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  1. I want to create a second partition in the image I'm creating. I want to add an drive with E letter in vmware and it will contain the windows personal folders some files and also move temp folder, index files & folders, chrome and firefox tempfolders etc. I want it to be pre-optimized for maximum life for a SSD.


    When I capture the image what will happen? Assuming I will select for my C drive the SSD (and leave my current C on the HDD for dual boot) ....

    1.Is it going to install properly creating also the E drive with all above?

    2.Is it going to select my current E drive?

    3.Is it possible to select manually which will be the E drive?


    If someone knows it will save me from much time and hassle.

  2. I need your help again.... It seems like imagex is capturing the "boot" folder too. I cannot understand why!! I've only installed windows updates nothing more! What can I do now? I have to remake the image again or just delete this specific folder before I re-capture it? 


    Did I skip a step? I watched the entire video again but I cannot understand how do you prevent this...

  3. Vmware can mount the virtual disks it creates (vmdk ?) into the host system and give it a drive letter in order to work as a normal disk. I was wondering if it causing technical issues or something, capturing from a mounted vmware virtual disk.


    If you haven't tried I'll give it a try and I'll let you know.


    Also dism commands require "waik" to be installed or just the dism(.exe ?) file like some applications do? 

  4. I think that it is a cool topic and he/she needs somewhere to start. My main problem when I've tried was that I had many bugs It took me so much time and I could not resolve anything. I've started searching again today and there are my conclusions that I keep if I test again. These are in slimmed down windows that worked better than mine: 


    Components to keep:

    - Accessibility
    - Character Map
    - Disk Cleanup
    - Game Explorer
    - Mobility Center
    - Notepad
    - Paint
    - Snipping Tool
    - System Information
    - Welcome Center
    - Windows Gadgets
    - Wordpad

    - Modems
    - QLogic Fibre Channel Adapter
    - Storage controllers
    - TV Tuners

    Hardware Support:
    - Dynamic Volume Manager
    - Fax Support
    - Firewire (1394)
    - Floppy Disk Support
    - Infrared Support
    - Internet Small Computer System Interface (iSCSI)
    - Microsoft Multi-Path Bus
    - Modem Support
    - Printer Support
    - Smartcards
    - TV Tuner support
    - Windows HotStart
    - Windows Image Acquisition
    - Windows Portable Devices
    - WLAN Support
    - XBOX 360 Controller
    - Intel Indeo
    - Media Metadata Handler
    - Photo Metadata Handler
    - Shell event sounds
    - SideShow
    - Sound Recorder
    - Windows Aero Theme
    - Windows Media Codecs
    - Windows Media Player

    - Connect to a Network Projector
    - Distributed File System (DFS)
    - File and printer sharing (Server)
    - Internet Explorer
    - Internet Information Services (IIS)
    - Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD)
    - Network and Sharing Center
    - Network Explorer
    - Quality of Service (QoS)
    - Remote Desktop and Assistance
    - Remote Desktop Client
    - RIP Listener
    - Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP)
    - Simple TCPIP services
    - Telnet Client
    - Telnet Server
    - TFTP Client
    - Windows Collaboration
    - Windows Firewall
    - Windows Mail

    - Application Experience
    - Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS)
    - Computer Browser
    - Desktop Window Manager
    - DHCP
    - Diagnostics
    - Distributed Link Tracking Client
    - Distributed Transaction Coordinator (DTC)
    - DNS Client
    - Extensible Authentication Protocol (EAP)
    - Interactive Services Detection
    - Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
    - IP Helper
    - IPsec Policy Agent
    - Multimedia Class Scheduler
    - Network Access Protection Agent
    - Network List Service
    - Network Location Awareness (NLA)
    - Offline Files
    - Protected Storage
    - Quality Windows Audio Video Experience
    - Remote Access Auto Connection Manager
    - Remote Access Connection Manager
    - Remote Registry
    - Routing and Remote Access
    - Secondary Logon
    - Secure Socket Tunneling Protocol (SSTP)
    - SSDP Discovery
    - SuperFetch
    - Task Scheduler
    - TCP/IP NetBios Helper
    - Telephony
    - TPM Base Services
    - Universal Plug and Play (UPNP)
    - User-mode Driver Framework
    - Volume Shadow Copy
    - WebDAV (WebClient)
    - Windows Color System (WCS/ICM)
    - Windows Connect Now
    - Windows Event Log
    - Windows Remote Management
    - Windows Time
    - Windows Update

    - 16-bit Support
    - Beep
    - Crash Dump Support
    - Digital Rights Management (DRM)
    - Disk Quota
    - IMAPIv2 Burning Support
    - Jet Database Engine
    - MDAC
    - Microsoft Client For NFS
    - Microsoft HTML engine
    - Microsoft Message Queue (MSMQ)
    - Parental Controls
    - Performance Counters
    - Reliability and Performance Monitor
    - Remote Differential Compression
    - Run a legacy CPL elevated
    - Software Quality Management (SQM)
    - Subsystem for UNIX-based Applications (SUA)
    - Sync Center
    - User Account Control (UAC)
    - Windows Picture and Fax Viewer (Shimgvw)
    - Windows SAT (Performance Index)
    - Zip Folder



