[Release] Remove Unneeded Windows Components

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QOS Removal

Post by jessry » Thu Jul 06, 2006 6:17 pm

I would like to request if someone could give the QOS stuff a go at removing, thats the only thing left that i use Nlite for now.
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Post by ENU_user » Thu Jul 06, 2006 7:29 pm

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Unable to get setup to work

Post by ual747-400 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 4:56 pm

I tried a bare bones XPSP2 with no addons. Nothing but SP2 and these files and the setup at the very beginning is telling me the ".sif file is missing componenets" or something similar. [winntdirectories] is missing or something. Any ideas???

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Post by Siginet » Mon Jul 10, 2006 5:35 pm

What are "These" files? If you mean all of the removal addons I am not suprised. You should be careful with removing things and know what you are removing before doing so. As I allways say... use less addons and try to narrow down to the one causeing a problem. That way we can look into the one causeing an issue and see if it can be modified to work.
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remove unneeded componenets.

Post by ual747-400 » Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:38 pm

These files are referring to the component removal files. I am stepping through slowly now incrementally to see what is jamming the install. I can list what components files I am removing if needed.

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Re: Unable to get setup to work

Post by Rudi1 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 2:09 am

ual747-400 wrote:I tried a bare bones XPSP2 with no addons. Nothing but SP2 and these files and the setup at the very beginning is telling me the ".sif file is missing componenets" or something similar. [winntdirectories] is missing or something. Any ideas???
I made a really lots try with this remove addons. Now when the new Integrator 1.3 is out you have this error message,becouse this remove addons must to be fixed .The big problem with remove addons is,becouse you don't know which one made a trouble and you must add it one by one.
I just hope that someone like Zacam take a hands on it and fix it.
Keytotime is made a great work in start with remove addons,but he sad many times that now not have time for it anymore,so we need the other expert to look at it. :rolleyes:

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Post by ENU_user » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:01 am

[winntdirectories] is missing or something. Any ideas???
its caused by delete addons that remove lines in winntdirectories but can sometimes cause problems with integrator
to avoid this problem try EDIT : without those lines marked to b removed
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Remove unneded Networking components??

Post by ual747-400 » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:03 am

Can you explain this? I am unfamiliar with messing with the files directly if that is what you are referring to.

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Post by ENU_user » Tue Jul 11, 2006 11:31 am

I am unfamiliar with messing with the files directly if that is what you are referring to
no :P i explained that some times when using these two it can cause problems
and as a quick fix i give u a link to overview them or use them : these files are the same as in the main post
but modified to avoid the same problem

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Post by Zacam » Tue Jul 11, 2006 6:25 pm

I'm also working my way through each of the removal addons. It's a pain, especially since I insist on testing each and every one of them individually and then collectively. Then I'll have to get into using them in conjunction with update packs.

ENU_user did explain correctly that the problem is being caused by how the original removal addons didn't track that other sections of windows might be dependant on some of the information being removed......like removing the directory delcaration from the TXTSETUP.SIF file that may be needed for other components not releated to what was removed. IMO, removal addons should only remove files (where there is no dependancy on those files outside of the component being removed) or remove/edit sections of INF's releating to the component being removed (subject of course to the same question of dependancy) and where possible such removal should alter the main setup charactaristics of windows setup as minimally as possible.

Removing what _files_ are listed in txtsetup.sif is one thing. Removing directory delcarations is another and the latter should not have been done.

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Post by Rudi1 » Sun Jul 16, 2006 6:13 am

ENU_user wrote:
[winntdirectories] is missing or something. Any ideas???
its caused by delete addons that remove lines in winntdirectories but can sometimes cause problems with integrator
to avoid this problem try EDIT : without thoes lines marked to b removed

File and Transfer Wizard
C60194884AF9F14F7009CA66FF343762


Windows Agent
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sorry to post that,but I have error during install with File and Transfer Wizard and the error is:cannot copy migwiz.exe and some inf files

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Could you make a few more remove program update packs

Post by hyipo » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:24 am

I want you to make a

Workstation Removal Update Pack

, Computer Browser Removal Update Pack

and Distributed File System, or whatever it's called Removal Update Pack Please!

The reason I need to remove Workstation is because it won't start and because of that I have a message coming up each startup saying "At least one driver or service failed to start... or something like that."

