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What Not To Remove For Some Programs

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Question: how can you find out what components are needed for a program?

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Question: how can you find out what components are needed for a program?

By testing it!

"Trial and error!" :)

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anything component to watch out for activesync 4.5?

my wm5 pda was unable to sync with winxp desktop although it shows connected.

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I wrote a Sticky @ German-nLite, that re-links to this thread.

I can`t believe, how much work some people do on these things!

Thank You !

Greetz, g-force

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Program : Windows Search

File : WindowsSearch-KB940157-Srv2K3_XP-x64-enu.exe

Install will not start if Terminal services is removed with nlite (v1.4.5.5) apparently.

Program asks for something like "Please make sure Terminal services is started before installation".

Tested on real install, not vmware.

update: i did a reinstall same settings, but this time around kept Terminal Services. Installation went flawless, so that confirms it imho.

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DO NOT remove sync manager or else... no sony ericsson pc suite!

i learned a lesson about windows dependencies the hard way.

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I'm guessing lazy coders use more and more of microsoft services and components, then less and less stuff can be removed and you end up with tons of bloat you can't get rid of = higher system requirements = more computers purchased = more money for micro$oft = more trash for the environment. Currently I run services for my xpcd and all my computer support clients at this configuration:

Edit: shortened and listed below so it can be found by search

; OPTIONAL

;DCOM is responsible for microsoft office (word) giving an error message... most users experienced this after installing sp2
;DCOM needed for quickbooks (perhaps just in sp2)
;Windows User Mode Driver Framework was required by Jerry Clarke's linksys wireless card on xp sp2

;Computer Browser Service - automatic for only one puter on the network (explore files on the network without "search for computers")
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Browser]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;DNS Client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dnscache]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Event Log - set to manual for WMI, set to automatic for wireless on neighbor's laptop, set to automatic for task scheduler
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Eventlog]
"Start"=dword:00000002;Manual (Default=02, Automatic)

;Help and Support
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\helpsvc]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=02, Automatic)

;IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ImapiService]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=03, Manual)

;Protected Storage - so outlook and dial up will save passwords (automatic required?) and people don't lose their internet explorer userids and passwords
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ProtectedStorage]
"Start"=dword:00000002;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Remote Access Connection Manager - required for telephony service most of the time
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasMan]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=03, Manual)

;Remote Access Auto Connection Manager - needed by some dial up ISPs??? (AOL)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RasAuto]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Server Service - turn off for single computer
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Shell Hardware Detection - Provides notifications for AutoPlay hardware events.
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ShellHWDetection]
"Start"=dword:00000002;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;SSDP Discovery Service - Needed by canon powershot service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SSDPSRV]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Telephony - required for dial up, required for internet access via cellular networks
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TapiSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=03, Manual)

;Windows Installer
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSIServer]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=03, Manual)

;Windows Management Instrumentation - needed set to automatic for wireless service
;perhaps needed for adding pdf printer driver (try w/o first)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\winmgmt]
"Start"=dword:00000002;Manual (Default=02, Automatic)

;Wireless Zero Configuration - required for wireless connection
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WZCSVC]
"Start"=dword:00000002;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;BITS Service - background intelligent transfer service (required for youtube uploader)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\BITS]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) - required for automatic transfer of pictures during autoplay experience
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\stisvc]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)


; KILL

;Nvidia Display Driver Service
[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NVSvc]
;"Start"=dword:00000004


; AUTOMATIC

;DHCP Client - not needed if static IP
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Dhcp]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Plug and Play
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PlugPlay]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Print Spooler
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Spooler]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcSs]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Themes
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Themes]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Windows Audio
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AudioSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)

;Workstation Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanworkstation]
"Start"=dword:00000002;(Default=02, Automatic)


; MANUAL

;Application Management - (black viper note: If you cannot modify your software installation of certain applications, put this service in to Automatic or Manual)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\AppMgmt]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Cryptographic Services - Cryptographic required for installing cingular communication manager. Error: "The software you are installing has not passed Windows Logo testing to verify its compatibility with Windows XP".
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CryptSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Logical Disk Manager
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmserver]
"Start"=dword:00000003;Manual (Default=02, Automatic)

;Logical Disk Manager Administrative Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\dmadmin]
"Start"=dword:00000003;(Default=03, Manual)

;Network Connections
;On my laptop (service pack 2), Network Connections doesn't start, so automatic for getting wireless in systray and non-blank network connections window (will show if common tasks is turned on in windows explorer).
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netman]
"Start"=dword:00000003;(Default=03, Manual)


; DISABLED

;Security Center (SP2)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wscsvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004;(Default=04, Disabled)

;Human Interface Device Access
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\HidServ]
"Start"=dword:00000004;(Default=04, Disabled)

