a Network Projector
; Asistente para conexión a Proyector de Red
Remote Desktop Client
; Cliente de Acceso Remoto
Telnet Client
; Cliente Telnet
TFTP Client
; Cliente TFTP
Distributed File System (DFS)
; Distributed File System (DFS)
Remote Desktop and Assistance
; Escritorio remoto y Ayuda
Internet Information Services (IIS)
; Internet Information Services
RIP Listener
; RIP Listener
Simple TCPIP services
; Servicios Básicos de TCPIP
Telnet Server
; servidor Telnet
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
; Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
;# Services #
Offline Files
; Archivos sin conexión
Windows Search
; Búsqueda de Windows
Distributed Link Tracking Client
; Cliente de seguimiento de vínculos distribuidos
Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
; Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
; Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
IP Helper
; IP Helper
Network Access Protection Agent
; Network Access Protection Agent
Remote Registry
; Registro Remoto
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
; Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
TPM Base Services
; Servicios Base TPM
WebDAV (WebClient)
; WebDAV (WebClient)
;# System #
Help
; Ayuda
Beep
; Beep
Zip Folder
; Carpetas Zip
Security Center
; Centro de seguridad
Sync Center
; Centro de sincronización
BitLocker Drive Encryption
; Cifrado de unidad BitLocker
Microsoft Client For NFS
; Cliente Microsoft para NFS
Parental Controls
; Control Parental
Disk Quota
; Disk Quotas
Run a legacy CPL elevated
; Ejecuta CPLs anteriores
Jet Database Engine
; Jet Database Engine
Natural Language
; Lenguaje Natural
Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
; Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
System Restore
; Restauración del sistema
IMAPIv2 Burning Support
; Soporte par quemar discos IMAPIv2
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)
; Subsistema para aplicaciones UNIX (SUA)
Tablet PC
; Tablet PC
Windows Defender
; Windows Defender
Windows Easy Transfer
; Windows Easy Transfer
Windows SAT (Performance Index)
; Windows SAT (Indice de Desempeño)
;# Hardware Support #
Windows Portable Devices
; Dispositivos portátiles Windows
Firewire (1394)
; Firewire (1394)
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
; Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
Smartcards
; Smartcards.
Infrared Support
; Soporte Infrarrojo
Fax Support
; Soporte para Fax
Modem Support
; Soporte para Modem
Windows HotStart
; Windows HotStart
XBOX 360 Controller
; XBOX 360 Controller

Kevin one of the three things occurred when you posted this either:

A) You didnt test it, at all.

B) You didnt notice that one of the options selected for removal was TPM Base Services, thus meaning I had to grab my bug spray which just wasnt enough (I was bum rushed by 53,000,000 error boxes thanks....

C)this will not work with server r2, which means add even more confusion and thus why I already hate 7..

EDIT: Nevermind heres a cookie, didnt finish installing at all, it failed which means my list is still relevant and this thing is a stinker.... or as my sig says grab a plunger shes a risin like a mighty missippi

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Kevin one of the three things occurred when you posted this either:

A) You didnt test it, at all.

B) You didnt notice that one of the options selected for removal was TPM Base Services, thus meaning I had to grab my bug spray which just wasnt enough (I was bum rushed by 53,000,000 error boxes thanks....

C)this will not work with server r2, which means add even more confusion and thus why I already hate 7..

EDIT: Nevermind heres a cookie, didnt finish installing at all, it failed which means my list is still relevant and this thing is a stinker.... or as my sig says grab a plunger shes a risin like a mighty missippi

I'm not a guru of Windows, just an advanced user, so I can only say that I'm working now with that preset without any trouble, after installing all drivers and software and using it many hours every day. However, I posted the x86 preset instead of x64, but I'm posting the Last session.ini of my x64 ISO, so there is no doubt (they both are the same, anyway). Here it is:

; vLite preset file
;
;#Environment:
; vLite v1.2
; Framework 2.0.50727.3074
; Microsoft Windows NT 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1 64-bit
;
;#Target:
; Windows 7 ULTIMATE 64-bits
; Version 6.1 Spanish (Spain)
;
[Compatibility]

[CustomHide]

[Components]
;# Accessories #
Accessibility
; Accesibilidad
Welcome Center
; Centro de Bienvenida
Mobility Center
; Centro de Movilidad
Snipping Tool
; Herramienta de Recortes
Games-Inbox Games
; Juegos-Juegos Básicos
Games-Premium Inbox Games
; Juegos-Juegos Premium
Disk Cleanup
; Limpieza del disco
Speech Support
; Soporte de voz
Wordpad
; Wordpad
;# Drivers #
QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
; Adaptador QLogic Fibre Channel
Scanners
; Escaners
Printers-Generic printer
; Impresoras-Impresora genérica
Modems
; Modems
Diva Server
; Servidor Diva
TV Tuners-ADS Technologies
; Sintonizador de TV-ADS Technologies
TV Tuners-ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-ASUSTeK Computer Inc.
TV Tuners-AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-AVerMedia Technologies, Inc.
TV Tuners-Compro Technology Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-Compro Technology Inc.
TV Tuners-Creatix
; Sintonizador de TV-Creatix
TV Tuners-Hauppauge
; Sintonizador de TV-Hauppauge
TV Tuners-KNC ONE GmbH
; Sintonizador de TV-KNC ONE GmbH
TV Tuners-KWorld
; Sintonizador de TV-KWorld
TV Tuners-Lumanate, Inc.
; Sintonizador de TV-Lumanate, Inc.
TV Tuners-Philips Semiconductors
; Sintonizador de TV-Philips Semiconductors
TV Tuners-Pinnacle Systems
; Sintonizador de TV-Pinnacle Systems
TV Tuners-TerraTec Electronic GmbH
; Sintonizador de TV-TerraTec Electronic GmbH
TV Tuners-VidzMedia Pte Ltd.
; Sintonizador de TV-VidzMedia Pte Ltd.
;# Languages #
German
; Alemán
Arabic
; Árabe
Brazillian
; Brasileño
Bulgarian
; Búlgaro
Czech
; Checo
Traditional Chinese
; Chino tradicional
Korean
; Coreano
Croatian
; Croata
Danish
; Escandinavo
Slovak
; Eslovaco
Slovenian
; Esloveno
Estonian
; Estoniano
Finnish
; Finlandés
French
; Francés
Greek
; Griego
Hebrew
; Hebreo
Dutch
; Holandés
Hungarian
; Húngaro
Italian
; Italiano
Japanese
; Japonés
Latvian
; Letón
Lithuanian
; Lituano
Norwegian
; Noruego
Polish
; Polaco
Portuguese
; Portugués
Romanian
; Rumano
Russian
; Ruso
Serbian
; Serbio
Simplified Chinese
; Simplified Chinese
Swedish
; Sueco
Table Driven Text Input Processor
; Table Driven Text Input Processor
Thai
; Tai
Turkish
; Turco
Ukrainian
; Ucraniano
;# Multimedia #
Sound Recorder
; Grabadora de Sonidos
Sample Pictures
; Imágenes de muestra
Media Center
; Media Center
Music and Video samples
; Muestas de música y videos
Screensavers
; Protectores de pantalla
SideShow
; SideShow
;# Network #
Windows Collaboration
; Área de Encuentro de Windows
Connect to a Network Projector
; Asistente para conexión a Proyector de Red
Remote Desktop Client
; Cliente de Acceso Remoto
Telnet Client
; Cliente Telnet
TFTP Client
; Cliente TFTP
Distributed File System (DFS)
; Distributed File System (DFS)
Remote Desktop and Assistance
; Escritorio remoto y Ayuda
Internet Information Services (IIS)
; Internet Information Services
RIP Listener
; RIP Listener
Simple TCPIP services
; Servicios Básicos de TCPIP
Telnet Server
; servidor Telnet
Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
; Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
;# Services #
Offline Files
; Archivos sin conexión
Windows Search
; Búsqueda de Windows
Distributed Link Tracking Client
; Cliente de seguimiento de vínculos distribuidos
Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
; Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
; Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
IP Helper
; IP Helper
Network Access Protection Agent
; Network Access Protection Agent
Remote Registry
; Registro Remoto
Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
; Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
TPM Base Services
; Servicios Base TPM
WebDAV (WebClient)
; WebDAV (WebClient)
;# System #
Help
; Ayuda
Beep
; Beep
Zip Folder
; Carpetas Zip
Security Center
; Centro de seguridad
Sync Center
; Centro de sincronización
BitLocker Drive Encryption
; Cifrado de unidad BitLocker
Microsoft Client For NFS
; Cliente Microsoft para NFS
Parental Controls
; Control Parental
Disk Quota
; Disk Quotas
Run a legacy CPL elevated
; Ejecuta CPLs anteriores
Jet Database Engine
; Jet Database Engine
Natural Language
; Lenguaje Natural
Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
; Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
System Restore
; Restauración del sistema
IMAPIv2 Burning Support
; Soporte par quemar discos IMAPIv2
Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)
; Subsistema para aplicaciones UNIX (SUA)
Tablet PC
; Tablet PC
Windows Defender
; Windows Defender
Windows Easy Transfer
; Windows Easy Transfer
Windows SAT (Performance Index)
; Windows SAT (Indice de Desempeño)
;# Hardware Support #
Windows Portable Devices
; Dispositivos portátiles Windows
Firewire (1394)
; Firewire (1394)
Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
; Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
Infrared Support
; Soporte Infrarrojo
Fax Support
; Soporte para Fax
Windows HotStart
; Windows HotStart
XBOX 360 Controller
; XBOX 360 Controller