I also get errors in my Event Viewer. I tried to disable all 3 but when I restarted the same errors happened again and the services were not disabled. Since the computer won't obey my commands I want those services removed, or at least to disable them without it renabling itself. If I can't do that can I at least keep it from showing up in the Event Logs.

PS: Be easy on my posts. I really need help with the Workstation problem.
If it should not be here move it, but don't delete my post.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Thu Aug 03, 2006 2:40 am

I think you are really mistaken my friend these packs are for removal of the stuff BEFORE windows is installed. It sounds like you are wanting to remove these things post-install. For that you would want something like XPLite.

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No I want to remove them before install

Post by hyipo » Thu Aug 03, 2006 4:33 am

Kelsenellenelvian wrote:I think you are really mistaken my friend these packs are for removal of the stuff BEFORE windows is installed. It sounds like you are wanting to remove these things post-install. For that you would want something like XPLite.
No I want to remove them before install. I use Virtual PC software to test it and that's why I know. I keep testing it till it's perfect until no problems.

So how do I remove the 3 services with the update packs before installation of W2K Adv. Server.

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Post by Kelsenellenelvian » Thu Aug 03, 2006 5:00 am

use nLite then.

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Post by hyipo » Thu Aug 03, 2006 8:06 pm

Kelsenellenelvian wrote:use nLite then.
nLite does not remove the 3 services. I checked it. I would not have post here if I removed the 3 components. Of course you can disable the 3 services but Windows sets it back to default then I get the error message again. That's why I want to remove those 3 services.

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Post by Beachcoma » Thu Aug 03, 2006 9:10 pm

Hi, I've got a little question -- how do I get rid of that damn annoying pop-up that asks me if I want to take a tour of windows xp? I've used the removal add-on (hey, an oxymoron!) for the damned tour, and verified that it is indeed removed, but the pop-up bugs me.

What must I do to get rid of it?

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Post by Beachcoma » Thu Aug 03, 2006 11:57 pm

Yes, I used that. The tour program is gone. But the bloody pop-up from the system tray asking me if I want to "take a tour" isn't. That's what's annoying me.

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Post by marzsyndrome » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:23 am

I'm pretty sure nLite's Regtweaks section has a subsection somewhere where you can disable all the various pop-ups such as low disk space and, indeed, the tour alerts.

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Post by ricktendo64 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 12:48 am

Beachcoma wrote:Yes, I used that. The tour program is gone. But the bloody pop-up from the system tray asking me if I want to "take a tour" isn't. That's what's annoying me.
LOL Same here you gotta keep clicking on it and eventually it will go away

Its like a Phantom, it looks like a exclamation (!) mark or something

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Post by Beachcoma » Fri Aug 04, 2006 1:01 am

I guess it's just one of those things you gotta live with, like the bug in the *.theme file with the hands cursor.

But I remember it disappearing completely when I used nLite a while back. I don't want to use nLite coz it caused a lot of problems for me. I wonder how nLite got rid of it, though.

Edit - I just noticed marzsyndrome's post about the RegTweaks section. Now that's a removal add-on ( :lol: I can't get over that oxymoron) that I would like.

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Post by Rudi1 » Fri Aug 04, 2006 2:46 pm

Try this one modify by ENU_user.I'am try it and have no problems :lol:

http://www.mytempdir.com/846700

MD 05B6511A5B46EDBE7F5927BACBD8490A

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Post by hyipo » Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:41 pm

What about the
Workstation Removal Update Pack

, Computer Browser Removal Update Pack

and Distributed File System, or whatever it's called Removal Update Pack Please!
Please I need to remove, or supress Computer Browser, Distributed File System, Workstation.

Please i'm not trying to be a burden.

You make removal packs for everybody else. I am tired of waiting. I always get treated weirdly in forums everywhere. Why me. What did I do wrong.

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Post by 5eraph » Sun Aug 06, 2006 2:05 am

hyipo wrote:So how do I remove the 3 services with the update packs before installation of W2K Adv. Server.
To the best of my knowledge, the Integrator is currently designed to be used with Windows XP/2003. I'm not sure that these addons will help if you're applying them to a Windows 2000 source as I believe they're meant to be used with Windows XP exclusively.

