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Hi, Windows 8 consumer preview version is released. Anybody try out to reduce Windows 8 size? I'm not sure if the method for Windows 7 lite is workable on Windows 8.
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use Legos Win7 Toolkit, it should work with Win8, too.
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Hi, Windows 8 consumer preview version is released. Anybody try out to reduce Windows 8 size? I'm not sure if the method for Windows 7 lite is workable on Windows 8.


FYI, If you Apply and capture the Index1 install wim using gimagex, Windows 8 loads in vlite and rt7lite. Not sure on anything else, basing my testing on how win7sp1 is done in rt7lite then vlite :)

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Yeah, with Windows 8 for USB devices it meas that It's even more important to shrink your Win8 as much as possible.

I hope there will be good solution out soon.

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Seems to me you were given a solution?.... (Post #2)

Edited by Kelsenellenelvian, 11 March 2012 - 06:28 PM.


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Yes, it is a solution, but not very good one. I can only trim out features that were also present in WIndows 7 or vista. For example I don't need most of the preinstalled metro apps, but I cannot remove them with Win7/Vista apps.

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you can use the new DISM commands (/Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage) to remove Metro apps
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Was anybody able to use RT7lite to create a Win8 ISO? I just tried it. It prompts for the image to select and displays the Windows 8 image choices correctly. But when I select one, I get an error "Please select a valid Windows 7 operating system". Has anyone gotten this to work? Thanks!

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I also got the same error "Please select a valid Windows 7 operating system" when I try to use RT7Lite on Windows 8 x86. Did anyone figured out a tool that trims Windows 8 OS?

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don't use this crappy tool. Use DISM to disable the payload of functions you don't need and remove the MEtro-Apps you don't like:

http://www.msfn.org/...s-in-windows-8/

or use the "Win7 Toolkit" from Lego.
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705mb iso

Windows 8 Consumer Preview Lite Ikrinka Ed. V1

Edited by Kullenen_Ask, 11 April 2012 - 03:41 PM.


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Could you post that ISO somewhere? I nearly everything in green using WinKit, but image is still 2.5GB.

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Asking for ISOs is not allowed here!!!!!
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Sorry, my bad then.

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But asking for instructions or a script so that you can modify your own copy to achieve such an ISO yourself IS allowed, and encouraged, as long as the process only requires tools that are openly available and truly free.

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Well, I guess I wrote my post in a dumb way. I meant to say if he can provide more info on what he done OR iso.

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Used dism. Made a windows 8 embedded thin client template wim. Compared files and removed differences.

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When I tried to use DISM last time with /Remove-ProvisionedAppxPackage, it froze and keep using ram, until it used all 8GB and then crashed. Maybe I screwed something in image?

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Used dism. Made a windows 8 embedded thin client template wim. Compared files and removed differences.

Care to expand on that a little?

Where did you find this template?

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There is predefined templates in embedded standart toolkit iso. Also can use x86 runtime to install with that templates.

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This might be a dumb question, but if you compare the files in the embedded standard template to the files in the standard full install.wim and removed the differences, how is that different than just installing the embedded OS to begin with? Why go to all the extra work? What does that get you as an advantage? Sorry for not quite "getting" this, but it sounds intriguing enough for me to ask for clarification, and I know you have a reputation for being good with slimming, Kullenen_Ask, so you're the guy to ask.

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There is big difference. It is not only finish with comparing removing. There is really hard work. First of all i could not capture the installed thin pc image sysprep or without it and use as install.wim As i see that most of drivers absent for normal usage. I put drivers back again. Also embedded has it's own packages, manifest, winsxs folder "emb". There is a big folder comparasion but it is usefull at winsxs removal. I already said that how i did it, i do not have manual, how to, it was just for to clarify my method. And i also should say that my wim is not embedded wim, it is pure consumer preview with everything and all files. I also had hybrid editions before but this is not.

Edited by Kullenen_Ask, 11 April 2012 - 03:39 PM.


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Thanks. Sounds like your method, while proven, is not for the beginner.

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how we can change the windows 8 slide effects please help meeeeeeeeeee??????

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Does anyone want to start a private or public pastebin / googledoc / etc for merging what is removable in what way with a list of the packages? Certain packages have changed slightly, and there are many new ones. Some labels / descriptions are cryptic, even in Lego's WinKit. Also, possibly figuring out what errors from vLite / RT7lite (there are a few reasons to use those two, if the final product is compatible, and it seems to function by extracting the wim / applying then loading).




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