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Windows 7 & vLite *DEPRECATED*

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This post is no longer being used but should be kept for reference purposes only. If you need help or assistance with anything you should go here from here on thanks and enjoy! :thumbup

COMPONENTS that CAN be removed

Notepad
Paint
Wordpad
Printer Drivers
Printer Support
Media Metadata Handler
Photo Metadata Handler
Windows Aero Theme
Windows Media Codecs
Windows Media Player
Desktop Window Manager
Windows Remote Management
DHCP
SuperFetch
Windows Color System
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
SQM (Software Quality Management)

COMPONENTS that CANNOT be removed

Game Explorer
Snipping Tool
Welcome Center
Windows Image Acquisition
WLAN Support
Internet Explorer
Network and Sharing Center
Windows Firewall
Application Experience
Internet Connection Sharing
Multimedia Class Scheduler
Background Intelligent Transfer
Windows Update
Component Cache (winsxs)
Manual Install (Setup.exe)
Microsoft HTML Engine
MDAC

SYSTEM files to PROTECT and REASONING

wer.dll (have to protect this file in order to remove the error reporting service)
msdrm.dll (have to protect this file in order to remove digital rights management)
browcli.dll (have to protect this file so net start/stop will work by command prompt)
msoert2.dll (protect this file only if you are going to use and install msn messenger)
winipsec.dll (have to protect this file in order to remove the ipsec policy agent service)
Magnification.dll (protect this file if you are not removing Snipping Tool or it won't work)

APPLICATION and COMPONENT Removal Issues

Removing Help component breaks Windows Features
Removing Fax Support component breaks Windows Features
Removing Windows Search service breaks Windows Features
Removing Task Scheduler service breaks Disk Defragmenter
Removing Windows Connect Now service breaks Devices and Printers
Removing Crash Dump Support breaks Hibernation and Hybrid Sleep
Removing Event Log service breaks Tweak 7 Final and O&O Defrag 11
Removing Distributed File System component breaks Group Policy Object Editor


Edited by liquid0624, 11 September 2009 - 11:13 PM.



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Wow that sounds awesome mate. I am going to give it a shot and report back to you as soon as my home internet gets all sorted out. Cheers!

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ive removed sqm in 32bit without any update problems; also office 2k7 installs & runs fine! if anyone wishes & the OP doesnt mind, i will post a guide here on how i removed stuff with dism (without installing waik for windows 7) & vlite?

ps the minor problem i had was some of the shortcuts were still left in the start menu & the windows features was broken (but it shouldn't matter too much as the needed components are installed)?

Edited by dead0, 10 June 2009 - 01:03 PM.


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With all due respect: I think none of the above. My preset removes 170 out 202 components for build 7137 and I only have 1 issue with it (Safe removal USB). Will test again when I get my hands on build 7229 or 7230 or I can get the Dutch language pack for any of the other builds.

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Its ok Jeronimo i respect your opinions but these presets and info was geared to the average user. Obviously you must of figured out something that i didn't if you don't mind pm ur preset or post if u want don't care. Id like to give a whirl and we figure out something different for the xtreme preset i can update the main post. The more removed the better that's why we are here in the first place. I think we are all anxiously awaiting 7230.

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dead0 if you clear it with the ops i will edit the main post with guide have been very interested in doing it that way as well. :thumbup

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My preset can be found in the topic Windows 7 "Keep" List, here a direct link to my post with details on how which steps I followed to vLite my Windows 7.

Edited by Jeronimo, 11 June 2009 - 04:53 AM.


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btw whats your final install size? ive got mines down to just under 4gb! im sure i could shrink it further tho? :)

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dead0 if you clear it with the ops i will edit the main post with guide have been very interested in doing it that way as well. :thumbup

unfortunately, my version only works with x86 as i havent tested it with x64

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Its ok Jeronimo i respect your opinions but these presets and info was geared to the average user. Obviously you must of figured out something that i didn't if you don't mind pm ur preset or post if u want don't care. Id like to give a whirl and we figure out something different for the xtreme preset i can update the main post. The more removed the better that's why we are here in the first place. I think we are all anxiously awaiting 7230.


I matched your Extreme preset against mine and you have these components extra:
Shell event sounds
Shell event sounds
 Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
Beep
Crash Dump Support
At least I know Crash Dump Support will cause your pc not to go hibernation and isn't EAP used for WLAN?

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Yes EAP and NAP are used for wireless but i have used wireless with them removed as long as the WLAN autoconfig service is set to automatic and running wireless should work.