You may want to ask nuhi on the nLite forum if you want to remove these services from W2K. nLite may currently have better support for your OS, hyipo.

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Post by biatche » Tue Aug 08, 2006 2:35 am

btw, is it still necessary to integrate removals manually -- 1 at a time?

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Post by Rudi1 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 3:31 am

Not anymore with latest version 1.4.1 :lol:

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remove %systemroot%\system32\mui content

Post by Yuki » Sat Aug 19, 2006 2:38 pm

Request to make add-on for the removal it is file, which after installation are placed in %systemroot%\system32\mui !

PS:They indeed are not actually necessary for system without mui installed?

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Post by §©ª®\³t §p¡d³® » Sun Aug 27, 2006 1:09 am

would anyone be interested in making a exe\zip file that contains all these removal items but comes with a selector that u check what u want and it'll extract just those cabs to a folder

this will although make the files size for dl bigger but will keep all the removals files uptodate and will allow to see what all removal cabs are available and its easier than merging the whole lot of them together since the cabs will still be individual

which even though this thread was trying to achieve it seems to have failed as some of the links in the thread are 404 or file doesnt exist

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Getting error in msnmsgs.msi

Post by n3dro » Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:58 pm

I downloaded the windows messenger delete addon and its not working properly. I get an error message saying that install cannot find the file 'msnmsgs.msi'. By clicking the 'cancel' button it ignores the error and everything keeps going. I know there is a updated version but the link for it is dead now. can someone please reupload the working version or PM me. :( :(
Thanx....

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Post by ENU_user » Mon Aug 28, 2006 5:18 pm

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multi processor / hyperthreading problems

Post by zenmachine » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:39 pm

I've tried long and hard to fix this on my own, including a reinstall of windows, but can't seem to sort out multi processor / hyperthreading problems... windows won't recognize my dual core Athlon X2 or enable hyperthreading on my HT-enabled P 4 machine... I suppose I've never had that enabled because I hadn't checked until recently and noticed windows will only show an ACPI Uniprocessor PC
I _am_ using ENU_Drivers**.cab to remove camera/printer/scanner/display drivers... but unless I did something wrong the same thing occured when I reinstalled _without_ integrating that addon...

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multi processor / hyperthreading problems

Post by zenmachine » Mon Sep 04, 2006 12:39 pm

I've tried long and hard to fix this on my own, including a reinstall of windows, but can't seem to sort out multi processor / hyperthreading problems... windows won't recognize my dual core Athlon X2 or enable hyperthreading on my HT-enabled P 4 machine... I suppose I've never had that enabled because I hadn't checked until recently and noticed windows will only show an ACPI Uniprocessor PC
I _am_ using ENU_Drivers**.cab to remove camera/printer/scanner/display drivers... but unless I did something wrong the same thing occured when I reinstalled _without_ integrating that addon...

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Post by ENU_user » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:48 pm

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Post by ENU_user » Mon Sep 04, 2006 2:49 pm

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Post by logitechgamer » Sat Dec 23, 2006 7:18 pm

links down

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Links down or All Removal Packs itself Removed!

Post by Bhishmar » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:36 am

Hi everybody.
None of the download links for the Removal Addon Packs works Now.:x

Can anybody point me to any alternate links.
Or is it that all the Removal packs are removed from distribution :?:
Can any one help?

Thanks & my appreciation for all the forum members, and especially those who made the integrator & addons possible. :)

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Post by Bhishmar » Tue Dec 26, 2006 5:43 am

Hi everybody.
At least somebody can help me with the entries.ini for a simple addon pack to remove LANG? :?:

I know maybe LANG folder can itself be removed from source-CD. But I want to learn it to do the automatic way using an addon with ryanvm-integrator.

I assume for such a thing the addonpack cab need to contain only a single file entries.ini. Can someone post here the contents rather than the download link which does not work now!

