Jump to content











Photo
- - - - -

What folders/files are needed in the winsxs folder for a mini windows 10 32-bit?


  • Please log in to reply
3 replies to this topic

#1 gbrao

gbrao

    Frequent Member

  • Advanced user
  • 354 posts
  •  
    India

Posted 02 July 2017 - 01:11 PM

refer :

http://reboot.pro/to...ct-make-mini-7/

http://reboot.pro/to...ct-make-mini-8/

 

In the portable and mini windows created by the above the size of the winsxs folder has been reduced from GBs to approx 110MB (compressed). How does one decide what to retain in that folder?

 

I'm trying to make a compact Win 10 32-bit.  The uncompressed size now is 5.8GB of which 3.4GB is the winsxs folder.

Can someone guide me in reducing the size that folder.

 

Hope @wimb can help out.



#2 gbrao

gbrao

    Frequent Member

  • Advanced user
  • 354 posts
  •  
    India

Posted 02 July 2017 - 06:03 PM

I duplicated what @wimb has done for portable Win7. Succeeded in getting a 2.5GB Win10 - I might be able to trim it further, able to boot from memory and with PAE enabled. Looks like this :

 

 

 

Attached Thumbnails

  • 2017-07-02_232320.jpg


#3 agni

agni

    Frequent Member

  • Tutorial Writer
  • 256 posts
  • Location:Bengaluru (Bangalore)
  •  
    India

Posted 09 July 2017 - 04:25 PM

Nice. How did you decide which files to keep in Winsxs?

 

Did you attempt something similar on Win 7 which has been updated with all the latest hotfixes?



#4 gbrao

gbrao

    Frequent Member

  • Advanced user
  • 354 posts
  •  
    India

Posted 09 July 2017 - 05:39 PM

Nice. How did you decide which files to keep in Winsxs?

 

Did you attempt something similar on Win 7 which has been updated with all the latest hotfixes?

 

 

I only kept the same files as in Compact Win8 by @wimb. But that's not a 'good' way. Since then I used NTLite to create a stripped Win10 x86. Used that to create the mini W10. Manually deleted some files (not in WinSxS).

 

Yes, I have been using Win7 Portable by @wimb for a loooong time. Can't do without it.

See : http://reboot.pro/to...e-4#entry203780






0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users