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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Kaio777 in All-In-One Integrator   
    Introduction
    The 'All-In-One Integrator' is one of the most important tools available in Windows 7 Toolkit, this is the tool which lets you integrate everything into your image such as Updates, Drivers, Wallpapers, Tweaks, Gadgets, etc... but it also lets your remove things too, so lets get started...
    Selecting your image
    When you first load the 'AIO Integrator' you will be asked which image you wish you use, if the list it empty, click 'Browse' and select your extract ISO or select the install.wim directly. Once done you should see a list of images, you can either double click an item or press select.
    TIP: You can hold ctrl or shift to select more than one image, once done press 'Select'.

    Select your preset
    If you have used this tool before then you will be greeted by a list of things you have previously done, you can simply select a previous tasks and click 'Load Preset' or if you want to start fresh and do something different then press 'Skip (No Preset)'.

    ---Basic---
    This tab has all the most important tools, to get the most basic jobs done such as integrate updates and drivers. I recommend beginners or new users to stick to this tab.
    Basic: Addons
    Addons are pre-installed programs which have been created by other users (usually *reaper*), they have the file extension *.WA, I would probably say programs such as crap cleaner and flash are the most common.
    If you have any addons then press 'Add Addons' at the top or the green '+' button on the left to add them to this list.

    Basic: Drivers
    Drivers are what make your devices and hardware work, sometimes its easy just to them them already installed after you have installed Windows. If you want to add some you just have to press 'Add Drivers' and browse to the folder which contains your drivers (*.inf files).
    You may notice that not all of them get added, this is because W7T does not include duplicate drivers with the same MD5 files and not all *.inf files are actually drivers and just normal inf files.
    Colours
    Red: If the user has selected an x86 image and then adds an x64 driver to the integration list then that driver will display red.
    Blue: When adding drivers to the list Win Toolkit also makes note of the *.inf MD5 hash, if there's another driver with the same MD5 hash then the items will change to a blue.

    Basic: Gadgets
    Gadgets are those little widgets things on your desktop, for example 'CPU Meter'. On Vista they had the gadget bar but on Windows 7 you can place them anywhere. If you want to have addons pre-installed then click 'Add Gadgets' and select all of your *.gadget files.

    Basic: Theme Packs
    These area of the tool lets you add your Windows themes, so when you have installed Windows you can select from your favourite theme packs. Just click 'Add Themes' and select your *.themepack files.

    Basic: Updates + Languages
    Its very handy to have all of the Windows updates installed. This makes sure your computer is up-to-date, bug free and more secure. Click 'Add Updates' and simply selected your *.MSU or *.CAB files and they will be added to the list, alternatively you can change the drop down box from MSU/CAB to EXE which will allow you to install Internet Explorer 9 and Windows XP Mode.
    NOTE: If you wish to install updates in LDR/QFE Mode then the option to do that is on the 'Options' tab at the top.

    Basic: Wallpapers
    As usual, this one is pretty self-explanatory, here you can add your favourite desktop wallpapers so that they are ready to be selected after Windows installation.

    ---Advanced---
    Users who have more experience with Windows 7 Toolkit or experience with modifying images can use this tab, i wouldn't recommend new users to start using this until they gain a bit of confidence.
    Advaned: Component Removal
    Windows comes with features already installed, this features can be anything from Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Center to more important features. The list you see here is not a full as the list from 'Component Remover' because the AIO contains a pre-defined set of features which i've manually added whilst 'Component remover' actively scans your image and lists everything including updates.
    I wouldn't recommend this to new users at all, and just to note that once something has been removed it can't be returned without using a fresh ISO. This tab doesn't do a full removal like vLite and uninstalls the features using DISM.

    Advanced: vLite
    Some users may instantly know what this does, this is similar to Component Removal but actually deletes files and therefore reduces the image size more significantly. It quite a new tool so there's not many items yet but i will hopefully add more as time progresses.

    Advanced: Files
    This replaces files within your image, so if for example you modify system32 files, you can import them into your image using this tool. This will most probably be used by users who have custom 3rd party theme files. Caution though as replacing an important file with a bad one can and most probably will make your ISO unbootable, so be very careful!

    Advanced: Services
    As you know Windows has many services running in the background. This part of the tool lets you reduce that and get the best performance from your computer. As you can see on the picture (below) you have to click the item in the column to change its value. You can also choose from 'BlackVipers' presets depending on what you use your computer for, you can also use the shortcut buttons on the left to do the same thing.
    NOTE: Services which are important are not available in the list, if you don't know anything about a service you can press the purple 'i' button on the left sidebar.

