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    Usng nlite, winlogin and EWF, I've managed to get my system stable with no pagefile or hyberfil.sys. The OS image is almost 1G though.
    I read some people had really small images. How did you pull this off?
    I see almost 300megs of dll and exe files in the windows system32 folder. Is there anything there that can be safely removed?

    Can anybody provide some insight?

    Thanks

  • #2
    I just went real quick through the wizard and removed as much as I could. One thing I removed was network drivers since I then installed the VIA driver update anyways. Try doing that. Just remove as many drivers as possible, plus read through the nLite forums (I found a few things in there), and don't forget OEMBIOS after the minlogon mod. I also removed all the languages besides english. My system is 830 with the hibernation file and no pagefile. I could do more, I'm sure, but I don't really need to at this point.
    EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

    Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
    Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
    OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
    Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
    BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
    VoomPC 2

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    • #3
      Ya I did all that. 830 with a hibernation file is about the same size that I'm down to.
      I read some guy had his install down to 380mb. That's a BIG difference. Add a hibernation file and your still around 500-600 megs. I wonder how he/she got rid of a whole 200 more megs.

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      • #4
        Is this so winxp will run faster? Or are you trying to boot off of a digital media card (or some other low space media)?
        http://www.cardomain.com/id/seanklsc

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        • #5
          Oh, I forgot to mention that my hibernation file is for a 512mb ram system, so my install is about the same. 830mb total - 447mb hiberfil.sys = 383mb XP. So I could potentially run it off a 512MB card if I decide not to use hibernation, but I already bought the 1GB card anyway.
          EWF, HORM, MinLogon on XP.

          Zotac ION Atom N330, 2GB low-profile RAM, M3-ATX
          Win Embedded Std 2011 RC
          OCZ Vertex Turbo 30GB SSD
          Lilliput 629 Transflective, WRX Screen Mount
          BlueSoleil BT, i-Blue GM-2 GPS, DirectedHD Radio, Andrea Mic
          VoomPC 2

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          • #6
            I'm trying to run off a compact flash card.
            Sfiorito. Can you provide some more info on how you got it that small? My xp install is around 500megs. Did you just use the nLite "lite" preset and remove network drivers?
            Did you delete anything after the install? I must be missing something big here. About 200megs big!

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            • #7
              My nLite XPSP2 install was ~380-400MB stock w/o a hiberfile. With a bit more after install tweaking, I'm sure it could be made smaller -- it just depends on what system interfaces and services you need and/or expect to work.

              Here's my settings.ini file from nLite.
              Code:
              [Main]
              Version = 0.99.4 beta 2
              Framework = 1.1.4322.2032
              Target = Windows XP Professional SP2 - build 2180
              
              [Pages]
              Service Pack Integration
              Components Removal
              Unattended Setup
              Options
              Bootable ISO Image
              
              [Components]
              Accessibility Options
              Briefcase
              Calculator
              Charmap
              Defragmenter
              Games
              Internet Games
              Pinball
              Screensavers
              Wordpad
              Battery
              Bluetooth Support
              Cameras and Camcorders
              Display Adapters
              Toshiba DVD decoder card
              Firewire (1394)
              IBM Thinkpad
              InfraRed
              ISDN
              Modems
              MultiFunctional
              Multi-port serial adapters
              Portable Audio
              Printers
              Scanners
              SCSI
              Smartcards
              Wireless Ethernet (WLAN)
              Communication tools
              FrontPage Extensions
              Internet Information Services
              NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol
              Internet Printing
              Windows Messenger
              MSN Explorer
              Netmeeting
              Network Monitor
              NetShell Cmd-Tool
              Client for Netware Networks
              Outlook Express
              Peer-to-Peer
              Synchronization Manager
              Tcp/Ip Version 6
              Web Folders
              Arabic
              Baltic
              Central Europe
              Chinese Simplified
              Chinese Traditional
              Cyrillic
              Georgian
              Greek
              Hebrew
              Indian
              Japanese
              Korean
              Thai
              Turkish
              Vietnamese
              Multilanguage Support (LANG dir)
              Service Pack Messages
              Images and Backgrounds
              Luna Theme
              Media Center
              Mouse Cursors
              Movie Maker
              Music Samples
              Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
              Paint
              MIDI audio support
              Speech Support
              Tablet PC
              Windows Sounds
              Windows Media Player
              Administrator VB scripts
              Disk Cleanup
              DR Watson
              File and Settings Wizard
              Framework
              Help
              Manual Install and Upgrade
              MS Agent
              Out of Box Experience
              Search Assistant
              Security Center
              Shell Media Handler
              Task Scheduler
              Tour
              Web View
              Alerter
              Application Layer Gateway
              ClipBook
              CTF Loader
              Distributed Link Tracking Client
              Error Reporting
              Fax Services
              Imapi
              Indexing Service
              Messenger
              Performance Logs and Alerts
              Remote Registry
              Removable Storage
              Secondary Logon
              SNMP
              TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
              Service Advertising Protocol
              System Restore
              Telnet Server
              Terminal Services
              Uninterruptible Power Supply
              Universal Plug and Play
              Volume Shadow Copy
              WebClient
              Windows Time
              Wireless Zero Configuration
              docs
              support
              valueadd
              
              [KeepFiles]
              msconfig.exe
              scrnsave.scr
              
              [RemoveFiles]
              
              [Options]
              ProfilesDir = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings"
              isomaker = -volid "WinLite" -allow-multidot -relaxed-filenames -allow-leading-dots -N -l -d -D -joliet-long -duplicates-once -no-emul-boot -b boot.bin -hide boot.bin -hide boot.catalog
              2004 4runner

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              • #8
                Any idea which component is needed for OLE database support? My last attempt killed FrodoPlayer and centrafuse.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by knubile
                  Ya I did all that. 830 with a hibernation file is about the same size that I'm down to.
                  I read some guy had his install down to 380mb. That's a BIG difference. Add a hibernation file and your still around 500-600 megs. I wonder how he/she got rid of a whole 200 more megs.
                  That guy is probably me. Indeed, diference is hiberfill.sys as I do not use hibernation, so I could get rid of it. However, my curent WinXP is 280 MB not 380 MB With IE and .NET only.

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                  • #10
                    280! I don't have a hibernate file or pagefile and I'm down to under 400. How are you down to 280?
                    Details man. Details!!

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                    • #11
                      Damn 280 ... nice! Details?
                      2004 4runner

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by knubile
                        280! I don't have a hibernate file or pagefile and I'm down to under 400. How are you down to 280?
                        Details man. Details!!
                        as he said details plz

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                        • #13
                          I want details too, lol.

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                          • #14
                            me three full details!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by mpattonm
                              That guy is probably me. Indeed, diference is hiberfill.sys as I do not use hibernation, so I could get rid of it. However, my curent WinXP is 280 MB not 380 MB With IE and .NET only.
                              come on man post some details,ini file,something
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