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dead0 with drive compression on and DVD maker, Microsoft games deleted, wallpapers and sounds.
paging file and hibernation disabled as well. Getting 7229 x64 as of now hehe :thumbup

win7elite64 (4.05 gigs)
win7super64 (3.91 gigs)
win7xtreme64 (3.80 gigs)

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here's a temporary guide:

tools required: WAIK 1.1, gimagex (optional), vlite 1.2
all must be installed!
nb. this method has been tested on windows 7 build 7201 x86

Stage 1:

1) create 2 folders such as c:\s1 & c:\s2
2) copy/extract the contents of iso/disc to s1
3) mount install.wim (image 5) to s2 folder using gimagex or imagex
4) from a cmd prompt, run install_wim_tweak.exe /m & then type c:\s2

to take ownership of reg hive, created by & credit to BM wnuku
5) commit changes & unmount


Stage 2:

1) first download this:
2) extract the batch file to the sources directory ie. c:\s1\sources
3) mount install.wim (image 5) to s2 folder using gimagex or imagex
4) run rem7201.bat from the sources directory (which has s2 folder already selected)
optional: while the batch file is running, you could delete the Recovery folder from c:\s2\windows\system32 directory, delete the contents of c:\s2\windows\winsxs\backup (you may need unlocker as the files are locked; do not delete the backup folder itself), also delete the folders & its contents from c:\s2\windows\web\wallpaper except for the windows folder which contains the default wallpaper, again you will need the unlocker tool)
5) once done, commit changes & unmount

then use vlite with my last session:
before you create the iso in vlite, make sure you delete every file in the sources folder except for boot.wim & install.wim. also, you will need to extract from the original iso, setup.exe from the sources folder to c:\s1\sources otherwise you will get a cd driver not found error when trying to install!!!

i've just installed this in vmware, set my paging file to 512mb, installed vmware tools, ran windows update to install the sound driver, restarted & my hd usage space is showing up as just under 2.5gb! :D

nb. as the sources folder already includes dism, you do not need to download & install waik for windows 7! the bat file uses dism from the sources folder to remove the packages from windows.

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awesome dead either i would say make a new post or i can add it to the main one of mine its up to you but wow that looks great 2 mins left for 7229 can't wait to get started again hehe ;) :thumbup

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awesome dead either i would say make a new post or i can add it to the main one of mine its up to you but wow that looks great 2 mins left for 7229 can't wait to get started again hehe ;) :thumbup

i'll do a proper one once i get 7229! i'll even give x64 a try? :)

ps i would recommend keeping error reporting service just for compatibility reasons! also i would keep remote desktop & assistance, just so when i click on the remote setting link in system properties, no error pops up! :P

Edited by dead0, 11 June 2009 - 06:13 PM.


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ya the x64 bit rocks working with 7229 now and i heard a rumor 7231 might surface soon as well

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What kind of compatibility issues you having with removing Error Report service? Remote Desktop if you use it i would keep it but if not removing it in my eyes is better b/c i could be a way of gaining control of your system so i see it as a security threat.

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What kind of compatibility issues you having with removing Error Report service? Remote Desktop if you use it i would keep it but if not removing it in my eyes is better b/c i could be a way of gaining control of your system so i see it as a security threat.

just for future compatibility & the remote desktop & assistance is just for cosmetic reasons! you could remove the client tho :P

ps looks like b7229 has more packages than 7201?

Edited by dead0, 11 June 2009 - 06:47 PM.


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I understand the cosmetic reasons because of the remote settings under system properties and the shortcuts on the start menu. Packages using the DISM tutorial u mean or under vlite im still getting 202 using vlite. Working on my first test now wish me good luck.

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ps in regards to removing packages for b7229, rename 7201 with 7229 in the batch file

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I understand the cosmetic reasons because of the remote settings under system properties and the shortcuts on the start menu. Packages using the DISM tutorial u mean or under vlite im still getting 202 using vlite. Working on my first test now wish me good luck.

im testing 7229 now...will let you know how it goes in 30mins

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I understand the cosmetic reasons because of the remote settings under system properties and the shortcuts on the start menu. Packages using the DISM tutorial u mean or under vlite im still getting 202 using vlite. Working on my first test now wish me good luck.

when i ran the install wim tweak, it was showing 264 or so with 7201 & now, it shows 357? with 7229

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My first install failed i am trying Jeronimo's preset i unchecked game explorer and network explorer i am trying again. :rolleyes:

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just did my first install, followed my method above, beside a few errors in event viewer, everything seems to be running fine in vmware! this is the new but i will use my last session from my guide instead! this install size is about 3.4gb tho?

Edited by dead0, 11 June 2009 - 08:13 PM.


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failed again i am gonna try again thanks for the preset and i will post back. Did you get the x64 build this time around? I am using the latest version of virtual box. Did you test the power options if u did the x64 build? :whistle:




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