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Hi all,


i want to lite my Windows7 to the max...

I only want the System and an Internet-Connection. All other Stuff can be removed.
It is possible to create this with wintoolkit?


- Windows Themes, Screensavers, Wallpapers etc.. REMOVE
- Windows Games, Helptools, Guides, Mediaplayer, Mediacenter etc. REMOVE
- All Drivers except the drivers i need for my PC

That i only have the basics, the System and an working InternetConnection

Hope you could help me

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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
- 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
- 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
- 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....

Edited by stsaerox
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HI all,


sry for waiting.


The Problem is... ...there are so many Files, Drivers etc. with no Description so i don't know: "Can i Delete this files" or "Should they Stay"
A long time ago i've build a lite Version of Vista? i think so. But it was not so good still about 2-3GB

And the Second Version doesnt work. :(

Now i've searched the whole Internet for this but i didnt found anything about Extreme Lite Tutorials or other Stuff...

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HI all,


sry for waiting.


The Problem is... ...there are so many Files, Drivers etc. with no Description so i don't know: "Can i Delete this files" or "Should they Stay"

A long time ago i've build a lite Version of Vista? i think so. But it was not so good still about 2-3GB

And the Second Version doesnt work. :(

Now i've searched the whole Internet for this but i didnt found anything about Extreme Lite Tutorials or other Stuff...

I too searched the internet (not the whole internet) and found these the absolutely MOST helpful...





After the past couple weeks of trial & errror I finally am running my "lite" version. I wanted as much removed as possible without losing ANY funtionality with the exception of Backup & Restore (I handle my own backup and restore images (Acronis). I built onto the Color Coded List that "Phsmu" from the WinReducer forum created.


Here is my finished product of explanations for each component...

http://www8.zippyshare.com/v/75299650/file.html (It was too long to copy & paste)

If theres a better way to show this information, let me know of feel free to repost it.

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Im on such project at the moment.

But its hard to find out what u realy need what not.

U have to know that with any u remove also the support for some other also removed.


For the moment i can give u some files (past work, may problems)

((Do the RT7Lite one renamed as .inf instead of .ini))



I remember iv create ones, example a working Win7 Image u can burn on CD (700MB size)



If u really need just a system with working browser, the size can be decreased on 500MB i think.

But for sure, any support for any programs are destroyed..


Example: Winsxs, u can delete the folder, but u can got problems with idiotic/old programmed apps or some MS/.NET apps.

But for my system i can live withouth the winsxs, so i remove it allways, the full winsxs, nut just /backup. systemsize = /2 ^^

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