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aviv00

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

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Method 2 : Forcely finishing setup by running cmds while the setup

0. use vlite and choose Component Cache (winsxs) too

1. install the os

2. wait the msg to come [ "...windows could not configure one or more system components..." ]

3. press and hold shift + f10 to open cmd console

4. go to oobe in system32 dir

5. run msoobe.exe and make ur user.....after finishing it then run Audit.exe

the system should reboot it self automatically if not msoobe.exe progress didnt finish

[ http://www.greatis.c...a/audit.exe.htm ]

[ notice the user creation appear only in windows 7 ]

that will end the setup and reboot the os

then update will appear and failed will reboot again and the os will start :)

6. dont forget to remove $windows.-bt and $windows.-ls from c:\

7. use kb947821 hotfix to fix the updatability [ credit goes to aelibey ]

Is method 2 still successful method?

I have no experience with waik/sysprep or imagex.

I have lots of experience with stripping WinXP but none with Win7.

Still very happy about WinXP and won't upgrade till win8 (end of 2011?). But I'd like to experiment. Also Win7 has some features (audio) wich make it easier to transport DTS HD via HDMI to my receiver so I might use it on my htpc with xbmc.

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ok but youll need a 64bit os to run GimageX so won't work for me :( or I have to normally install Win7 first but I don't want that.

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there gimagex for 32bit too

why u need 64bit os ?

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Yes but then you won't be able to process win7 64bit right?

I am running XP 32bit and want to create win7 64bit image without winsxs.

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no u dont need to use 64bit os to use gimagex on 64bit OS

if the wimfilter driver is in 32bit u need 32bit

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I used RT7lite to remove features, and after that vlite to remove winsxs.

Surprisingly, the installation never stopped, no need for oobe.exe.

KB947821 have been updated august 23. It didn't show up at WU, but can be downloaded:

http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=kb947821%20%22windows%207%22

Unlike earlier version, this one can be installed manually, just start the MSU.

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I have not really understood this tutorial (not very good in english ^^) is to "remove" the winsxs and save space for the installation of Windows 7, right?

it's good for a windows 7 x64?

thanks

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I tested by deleting winsxs (cache) with vLite, no problem with the installation

I just have a problem (already noted by someone) with the Event Viewer and the "setup"

@aviv00

The only problem I have is one channel in event log does not work. See images below. Do you have this problem then cheking administrative events?

Any ideas how to fix that?

Are there any files protected in Vlite?

I wanted to delete the file pending.xml in winsxs but I did not (I just reboot.xml)

I prefer to delete only this file (finally I understand and if possible without removing the winsxs (cache) with Vlite)

thank you ;)

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u just run vlite and my guide ? and u got this error ?

can u share ur ini config file from vlite

I have not really understood this tutorial (not very good in english ^^) is to "remove" the winsxs and save space for the installation of Windows 7, right?

it's good for a windows 7 x64?

thanks

its for users that use SSD [flash drives] mostly or have problem with winsxs getting bigger everyday

its might help save same space not sure how much and help make OS have less IOPS usage

my english is not good too :)

Edited by aviv00

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Ok, attached my file .ini

I just delete the winsxs (cache) from an ISO has already changed by vLite

Better to do for a clean ISO?

I did not find the file pending.xml in winsxs, is not normal?

thank you ;)

PS: I use an SSD in fact

PS2:

my english is not good too :)

it's my English is bad ;)

Last Session.ini

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so I have file pending.xml on ISO"clean"

I deleted gimagex after I integrate the updates to the ISO and using vLite

it's good, so far?

not need to "delete" winsxs (cache) in Vlite?

for not having the error message (Event Viewer), what files/dll must be protected?

thanks ;)

EDIT: I tried just deleting the file "pending.xml" (but without using Vlite)

no error message in Event Viewer, but the folder "winsxs" has over 5.66Go :huh:

and using rt7lite (not possible to use vLite on my x64 laptop) and removing some components, I have a folder "winsxs" of 3.33Go ...

is much more than you...

Edited by bapt

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ur ini is pretty good

just services dns client try not to remove it

and the services tuning could be problematic[its might connect to event log]

so leave it default and try it again

if that not working

try to use the long method do the vliting after using vmware and capturing

anyway i recommend to wait for windows 7 with sp1 so then footprint will be much smaller

and less bloated with many dupes files versions

Edited by aviv00

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ok thank you ;)

it's normal that the folder "winsxs" either 3.33Go after deleting the file "pending.xml (and used rt7lite)?

;)

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