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nLite - Windows reduction tool

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The component i'm refering to is Remote Desktop, don't select it, and user switching problem will probably go away

Awesome, now u speak ! i was waiting for the official announcement..

Well anyways figured that out after 5 instals in vmware :)

Lol, next time i'll think of waiting..

Bye,

Jazz

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used version 4 last nite. got cd down to 295mb

@nuhi I have a request.

I was thinking about making my first AIO CD using nLite to reduce the size of the cd. But could this be added to the features of nLite to chose 2 or 3 folders of reduced xp and or add BartPE or WinPE then make 1 bootable cd that will let you choose to start ether on the install using something like Gosh's AIO part 2 so that we can change or put a custom diskemu.cmd in the folder. (like we do to the winnt.sif)

Guessing this will be a few weeks work. but I will be happy to test it out.

I would go for on my cd so that I can use it at work:

1) bartpe

2) XP PRO SP1

3) XP PRO SP1 unattended.

I can't say that these would all fit on because it depends on what is removed.

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Well thanks for this great app Nuhi and congratz on your birthday :rolleyes::)

I seem to be having some minor problems with shutting down my windows with the "nLite version". Maybe it's only my pc but maybe someone else is having the same prob, when I press shut down computer it takes a whole lot of time before the choise menu pops up. My desktop goes entirely black (frankly i don't mind that) but after that I can't click anything... So nothing but a reset is left for me.

Also, after slipstreaming I know there are a few files that are missing (the iac25_32.ax etc... If you throw those in after trimming down your boot cd, it does include them in the iso right?

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Also, after slipstreaming I know there are a few files that are missing (the iac25_32.ax etc... If you throw those in after trimming down your boot cd, it does include them in the iso right?

No, that's the point. txtsetup.sif references them but they AREN'T there. It's up to MS to fix the bug and they're working on it.

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Ah ok, thx for the fast reply, you don't really need them right? They're some audio and video codecs if I'm not mistaken. Can't do anything wrong by throwing them in in the meantime right?

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Ah ok, thx for the fast reply, you don't really need them right? They're some audio and video codecs if I'm not mistaken. Can't do anything wrong by throwing them in in the meantime right?

It'd probably be easier to just remove their entries from txtsetup.sif. Yes, they're Indeo Codec files. For what it's worth, most 3rd party codec packs come with that anyway.

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@ZuluDC, you are my best beta tester, seriously :rolleyes:

@Jazz, sorry pal, I never use Fast Switching so never had a chance of eliminating the bug, that's why this is still in beta phase...now wait till all the known bugs are eradicated or else you will get frustrated

@gareththegod, hmm, not a bad idea about bartPE/WinPE generator support, but that's up to bart (for WinPE i don't know who is author) if he gives me permission...I'll keep that in mind

About multi-menu, I think it will be best that you make it manually, somehow I don't see it in nLite.

@AztecMystic, thanx

Weird problem, we will wait to see if anyone else has hanging shutdown bug.

@RyanVM, yes i may put those lines to remove them every time if those files are not there, just to be sure

Just tried nLite to slim win2k...results are amazing, on cd it's down to almost 100MB, when installed 250MB !

Of course that version is not ready yet :)

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Thanks for compliment nuhi, but it needs all of us here. :)

Without Jazz i never had seen the Fast User Switch-problem. It is good that many people from different countrys and with brutal deep knowledge like gosh, GreenMaschine, Evilvoice and other have sometimes a look into this thread. It is always good if masses of eyes starring on one tool...it is getting better and better throught this...

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@ nuhi

got error can't find logagent.exe after

deleting MSagent

using Beta 6

bonedaddy

EDIT

Well I deleted that also

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@ZuluDC, of course, i'm not implying that you are the only one :), it's just you see all those hard traceable little thingies

@bonedaddy, weird, that file is a part of Media Player...at first glance i can't find the problem, gonna try to reproduce it later. So i will check only MSAgent and test it.

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Very strange.. beta6 and beta5 make larger cds/installs than beta2 did

I checked _everything_ in beta6 and got 171 mb, in beta2 i left some things unchecked and got 157 mb. Could be an unique problem, but worth noticing.

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@nuhi

(for WinPE i don't know who is author) if he gives me permission...I'll keep that in mind

I doubt you'll get official support for it. You're not even supposed to have WinPE unless you bought like 3 copies of XP at a time, or had some special arrangement. WinPE is made by Microsoft, which would be why bart made is own :)

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Ok...another thing...some hairsplitting more :)

It is not a bug, i think it is only because some components are not around (dereg something?, delete a entry somewhere in an inf?...infact i have absolutly no idea:wacko: ). I never have needed this...only found out throught the click & crash-method. On a important-scale between 0 till 10 it is 0 or less.

