Is using VLITE on an VISTA machine legal by Microsoft Standards? And can they enforce that "Law"?
I am currently testing it and I like it very much but I do not now how "Legal" this "altering" of installation is?
- Vista 64Bit English
- An official (Legal!, not pirated/copied) VISTA OEM install DVD with OEM key
- Using VLITE to strip (not add) as many not-needed components:
- Windows Media Player
- Internet Explorer
- Backgrounds / Clips / etc...
- Drivers (windows also installs drivers, I do not need them as I have the drivers of my hardware on seperate CD's / DVD's ...)
- Tweak (disable services I do not need)
- Remove windows defender (I have other anti-spyware / anti virus options)
- I do NOT change / remove files that are related to the activation/validation of VISTA
Does Microsoft forbid the use of VLITE in a legal sense or is it allowed? Or this a grey area?
Is there a tool that can strip windows components after install just like VLITE does? I know how I can uninstall components, but using a tool makes it a bit easier (If such a tool exists).