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shanti

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Hi all,
I'd like to know, if possible, how exactly vlite does remove the Winsxs component from the iso. I'm trying to follow a guide
on the net that is using vlite but I'm only having errors, so I'd like to have (I know the source code is not possible) an
explanation on how Vlite does that process.

Thank you

Shanti


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vLite deletes them and removes the entries from the registry.
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I know, I'm aware of that, but I'd like to know the exact mechanism (like the commands or a set of batches) so I can manually
replicate it on my own without the needing of vlite since it crashes on me every time.


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The exact mechanism that vLite uses has never been published. The code is closed and the author has never made it public. You can not get in touch with the author about the vLite code any longer, and even if you could he is now prevented from speaking about it. Sorry.

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he is now prevented from speaking about it


in what way ?
MS lawsuit or something ?
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He now works for them and had to sign a non-disclosure.

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winsxs removal with vlite is simple just remove list of files

and save 250MB of files to make the setup/installation works well and thats all

use whereisit to see which files are safe to remove

u may apply it to windows 8 if u know how to use whereisit good

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use whereisit to see which files are safe to remove

u may apply it to windows 8 if u know how to use whereisit good


What is "whereisit"? Do you mean this - http://www.whereisit-soft.com/? How exactly would that help you "see which files are safe to remove"? I'm confused.

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Oh... well, I think that's good for him and bad for us, so I guess this thread can be closed since nobody
can answer my question without being persecuted by the law :) thanks anyway guys.

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use whereisit to see which files are safe to remove

u may apply it to windows 8 if u know how to use whereisit good


What is "whereisit"? Do you mean this - http://www.whereisit-soft.com/? How exactly would that help you "see which files are safe to remove"? I'm confused.

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yea this app

u remove with vlite the winsxs and save it clg file with whereisit and have which files can be removed manually
however using vlite is much more easier but if u got stuck u can use it this way

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Why not just compare the ISO before and after applying vLite? You'll be able to compare the changes and reproduce them manually.

Edited by tomasz86, 28 December 2012 - 08:03 PM.

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whereisit does it better and faster
its work only for winsxs
other components that vlite remove it change regs too

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I am just not getting how WherIsIt can possibly do what you are saying. Is there any way I could you sweet talk you into making a video showing how you use it as you have tried to describe? Thanks in advance.

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I am just not getting how WherIsIt can possibly do what you are saying. Is there any way I could you sweet talk you into making a video showing how you use it as you have tried to describe? Thanks in advance.

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He now works for them and had to sign a non-disclosure.

Cheers and Regards

 

 

The exact mechanism that vLite uses has never been published. The code is closed and the author has never made it public. You can not get in touch with the author about the vLite code any longer, and even if you could he is now prevented from speaking about it. Sorry.

Cheers and Regards

 

So since vLite is no longer being supported (and never really worked right in the first place), what is there for an alternative for cleaning out all the cr(uft) out of WinVista?  Since XP is going out of support this coming April, I need something to replace it on my brother's machines.  Which means either telling him he's going to have to migrate to Linux (my preferred option anyway), or find some way to severely decrappify Vista (which I have licences for from salvaged machines).  A third alternative would be to find dirt-cheap ($25-35) copies of Win7 Basic since, again, I don't want all the MS-bundled junk, and prefer using my own choice of media players, text editors, browser, mail client, DVD-writer, image editor, etc. when I build a MSWin system.


Edited by jelabarre59, 08 September 2013 - 06:28 PM.


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upgrade to 8.1 later. Here you can reduce the WinSxS size with DISM


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upgrade to 8.1 later. Here you can reduce the WinSxS size with DISM

 

Are you suggesting Win8.1 as an alternative to Win7 or WinVista?  Because that option is out; my brother's machines won't run Win8 *at all*, and if I'm running a MSWindows VM on my Linux systems, I want it to be as lightweight and pared-down as possible, since it would only be to run one or two applications that can't be used under Wine.


Edited by jelabarre59, 21 September 2013 - 09:59 AM.


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Win8(.1) are able to cleanup WinSxS. So if you want this feature you must upgrade.

 

Which CPU do your brother have? Wij8 requires SSE2, PAE and NX it support and all modern CPU support it.


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