poople, on 08 May 2011 - 11:04 AM, said:
ZileXa, on 18 April 2011 - 04:43 PM, said:
I finally managed to create my stripped Windows 7 SP1 Ultimate x64 and removed WinSxS.
I ran RT7Lite, did not create ISO, ran GimageX (apply then Capture, do not press Append, press Create). Then ran VLite. When vLite finishes, I first copy files to the directory ($OEM$, apps, stuff and hotfix KB947821). Then go back to the vLite window and create an ISO image.
Tested using VMWare. After Setup completed I manually installed the hotfix, that takes a whole night! And then ran Windows Update.
I cannot keep up with your process. Could you please clarify your some steps?
1. "ran GimageX (apply then Capture, do not press Append, press Create)":
a. do you choose the same Source and Destination folders?
b. It way create a .wim file, say 'my win7.wim'.
2. "Then ran VLite. When vLite finishes": Does it finish removing winsxs and other stuffs?
3. "I first copy files to the directory ($OEM$, apps, stuff and hotfix KB947821)": What files did you copy to what directory?
Thank you in advance for your clarification.
Sorry I haven't been around lately.
After you finished with RT7Lite, you have a folder with all the stuff from your Windows image, but stripped down. Call it folder A.
Now run GimageX, choose APPLY. Source folder is the install.wim file in a subfolder of folder A.
Destination folder is a temporary folder you create on your desktop or whatever.
Then CAPTURE, now select the folder from your desktop as source and the install.wim file from folder A as destination.
After that finishes, use vLite with the ini files provided by me or first post. Modify stuff you want to keep/remove.
After vLite finishes, you're done. In my case. I do not close vLite window yet. I also want to install applications silently during or after Windows Setup. Apps like Avira antivirus, SumatraPDF reader, Paint.net, Notepad2, Firefox, Office 10, CDBurnerXP, uTorrent, Xnview and other apps. Also I want to run a few cleanup commands, apply lots of settings and tweaks for Windows and these apps during setup. Therefore I copy the setup files of these applications, a batch file to install them, .reg file for settings/tweaks and a .7z file containing my preconfigured and clean Start menu.
So I copy all of this to the root of the folder A. Then go back to the vLite window and create my ISO image.
Hope thats enough info for you. Everything works here. The hotfix necessary for Windows Update to install all updates correctly takes hours to install but that doesn't matter just let it run when you go to bed.
This post has been edited by ZileXa: 24 May 2011 - 04:06 PM