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#576 wimb

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Posted A day ago

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Your Settings should work for booting with Grub4dos your Expandable 3.9 GB from RAMDISK and using SVBus driver.

 

Try again ....



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Posted A day ago

But I will apreciate a lot if you can include WOF_Compress_x86.au3 in the WOF_Compress download as you used to do, (I can make the WOF_Compress_x86.exe in AutoIt and add it to my AV exclusion list).

 

 

Done  :)

 

Download: WOF_Compress-42


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Posted A day ago

The System Info Panel can be changed only by changing the Program code.
So if we agree some item must be added or removed then this can be achieved easily by me, but not by the user ....

So, my next proposals are advancedsystemproperties and/or the main window that would normally appear by clicking "system" in the control panel.

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Posted A day ago

So, my next proposals are advancedsystemproperties and/or the main window that would normally appear by clicking "system" in the control panel.

 

Sure that one is too much hidden since Windows 11

 

I will add that option and also Advanced Settings to switch on/off Network Adapter .....


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Posted A day ago

Update VHD_WIMBOOT_Trusted-63

 

Download:  VHD_WIMBOOT_Trusted-63

 

Download File E = Encrypted PassWord = bootwimb

 

System Info Panel

- Added Button Advanced - Advanced System Settings - sysdm.cpl

- Added Button Network - Switch On / Off Network Adapter - ncpa.cpl

 

VHD_WIMBOOT_2021-10-25_145813.jpg


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Posted A day ago

attaboy wimb!!!! do u think this facility of urs (System Info Panel) will open new vhd reduction breakthrus, ones which would result from further and wider brute-force deletions, for instance?

 

btw, I checked the updates of all of ur software and ... judging from the omnipresent system info panel, I can really say that u have killed ... 2 and a half birds with one stone!!!



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Posted A day ago

attaboy wimb!!!! do u think this facility of urs (System Info Panel) will open new vhd reduction breakthrus, ones which would result from further and wider brute-force deletions, for instance?

 

 

In any case the System Info Panel makes it easier to analyse the Windows System.

 

I think that further reduction of Mini 10/11 x64 Windows to get UsedSize far below 2 GB is Not so useful,

since for sure you will miss too much functionality.

The present reduction as achieved by Win_Reduce_Trusted is about optimal I think.


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Posted A day ago

too much functionality even in the light of what u have already added or will add in the system info panel? if we cover almost all functional apps in here, what will we need the windows settings panel for?

 

as for my comic remark at the outset, I don't think I have made myself understood, in that by 2 and a half I meant that u have at least 3 info panels (1 in vhd_wimboot, 1 in win_reduce and 1 in sv_bus_inst) but the only one that is fully "updated" is the first of the 3. 



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Posted A day ago

IMHO, I think System_Info program is a very good tool, and perhaps it is better to update its panel and use it alone (on x86 and x64 OSs or PEs) as a separate tool when required.

 

It seems to me this way there is only one program that require to update the panel, as really I don't see the need to have the same extra panel on every one of the programs.

 

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Posted A day ago

excellent answer - 1 is enough, and it might as well be used in conjunction with whatever wimbapp

 

btw, I got another one for wimb:

 

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Posted 21 hours ago

IMHO, I think System_Info program is a very good tool, and perhaps it is better to update its panel and use it alone (on x86 and x64 OSs or PEs) as a separate tool when required.

 

It seems to me this way there is only one program that require to update the panel, as really I don't see the need to have the same extra panel on every one of the programs.

 

 

I agree and will make appropriate changes  :)


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Posted 19 hours ago

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Your Settings should work for booting with Grub4dos your Expandable 3.9 GB from RAMDISK and using SVBus driver.

 

Try again ....

 

I did something diffirent in WinNTSetup - Tweaks  MergeIDE i marked that options. after that i got diffirent bluescreen error. That absolutely what happens to me :D:D. Guys really what should i do, to make expand 3.9 gb  rambot? i followed all the things in pdf. Any help with it? or can you guys upload your captured win 10x64 wim file that i can apply to expand rambot. Or is there any video tutorial just for expand rambot 3.x gb.

