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#101 ericgl

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Posted 14 March 2022 - 11:03 AM

wimb,
 
According to this guide by Microsoft, you can disable the following services as well:
sc config "DPS" start= disabled
sc config "PimIndexMaintenanceSvc" start= disabled
sc config "SysMain" start= disabled
sc config "WSearch" start= disabled
sc config "wuauserv" start= disabled


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Posted 14 March 2022 - 11:05 AM

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Posted 14 March 2022 - 04:45 PM

wanna check my disabling list and feed me with ur observations?



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Posted 15 March 2022 - 06:54 PM

New version 5.2.3 was released:

 

Mega - MediaFire

 

 

Quote from JFX post:

 

 

Version 5.23 is up and should greatly reduce log file creation / size.

There is also a Services.ini and Tasks.ini showing how to disable or remove services and scheduled task.

 

 

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Posted 16 March 2022 - 07:04 AM

I guess we now have to identify the task and/or service that guarantees the full functioning of the settings panel (the modern one) and/or the control panel (the old one) if we want to do everything from the original wim to the vhd, without pre-customizing it, as we  should be able to post-customize it. sorry about the convoluted way of saying it. and don't forget we'll have to do some further adjustments anyway (svbus and the like), unless anyone sees to it any earlier than the vhd is finally created.



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Posted 18 March 2022 - 08:41 AM

well, I have tried the new version of winntsetup on windows 10, and, I can tell that it works, but the product is no smaller than with the previous edition. the procedure is quicker because it automates what I used to do on an a-priori basis (task and service pruning + zerobyting), and we can say that now we can adjust the txt's in remove to our needs a lot better than before, so the overall effect is that of a sensible improvement. Attaboy jfx and everybody else! higher aims ahead!

 

btw, one more thing, powershell functionality is not worth getting rid of if u think that it is guaranteed by just some hundred megs. me, I have commented it all out on the lists. I remember wimb having a point on this, and I now see that he was right.



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Posted 19 March 2022 - 09:21 AM

another question: can winreducetrusted's custom_command be inserted in miniwin's default subfolder? if it can, shall we make any changes to it?



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Posted 30 March 2022 - 09:59 PM

the file that promises to disable and delete services in the latest version of winntsetup actually ends up doing barely more than half the job, which is finally done by the disableservices.cmd which I posted here weeks ago, together with device remover. I do not know whether the same applies to the file that promises to disable tasks in the same subfolder. 



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Posted 03 April 2022 - 11:08 AM

I saw anyburn advertised in a google current affairs article. Is it of any help 2 us?

 

well, I downloaded and installed anyburn just to check, and ... to the best of my knowledge and belief, I do not think it does any more than we already do with winntsetup or wimboot or msgtoolkit or ntlite or the like; in fact, it seems to do much less.



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Posted 15 April 2022 - 08:26 PM

Well, a couple of days ago I noticed I could print ok but i could not scan at all from my canon aio on a winntsetup-reduced vhd. well, after these 2 days, I realized what was to be done to restore the scanning function:

1) tried scanning from an unreduced vhd - well, it obviously scanned ok

2) with wiaacmgr.exe still open, I ran process explorer and found the necessary dlls 

3) copied the listed files to a directory and then added them to the reduced vhd. 

4) albeit with one error message for the lack of scanning profiles, it finally did scan what it was supposed to.

 

ps: if u edit files in winsxs outside \remove and several files inside \remove (e.g. \windows and \windows\system32) according to the files listed and place !'s accordingly, u will have ur scan work seemlessly, with no error or glitches, which is much cleaner than the above. 

 

pps: and the same goes for any other exe that does not start - attaboy process explorer!!!


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Posted 4 weeks ago

New WinNTSetup v5.2.4 is available:

 

 

WinNTSetup 5.2.4

 

- fixed Regimport did not support multi line binary data with inline comments
- MinWin: added support for Unicode / UTF-8 text files
- MinWin: added support for subfolders
- MinWin: text files can have condition on first line to enable/disable the entire file

 

 

Source: https://msfn.org/boa...comment=1217159

 

Downloads:

 

Mega - MediaFire

 

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Posted 4 weeks ago

well, a slight gain in space and time can be appreciated, but one obviously has to do a bit of editing to keep the reduction tailored to one's own needs. thanks to jfk, wimb and alacrán for all and ... let's not forget process explorer.

 

one "glitch" I have noticed, though. the driver path from the latest run, on the first page at the bottom, is not retained, whereas the last command on the setup page is. I have just noticed that the problem disappears when u deal with the same items. both paths were retained in winntsetup523, no matter on what condition.



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Posted 3 weeks ago

one "glitch" I have noticed, though. the driver path from the latest run, on the first page at the bottom, is not retained, whereas the last command on the setup page is. I have just noticed that the problem disappears when u deal with the same items. both paths were retained in winntsetup523, no matter on what condition.

 

well, actually, the above problem ... has never existed - If u run winntsetup524 for a 2nd time from the same vhd, it will definitely retain the path, we cannot expect it to do the same on a vhd where winntsetup524 has never be run before, so no prob.



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Posted A week ago

well, I have just found out that \windows\servicing and \windows\Systemtemp can be entirely deleted, with no apparent hindrance to the functioning of the system SO FAR - I am obviously alluding to windows11, but I am going to try deleting the earlier subfolder from windows 10 as well and will let u know in a bit.



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Posted A week ago

well, I have just found out that \windows\servicing and \windows\Systemtemp can be entirely deleted, with no apparent hindrance to the functioning of the system SO FAR - I am obviously alluding to windows11, but I am going to try deleting the earlier subfolder from windows 10 as well and will let u know in a bit.

 

I'm not so sure it's a good idea to remove the Windows\Servicing folder.

The TrustedInstaller.exe file is in there, and it's pretty important.



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Posted A week ago

What can u not do without trustedinstaller.exe?




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