This project reduces longhorn 6.0.3718.0 to its 'fundamentals' using some less documented registry settings and component removal scripts in the FLP (for Legacy PCs) tradition. All changes, extras, and tweaks are fully integrated including wmp9 -> wmp10.
The txtsetup based setup has been converted to a wim based install. using longhorn build 4015 and ximage 4007.
Here are screen shots of setup and first boot from early test versions...
I like the simple percentage full bars from build 3718, the basic lime green looks frightfully cool and doesn't tax the system much.
Attached screenshots picture the added Panther setup in progess (last shot), an offline inspection of the setup logs from winpe (1st shot), and the first boot desktop...