aviv00

[Guide] Liting Win8 with WTK and manually removing

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Step 2 - removing manually

with whereisit [application google for it ]

capture the mounted dir with whereisit

start deleting :)

here a list what can be deleted

1.metro apps from program files

2. winsxs\backup dir - *.*

3.winsxs\*.inf* [dirs]

notice some of the dirs the search will find not related to drivers files

u can delete them but if u can save them

4.nls* files all from 1mb and above[u can delete them all im not sure]

5. run *.* in dirs IME and Speech

add the files to user list and search from there to whole clg

remove all

6. remove *prn* folders from driverstore folder only 1mb and above

7. remove ttf files from winsxs dir

Hi aviv00.

I just have a couple of questions. I sysprepped an image where I installed all the latest updates for Windows 8.

1. I dont see a backup folder in the winSXS directory. Am I doing something wrong there?

I ran disk cleanup before Sysprep and that cleaned the cache, so could that have removed the backup directory also??

2. In point 5, above you talk about running *.* in dirs IME and Speech.

Does that mean running a search in those folders?

Can you explain explain nr5 in more detail, as I dont understand what you mean by "add the files to user list and search from there to whole clg"

Your help would be much appreciated :-)

Thx.

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hey theKramer

1. if backup dir is empty its ok

2.

u search *.* (mask for all files) on those dirs and then add the files its finds to user list in wheresiti application

and then run search those files u add to user list on all image u captured

hope it its clear if not let me know

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Hi aviv00, can u write a guide for reducing winsxs in win 8 to be small like the guide u have writen for win 7 please?

vLite doesn't detect components cache with win 8 :(

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hey mrpotter.

sorry for late reply

u can try this

install windows 8 andupdates hotfix

and then capture the image without sysperp it

now with "whereisit" app start remove manually and carefully whats is duped from the wim image u created [have 2 copies]

if u did it with windows 7 u might know how to do it if not

u should read more about it and try it on vmware after that

install familer apps u might need to see the stability

yea its hard work tho now we don't have good app for winsxs removal from windows8

i might public same clg file i gonna create soon

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Thanks for reply, aviv00

I reduced winsxs to ~ 200mb (x64) and it works well but I cant keep windows update works

Do u have any idea?

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there no easy fix

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what's the final install size after removing the following?



Active Directory Application Mode

BitLocker Drive Encryption

HomeGroup

Hyper-V

Hyper-V Network VSC Driver

Hyper-V Storage VSP Driver

Hyper-V VMBUS Driver

IIS Addons 1

IIS Addons 2

Internet Explorer Troubleshooters

Microsoft Storage Service

Microsoft XPS Document Writer

Network File System (NFS) protocol

Offline Files

Offline Files

Parental Controls

Redhawk v1.0

Remote Assistance

Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)

SimpleTCP Services

Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications

System Restore

Tablet PC Components

Telnet Server

Virtual XP Licensing Policies

VirtualPC (USB)

VirtualPC Licensing Policies

Windows Backup

Windows Defender

Windows Defender

Windows Media Player Network Sharing Service

Windows Media Player Troubleshooters

Windows PowerShell 2.0

Windows Recovery Disc

Windows TIFF IFilter

Windows User Assistance

WinSAT Media Files

XPS Viewer

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not much maybe 1-2giga

the manually removing is saving much more

also Windows ToolKit removing is more to make it run faster

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Hi aviv00.

I haven't gotten around to using this yet, however, I am looking into it now.

I have attached a screen, where for example, there are a number of items that are similar in name:

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16384_none_891afac5ef497dae

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16433_none_89500bfdef21d5c9

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16548_none_894a3f69ef256d94

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16579_none_892acfefef3cdabe

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16628_none_895fe127ef1532d9

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20534_none_89daa913083e8eea

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20534_none_89daa913083e8eea

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20683_none_89a39b130867fe6f

amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20733_none_89d9ac95083f6fe1

They are identical as far as: amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.****

Does that mean I can delete all but one?

If yes, which one should I delete? Do I leave the file/directory with the highest version?

Or should I delete all but one copy of: amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.16*

And then delete all but one copy of: amd64_microsoft-hyper-v-drivers-hypervisor_31bf3856ad364e35_6.2.9200.20*

Any help would be appreciated.

I don't see any exact identical copies, but a lot of files that are very similar like above.

Thx.

theKramer

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yea properly its better do that with Windows Tool Kit

 

gonna pm u :) edit: cant :\

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Little off topic but now Nuhi has returned we look forward to an updating in Liting both W7 & W8 perhaps? :yes:

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