    Advanced: Silent Installs + SFX
    A lot of users like to have programs installed silently after Windows has completely installed, simply click 'Add Silent Installer' and select your EXE, you may have to go on google to find it's silent switch which is usually something like '/s /q /qn /quiet /silent' and so on.
    TIP: Some developers have already created silent installers so you can leave that box blank. If you have a folder full of silent installers then you can select them all and they will be added in bulk.
    Option: Always Install
    If you tick this option the the program(s) you add will be installed automatically, if it's unticked then it will ask the user what program(s) they wish to install straight after Windows installation.
    Option: Copy Folder
    Some programs such as Office have a setup.exe and then a bunch of other needed files in the same/sub-folder as the installer. Tick this option to include those files. This option is not usually needed.

    Advanced: Tweaks
    Most users will add tweaks to their install, there are literally hundreds to describe them all here but hopefully the descriptions are detailed enough for you. Just simply tick the ones you want.

    ---Options---
    You don't really have to change these, most of them are used by me (Legolash2o) to debug issues. If you need to know what something is then just put your mouse over its name and a tooltip will appear.
    I will mention that the 'Prompts' items are they ones which tell you after AIO has finished what has been integrated successfully.

    Start
    OK now your ready, click start and you will be asked to enter a name, this is so you can use the same session next time you use AIO Integrator, similar to vLite/nLite last session presets.

    The image will automatically mount if not mounted:

    It will then integrate everything, green means the update has been integrated sucessfully, whilst yellow is the current item it's working on:

    Once done the image will save all the changes:

    Some drivers or language packs need to mount the boot.wim if, if it does then it will mount it now. Drivers are ususally ones for SCSI, HDD and SATA devices:

    Once everything has been completed it willre build the image to decrease it size so your ISO will be much smaller (hopefully).

    Now that everything is done, you can review what got integrated, now you can use the ISO Maker to create an ISO or just copy it to your USB device (assuming it's bootable).


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    Legolash2o got a reaction from WojtasXda in Component Remover   
    This tool lets you remove built-in Windows packages from your image, for example Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Internet Explorer. The difference between this and vLite is that this tool uninstalls them the official way rather than remove files the downside is that the image does not shrink as much as just removing the files. It also lets you remove old updates.
    WARNING: Anything you remove using this tool can't be undone, it is permanent!

    Step 1: When you first open up this tool you will be asked to select the image you wish to work with. Click 'Browse' and select the install.wim you wish to work with and then either click on the item Windows version you want and press select or just double click.

    Once done, the image will start to mount and retrieve all available packages within the image, it will not show ones which have already been removed.
    Note: You may notice that this list has more than the list available in 'All-In-One Integrator', this is because in the AIO i have only included the basics, whilst Component Remover will include everything, including updates.
    Step 2: Select the items you want to remove
    Once all the items have been listed, you can select the components you wish to remove.
    Green: Safe to remove.
    Yellow: Unknown, be careful removing these
    Red:This will break something, something depends on this feature but it will hopefully say what it is.
    Step 3: Begin
    Once you have everything selected, you can now click 'Remove Components', once done it will rescan and shows you what's left in the image.
    Step 4: Save
    Once done, you can go ahead and close the tool, click 'Yes' and it will ask you if you want to save the image, i recommend you to 'Save & Rebuild', however if you are going to be working on more than one image then just rebuild once you're done with your last image.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from ibrahimhajjaj in MSP Extractor (MS Office)   
    The 'MSP Extractor (MS Office)' lets you convert your Microsoft Office updates into *.msp files which go into the 'Updates' folder of your Office installation disk so that they get installed automatically when you install Office.

    Step 1: Add your Office updates
    Click 'Add Office Updates' browse to them (exe) and wait for them to add into the list, you should then see information about the Office updates you have selected.
    Step 2: Click Start
    Click 'Start' and select which folder you want the new *msp files to go.
    Step 3: Wait
    Sit back and relax whilst W7T extracts the msp files, it will let you know when they are done.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Nick Keen in All-In-One Disk Creator   
    The 'All-In-One Disk Creator' lets you create all in one disks, so for example you can have Windows 7 SP1 x86 and Windows 7 SP1 x64 in disk, you could further include Vista or 2008 server if you wished.

