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 PostPost subject: vista sub-550mb :) with aero        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:20 am 
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okay so heres the deal - have been working on vista recently and have managed to squeeze the bloated git down to 543mb.
the problem is now when i work on the .wim files i remove content yet the .install.wim file increases. i removed 400mb from the file yet it increased by 20 how and why does it do this? i could make vista micro if i could work this out!


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 PostPost subject: well        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 8:41 am 
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It is probably like an Access database, where deleting stuff doesn't actually delete it, but rather marks it as deleted (you can't resize/reorganize the database while you are working on it). There is probably a function like compact/repair for wim files.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:28 am 
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The size gets bigger after you do imagex /unmount /commit?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 5:20 pm 
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yup thats the one - i stripped out 400 mb :o and it still got bigger :?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 9:44 pm 
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you must rebuild the wim-image to get it smaller.

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 10:18 pm 
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i have tried the above - building an image from the mounted image - get an error everytime!
i did though copy the mounted folder and then create an image but it was still bigger than the original!!


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Sun May 27, 2007 10:25 am 
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Try Using V-Lite.


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 PostPost subject: vlite.        Posted: Mon Jan 28, 2008 3:47 am 
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Yes, vlite is the only option. After removing stuff an making your tweaks to the wim, it asks to apply "on the fly" ( writing changes only into the xml file ) or to rebuild the thing.

By rebuilding you can get a CD-sized Vista Disk with no problems.

Trouble begins when you substracted something that you will later need, because there is no way to bring it back.

To "vliten" a Vista is a horror and be prepared to burn several isos, and re-install Vista on a regular base.

Better off with VPC or Vmware to test this all.


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2008 5:37 pm 
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Could someone PM me or add me: livelonger87@hotmail.com
And teach me how to do this kind of stuff?


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Fri Feb 01, 2008 5:53 am 
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yup thats the one - i stripped out 400 mb and it still got bigger


.. did not re-build the image.
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imagex /?
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& btw, it will not do vlite's job. :lol:


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:44 pm 
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543Mb is the smallest modded Vista I have seen so far, I think the smallest before this one was near 700Mb called Vista Lite... would be interesting to see how it performed if you manage to fix the size issue


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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:03 pm 
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next vLite version allows you to remove a lot more (16 bit support, dump creation and so on). Perhaps you can get it smaller

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 PostPost subject:        Posted: Wed Jul 23, 2008 2:02 pm 
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Indeed it will, but it'll make a completely crippled Vista. An XP of the same size would have so much more functionality.

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