Thanks

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Post by MrNxDmX » Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:24 am

I dont have that addon, would have posted the enties if i had it.
I think we can wait one day till they look what happened to links :wink:

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Post by proximous » Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:05 pm

Credit to the author in the code:


Entrie_LANG_REMOVAL.ini

Code: Select all

;Entrie_LANG_REMOVAL.ini
;By Siginet

[general]
builddate=2006/02/13
description=LANG Directory Delete
language=English
title=LANG Directory Removal
version=1.1
website=http://ryanvm.net/msfn

[obsolete_files]
LANG\*

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Post by logitechgamer » Tue Dec 26, 2006 2:10 pm

All the links are down if someone has these could you rar them all together and upload it on rapidshare or any other upload site also how do i integrate 80% of these and rvm update pack do i have to integrate the update pack first and then keep integrating each addon pack cause that will take me a while

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Post by Bhishmar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 1:45 am

Hi every body
After reviewing the full thread, I realized the original author KTT has long left updating them. Some others have picked up and updated here and there. But nobody has consolidated. I do not know what happened to Zacams effort,which was mentioned here some time past!. Now none of the original links as well as those posted by corrected version by ENU_user (or others) work. :x

I think it is better some expert here take the initiative & re-consolidate these removal addons, atleast limiting to the safe ones and the more useful ones interms of space saving etc. (of course considering the changes in the integrator, from the time these addons were initially designed).


Btw can ENU_User share his updated addon for Tour Removal, or whoever has that version? Also the Help-Delete-Addon

Thanks & Cheers. :)

edit: Thnks to proximous & MrNxDmX for your responses.

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Post by Zacam » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:57 pm

I am still actually intending on working on these. Life is a little complicated with two jobs right now, but I have not forgotten.

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Post by Bhishmar » Wed Dec 27, 2006 10:35 pm

Hi Zacam Thanks.

But I just hit on another thread by vier :D : Delete/Restauration Unneeded Windows Components

It also addresses most of the Removal addons here. Vier's thread is not very long & the English is poor (no offence to vier), but i think the stuff seems to be better, and using the new & advanced features of RVM-Integrator ver > 1.3. At least I saw one post from Siginet commending it.

Zacam (or any other expert) have you seen/ reviewed this? :?:

I just want to know how these removal addons compare with those from KTT here.

Thanks & regards

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Post by Zacam » Wed Dec 27, 2006 11:31 pm

I personally would go with the post 1.3 for simplicity and efficiency since 1.3 introduced a lot more flexibility in the functionality. I'm working out some 1.4's at the moment, but I'm not releasing until they go through extensive alpha testing and then I'll make available for dedicated beta and then final releases.

Most of the process will be taken up with the alpha testing since I have to run various systems through various tasks repetitively to make sure it's only doing what it's intended to do.

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Post by Rudi1 » Fri Dec 29, 2006 11:12 am

Zacam wrote:I personally would go with the post 1.3 for simplicity and efficiency since 1.3 introduced a lot more flexibility in the functionality. I'm working out some 1.4's at the moment, but I'm not releasing until they go through extensive alpha testing and then I'll make available for dedicated beta and then final releases.

Most of the process will be taken up with the alpha testing since I have to run various systems through various tasks repetitively to make sure it's only doing what it's intended to do.
I know that you are really busy Zacam,but I'am wait for this your release a really long time :?

also I like to wish you all the best in year 2007,also the same for the all members here! :lol:

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Post by Bhishmar » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:27 pm

Can somebody clarify the functionality of
[oboslete_entries] in Entries_.ini file?

It looks like all the corresponding entries in dosnet.inf & txtsetup.sif is removed, while retaining (NOT deleting) the files as such in i386.
Can some expert confirm?

Vier seems to use these extensively in his removal addons, even though these are not documented by siginet/ryanvm anywhere, atleast i could not find anywhere. Can someone point to good documentation regarding entries.ini?

regards

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Post by 5eraph » Sat Dec 30, 2006 11:42 pm

I'm sure you've seen Siginet's sticky thread for Defining Entries.ini. It's currently the only known reference.

You are correct. Information about [obsolete_entries] and other sections is currently missing.

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Post by Bhishmar » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:32 am

ENU_user wrote:it has "updatepack" name in it so you can use it as an updatepack to enable driver cab to expand and remove files from it
or you can use it as a simple "Addon" when integrating an updatepack.
I have some questions on these Driver removal Packs.
1. Are they compatible with the latest updatepacks & integrator?
2. Does the printer driver completely remove all existing printer drivers from driver/sp2.cab, or they leave some minimal drivers there?
3. If I slipstream latest BST driverpack, after this removal, will I get any errors?
4. Are these breaking anything currently? I want some user feedback also?
Thanks..

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