,Please consider this project as Terminated/Concluded unless of course someone else would like to to continue with its production.
I have decided that it is a project or idea that is taking me away from the initial idea or concept that it was originally designed for.
1) For my own particular situation or needs, to shrink or reduce XP Home to a footprint of circa 212Mb was just too small, adding further third party programs like freeware AntiVir & AVG & Anti-malware programs, & in conjunction with backup software etc was proving difficult with files needing to be reinstalled making the project very specific, which is not what I originally intended!
Also with the introduction of larger hard drives, making XP the smallest it can be at the cost of functionality is not the path I want to tread.
2) I do not have the necessary skill to make XP very small & keep functionalality sorry!
My intention is to go back to the beginning and start again with a larger footprint & work on a parallel installation so it will not be defined as a project any more. My intention is to make it as easy as possible to undertake so it will be applicable to a wider audience, I will also be working on this idea offline. If I manage to pull it off at a reasonable level I will produce a tutorial if users want it?
I have deleted a lot of my posts in an attempt to reduce the size of this post it is afterall 9 Pages long Yikes! (now reduced to 6 pages)
Regards & Respect,