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  1. Sounds interesting... By the way you have probaly much more experience with Win 8... Do you think it will be possible to cut out the "metro plugin" and get stable improved Win 7 :-)? Sooner or later somebody will do it.
  2. Aha... And do you plan Legolash2o any expansion in components remove capability of Win Toolkit? vLite was brilliant piece of software unlike RT7 Lite. When I look at your work I think you could do great things in this area...
  3. Thank you Legolash2o. From what you have written it seems to me than nothing is actually removed from the ISO, just disabled and not installed, therefore size of ISO do not change whatever is removed. I always thought that the components are completely deleted from the ISO. But this agrees with my experience that size of the output ISO from the Win Toolkit does not change much...
  4. Thank you for your information. I am still not sure about one thing. As Legolash2o answered my question about the way of integration of updates into the ISO this: "About updates, Win Toolkit passes them to DISM (DISM.exe /Image:[MountPath] /Add-Package /PackagePath:[FileName] and then lets DISM handle them, it will most likely use something close to method B and install the updates during Windows installation." I have to ask myself what really happens in case described below. It is probably more question about update mechanism of Windows than function of Win Toolkit because Win Toolkit only calls defined functions. The case I have some updates (SoLoR :-) which I want to integrate into my Windows 7 Ultimate x86 SP1 ISO. I want also remove some redundant components of this version of Windows. 1) So first I integrate updates only. Win Toolkit calls the dism function and new files are added to the ISO and prepared to be installed during installation of OS. So an updated ISO is created. 2) Then I run Win Toolkit again to remove some components. Win Toolkit calls dism again to instant remove of the files belong to removed components. But this dism function is so powerful that also checks whether are there some integrated updates related to components whis is not availaible (I removed them by Win Toolkit)? Basic example I remove "Sticky notes" component. Among updates which I want to integrate is an update for "Sticky notes". There will be no problem with integration of such update even the component was removed? What then happens during installation of OS. Some function finds out that there is no "Sticky notes" component so update will not be applied or it will be installed anyway? But in any case I am adding unnecessary files to my custom ISO. It is true?
  5. What are you experience with using these three programs together Win Toolkit + RT7 Lite + RT7-Booster especially in sense of removing Windows components and cutting down the size of ISO? How combine these three program togerher if do that at all...? -I have first integrated SoLoR updates with RT7 Lite. -Then I have removed most of the components by Win Toolkit - because I had feeling that many of these removable components (packages respectively) are not available in RT7 Lite. -After that I have removed components which were availiable the RT7 Lite. -Finally polishing with RT7-Booster followed. But I have to say that such ISO mostly failed during installation in WM. But the process was done with Win Toolkit 1.3 beta a early version of RT7-Booster. Do you have anything to share? Follow some interesting citation of posts from the forum at www.rtwincustomize.net Vaganus Using WinToolkit (from wincert), RT7-Lite and RT7-Booster frequently often makes my system lock-up due to mounting problems. Even when monitoring the %temp% files and/or relocating the mount/extraction folders to a RAMdisk (where it can be fully formatted while having files currently accessed files) it still acts up irregularly. And does anyone know the best (if possible) order of using those(WinToolkit/RT7-Lite/RT7-Booster) programs in conjunction? I've gotten WinToolkit's .WA add-ons to install along with some silent installers after using RT7-Lite but some problems still surfaced. I'm going to re-install and start fresh but It'd be nice if someone knows of the top of their head so it can save me a good 30-60 minutes. Winterstorm 2050 @Vaganus : do not use at the same time these soft because it will cause troubles (lego warned users about that sometimes ago) : you need to mount/unmount wim after using each soft, simply because the registry is used in differents ways. I have no really idea for the best soft order, but if you only use wintoolkit to integrate WA addons, maybe you could try to use it the last : RT7 --> Booster --> Wintoolkit. Maybe, but not sure... Vaganus I know not to use them simultaneously. By using [RT7-Lite -> RT7-Booster -> WinToolkit] I got everything to work as it should. Can't seem to get it to work any other way. I installed all the Windows Updates with RT7-Lite and then cleaned everything with RT7-Booster and then I mounted it with WinToolkit after a restart and formatting of the RAMdisk. From there I installed the .WAs, switchless installers, and applied more registry tweaks than available in either of the RT programs. Booted up and everything worked perfectly. Installing .Net, all the C++ Redists, .7z, VLC x64, Flash, and Java it increased the total size program wise by 1gb and it increased the Winsxs folder by an additional 1gb bringing the .ISO from 7.1gb installed to 9.2gb.
  6. Hi Legolash2o and than you for great an excellent piece of software. I can hardly imagine that anybody has more experience with Win Toolkit then you Legolash2o. So do you think you could share -I think the most critical- part of your setting of Win Toolkit the components which you usually remove? I still missing something like Winterstorm 2050's "Components to keep list". Respectively what is only matter are dependencies between components you can remove by Win Toolkit and basic OS functions for example Wifi, printing and utilization of common software. I know there is a great thread about updates and their mode but I still missing an important link between updates and their integration with Win Toolkit. The mechanism of the integration can be for instance: a] the new and updated files from integrated update directly overwrite "old" files of the used ISO of Windows? b] the files from integrated update are just moved to some temporal folder and packed again with customized ISO and installed only when the whole OS is installed? then consequences could be these: In case a] when the updates are just packed to ISO on the one side their installation is unattended but size of ISO can be significantly increased. If the components are removed and next step is the integration of the updates (like b]) which can add some files used by these removed components does have Win Toolkit some mechanism how to do it effectively? My point is, if one installs the updates (manually or with Windows Update service) after the installation of customized OS (without integrated updates of course) isn't it the most effective way (in sense of addition of unnecessary files)? Thank you.
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