    Step 1: Select your first image.
    Press the 'Browse' button and select your first install.wim, you should then see all the images get lists
    Step 2: Select your second image
    Press the 'Browse' button again and select your second image, you should now see even more images added.
    Optional 1: Add more images
    You can keep hitting browse and add more and more images until your ready.
    Optional 2: Delete the images you dont want!
    Step 3: Press Create
    W7T will then merge all of the images together, it will also try the best it can to resolve name conflicts however you may have to use the 'Edit' button and change some names to that NONE of them are the same, don't worry about descriptions, they won't conflict.
    WARNING: It is really important that none of the images have the same name, W7T will try for example add 'x64' or 'x86' to the names of the images to remove conflicts, however sometimes this is not enough.
    Optional: Rebuild
    You can choose to rebuild your newly created image so that it can produce a smaller ISO.
    Optional: ISO Maker
    Self-explanatory, make a new ISO with your new creation.
    Options

    Unlock All Editions

    Usually an image is locked to one edition i.e. Ultimate, so when it comes to install you don't have the option of choosing. Unlocking them will ask you which version of Windows you wish to install after booting from the ISO/USB.
    x64 Recovery Mode

    This will copy the 64bit Recovery Mode files, so if something happens to your computer and it's 64bit, you can use this option.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from asdfgasdfgdfsgf in All-In-One Integrator   
    Introduction
    The 'All-In-One Integrator' is one of the most important tools available in Windows 7 Toolkit, this is the tool which lets you integrate everything into your image such as Updates, Drivers, Wallpapers, Tweaks, Gadgets, etc... but it also lets your remove things too, so lets get started...
    Selecting your image
    When you first load the 'AIO Integrator' you will be asked which image you wish you use, if the list it empty, click 'Browse' and select your extract ISO or select the install.wim directly. Once done you should see a list of images, you can either double click an item or press select.
    TIP: You can hold ctrl or shift to select more than one image, once done press 'Select'.

    Select your preset
    If you have used this tool before then you will be greeted by a list of things you have previously done, you can simply select a previous tasks and click 'Load Preset' or if you want to start fresh and do something different then press 'Skip (No Preset)'.

    ---Basic---
    This tab has all the most important tools, to get the most basic jobs done such as integrate updates and drivers. I recommend beginners or new users to stick to this tab.
    Basic: Addons
    Addons are pre-installed programs which have been created by other users (usually *reaper*), they have the file extension *.WA, I would probably say programs such as crap cleaner and flash are the most common.
    If you have any addons then press 'Add Addons' at the top or the green '+' button on the left to add them to this list.

    Basic: Drivers
    Drivers are what make your devices and hardware work, sometimes its easy just to them them already installed after you have installed Windows. If you want to add some you just have to press 'Add Drivers' and browse to the folder which contains your drivers (*.inf files).
    You may notice that not all of them get added, this is because W7T does not include duplicate drivers with the same MD5 files and not all *.inf files are actually drivers and just normal inf files.
    Colours
    Red: If the user has selected an x86 image and then adds an x64 driver to the integration list then that driver will display red.
    Blue: When adding drivers to the list Win Toolkit also makes note of the *.inf MD5 hash, if there's another driver with the same MD5 hash then the items will change to a blue.

    Basic: Gadgets
    Gadgets are those little widgets things on your desktop, for example 'CPU Meter'. On Vista they had the gadget bar but on Windows 7 you can place them anywhere. If you want to have addons pre-installed then click 'Add Gadgets' and select all of your *.gadget files.

    Basic: Theme Packs
    These area of the tool lets you add your Windows themes, so when you have installed Windows you can select from your favourite theme packs. Just click 'Add Themes' and select your *.themepack files.

    Basic: Updates + Languages
    Its very handy to have all of the Windows updates installed. This makes sure your computer is up-to-date, bug free and more secure. Click 'Add Updates' and simply selected your *.MSU or *.CAB files and they will be added to the list, alternatively you can change the drop down box from MSU/CAB to EXE which will allow you to install Internet Explorer 9 and Windows XP Mode.
    NOTE: If you wish to install updates in LDR/QFE Mode then the option to do that is on the 'Options' tab at the top.

    Basic: Wallpapers
    As usual, this one is pretty self-explanatory, here you can add your favourite desktop wallpapers so that they are ready to be selected after Windows installation.

    ---Advanced---
    Users who have more experience with Windows 7 Toolkit or experience with modifying images can use this tab, i wouldn't recommend new users to start using this until they gain a bit of confidence.
    Advaned: Component Removal
    Windows comes with features already installed, this features can be anything from Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Center to more important features. The list you see here is not a full as the list from 'Component Remover' because the AIO contains a pre-defined set of features which i've manually added whilst 'Component remover' actively scans your image and lists everything including updates.
    I wouldn't recommend this to new users at all, and just to note that once something has been removed it can't be returned without using a fresh ISO. This tab doesn't do a full removal like vLite and uninstalls the features using DISM.

    Advanced: vLite
    Some users may instantly know what this does, this is similar to Component Removal but actually deletes files and therefore reduces the image size more significantly. It quite a new tool so there's not many items yet but i will hopefully add more as time progresses.

    Advanced: Files
    This replaces files within your image, so if for example you modify system32 files, you can import them into your image using this tool. This will most probably be used by users who have custom 3rd party theme files. Caution though as replacing an important file with a bad one can and most probably will make your ISO unbootable, so be very careful!