[Options]

[Services]

[Protection]

[Drivers]

[Unattended]

[Hotfixes]

[LanguagePacks]

This worked for me, is what I know :blushing: I noticed that I removed TPM Base Services, I thought it isn't very important, is it? :unsure:

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Now everything installed, still only 5.11 GB in use. Some non-blocking issues, no biggies:

Snipping tool needs protect on: windows\system32\Magnification.dll & windows\system32\msdrm.dll (can be re-added manually later post-install)

Gadgets appears in the desktop right click menu, but does not work (I thought I removed it as I also did not with the Vista Sidebar)

Nokia PC suite will not install (does not support the platform it say upon installation)

Windows features can not be disabled (IE amongst others would be nice to remove)

I had some issues with installations resulting in errors related to VC80 (Windows Live Messenger), VC90 (Open Office 3.0)

The last was strangely resolved: I downloaded .NET 3.5 SP1 and ran it (no messages what so ever) and after this it seemed to work. Not sure if this was the solution, but it works now.

And the best part: I do not know weither it is the vLite'd Windows 7, my positive attitude or reality, but Windows 7 feels a lot snappier than Vista.

Hey, do you know whitch component is causing Windows features failing to be disabled? And shouldnt you had kept Error Reporting due to missinng wer.dll warning during the installation ?

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Now everything installed, still only 5.11 GB in use. Some non-blocking issues, no biggies:

...

Hey, do you know whitch component is causing Windows features failing to be disabled? And shouldnt you had kept Error Reporting due to missinng wer.dll warning during the installation ?

Hi,

No I did not figure out which component it was. I thlought vLite for Vista, but maybe it was nLite. I googled a lot without success. I have protected wer.dll and werconcpl.dll(?; check my preset) and that is why I could remove Error Reporting. However Error Reporting is what causes Windows features to not write to the errorlog what goes wrong see windows\panther\CBS.log:

2009-05-14 19:01:57, Info CBS Failed to submit the Windows Error Report. [hrESULT = 0x80070002 - ERROR_FILE_NOT_FOUND]

... However I am fine currently with my installation, I will leave that challenge for the next install or for somebody else :thumbup

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i found out how to get remove components to work. you have to keep Help under systems.

does someone where can i found the fileS from help after the installation ?

