So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?

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So is there still no means of 'stripping' down Windows 7?

Post by marzsyndrome » Sun Oct 03, 2010 2:36 pm

nuhi's disappeared, so no 7Lite by the looks of things. LitePC appear to have gone quiet for years on end and haven't even done anything for Vista, come to think of it.

Mind you, I'm not sure how difficult it usually is to edit a massive wim file. However it's done, I just don't wish to sacrifice 10Gb or whatever to the OS alone should I do move on to 7. There has to be *some* useless components I can happily live without. My XP directory is still under 2Gb and I'll be happy if it's somehow possible to get 7 under, oooh, let's say 5Gb? :)

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Post by newsposter » Sun Oct 03, 2010 5:34 pm

It's called windows starter edition.

Otherwise, you can play with rt7lite

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Post by marzsyndrome » Sun Oct 03, 2010 6:12 pm

Oooooh neato! Thanks for the heads-up!


EDIT: Wait, you can't use XP with the program? How is one supposed to build a lite ISO then?

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Post by newsposter » Sun Oct 03, 2010 8:46 pm

How much hand-wringing are you going to do to 'save' 5 GB when 500 Gb drives cost U$50-?

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Post by crashfly » Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:57 pm

The best you are probably going to get for updating and removing stuff is the Windows 7 Toolkit.
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Post by marzsyndrome » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:00 pm

According to that site that will also only run under 7 (and possibly Vista).

So I take it there's no real way of slimming down a 7 image from an XP host? :rolleyes:

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:02 pm

yup there sure is!

Install vmware\install Windows 7 on it.

THEN make your image...

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Post by user_hidden » Sun Oct 10, 2010 8:34 am

you can install DISM and imagex on XP

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Post by crashfly » Sun Oct 10, 2010 3:03 pm

marzsyndrome wrote:According to that site that will also only run under 7 (and possibly Vista).

So I take it there's no real way of slimming down a 7 image from an XP host? :rolleyes:
The reasons for this is that XP does *not* have native support for WIM images. I think Vista does, so anything Vista and above should natively be able to run those programs that require WIM support.

As previously mentioned, you can install DISM and imagex support on XP, however I do not know how well the WIM support is on XP.
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Post by marzsyndrome » Mon Oct 11, 2010 1:25 pm

crashfly wrote:
marzsyndrome wrote:According to that site that will also only run under 7 (and possibly Vista).

So I take it there's no real way of slimming down a 7 image from an XP host? :rolleyes:
The reasons for this is that XP does *not* have native support for WIM images.
Heh, pretty ironic that - seeing as 7-Zip can seemingly read and create WIM images just dandy under XP. But I guess that doesn't really "count". ;)

Still, thanks for all the advice.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Mon Oct 11, 2010 9:05 pm

WTF is your problem?

And afaik 7zip CANNOT MAKE wim files...

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Post by crashfly » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:38 pm

Kelsenellenelvian wrote:And afaik 7zip CANNOT MAKE wim files...
To backup Kelsenellenelvian's assertion, this following quote is straight from the front page of http://www.7-zip.org:
Supported formats:
* Packing / unpacking: 7z, ZIP, GZIP, BZIP2 and TAR
* Unpacking only: ARJ, CAB, CHM, CPIO, DEB, DMG, HFS, ISO, LZH, LZMA, MSI, NSIS, RAR, RPM, UDF, WIM, XAR and Z.
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