    Advanced: Services
    As you know Windows has many services running in the background. This part of the tool lets you reduce that and get the best performance from your computer. As you can see on the picture (below) you have to click the item in the column to change its value. You can also choose from 'BlackVipers' presets depending on what you use your computer for, you can also use the shortcut buttons on the left to do the same thing.
    NOTE: Services which are important are not available in the list, if you don't know anything about a service you can press the purple 'i' button on the left sidebar.

    Advanced: Silent Installs + SFX
    A lot of users like to have programs installed silently after Windows has completely installed, simply click 'Add Silent Installer' and select your EXE, you may have to go on google to find it's silent switch which is usually something like '/s /q /qn /quiet /silent' and so on.
    TIP: Some developers have already created silent installers so you can leave that box blank. If you have a folder full of silent installers then you can select them all and they will be added in bulk.
    Option: Always Install
    If you tick this option the the program(s) you add will be installed automatically, if it's unticked then it will ask the user what program(s) they wish to install straight after Windows installation.
    Option: Copy Folder
    Some programs such as Office have a setup.exe and then a bunch of other needed files in the same/sub-folder as the installer. Tick this option to include those files. This option is not usually needed.

    Advanced: Tweaks
    Most users will add tweaks to their install, there are literally hundreds to describe them all here but hopefully the descriptions are detailed enough for you. Just simply tick the ones you want.

    ---Options---
    You don't really have to change these, most of them are used by me (Legolash2o) to debug issues. If you need to know what something is then just put your mouse over its name and a tooltip will appear.
    I will mention that the 'Prompts' items are they ones which tell you after AIO has finished what has been integrated successfully.

    Start
    OK now your ready, click start and you will be asked to enter a name, this is so you can use the same session next time you use AIO Integrator, similar to vLite/nLite last session presets.

    The image will automatically mount if not mounted:

    It will then integrate everything, green means the update has been integrated sucessfully, whilst yellow is the current item it's working on:

    Once done the image will save all the changes:

    Some drivers or language packs need to mount the boot.wim if, if it does then it will mount it now. Drivers are ususally ones for SCSI, HDD and SATA devices:

    Once everything has been completed it willre build the image to decrease it size so your ISO will be much smaller (hopefully).

    Now that everything is done, you can review what got integrated, now you can use the ISO Maker to create an ISO or just copy it to your USB device (assuming it's bootable).


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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Tutos Devweb in ISO Maker   
    This tools turns your folder with the Windows image in it, into a fully bootable ISO. As of v1.4.0.1 ISO Maker now supports UEFI as default.

    Step 1: Select the folder you wish you wish to make into an ISO.
    Press the first 'Browse' button.
    Step 2: Type in an ISO label.
    Step 3: Select where you want to save the new ISO.
    Press the second 'Browse' button.
    Option: Boot Image
    You can choose to add a custom boot image if required, i recommend you leave this at the default setting unless you are having issues.
    Option: Rebuild Image
    It is best to rebuild the image before it makes an ISO, this will decrease the size of your WIM image especially if you have made lots of changes and removed file.
    Step 4: Press 'Start'
    Once pressing start a black command prompt screen should appear with a progress indicator.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Mario Ha in SWM Merger   
    SWM Merger is the tool where you can merge smaller *.swm files into a larger editable install.wim.

    Step 1: Select the main SWM
    Click the first browse button and select the *.swm file you wish to merge
    Step 2: Select your 'Output' file
    Select the location where you want your new install.wim to go.
    Step 3: Press start
    Press start and wait for it to finish
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from xspeed_one in Guide: Creating addons   
    Requirements: 7zip
    I recommend using InstallWatch as it records what new registry entries there is and also which files have been modified.
    Every .WA needs a tasks.txt file within it so W7T knows what to do with it, an example is below:
    Make a folder i.e. D:\Addon
    Step 1: Tasks.txt


    Name=Mozilla Firefox
    Creator=Legolash2o
    Version=3.0.6
    Arc=x86
    Description=Open Source internet browser.

