vLite 0.5 alpha - Vista Lite Tool for Vista Component removal and ISO creation
Posted 22 November 2006 - 09:53 AM
If you get me a list of the reg tweaks from nlite i'll be happy to check each one to see if they work in Vista, or provide changes for the existing ones to make them work in Vista if it can be done. A lot of reg tweaks that formerly worked in XP need either modifications to work in Vista or don't work at all because the facilities for them that were present in XP no longer exist in Vista. I'm already posting reg tweaks in the Vista Tweaks and Tips section I know work, might as well throw these into the mix because i'm already set up for testing reg tweaks. I don't use the product my self but i'd be happy to contribute by testing out the reg tweaks for you.
Should we start a topic focusing on Vista compatible registry tweaks?
One little thing I noticed first time using vLite is it behaved weird when my disk ran out of free space, it had an error message but it did not say low on free space, and it kept trying to write to the disk even though there was no free space. Of course I freed up some space, just fyi.
This post has been edited by Spooky: 22 November 2006 - 10:00 AM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:03 PM
[Components] ;# Drivers # Modem drivers Printer drivers ;# Languages # Japanese Korean Simplified Chinese Traditional Chinese ;# Multimedia # Movie and DVD Maker Speech Support Tablet PC Windows Media Samples ;# Network # Windows Mail ;# Services # Content Indexing Microsoft DFS Replication Windows Remote Management ;# System # Accessibility Disk Defragmenter Fax Support Help Microsoft Agent Welcome Center Windows Defender Windows SAT Zip Folder
Remaining Suspect Component responsible for ehRecvr crash:
;# Services #
Remaining Suspect Components responsible for MCE crash:
;# System #
BTW this is the MCE error message:
Problem Event Name: CLR20r3
Problem Signature 01: ehshell.exe
Problem Signature 02: 6.0.6000.16386
Problem Signature 03: 4549b55e
Problem Signature 04: ehshell
Problem Signature 05: 6.0.6000.0
Problem Signature 06: 4549bcf3
Problem Signature 07: 4435
Problem Signature 08: 27
Problem Signature 09: System.IO.FileNotFoundException
OS Version: 6.0.6000.2.0.0.256.1
Locale ID: 1033
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This post has been edited by DigeratiPrime: 23 November 2006 - 02:15 AM
Posted 22 November 2006 - 06:12 PM
TESTED - Host OS: Vista x64 untouched; vLite v0.5; distrib: Vista RTM x64 copied to HDD; Filter Manager installed from WinXP x64:
vLite still complains about not being able to mount, needing Filter Manager...
Please Help! Thanks Nuhi, you're the man!
This post has been edited by dot-bot: 22 November 2006 - 06:13 PM
Posted 23 November 2006 - 12:53 AM
This is a requst or suggestion please enable the ISO 'page' without needing to first apply changes, because sometimes I might just want to burn the files and not make changes.
Posted 23 November 2006 - 05:46 AM
and i removed everything possible with vlite
got blank screen after first reboot and thereafter
I didint used 5744 or up ( used 5600)
didnt used vmware 5.5.3 (used 5.5.2)
Posted 23 November 2006 - 06:08 AM
Mine is 1.07GB, after I removed everythin except video drivers and wallpaper (because of that OOBE problem).
Posted 23 November 2006 - 07:24 AM
DigeratiPrime, niice bug reports, gonna take care of it, thanks. And reward for you is already existing option to Always Enable ISO Page in the options
Innocent Devil, well retry it when you get the RTM, don't rush it, it's for 5744+.
pierre626, how about not playing the invincible pirate.
Posted 23 November 2006 - 08:26 AM
this is my first reply on this forum and i wanted to say that nlite is great app and that nuhi is doing a great job ! can't wait for the final vlite...
the thing is that i am trying to use vlite with built 6000 and for some reason whan i finish removing only the games for example (103mb) the file shows that i actually removed 400 mb or more ! strange..
anybody bumped into this error?
Posted 23 November 2006 - 11:36 AM
The WinBeta AIO DVD, for those that don't know it, is a hacked version; the WinBeta team did some tinkering with it before releasing it. They added some network code early on for some reason I haven't been able to figure out - you'll see a Command Prompt open up with a net start command that sits in the background on the initial setup screen in the GUI - and they replaced the wallpaper also. There are some other little hacks/glitches also that simply prevent vLite from working properly in my testing, and I tried Home, Home Premium, and Business editions - not one of them worked properly and resulted in that same error each time.
To put it bluntly, so far in my testing it's this simple: vLite doesn't work on the WinBeta AIO DVD release, so if you have that one, forget it. Even copying the files to the hard drive doesn't help, nor does trying to copy just the necessary files and skipping the included 64 bit sources. You need to get an unmodified AIO disc, either from Microsoft or some other source, or a straight pure 32 bit Vista RTM DVD image to work with.
I located a real Vista RTM ISO I grabbed almost as soon as Vista went RTM; it's nice and clean and the exact 32 bit ISO Microsoft has, and vLite works perfectly with it. I haven't had one single issue so far in my testing of the three editions: Home, Home Premium, and Business.
I could care less about Ultimate, so my focus is Home and Business editions. Right now I'm vLiting Business and the ISO is about 1.17GB so... now to burn it and reinstall again, see how it fares.
Home and Home Premium are most closely associated with XP Home, so Business - which is more like XP Pro - is my "ultimate" goal. A nice trim vLite edition of Business that's fast and mean... almost there...
Thanks again, nuhi... simply amazing piece of work you've created...