Any help would be gratefulness. Thanks :)

 

 

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Posted 11 hours ago

I did something diffirent in WinNTSetup - Tweaks  MergeIDE i marked that options. after that i got diffirent bluescreen error. That absolutely what happens to me :D:D. Guys really what should i do, to make expand 3.9 gb  rambot? i followed all the things in pdf. Any help with it? or can you guys upload your captured win 10x64 wim file that i can apply to expand rambot. Or is there any video tutorial just for expand rambot 3.x gb.

Any help would be gratefulness. Thanks :)

 

 

You are using WIMBOOT mode and has a USB-Stick, which is rather slow as compared to Portable USB SSD.

In case of WIMBOOT the very fast RAMDISK with VHD must get the real file data from the WIM file on the slow USB-Stick. That might fail.

 

What you can do is use faster USB device e.g. Samsung T5 Portable SSD.

 

And you can use first Win_Reduce_Trusted and after that Capture and Apply in Compact LZX mode

so that the Windows UsedSize is about 2 GB and fits in the 3.9 GB Expandable VHD.

The Compact LZX VHD in RAMDISK does Not need any data from USB and that might help.



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Posted 9 hours ago

Update VHD_WIMBOOT_Trusted-63 and Win_Reduce_Trusted-45  and SVBus_INST_Trusted-20  and  WOF_Compress-42

 

Download:  from wimb GitHub  -   VHD_WIMBOOT_Trusted-63  and  WOF_Compress-42

 

Download File E = Encrypted PassWord = bootwimb

 

Manual:   VHD_WIMBOOT.pdf

 

Always Shut-Off AntVirus Software and Disable Windows Defender when working with signed SVBus driver !!
otherwise wimlib and Boot errors will occur .....

 

- Removed System Info Panel in all programs - Instead System_Info program will be adjusted (but not yet available ....)

 

- VHD_WIMBOOT - New created VHD FileName contains  Apply Mode Tag

  Tag in VHD FileName according as proposed by alacran e.g. WB for WimBoot and C4, C8, C16 and LZX for Compact Mode

 

- Previous version Uploaded for Win_Reduce_Trusted-45  and  SVBus_INST_Trusted-20 (no changes)

 

- Previous version Uploaded for WOF_Compress-42 -but includes now WOF_Compress_x86.au3 source file asked for by alacran

 

- Download: USB_FORMAT-62 and UEFI_MULTI-62 Updated with UEFI Grub4dos - grub4dos-for_UEFI-2021-10-21.7z  (see here)

  No changes in addon files for version 62


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Posted 7 hours ago

@ wimb

 

Thanks my friend.

 

As I always make very little adjusments to some of the the File_Lists for Win_Reduce to fit better my preferences keeping certain additional files. I usually check their dates first to see if there has being any update/change on them, and I noticed the remove_sub_DriverStore.txt dated 2021-10-12 from the v4.6 (now discontinued) had a little different content than the same file on current v4.5

 

I really don't know if this info may be useful for you or not, but just in case I'm going to quote here the remove_sub_DriverStore.txt dated 2021-10-12 from the v4.6:

 

 

; Adjust to your needs - Only rules with leading backslash and trailing * are used - Wildcards like * and ? are Not allowed inside Folder Names
;
\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\nv_dispi.inf_amd64_*
\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\helloface.inf_amd64_*
\Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\igdlh64.inf_amd64_*
; \Windows\System32\DriverStore\FileRepository\3ware.inf_amd64_*
;

 

You will decide which one is the good one.

 

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Posted 7 hours ago

As I always make very little adjusments to some of the the File_Lists for Win_Reduce to fit better my preferences keeping certain additional files. I usually check their dates first to see if there has being any update/change on them, and I noticed the remove_sub_DriverStore.txt dated 2021-10-12 from the v4.6 (now discontinued) had a little different content than the same file on current v4.5

 

I really don't know if this info may be useful for you or not, but just in case I'm going to quote here the remove_sub_DriverStore.txt dated 2021-10-12 from the v4.6:

 

 

You will decide which one is the good one.