;Routing and Remote Access
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteAccess]
"Start"=dword:00000004;(Default=04, Disabled)

;Alerter Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Alerter]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Application Layer Gateway Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ALG]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Automatic Updates
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\wuauserv]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Clipbook
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ClipSrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;COM+ Event System
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\EventSystem]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;COM+ System Application
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\COMSysApp]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Distributed Link Tracking Client
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TrkWks]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Distributed Transaction Coordinator
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSDTC]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Error Reporting Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\ERSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Fast User Switching Compatibility
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\FastUserSwitchingCompatibility]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Indexing Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\CiSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SharedAccess]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;IPSEC Services
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\PolicyAgent]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Messenger Service (Does not affect Windows Messenger or MSN Messenger)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Messenger]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;MS Software Shadow Copy Provider
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SwPrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Netmeeting Remote Desktop Sharing Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\mnmsrvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Network DDE
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDE]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Network DDE DDSM
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetDDEdsdm]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Net logon
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Netlogon]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Network Location Awareness (NLA)
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Nla]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;NT LM Security Support Provider
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtLmSsp]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Performance Logs and Alerts
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SysmonLog]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Portable Media Serial Number Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmdmPmSN]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Portable Media Serial Number Service ( yes, it's here twice WmdmPmS->p<- )
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmdmPmSp]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;QoS RSVP
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RSVP]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Remote Desktop Help Session Manager
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RDSessMgr]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Remote Registry
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RemoteRegistry]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Remote Procedure Call (RPC) Locator
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\RpcLocator]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Secondary Logon
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\seclogon]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Security Accounts Manager
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SamSs]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Smart Card Helper
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardDrv]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Smart Card
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SCardSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;System Event Notification
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SENS]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;System Restore Service
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\srservice]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LmHosts]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Task Scheduler
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Schedule]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Terminal Services
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TermService]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Telnet
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\TlntSvr]
"Start"=dword:00000004;(Default=04, Disabled)

;Upload Manager
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\uploadmgr]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Universal Plug and Play Device Host
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\upnphost]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Uninterruptible Power Supply
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\UPS]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Volume Shadow Copy
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\VSS]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Windows Time
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W32Time]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;WebClient
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WebClient]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=02, Automatic)

;Windows Management Instrumentation Driver Extensions
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Wmi]
"Start"=dword:00000004;Disabled (Default=03, Manual)

;Fax not installed by default
;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Fax]
;"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\IISADMIN]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Iprip]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\LPDSVC]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSFtpsvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSMQ]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSMQTriggers]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\NtmsSvc]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SimpTcp]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SMTPSVC]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMP]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\SNMPTRAP]
"Start"=dword:00000004

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\W3SVC]
"Start"=dword:00000004

;[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\WmiApSrv]
;"Start"=dword:00000004

services.reg.txt

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Toshiba Power Saver/LG Power Management/Dell Power Management (and most probably other power management tools for various laptops)

UPS Service.

If you messed up like me and removed this service aswell you can manually instal it even after XP is installed, you are going to need an XP disc wich has it on though:

http://www.lazybit.com/index.php/2007/12/1..._service?blog=2

Needed to do this after I found out my HP printer drivers wouldn't install because that was missing...

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Toshiba Power Saver/LG Power Management/Dell Power Management (and most probably other power management tools for various laptops)

UPS Service.

Power Management in general or to be able to use some tool they made for power management?

Toshiba Power Saver/LG Power Management/Dell Power Management (and most probably other power management tools for various laptops)

UPS Service.

If you messed up like me and removed this service aswell you can manually instal it even after XP is installed, you are going to need an XP disc wich has it on though:

http://www.lazybit.com/index.php/2007/12/1..._service?blog=2

Needed to do this after I found out my HP printer drivers wouldn't install because that was missing...

Huh? That is the Smart Card Service, not the UPS service. By the way, the Smart Card service is NOT needed for HP Software: just use these reg-files instead.

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Can somebody tell me what I removed to get an incredibly plain search tool??? And more importantly can I fix it without reinstalling XP???

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With regard to itunes, I have found a further dependency though I'm not sure of its nature - I uninstalled internet explorer using xplite on xp (obviously) and.... itunes won't open - except as 'itunes.exe' in task manager. Then without even rebooting, an xplite reinstall of IE allowed itunes to open fine. (obviously had to end task in task manager in between).

My original install is from an nlite created sp2 cd - perhaps this further complicates things? (also on a dual boot imac - 2.0ghz 1gbram - although same effect on an old dell)

Cheers

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Hi folks,

Have been trying to read this post even before starting to make my own slim installation. Mainly because I was looking for a kind of matrix telling me what functions use what DLL's and other unwanted stuff.