    [CopyFolder]
    Mozilla Firefox::Program Files

    [CopyFile]
    Mozilla Firefox.lnk::Users\Public\Desktop
    Mozilla Firefox.lnk::ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Name
    This is the name of the program or addon
    Creator
    Your name or the maker of the addon
    Version
    The version of the program/addon you are making
    Arc
    Which version of the program you are making their are only 3 choices
    x86 - These addon will work on both x86 and x64 images, if it is integrated into x64 it will put the files in folders like "Program Files (x86)" or "SysWOW64".
    x86! - x86 only
    x64 - x64 only
    Build (Optional)
    This will only let you install the addon on certain versions of windows i.e. 7068. This is useful for patches like Themes.
    Build=7000! *Build 7000 only
    Build=7000 *Build 7000 or newer
    Website (Optional)
    When the addon is double clicked in the list, it will open the website specified
    Step 2: Copying Folders


    [CopyFolder]
    Mozilla Firefox::Program Files

    This is easy...
    name of folder::where to put it
    Mozilla Firefox will be copied into Program Files folder.
    Put Mozilla Firefox folder in your root addon folder (D:\Addon)
    Step 3: Copying Files


    [CopyFile]
    Mozilla Firefox.lnk::Users\Public\Desktop
    Mozilla Firefox.lnk::ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Put Mozilla Firefox.lnk in your root addon folder (D:\Addon)
    Also easy....
    name of file including extension (.exe, .lnk, whatever):: folder to put it in
    Firefox links will be copied to both Desktop and Start Menu
    Step 3: Registry Entries
    Just simply copy the exported .reg file into the root folder of the addon (D:\Addon)
    Note: You may want to clean the registry file and remove entries like your name, serial codes, temp stuff like MuiCache and sometimes there is a really long entry and i mean long, remove that too!
    Normal Registry File


    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\1]
    "Example"="This is an example string"
    "Example2"=dword:00000001

    Delete Key (Note they hyphen (-) before HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\)



    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    [-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\1]
    "Example"="This is an example string"
    "Example2"=dword:00000001
    Delete Value (Note the hyphen (-) after the equals sign(=))



    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\1]
    "Example"="This is an example string"
    "Example2"=-

    Step 4: Creating the addon file (.WA)
    Using the example above you should have something similar to...
    D:\Addon
    D:\Addon\Mozilla Firefox\ (with firefox files within it)
    D:\Addon\Mozilla Firefox.lnk (shortcut)
    D:\Addon\Tasks.txt
    D:\Addon\Example.reg (optional)
    Simply highlight all the files in the folder, right-click, 7zip > Add to Archive
    Once its open change .7z to .WA make sure its on Ultra compression and click OK
    Tasks.txt Example
    7zip x64


    Name=7-zip
    Creator=Legolash2o
    Version=4.65
    Arc=x64
    Description=7-Zip is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. Blah.

    [CopyFolder]
    7-Zip::Program Files

    [CopyFile]
    7-Zip File Manager.lnk::ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    7zip x86 only


    Name=7-zip
    Creator=Legolash2o
    Version=4.65
    Arc=x86!
    Description=7-Zip is an open source file archiver designed originally for Microsoft Windows. Blah.

    [CopyFolder]
    7-Zip::Program Files

    [CopyFile]
    7-Zip File Manager.lnk::ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Crap Cleaner for both x64 and x86


    Name=Crap Cleaner
    Creator=Legolash2o
    Version=2.18.878
    Arc=x86
    Description=Cleans all the crap on the computer

    [CopyFolder]
    CCleaner::Program Files

    [CopyFile]
    CCleaner.lnk::ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs

    Notes
    When it comes to the "Description" in tasks.txt it can only be one line, it can not be multiple lines.
    For example:
    This program has the following features:
    *blah
    *blah
    *blah
    The Addon Integrator will only display "This program has the following features:"
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Flash666 in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from 123m.m in FREE / HOME / PRO Editions   
    I've decided to go through the free / pro editions.
     
    THE PRICES AND WHAT COMES WITH EACH EDITION CAN BE NEGOTIATED IN THIS TOPIC
     
    FREE
    All-In-One Integrator Updates, Drivers, Wallpapers. Failed updates will still go to Silent Installers list
    ISO Maker USB Prep Tool HOME [£$€ 5]
    No advertisements on links. All-In-One Integrator Wallpapers, gadgets,Tweaks, Theme packs, Silent Installers
    Converters AIO Disk Creator Addon Maker Basic Windows 8.1 exclusive ISOs PRO [£$€ 15]
    Everything else Full All-In-One Integrator (all tabs available) ESD Support (well converter anyway) Live OS support WIM Registry Editor Unattended Creator All exclusive ISOs I best get back to programming
     
    Can you think of anything else which should be free or in home edition?
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from orkoz in Component Remover   
    This tool lets you remove built-in Windows packages from your image, for example Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Internet Explorer. The difference between this and vLite is that this tool uninstalls them the official way rather than remove files the downside is that the image does not shrink as much as just removing the files. It also lets you remove old updates.
    WARNING: Anything you remove using this tool can't be undone, it is permanent!

    Step 1: When you first open up this tool you will be asked to select the image you wish to work with. Click 'Browse' and select the install.wim you wish to work with and then either click on the item Windows version you want and press select or just double click.

