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[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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yea i tested it few times in vmware

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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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good job

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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.updat...821 "windows 7"

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
sorry for my english :)

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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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sorry for my english :)

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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, 22 October 2010 - 04:55 AM.


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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 ;)

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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, 22 October 2010 - 07:45 PM.

sorry for my english :)

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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, 23 October 2010 - 12:10 PM.


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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)?

;)
sorry for my english :)

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yea but not normal if u apply winsxs removal with vlite

np btw

Edited by aviv00, 23 October 2010 - 02:58 PM.


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ok, I just deleted the pending.xml

it or deleting this file or deleting winsxs (cache) with vLite?

thanks ;)
sorry for my english :)

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delete it if u apply vlite winsxs removal.

else its not needed to removed

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ok, just removing pending.xml, it does not change the size of the winsxs folder after installation

must delete the file, then check winsxs (cache) in Vlite then?

in the first post, it said delete the file pending.xml or use Vlite to remove winsxs (cache)
I had not understood :blushing:

Method 1 : just remove Pending.xml from winsxs dir using imagex.exe
[before u delete this file u need to know its like file with some proccess that need to be done after doing update or removing or adding packages mostly not effect the system]

or

if u don't ever used imagex or dont have waik install...
Method 2 : Forcely finishing setup by running cmds while the setup

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


thanks ;)

EDIT: is what we can integrate KB947821 to ISO (instead of installing it when 7 is installed)?

integrate the last

Edited by bapt, 24 October 2010 - 03:32 PM.

sorry for my english :)

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no its cant be integrate with dism.exe or another way i tired it

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ok, I had integrate with dism, I have to removed, then?
if it's integrated, it will not work?

sorry to insist, you just confirm to me that we must remove the file pending.xml AND use Vlite/rt7lite to remove winsxs (cache)

thanks ;)

Edited by bapt, 25 October 2010 - 05:58 AM.

sorry for my english :)

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ok, I had integrate with dism, I have to removed, then?
if it's integrated, it will not work?

im not sure that it wont work try its could be working

sorry to insist, you just confirm to me that we must remove the file pending.xml AND use Vlite/rt7lite to remove winsxs (cache)

its not must u could use method #1 to end the setup "forcely"

its just more comfort


thanks ;)


Edited by aviv00, 25 October 2010 - 06:16 AM.


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ok thank you;)

I'll test with the KB integrated

my English was not good, I had not understood the need to delete the xml file and delete winsxs (cache) with vlite/rt7lite (I thought it was one or the other)

thanks ;)

EDIT: I tested by integrating the KB, after installation folder "winsxs" is 2.13/2.17Go
is much more than what I saw on this topic, it's normal?
it is best integrated KB after installation, I think

I used Vlite and after rt7lite (I need the 2 softs to do what I want)
and I deleted the winsxs (cache) with rt7lite with vLite if I delete winsxs (cache), I can not delete DVD Maker, etc ...)

Edited by bapt, 25 October 2010 - 09:14 AM.

sorry for my english :)

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then it's rt7lite does not remove really winsxs (cache), if I first rt7lite and after Vlite (and I remove winsxs with Vlite)
after installing the winsxs folder is 385Mo (with KB integrated ISO)

but I again with the error "setup" in the Event Viewer indicated above
sorry for my english :)

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i got error in setup event logger too
duno how to fix it




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