I have read loads of usefull comments but miss some importante things I want to take upp here.

1: Test your results in a virtual machine (like VM-ware) most of the things and almost all of the 3dr party software will work in a VM ( you can download a free server copy from VM-ware)

Ofcause you can use a spare PC if you have and want to burn loads of CD's

2. I unfortuanately do not have the knowledge of all the DLL's so i can not help you out here but we really need a a matrix telling us which DLL's are use for which function like media player

with a real matrix we then also can find out easily what a specific DLL is used for.

As a programmer I know that about 25% (low estimate probably) of the core windows DLL's are used in some way or another in calls from our applications. just think of the common control that still is used alot when creating VB applications.

to fit the matrix into this forum will eiter need an excel sheet (but what version) or a link to a seperate page that loads from a database where you then can filter on the stuff you want.

Did not have the time to make a signature but here is a 1st shot

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I work with serveral PC's of wich some are virtual. Most of them are Windows XP, some of them are servers running 2003 and one ore 2 are even 98 (just because of a couple of good old DOS and Serial communication)

I am even planning (YES I dare to say that) a Linux server

So don't ask me what platform I am working on :whistle:

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FYI, the old Jdeboeck method of slimming XP SP1 (removing components) did not remove the capability of changing languages via MUI. You could throw away the entire language directory, leaving only ASMS\ and SYSTEM32\ in I386, and MUI installs without errors, fully functional (tried it with Spanish).

I wonder if nLite removes additional language files or reg entries within I386...

Edit: Wait... has anyone tried MUI on a nLite-languages-removed version of XP SP2?

See about MUI here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Multilingual_User_Interface

Update: MUI isn't worth it. It is a poor implementation in that not everything gets translated when switching languages. So if you want a different language, just use a different language version of Windows.

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Thread needs good cleaning with entries not containing relevant information for topic, deleted.

Removed : Shell Media Handler

Result : Now can't view File Versions of things, i didnt think of that when selecting it ( was thinking of mp3 tags etc), had forgot.

But i dont think it says in here.

Tbh, im thinking of writing a new post containing all information that i have and sticking it to a single post, but not right now =)

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shilyro: vLite? I thought this topic was just for nLite.

Although related, Vlite should have its own "What not to remove for some programs" topic.

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I posted a workaround for the IE removal and Steam problem here.

That's really neat, but if you could post in some detail to what you did exactly, it would be easy to replicate the steps deemed necessary.

Not all run xp xpsp3.

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Devil May Cry 4 = needs wmplayer codecs. At least Wmvcore.dll, i will perhaps do a new install to check this.

btw: I had removed wmplayer and shell media handler and everything codecs from install, even wmplayer compability with nlite 1.4.8, but wmplayer 11 would still install, and game runs fine.

Wmplayer even plays files. Im sure some parts of it is broken, but nothing that is visibile per usage so far.

edit: Needs windows media format 11 runtime.

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Do you really need to have wmp11 installed, or is it possible to use a codec-package and an alternative player ?

Agi

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More DevilMayCry4 checking:

Did a clean real install of windows, had removed wmp and wmp compability but kept "acm core codecs", so i know it isnt that.

Game wouldnt start so installed wmfdist.exe , "Windows Media Format 11 Runtime" . So game needs codecs basically. It worked without wmp11 player installed.

So it would be nice with a pack that includes all wmp11 codecs, but without any of the services and other crap/bloat that it installs. Google away.

Windows Search 4.0

vmware: deleted imapi service with imapi 2.0 being installed, error showing up in event viewer

The protocol handler Search.Mapi2Handler.1 cannot be loaded. Error description: Class not registered

Searching still seems to work tho. i've only removed partially imapi files (1.0 files, not 2.0)

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NT BackUp Needs Indexing Service and Windows Management Instrumentation Maybe something else.

@nuhi would be nice to see it in nLite.

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NT Backup does NOT need indexing service on my os, nor does it need WMI running at least.

In fact, NT Backup will quite happily run even if you relocate it, meaning you can have it run almost as if it was a portable program (it isnt tho because of registry writes etc).

So please specify what your O.S. is.. Most apps need WMI nowadays anyway, so i wouldnt bother with that. At some point one has to realize that if you remove that kind of service you are going to lose a ton of compability with software. On the other hand it is possible to slim down what nt backup actually uses. You can remove removable storage f.ex and it will still work. Actually i dont need wmi either for it to run now that i think of it.

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Maybe depends on the way you work with.

Only leave it there without a problem, have you tried manual/advanced backup?

If i remove indexing services, it stops when the back up starts.

OS is Win XP Pro SP3 plus hotfixes until sept.

To figure out i remove all at services but keep restoring until it works, on each component, 1 install, think the wasted time...

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