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VHD_W8_Compact - Program to make Mini 8

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    Submitted Apr 25 2013 08:30 AM

VHD_W8_Compact - Program to make Mini 8


VHD_W8_Compact - Program to make Mini 8

Download and Run VHD_W8C_55.exe and Extract to simple path
In Win 7/8 OS Set User Account Control Off and Reboot

VHD_W8_Compact.exe - Make Mini 8 in 2.5 GB VHD booting from USB or HDD
x64 version needs 3.5 GB VHD because of extra 1 GB SysWOW64 folder.

Build-in Defraggler useful to Defrag files in Compact VHD

Source is Windows 8 fresh installed on local partition - Size 10 GB for 32-bits Enterprise Evaluation Or 20 GB for x64 Professional.


Source preparation:
Win8 x64 ISO Or Win8 32-bits Enterprise Evaluation ISO file can be used

Boot with Windows 7/8 or 7 PE and then use WinNTSetup2 to Install Windows 8 on local partition.
Win 8 Setup ISO file was mounted via R-mouse in ImDisk Virtual drive
In WinNTSetup2 - Tweaks - Select all System Tweaks so that UAC is off etc.

After booting with Windows 8 then Check to have Switched Off :
UAC + Defender + pagefile + System Restore + Hibernate + Windows Update + Action Center settings Disable ALL options
Hibernate OFF is needed via cmd window with

powercfg -h OFF