    Once done, the image will start to mount and retrieve all available packages within the image, it will not show ones which have already been removed.
    Note: You may notice that this list has more than the list available in 'All-In-One Integrator', this is because in the AIO i have only included the basics, whilst Component Remover will include everything, including updates.
    Step 2: Select the items you want to remove
    Once all the items have been listed, you can select the components you wish to remove.
    Green: Safe to remove.
    Yellow: Unknown, be careful removing these
    Red:This will break something, something depends on this feature but it will hopefully say what it is.
    Step 3: Begin
    Once you have everything selected, you can now click 'Remove Components', once done it will rescan and shows you what's left in the image.
    Step 4: Save
    Once done, you can go ahead and close the tool, click 'Yes' and it will ask you if you want to save the image, i recommend you to 'Save & Rebuild', however if you are going to be working on more than one image then just rebuild once you're done with your last image.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from vmk in WinToolkit version 1.7.0.8 / 1.7.0.9   
    Hey Ron,
    I got your email and I've just replied.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from vmk in WinToolkit version 1.7.0.8 / 1.7.0.9   
    I'm glad someone is taking over the work. Can't apologise enough for the rubbish code!
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from ali-omer in All-In-One Disk Creator   
    The 'All-In-One Disk Creator' lets you create all in one disks, so for example you can have Windows 7 SP1 x86 and Windows 7 SP1 x64 in disk, you could further include Vista or 2008 server if you wished.

    Step 1: Select your first image.
    Press the 'Browse' button and select your first install.wim, you should then see all the images get lists
    Step 2: Select your second image
    Press the 'Browse' button again and select your second image, you should now see even more images added.
    Optional 1: Add more images
    You can keep hitting browse and add more and more images until your ready.
    Optional 2: Delete the images you dont want!
    Step 3: Press Create
    W7T will then merge all of the images together, it will also try the best it can to resolve name conflicts however you may have to use the 'Edit' button and change some names to that NONE of them are the same, don't worry about descriptions, they won't conflict.
    WARNING: It is really important that none of the images have the same name, W7T will try for example add 'x64' or 'x86' to the names of the images to remove conflicts, however sometimes this is not enough.
    Optional: Rebuild
    You can choose to rebuild your newly created image so that it can produce a smaller ISO.
    Optional: ISO Maker
    Self-explanatory, make a new ISO with your new creation.
    Options

    Unlock All Editions

    Usually an image is locked to one edition i.e. Ultimate, so when it comes to install you don't have the option of choosing. Unlocking them will ask you which version of Windows you wish to install after booting from the ISO/USB.
    x64 Recovery Mode

    This will copy the 64bit Recovery Mode files, so if something happens to your computer and it's 64bit, you can use this option.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from vida1247 in Component Remover   
    This tool lets you remove built-in Windows packages from your image, for example Windows Media Player, Windows Media Center or Internet Explorer. The difference between this and vLite is that this tool uninstalls them the official way rather than remove files the downside is that the image does not shrink as much as just removing the files. It also lets you remove old updates.
    WARNING: Anything you remove using this tool can't be undone, it is permanent!

    Step 1: When you first open up this tool you will be asked to select the image you wish to work with. Click 'Browse' and select the install.wim you wish to work with and then either click on the item Windows version you want and press select or just double click.

    Once done, the image will start to mount and retrieve all available packages within the image, it will not show ones which have already been removed.
    Note: You may notice that this list has more than the list available in 'All-In-One Integrator', this is because in the AIO i have only included the basics, whilst Component Remover will include everything, including updates.
    Step 2: Select the items you want to remove
    Once all the items have been listed, you can select the components you wish to remove.
    Green: Safe to remove.
    Yellow: Unknown, be careful removing these
    Red:This will break something, something depends on this feature but it will hopefully say what it is.
    Step 3: Begin
    Once you have everything selected, you can now click 'Remove Components', once done it will rescan and shows you what's left in the image.
    Step 4: Save
    Once done, you can go ahead and close the tool, click 'Yes' and it will ask you if you want to save the image, i recommend you to 'Save & Rebuild', however if you are going to be working on more than one image then just rebuild once you're done with your last image.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from richter_belmont in ISO Maker   
    This tools turns your folder with the Windows image in it, into a fully bootable ISO. As of v1.4.0.1 ISO Maker now supports UEFI as default.

