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aviv00

[Guide] Win7/Server SP1 - Removal With Vlite and RT Lite

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@aviv00

Thanks for your effort for the guide, I have tried your method and get the windows to boot without WinSxS (with 2.66GB size) - but unfortunately I cannot install Live messenger because of C Runtime Error (something related to CRT assembly blah blah blah) am i doing something wrong???

please help - i have attached my vlite.ini file in case you want to take a look. BTW, can you share yours?

np

i just tested it and its working

here my ini test it

Thanks - testing now.

Edit:

Sorry - you .ini did not contain removal of WinSxS - is that correct?

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yea its ok just add winsxs

i just remove winsxs after applying this ini that why its not appear

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yea its ok just add winsxs

i just remove winsxs after applying this ini that why its not appear

No luck :( does not work for me..

will try with kb947821 again tomorrow

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u did install kb947821 ? and then try install msn ?

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Thanks for this aviv :D does this mean removal of IE8 via vlite is do-able now ?

try with win integrator

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aviv00, if i may, i would like to use your winsxs removal suggestions in my next guide update for x64/r2?

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aviv00, if i may, i would like to use your winsxs removal suggestions in my next guide update for x64/r2?

ofc dead0 np at all

after all that belong to all the ppls that help here too :D

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Hi! first post here, been using vlite/nlite for many years, but never been able to reduce winsxs to a realistic size.

Tried this with 32-bit Ultimate, nothing extreme. Removed winsxs, languages, tablet, speech, drivers. ISO size 1.5 GB, C:\windows is 2.5 GB.

I have tried installing it twice in VMWare.

Some updates work, not all.

I think I'm doing something wrong with KB947821 (28.9 MB).

It's a folder with 8 .exe files, which I have manually started, and that makes them extract .cab files to separate folders in C:\ , which now looks pretty cluttered...

Am I using the right KB, and am I supposed to just start all 8 .exe files?

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Hi! first post here, been using vlite/nlite for many years, but never been able to reduce winsxs to a realistic size.

Tried this with 32-bit Ultimate, nothing extreme. Removed winsxs, languages, tablet, speech, drivers. ISO size 1.5 GB, C:\windows is 2.5 GB.

I have tried installing it twice in VMWare.

Some updates work, not all.

I think I'm doing something wrong with KB947821 (28.9 MB).

It's a folder with 8 .exe files, which I have manually started, and that makes them extract .cab files to separate folders in C:\ , which now looks pretty cluttered...

Am I using the right KB, and am I supposed to just start all 8 .exe files?

try to reinstall them again after u did restart

sometime same update dont install with another updates

but in the end all got installed

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try to reinstall them again after u did restart

sometime same update dont install with another updates

but in the end all got installed

Windows6.1-KB971033-x86 also needs C:\Windows\winsxs\x86_microsoft-windows-wmi-cmiplugin_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.16385_none_bcd8e30a8d5b6227\wmicmiplugin.dll

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Thank you for your help.

I have restarted several times, but there are five of them that I can't install.

Also, can someone confirm that KB947821 is supposed to be installed in seven different folders directly in C:\ , see attachment. It just looks strange.

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@Photek

i think its might be cos ur config

maybe u removed something important with vlite [not include winsxs]

test it with my config

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Thanks, I will try it later on.

Here's my .ini

looks like mine

its original iso ?

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looks like mine

its original iso ?

Yep, from my MSDNAA account.

Can it have something to do with what you have under [Protection]?

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looks like mine

its original iso ?

Yep, from my MSDNAA account.

Can it have something to do with what you have under [Protection]?

its might yea

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-Is audit.exe supposed to do anything else (visually) than complaining that something isn't working?

I've used your .ini, but it still doesn't work.

1 - Use vlite with 7_new.ini, apply and shut down.

2 - Use vlite and remove winsxs, create .iso.

3 - Install Windows, installation stops, run msoobe.exe, run audit.exe, restart.

4 - Install KB947821, restart.

5 - Start WU, installs KB977165 and Malicious Software Removal Tool, but KB976098 fails.

6 - Restart, but the last update won't install.

7 - Manually download the missing update, but it still won't install. Not that the last update is crucial,

but without installing the first updates that shows there's no way to get the other fifteen updates that shows up later on after a restart.

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so just KB976098 wont install ?

i think i had that too its ok i guess its time saving update

but if u wanna full updatability ask alex or the guys here

for their ini

about audit yea windows msg appear and its will restart

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Exactly, that update isn't important, but the thing is that every time you update W7 for the first time you get a few updates first, and after a successful install and restart you'll see maybe 15 more updates.

I'm stuck at the very first updates.

Thank you aviv00 for helping me! :thumbup

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np :)

anyway if u would like to install them all u could just integrate them with win integrator

and then start vliting it :)

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I got WUpdate working! Tried to get the KB947821 from microsoft catalogue, but that didn't work. Everybody said WU wasn't working so I didn't see a reason to try it.. Almost a catch 22.

Anyway, the winsxs is never empty or gone, and KB947821 adds 5500 folders but but the number of files stays the same.

Not interested in integrating since it only makes it complete until the next update comes, so I prefer a working WU.

aviv00: just one more question, can you see something wrong with this .ini? It can't find a driver when starting install process.

Too much.ini

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Manual Install (Setup.exe)

i think

did u recover setup.exe from d:\source to iso ?

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aviv00: You're right. I thought it was only needed when upgrading.

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Am I reading this correctly? I just need to mount the wim, delete Pending.XML, commit and unmount then make a bootable disk in vlite? I did that and my Winsxs came out to be something like 1.75gb the same as it was before I deleted Pending.XML :|

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