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shon3i

What folders can safetly deleted from WIndows 7 DVD

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Ok i do some AIO DVD with Starter, Home Basic and Proffesional, because i have that 3 licences. I update it with hotfixes and programs for my needs. After integrating size of resulting dvd is 4.5GB which is oversized by little for DVD5. Can i delete some folder on DVD which will not affect Clean install or upgrade, like on XP can deleted everything except I386?

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Well you can export the install.wim to compress the size and thus saving space..

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I already use maximum compression with Gimagex. But i just need around ~70mb to fit it to DVD5. I already look to delete Support and Upgrade folders which are ~67mb.

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Remove unwanted *clg files can work (perhaps)

Edited by grabben
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You can delete the \support & \upgrade folders and setup.exe & autorun.inf from the dvd root, also you can delete ALL the files in the \sources folder EXEPT: boot.wim, install.wim, *.clg (of what versions you still have in install.wim) and setup.exe (its REALLY IMPORTANT that you keep setup.exe in the \sources folder, you dont need the one on the dvd root)

Edited by ricktendo64
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So delete everything but

Boot.wim

Install.wim

Sources\Setup.exe

*.clg for your versions.

great!

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Wow. This is amazing :)

Thanks so Much :)

btw about *.clg, what if i have both versions (x86, x64) same edition for example Professional?

@grabben, as i understood, ricktendo64, you need to aslo keep Boot and Efi folders on root.

Edited by shon3i
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Yes, keep boot and efi...you can put the x86 and x64 .clg files in sources with no problemo, they should be able to coexist because they have the same name as the image in install.wim, that is if you did the right thing renamed your images to add x64 to the name when you exported them

Go ahead and create new .clg files after you integrate stuff...for this you need to use WSIM

BTW I think you can also delete the .clg files (IDK I dont personally)

Edited by ricktendo64
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Wow. This is amazing :)

Thanks so Much :)

btw about *.clg, what if i have both versions (x86, x64) same edition for example Professional?

@grabben, as i understood, ricktendo64, you need to aslo keep Boot and Efi folders on root.

Uhm yea if you want your dvd to boot at all theyre needed :P

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Thanks again :)

BTW I think you can also delete the .clg files (IDK I dont personally)
i tryed with deleted files, and seem that everything working fine (all editions are installed fine), but still, i want to be sure what is behind this catalog files and i read that contain some informations, and ways of accessing to wim (admin rights, etc.) and i don't know how is important to installation. Anyway in same document i read that if wim modified (which is my case) all clg need to be recreated via WSIM as you mentioned. Edited by shon3i
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AFAIK they are used by WSIM to tell what packages/updates are integrated in the image and what you can turn on/off with your autounattend.xml, not sure what else they are used for

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Deleting method posted by ricktendo64 doesn not work when install.wim contains more than one edition. Tested in a VM.

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Deleting method posted by ricktendo64 doesn not work when install.wim contains more than one edition. Tested in a VM.

Deleting what from sources folder?

Everything? clg files?

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Are you keeping setup.exe in \sources?

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That's odd, but I see if I delete the program setup.exe inside the folder location where I copy my Windows 7 the program setup.exe is also deleted inside "sources" (because there is two programs setup.exe)!

Maybe it's needed to keep the two programs setup.exe?

How it's possible to prevent that?

Edited by myselfidem
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Deleting method posted by ricktendo64 doesn not work when install.wim contains more than one edition. Tested in a VM.

Deleting what from sources folder?

Everything? clg files?

That was my bad, sorry everything works fine (sources boot.wim, install.wim, *.clg, setup.exe , boot, efi). It was not working because:

I think i've found a bug of windows 7 dvd setup: I don't know if depends on localization,but adding a folder called "Extra" in the main root will result in an error during setup (some files are not found on the dvd...). I solved renaming that folder. :)

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What? Really? :P

Hm so

DVD\

*Boot\

*EFI\

Sources\*.clg

*Install.wim

*Boot.wim

*Setup.exe

should be kept but everything else can be deleted?

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Hi

I'm going to leave the possibility of renewal, but I want to save disk space. I want to know whether need upgrade\netfx for upgrade or full installation?

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Thank you very much for your help.

 

Can you say me what I can remove safetly from a Windows 8.1 DVD without probs?

 

bye

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Should ask that in the W8 section

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