First off, I'm starting by getting windows as small as possible without removing the main functionality I need. the main thing that seems to be causing some problems is which components I can remove, but still maintain wireless network and internet use.
So far I've got the XP Install CD (Just the CD, no additions) down to 172MB with a 10.4MB Drivers.cab file. Here's what's been done so far (see attached file)
I also removed the Compdata, Lang, win9xmig, win9xupg and winntupg folders.
I'm a fairly competent computer user, but have not had much experience with editing system files or registry entries. Doesn't mean I'm not up to the challenge though!
So, can anyone suggest how we can get this install slimmed down any further? The successful, well sort of, install I did earlier was 300MB and felt really light at that point. BTW, where is the option to disable hibernation and the pagefile? Is that under Unattended? Also, I can't seem to be able to get my Asrock RAID/SATA drivers to install at the 'Press F6 for third party drivers' part of setup, so I've been restricted to DefaultHide for the Unattended mode.
This is going to be some whopping great install, I can just feel it!
Edited by patwa, 28 June 2006 - 10:58 AM.