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Hi all,

When I got towards the end of the installation, the installation fails because it says it could not find the file: AEPIC.dll

Anyone know what the cause of this is?

My ini file is attached.

Thx.

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you have to keep Application Experience

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Hi, me again.

I followed the recommendations of "FridgeTooFar" but when the installation gets to the point where you select either a "Home", "Work" or "Public" network, when I click on a network it hangs at that screen. The progress bar just keeps scanning across but does not go any further.

Any ideas?

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i found out how to get remove components to work. you have to keep Help under systems.

does someone where can i found the fileS from help after the installation ?

I tried comparing the install.wim files, but I think easier is to perform a re-install. I would also rather know which files I need to keep as well. I want to remove IE, but if I need to keep 180MB for Help to be able to remove it, then I am not too sure. Would be nice if it were just a few files that need to be protected.

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Well it hangs on me too, i deleted windows 7 , i am happy with serv 08 and when its discontinued im sure ReactOS will be ready or a BSD i will go

I went into making this list with the idea (A very naive one at that) that would be simple to do win 7 with vlite, I was wrong and I also didnt think that you needed to keep the whole friggin OS (well almost) to run it, so I am abandoning this Windows Certified Lost Cause™, Houston, Aquarius this is apollo 13 off..... (and vista is much like apollo, and 7 more like friggin challenge or the titanic, well it wouldnt be if nuhi didnt jump ship. oh well)

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Ok guys made a new install of the build 7127 64 bit this time i canned media center and all its components this build is extremely good and if u delete the games and DVD maker and all the wallpapers, themes, and sounds then compress the drive. The whole install is a like 4.05 gigs which is amazing here is the preset enjoy let me know your thoughts...

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This is directions that were written by birdibird on the asus eee pc forums this script does work be careful if you don't understand something ask before doing. This will save even more space for you.

ok, another trick which saves quite some space (thanks to kazuni):

delete unnecessary files from winsxs

make a batchfile, for example cleanwinsxs.bat with the following:

@echo generating list of safe/unsafe extensions for removal

@c:

@cd \windows\winsxs

@mkdir \safe

@echo generating safe list

@dir *.log /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\log.bat

@dir *.chm /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\chm.bat

@dir *.icm /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\icm.bat

@dir *.icc /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\icc.bat

@dir *.mpg /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\mpg.bat

@dir *.mp4 /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\mp4.bat

@dir *.wma /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\wma.bat

@dir *.wmv /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\wmv.bat

@dir *.scr /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\scr.bat

@dir *.rtf /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\rtf.bat

@dir *-wp*.jpg /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\wallpaper.bat

@dir about*.txt /s/w/b 1>> c:\safe\about.bat

@copy c:\safe\*.bat c:\safe\safeJoined.bat

@echo all done.

@cd \safe

@echo opening safejoined.bat

@pause

@notepad safejoined.bat

-run it and at the end press a key to open notepad.

-in notepad choose edit-replace

-replace c:\ with type nul > c:\

-exit notepad while saving the file

Now we will run the batchfile with the correct rights:

(replace yourusername by your own username in the following)

-open an administrator cmd window

-cd \windows

-takeown /f winsxs

-icacls winsxs /grant yourusername:(f)

-cd \safe

-safejoined.bat

if everything went ok you now saved a couple of hundred megabytes!

i attached both scripts that i used in a zip file to this post to save u some work :)

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I think there is a better tool to clean Winsxs, but I have not yet dared trying it :WinsxsLite (requires you manually download some additional libraries). I think there is some stuff on this in the Windows 7 folder.

On the latest 7127 build I heard some rumours about "debugging-stuff" in package, which causes the OS to be slower? Will check this myself in the Windows 7 forum.

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