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koden

How big is windows 7 before installation

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Hi

I'm about to make my own win 7 with RT 7 lite.

Thats working fine..

I use my own win 7 x64 disk.

The files on that is 3.1 GB

SP1 I have downloadet is ca. 900 MB

So when sp1 is slipstreamed I have a 4 GB file.

But I have found some slipstreamet files on internet where the ISO x64 with sp1 only is 3.3 GB

is this because my win 7 disk have all versions build in and the one I found maybe only is win 7 standard?

I remember in old XP days it was possible to shrink the XP installation disk by removing some files that was not nessesary.

Is this also possible in win 7?

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I remember in old XP days it was possible to shrink the XP installation disk by removing some files that was not nessesary.

Is this also possible in win 7?

No :no:, there has been a paradigm shift with Vista :ph34r: and later.

Slimming/liting install discs now INCREASES source size by ADDING some bloat to the source. :whistle:

Come on :), that's EXACTLY the idea behind RT7 Lite :yes: (and other similar programs), just like nlite did for XP, these may be of interest to you:

http://www.overclock.net/t/805872/guide-using-rt-seven-lite-windows-7-stripping-tool

http://www.msfn.org/board/topic/157337-rt-7-lite-components-removal-explanation/

As you might well be aware, the RT7 Lite site is down, so maiking use of the Wayback Machine might be needed:

https://web.archive.org/web/20130624051520/http://www.rt7lite.com/

jaclaz

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thats not true at all

I used RT7 lite for Win7 SP1 Pro

my install DVD is 1.52 GB in size

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thats not true at all

I used RT7 lite for Win7 SP1 Pro

my install DVD is 1.52 GB in size

Oh yes it is... all I wrote is true and not a lie :-)

How can that be... 1.52 GB ??

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It was more "not true" to jaclaz's post

hence why I wrote what I got with "liting 7"

as for result, I think your main mistake is that you use RTM and then integration of SP 1

I always find it better to use already integrated SP 1 in OS by MS as base source for editing

at least that way nothing wrong can happen unlike via integrating via other tools

as for slimming down, you can always chose what you really need and what not

I can give you my RT7 configuration if you want to check it out

but I noticed you use 64bit OS and I use 32bit one, dunno if ISO size has different outcome

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thats not true at all

I used RT7 lite for Win7 SP1 Pro

my install DVD is 1.52 GB in size

It was more "not true" to jaclaz's post

hence why I wrote what I got with "liting 7"

I think you misinterpreted what jaclaz said. The first part was just playful sarcasm:

No :no:, there has been a paradigm shift with Vista :ph34r: and later.

Slimming/liting install discs now INCREASES source size by ADDING some bloat to the source. :whistle:

While the very next line confirms that 'Of course it is possible to shrink the Win7 installation disk by removing some files that are not necessary':

Come on :), that's EXACTLY the idea behind RT7 Lite :yes: (and other similar programs), just like nlite did for XP, ...

Cheers and Regards

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Yep :), I found funny that the OP had already "found" RT7 Lite AND asked:

....

I'm about to make my own win 7 with RT 7 lite.

....
I remember in old XP days it was possible to shrink the XP installation disk by removing some files that was not nessesary.

Is this also possible in win 7?

it sounded to me a lot like ;):

I'm about to hit this new nail right on the head with my brand new hammer.

I remember that in the old times nails used to enter materials when hit on the head by hammers.

Does this still happen?

jaclaz

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sorry for asking.. just forget it.

No problem whatever :), it is only some perfectly innocent fun, sometimes things get written in a way that they can be read differently from their intended meaning.

jaclaz

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I think you misinterpreted what jaclaz said. The first part was just playful sarcasm

my apology then

he sounds sometimes so serious :P

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I think you misinterpreted what jaclaz said. The first part was just playful sarcasm

my apology then

he sounds sometimes so serious :P

Hmmm :unsure:, you seemingly need one of these ;):

sarcasm-meter-sarcasm-meter-demotivation

jaclaz

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I have gotten it down below 1.6GB more than once using Unlocker after RT Seven expands the folders.

BTW, you don't need to slipstream sp1, you can get it with sp1 already slipstreamed from Digital River. :yes:

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Yes, but I have no idea what these "Media refresh" versions are. :huh:

I have found it's better to extract the folders from the iso, save that in another folder, make copies to use with RT7 since it's faster when you have the program mount the O/S.

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Yes. Those are all English. Look here for other languages -

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7

Apparently, the Editions you do -not-want will need to be stripped out, since -all- versions are stored inside the INSTALL.WIM, which is how you would "shrink" the WIM without losing any functionality for the Edition you want. I don't do that, but prefer to use the Full DVD of the intended necessary Edition (even if it has unwanted Editions on it).

Media Refresh includes KB2534111, otherwise SP1 and SP1u are exactly the same.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534111

HTH

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The sarcastic statements semeed perfectly plausible to me in the exponentially expanding Microsoft universe.

I used RT7 lite for Win7 SP1 Pro

my install DVD is 1.52 GB in size

What is the size on disk after installation (minus swap and hybernation files)? Does NT6 grow back to normal size again while in use, provided one doesn't apply Windows Updates? Serious question.
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clean it was 3.6 GB's

now after 2 years its 3.8 GB's

i don't use updates

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Yes. Those are all English. Look here for other languages -

http://www.heidoc.net/joomla/technology-science/microsoft/14-windows-7

Apparently, the Editions you do -not-want will need to be stripped out, since -all- versions are stored inside the INSTALL.WIM, which is how you would "shrink" the WIM without losing any functionality for the Edition you want. I don't do that, but prefer to use the Full DVD of the intended necessary Edition (even if it has unwanted Editions on it).

Media Refresh includes KB2534111, otherwise SP1 and SP1u are exactly the same.

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2534111

HTH

seems not to be any ultimate version?

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Um... SP1u - English, French, Spanish. Did you even look? What Language do you want? You never said - I simply explained the SP1 vs SP1u difference and gave an alternative (and more complete) link.

You ARE aware of the EI.CFG "trick" (remove and all versions are available, just like Vista)? Did you also miss this?

-all- versions are stored inside the INSTALL.WIM
;)
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For Ultimate (what the requestor specified) it (language) remains the same. But thanx, maxXPsoft, for an additional link to SP1 (not SP1u, but it only means a single KB won't be included - usually no biggie).

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Um... SP1u - English, French, Spanish. Did you even look? What Language do you want? You never said - I simply explained the SP1 vs SP1u difference and gave an alternative (and more complete) link.

You ARE aware of the EI.CFG "trick" (remove and all versions are available, just like Vista)? Did you also miss this?

-all- versions are stored inside the INSTALL.WIM
;)

Sorry... yes have looked off course...

maybe just misunderstod something.

ei.cfg :-) ? no whats that?

When I look at the link I find professional in all kind of language but no ultimate.

Do you mean that when downloading prof. ultimate is also in this?

I assume that language does'nt matter? You can always install language packs after?

But it's danish ultimate 32 and 64 bit i'm looking for.

Thanks for helping a amateur like me :-)

And maxxpsoft...thanks for direct link for someone like me :-)

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Use Google

"ei.cfg" "windows 7"
for info on that. This definitely works on ENU, not sure about Danish. Fact: My Professional OEM (Refurbish) has all Editions on it. There should be five "install_Windows 7 <EDITION-NAME>.clg" files in the same folder.

I don't want to go any further with this. I gave you the info and search terms. I leave it to you to check it out as I have no desire to download approx. 6gb(+/-) of two Danish Pro ISO's to check for you.

HTH and C-ya! ;)

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