Windows 7 -- lite version.

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    Windows 7 -- lite version.


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    O_o

    It looks like the "nLite" spirit lives on.

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    It got scary there for a moment when Nuhi stopped updating. nLite was godsend. My XP installation DVD is a mean and lean machine with all updates up until June 2009, many pre-installed software, and reconfigured operating system. Seeing that its successor, vLite, ended its life before Windows 7 was released and Nuhi was not interested in developing any more... the situation for slipstreaming Windows 7 wasn't good.

    But then along came 7Customizer, and Microsoft itself introduced WAIK (with Vista actually, and refurbished in Windows 7). So things are moving on. For my particular needs, it's still a little early to start slipstreaming Windows 7. I like to start doing that more towards the end of the operating system life. But it's good to know others are already fooling around. I don't feel like going through WAIK and a single unifying tool is most welcome. By the time I need it, hopefully all the kinks are dealt with.
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    Be careful with what you strip out.
    If you find your printers not printing or that your visual style doesn't work, it's probably that.
    And that is all I have to say on the topic of not stripping out stuff from the Windows installation.
    Slipstreaming service packs is a good thing, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Elysia View Post
    Be careful with what you strip out.
    If you find your printers not printing or that your visual style doesn't work, it's probably that.
    And that is all I have to say on the topic of not stripping out stuff from the Windows installation.
    Slipstreaming service packs is a good thing, though.
    Not to worry... I only get rid of the stupid stuff nobody I know uses... Speech Recognition, Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player etc.
    Knocks almost a gigabyte off the installer and about 3gb off the actual insallation.

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    Be careful with what you strip out.
    The first rule of a modified source installation is "Check Everything!".

    It goes for simple slipstreaming and integrated hotfixes just as much as it does removing stuff. Look at all the "high-definition" audio drivers that look for those files in the wrong place. The only way to get them to work during installation after integrating the hotfix, instead of installing after the fact, is to modify the setup files for those drivers.

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