Well.. because the idea is to actually build a huge DVD in the first place!
Most of the space is filled with big sized freeware apps like OpenOffice, Java and many others.
Also worth mentioning that the full collection of driverpacks was also bundled inside.
I will upload the full project and make it available on the download center, just add this server to your list:xp.winbuilder.net
I tried removing the big sized apps but this "lite" version is still sized in roughly ~150Mb - do you want me to upload it as well?
version 1 built a good xp operating system in vmware 5.5. two problems. 1st nlite preferences to desktop not established, 2nd addon programs not installed. downloaded new version last night. starting build this morning. will check out when i get back home. also, since you are using multiboot menu, i have several images like spinrite, hdd regenerator, xp recovery console, and others that could be added to dvd and menu.