    Step 1: Select the folder you wish you wish to make into an ISO.
    Press the first 'Browse' button.
    Step 2: Type in an ISO label.
    Step 3: Select where you want to save the new ISO.
    Press the second 'Browse' button.
    Option: Boot Image
    You can choose to add a custom boot image if required, i recommend you leave this at the default setting unless you are having issues.
    Option: Rebuild Image
    It is best to rebuild the image before it makes an ISO, this will decrease the size of your WIM image especially if you have made lots of changes and removed file.
    Step 4: Press 'Start'
    Once pressing start a black command prompt screen should appear with a progress indicator.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from AntarV in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Ha De in Language Pack Converter   
    The Language Pack Converter tool converts your langauge packs from the .EXE form to the .CAB form so you can use them to integrate into your Windows image, using either the All-In-One Tool or another program from a different developer.

    Step 1: Add the Langauge Pack(s)
    Click the Add button, browse for your language packs.exe
    Step 2: Starting the process
    Press the Start button and select the folder you want the .cab to go
    Step 3: Wait
    Items that go Green mean they have converted successfully, that's pretty much it.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Marcus A. M. Keune in All-In-One Integrator   
    Introduction
    The 'All-In-One Integrator' is one of the most important tools available in Windows 7 Toolkit, this is the tool which lets you integrate everything into your image such as Updates, Drivers, Wallpapers, Tweaks, Gadgets, etc... but it also lets your remove things too, so lets get started...
    Selecting your image
    When you first load the 'AIO Integrator' you will be asked which image you wish you use, if the list it empty, click 'Browse' and select your extract ISO or select the install.wim directly. Once done you should see a list of images, you can either double click an item or press select.
    TIP: You can hold ctrl or shift to select more than one image, once done press 'Select'.

    Select your preset
    If you have used this tool before then you will be greeted by a list of things you have previously done, you can simply select a previous tasks and click 'Load Preset' or if you want to start fresh and do something different then press 'Skip (No Preset)'.

    ---Basic---
    This tab has all the most important tools, to get the most basic jobs done such as integrate updates and drivers. I recommend beginners or new users to stick to this tab.
    Basic: Addons
    Addons are pre-installed programs which have been created by other users (usually *reaper*), they have the file extension *.WA, I would probably say programs such as crap cleaner and flash are the most common.
    If you have any addons then press 'Add Addons' at the top or the green '+' button on the left to add them to this list.

    Basic: Drivers
    Drivers are what make your devices and hardware work, sometimes its easy just to them them already installed after you have installed Windows. If you want to add some you just have to press 'Add Drivers' and browse to the folder which contains your drivers (*.inf files).
    You may notice that not all of them get added, this is because W7T does not include duplicate drivers with the same MD5 files and not all *.inf files are actually drivers and just normal inf files.
    Colours
    Red: If the user has selected an x86 image and then adds an x64 driver to the integration list then that driver will display red.
    Blue: When adding drivers to the list Win Toolkit also makes note of the *.inf MD5 hash, if there's another driver with the same MD5 hash then the items will change to a blue.

    Basic: Gadgets
    Gadgets are those little widgets things on your desktop, for example 'CPU Meter'. On Vista they had the gadget bar but on Windows 7 you can place them anywhere. If you want to have addons pre-installed then click 'Add Gadgets' and select all of your *.gadget files.

    Basic: Theme Packs
    These area of the tool lets you add your Windows themes, so when you have installed Windows you can select from your favourite theme packs. Just click 'Add Themes' and select your *.themepack files.

    Basic: Updates + Languages
    Its very handy to have all of the Windows updates installed. This makes sure your computer is up-to-date, bug free and more secure. Click 'Add Updates' and simply selected your *.MSU or *.CAB files and they will be added to the list, alternatively you can change the drop down box from MSU/CAB to EXE which will allow you to install Internet Explorer 9 and Windows XP Mode.
    NOTE: If you wish to install updates in LDR/QFE Mode then the option to do that is on the 'Options' tab at the top.

    Basic: Wallpapers
    As usual, this one is pretty self-explanatory, here you can add your favourite desktop wallpapers so that they are ready to be selected after Windows installation.

    ---Advanced---
    Users who have more experience with Windows 7 Toolkit or experience with modifying images can use this tab, i wouldn't recommend new users to start using this until they gain a bit of confidence.
    Advaned: Component Removal
    Windows comes with features already installed, this features can be anything from Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Windows Media Center to more important features. The list you see here is not a full as the list from 'Component Remover' because the AIO contains a pre-defined set of features which i've manually added whilst 'Component remover' actively scans your image and lists everything including updates.
    I wouldn't recommend this to new users at all, and just to note that once something has been removed it can't be returned without using a fresh ISO. This tab doesn't do a full removal like vLite and uninstalls the features using DISM.

    Advanced: vLite
    Some users may instantly know what this does, this is similar to Component Removal but actually deletes files and therefore reduces the image size more significantly. It quite a new tool so there's not many items yet but i will hopefully add more as time progresses.