 

 

Thanks, indeed that file remove_sub_DriverStore.txt I have lost from version 4.6

The modification serves to get rid of of the huge Intel Graphics driver folder.

 

Do you know what I can add as line to remove the AMD ATI Graphics Driver folder ? Then I will Add it to the list as well.

 

In the Reduced Windows we prefer to use Microsoft Basic Display driver instead of NVIDIA, Intel or AMD Graphics Driver folder, which saves a lot of space.

 

What else modifications do you make in Win_Reduce_Trusted files ?


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Posted 6 hours ago

excuse me, would microsoft basic display driver change video quality and/or speed relative to the nvidia driver? if it would, what would the loss be?



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Posted 6 hours ago

excuse me, would microsoft basic display driver change video quality and/or speed relative to the nvidia driver? if it does, what is the loss?

 

For Mini 10 / 11 Microsoft Basic Display Driver is good enough. NVIDIA I use in my Full 10/11 x64 OS.

For Mini the Size is what matters and NVIDIA and Intel Graphics Driver folders are very large ....

 

Does anybody know what is the foldername for AMD Graphics Driver folder ?



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Posted 6 hours ago

1- Thanks, indeed that file remove_sub_DriverStore.txt I have lost from version 4.6

The modification serves to get rid of of the huge Intel Graphics driver folder.

 

2- Do you know what I can add as line to remove the AMD ATI Graphics Driver folder ? Then I will Add it to the list as well.

 

3- In the Reduced Windows we prefer to use Microsoft Basic Display driver instead of NVIDIA, Intel or AMD Graphics Driver folder, which saves a lot of space.

 

4- What else modifications do you make in Win_Reduce_Trusted files ?

 

1 - No problem, it is my pleasure if it was helpful. I thought it was very possible you didn't keep it, it has happened to me many times.

 

2 - Good, it is also a good addition.

 

3 - Yes, I'm aware of that, and in fact since I create my very first VHD for a future Mini-XXX.vhd, I use only Microsoft Basic Display driver, as you recommended long time ago, since the Mini-XP.vhd (don't remember the name you used for it).

 

4 - Nothing really for general use, usually things related to the MUI lang files, as the 10 es_MX requires es-ES and also es_MX files, and I prefer to add manually the respective lines on keep_SysWOW64.txt (even if I know you take care of this), just in case, as it requires very little work from my part.

 

For now I was working in a new updated version of Clean_All.bat, to be used when Filedisk booting from a flat Win10XPE_x64.vhd with the intention to get rid of all *.log and *.etl files (not the same as when booting from a Mini-OS.vhd) created every boot, acumulating about 30+ MB each boot, but taking care to not damage any critical files that may affect the bootability of the VHD.  I will share it latter because it is located into another PC, not in this one.

 

EDIT: For more info about Clean_All.bat and download, please see this post.

 

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Posted 5 hours ago

since I do not make any difference between mini and maxi, I try using everything I need for daily use in the miniest possible, I would like to know whether the loss of using basic driver vs nvidia driver is enormous or slight. I use my smallest vhd for everything, it is my regular system, and believe it or not it is the best solution even for those who have a lotta space on the drive or in ram. the only doubt I have is whether playing with basic driver or keep the nvidia driver. 

 

as for amd, if i am not mistaken, it is in file repository inside \windows\system32\driverstore, and it is the largest folder of those starting with "amd". I think it is the bulkiest.



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Posted 4 hours ago

well, folks, I did try the basic display adapter instead of the nvidia one, and ... never again!!!



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Posted An hour ago

For more info about Clean_All.bat and download, please see this post.

 

It is neccessary to make clear Clean_All.bat is intended to be used only when we boot as Filedisk from a Win10XPE_x64 flat (uncompressed, Compact or Wimboot mode) installed on a VHD.

 

This file is not the same and DO NOT replace the file \Win_Reduce_Trusted\Win_reduce\Add_to_UserPath\Documents\Utilities\Clean_All-Full.cmd wich is intended to be used into our Mini-XXX.vhd, and is offered as an option in the program Win_Reduce_Trusted made by wimb.

 

So both files are not interchangeable by design.

 

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