The alert says:

The application could not be initialisized because (DacCom) is not right installed. Install this product once again.

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Clicking on "OK" brings this message:

Microsoft Managment Console

Snap-In can't be initialisized

Thanks for having tried to strip-down w2k once nuhi! (...it is standing on another paper if this tool ever will reach going public for w2k making smaller...). I love this system same as XP.

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I am not able to install this installer.plz help me .

It gives these errors at the time of Extraction of exe

Cannot create Data\bootsector.bin:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}

Cannot create Data\sfc_os.dl_:Zone.Identifier

Some files could not be created.

Please close all applications, reboot Windows and restart this installation

I've tried all these steps but all in vain!

Note: I 've downloaded the installer several times but the result is same.

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@ nuhi

with beta 5 no problem with logagent.exe

only beta 6, rechecked both.

bonedaddy

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@gandalfgrey, I think it's true, can't even test it now, started to work on new version and planned not to release it until 2k reduction support works properly but i see now i'll have to fix this first.

Ok, tomorrow may be a next version, fixed, i hope.

@Alanoll, :rolleyes: , silly me, I knew what winPE is, but i thought that the public versions are all made with batch like bartPE, or is the bart's the only public version available ?

And one more thing...is it advisable to remove OOBE from components, jodeboeck just warned me that it can be a legal issue ?

@ZuluDC, will fix it, thanx again :)

@Mohammed, i just tried downloading it and it works, try to use some download manager like Flashget

@bonedaddy, going to take your word on it and take special concideration when tweaking new version

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I am not able to install this installer.plz help me .

It gives these errors at the time of Extraction of exe

Cannot create Data\bootsector.bin:{4c8cc155-6c1e-11d1-8e41-00c04fb9386d}

Cannot create Data\sfc_os.dl_:Zone.Identifier

Some files could not be created.

Please close all applications, reboot Windows and restart this installation

I've tried all these steps but all in vain!

Note: I 've downloaded the installer several times but the result is same.

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If I remove windows media player from the iso, does that mean I still need to install the windows update for windows media player, even though it doesn't exist? Will windowsupdate tell me to install the updates despite not having WMP installed? Also what is MDAC and OOBE? Can I remove those, or I need to have it installed? Thx

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Good question, i wanted to know exactly that !

So if i dont need to include the updates, that means that i dont include the hotfixes in xpcreate in the first place, or after nLite removes stuff, it removes contents even of the upadate ??

For eg, i have media player in the i386, and i also provide xpcreate with the media player patches and hotfixes.. now if i process the 1386 in nLite and remove the media player, will it even remove the contents of the hotfix that xpcreate slipstreamed ?

I hope i make sense :)

Bye,

Jazz

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I think OOBE plays a part in activation which is where the potential legal issues might arise. However, for those of us with Volume License versions, it's irrelevant.

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@Sgt_Strider Thats a good question if you update to wmp 9 with XPCREATE whats the point if you going to rip it out with nLite. I think you answered your own question.

Due to the success of nLite i can use it as a standard install now with all ripped out. I have been trying to use nLite on a AIO dvd without success so far. I want to make several xp boot dirs pointing to one main nLite xp dir. I create a boot dir(edited setupldr.bin+DAT) copy winnt.sif and txtsetup.sif(edited sourcepath to point to nLite dir) from nLite to the boot folder. It bombs out during setup. I detect i can't do this with nLite somethings at work

I rather not have 5 seperate nLite 250-270mb dirs but just 1 and 5 (6mb each) boot folders pointing to that 1 saving space. So then i can have seperate installs autopartition,manual partition,oem etc.

Some nice further touches into nLite would be hehe. Nothing like being greedy.

Disable All Ballon Tips

Remove Shared Documents

Remove Documents & Fav folders from Start Menu

Optional turn off Recycle Bin

Improve Core System Performance

Replace IE Homepage

Disable Sounds

Reduce Time Hung Applications

Add Command Prompt Option to Every Folder

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Hi

Markymoo the main goal of nlite is reduce the size of windows it is not a tweak or optimization program and the further touches you mentions like

Disable All Ballon Tips

Remove Shared Documents

Remove Documents & Fav folders from Start Menu.....etc

cab be done with simple batch or inf files in the installation cd

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Yes i know all that. Just adding registry tweaks was no big deal doing it from 1 program all in 1 place enhances the program. Not hard to do

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