    Advanced: Files
    This replaces files within your image, so if for example you modify system32 files, you can import them into your image using this tool. This will most probably be used by users who have custom 3rd party theme files. Caution though as replacing an important file with a bad one can and most probably will make your ISO unbootable, so be very careful!

    Advanced: Services
    As you know Windows has many services running in the background. This part of the tool lets you reduce that and get the best performance from your computer. As you can see on the picture (below) you have to click the item in the column to change its value. You can also choose from 'BlackVipers' presets depending on what you use your computer for, you can also use the shortcut buttons on the left to do the same thing.
    NOTE: Services which are important are not available in the list, if you don't know anything about a service you can press the purple 'i' button on the left sidebar.

    Advanced: Silent Installs + SFX
    A lot of users like to have programs installed silently after Windows has completely installed, simply click 'Add Silent Installer' and select your EXE, you may have to go on google to find it's silent switch which is usually something like '/s /q /qn /quiet /silent' and so on.
    TIP: Some developers have already created silent installers so you can leave that box blank. If you have a folder full of silent installers then you can select them all and they will be added in bulk.
    Option: Always Install
    If you tick this option the the program(s) you add will be installed automatically, if it's unticked then it will ask the user what program(s) they wish to install straight after Windows installation.
    Option: Copy Folder
    Some programs such as Office have a setup.exe and then a bunch of other needed files in the same/sub-folder as the installer. Tick this option to include those files. This option is not usually needed.

    Advanced: Tweaks
    Most users will add tweaks to their install, there are literally hundreds to describe them all here but hopefully the descriptions are detailed enough for you. Just simply tick the ones you want.

    ---Options---
    You don't really have to change these, most of them are used by me (Legolash2o) to debug issues. If you need to know what something is then just put your mouse over its name and a tooltip will appear.
    I will mention that the 'Prompts' items are they ones which tell you after AIO has finished what has been integrated successfully.

    Start
    OK now your ready, click start and you will be asked to enter a name, this is so you can use the same session next time you use AIO Integrator, similar to vLite/nLite last session presets.

    The image will automatically mount if not mounted:

    It will then integrate everything, green means the update has been integrated sucessfully, whilst yellow is the current item it's working on:

    Once done the image will save all the changes:

    Some drivers or language packs need to mount the boot.wim if, if it does then it will mount it now. Drivers are ususally ones for SCSI, HDD and SATA devices:

    Once everything has been completed it willre build the image to decrease it size so your ISO will be much smaller (hopefully).

    Now that everything is done, you can review what got integrated, now you can use the ISO Maker to create an ISO or just copy it to your USB device (assuming it's bootable).


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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Marcus A. M. Keune in ISO Maker   
    This tools turns your folder with the Windows image in it, into a fully bootable ISO. As of v1.4.0.1 ISO Maker now supports UEFI as default.

    Step 1: Select the folder you wish you wish to make into an ISO.
    Press the first 'Browse' button.
    Step 2: Type in an ISO label.
    Step 3: Select where you want to save the new ISO.
    Press the second 'Browse' button.
    Option: Boot Image
    You can choose to add a custom boot image if required, i recommend you leave this at the default setting unless you are having issues.
    Option: Rebuild Image
    It is best to rebuild the image before it makes an ISO, this will decrease the size of your WIM image especially if you have made lots of changes and removed file.
    Step 4: Press 'Start'
    Once pressing start a black command prompt screen should appear with a progress indicator.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from digital john in WTK Source Code   
    The source code for WinToolkit can be found below:
    WinToolkit v1: https://github.com/Legolash2o/WinToolkit_v1
    Sorry for the rubbish code for v1. It was written when I first start C# and did not fully know about proper object oriented programming.
    The topic for WTK v2 source code can be found here.
     
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from remek002 in WTK Source Code   
    The source code for WinToolkit can be found below:
    WinToolkit v1: https://github.com/Legolash2o/WinToolkit_v1
    Sorry for the rubbish code for v1. It was written when I first start C# and did not fully know about proper object oriented programming.
    The topic for WTK v2 source code can be found here.
     
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from remek002 in WTK v2 Source Code   
    The source code for WinToolkit v2 can be found below:
    WinToolkit v2: https://github.com/Legolash2o/WinToolkit_v2
    The topic for WTK v1 source code can be found here.
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from Pink_Freud in WTK Source Code   
    The source code for WinToolkit can be found below:
    WinToolkit v1: https://github.com/Legolash2o/WinToolkit_v1
    Sorry for the rubbish code for v1. It was written when I first start C# and did not fully know about proper object oriented programming.
    The topic for WTK v2 source code can be found here.
     
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    Legolash2o got a reaction from c3rt in FREE / HOME / PRO Editions   
    I've removed all references to licenses, adverts and donations on the latest release.
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