    With DISM the following packages :

    - Anytime Upgrade Results
    - BLB Client
    - Business Scanning Feature
    - Clips In The Library
    - Printer Drivers
    - WinOcr
    - GroupPolicy Client Extensions
    - IIS WebServer AddOn
    - IIS WebServer AddOn 2
    - Indexing Service
    - IE Troubleshooters
    - Links
    - Local Pack AU
    - Local Pack CA
    - Local Pack GB
    - Local Pack ZA
    - Local Pack US
    - Mobile PC Client Sensors
    - Optical Media Disc
    - PeerDist Client
    - Printing XPS Services
    - RasCMAK
    - RecDisc SDP
    - Sample Content Ringtones
    - Secure Startup
    - Share Media Control Panel
    - Shell Home Group
    - Sidebar Killbits SDP
    - StickyNotes
    - Terminal Services Command Line Tools
    - Terminal Services Misc Redirection
    - Terminal Services Publishing WMI Provider
    - Terminal Services Remote Applications Client
    - Terminal Services USB Redirector
    - Terminal Services WMI Provider
    - Windows Media Player Troubleshooters
    - WMP Network Sharing Service
    - Networking MPSSVC Rules Ultimate Edition



    About 550Mb was removed from:
    These items were: Printer Drivers, Camera Drivers.

    About 3700Mb was removed from:

    Other miscellaneous items were removed like the contents of the
    Recovery folder and certain folders from the Web folder.


    PART 3/3: vLite method based removal 

    - Games
    - Speech Support

    - Diva Server
    - Printers
    - Scanners

    - Media Center
    - Music and Video samples
    - Sample Pictures
    - Screensavers
    - Wallpapers

    - Error Reporting
    - Windows Search

    - BitLocker Drive Encryption
    - Help
    - Manual Install (Setup.exe)
    - Natural Language
    - Security Center
    - System Restore
    - Tablet PC
    - Windows Defender

    - Windows Easy Transfer


    I cannot verify the source since I did some edits in this....

  5. I'm not the best person to answer this but I can get you started in the right direction. Technically I will never fully comprehend how the guys are such experts at differentiating the superseded updates etc but the general forum about all of this is found here: http://forums.mydigi...tfix-repository

    McRip http://hotfix.cesidian.info/ and Komm http://windows-update-checker.com/ both maintain the "motherload" of updates along with amazing tools for their use. Komm's KUC is one of my main tools for developing and maintaining my integration's. Burfadel http://burf.cesidian.info/ also has toools and items that I use as well.

    If you follow the forum and use their updates and tools you should "learn" what you need but I won't kid you... personally I find this a daunting task and much of that is due to MS not releasing a service pack for so long which means using about 400 updates to maintain an image.

    EDIT: For got to mention that WinToolKit has the function to download the updates from McRip's repo and that gives you about 90% of what you need in one shot

    I want to ask about McRips's updates. It creates these folders in additional folder:




    I leave out "old" (If I get it right they are replaced updates)

    I add IE10 and leave out the IE 10 releace preview.

    And ALL updates in the root uppdates directory.


    My problem is that I'm still asked to download updates when installation is finished. (The last time I had all latest updates, I checked that these were not office updates)


    Can anyone tell me if I leave outside something important?  

  6. I've Found a funny solution at last. I've created in:

    %systemdrive%\users\DEFAULT\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

    A file "RunREG.bat" which contains:

    @echo OFF
    echo Setting default windows and applications settings
    for %%a in (%allusersprofile%\RegSets\*.reg) do regedit /S "%%a"
    del "%userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\RunREG.bat"

    As you may already understand (just explaining for newbies) when a new user is created the personal folder will be copied from the default user containing the RunREG.bat which will run all registry files in the "%allusersprofile%\RegSets\" and delete itself!!! That means that windows won't find again the same file to run again and again. It is like a custom runonce.

    So next time I only have to add this on DVD root: Sources.rar

    I was searching all day and got sick of it.. I've tested one or two methods but most of I could not understand.

    Here are some of my findings. Solutions that may work also for anyone searching.



    The last two may contain a proper solution but I got really tired of it.... and I could not understand.

  7. Why this registry file won't run then ?

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    "TITLE"="Setting Windows and applications"

    I've tried to run manually the batch file and runs ok. But I need to run this every time a user is created. Regsets folders contains .reg files with HKCU content, from each tweak is made and program setting which will run every time a user is created to provide currently suggested default settings...

  8. Oh forget it... It is OK now. I've just deleted all files that was created previously from windows toolkit.

    Maybe it is not worth searching what caused it.. The previous version was working with the same files I did not change anything.... just mentioning...

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