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#1 sara - pmedia

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Posted 08 December 2010 - 09:01 PM

Once I read somewhere that someone explains how to reduce the size of the windows7 folder to Less than 4gb.
Since I can not find the guide.

He was not talking about using vlite But on deleting unnecessary files... Mostly he talked about a significant reduction of the folder winsxs (in My case its 5+gb)

completely Delete is impossible but he checked and found a list of only necessary files and reduced the size to 200mb

Does anyone know maybe a possibility for this?

#2 mateuszek

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 10:55 AM

would like to know too...

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:10 PM

From making portable Windows 7 PE with size of only about 300 MB, we know that essential winsxs files are

\windows\winsxs\filemaps\$$.cdf-ms

\windows\winsxs\filemaps\$$_system32_21f9a9c4a2f8b514.cdf-ms

\windows\winsxs\filemaps\program_files_internet_explorer_*.cdf-ms

\Windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.vc80.crt*

\Windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.vc90.crt*

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.common-controls_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.i..utomation.proxystub_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.isolationautomation_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.systemcompatible_*.manifest

\windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft-windows-servicingstack*

\Windows\winsxs\manifests\*_microsoft.windows.fusion*

\Windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.vc80.crt*\*.*

\Windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.vc90.crt*\*.*

\windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.windows.c..-controls.resources_*\*.*

\windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.windows.common-controls_*\*.*

\windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.windows.gdiplus_*\*.*

\windows\winsxs\*_microsoft.windows.isolationautomation*\*.*

\windows\winsxs\*_microsoft-windows-servicingstack*\*.*

You could use this list as filter and see if it works for real Windows 7
I have never done it, but it might work quite well

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 04:25 PM

:lol: I think you should look in the same place (last post by me) or to save yourself time, do NOT search for what "Tiny7" did to shrink win7 :lol:

What place ?
Can you give reference link ?

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:04 PM

edit: i might have read wrong... (if you guys are talking about PE)

#6 Bhushan

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:57 PM

I think its not possible. if u want to do this change in install.wim file because win 7 installation is extraction of install.wim file. this file is compressed.

Edited by Bhushan, 09 December 2010 - 07:19 PM.


#7 sara - pmedia

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:38 PM

Thanks "tiny win7" looks great ...
I really hope that it will support usb booting
I mean to use it with pwboot or vhd .....
1.75 gb will be great!

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Posted 10 December 2010 - 12:45 PM

whoever that person is, surely went too far at the cost of features, i could only reach to 2.8x GB (with app combinations)




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