Optimising Windows Installs
This came up in the Outer Marker, so here is how you do it...
Lots of the baggage that comes with Windows is complete tat for use with Flight Sim. Someone, somewhere, realised that windows was too big generally, and so created the program nLite to remove bits from the XP install. You can remove products and services you don't need, and 'stream' updates into the install, so that you don't have to install the updates.
Using this tool, you can get XP down to around 500 Mb. This could help enormously when running FS.
Just to be clear, this won't modify your existing installation, it will build an install disk so that you can do a clean install.
There is also a version for Vista, vLite, where it can be even more useful. However, it's not quite as developed yet.
Hope this helps!
http://www.vlite.net/index.html - Vista
http://www.nliteos.com/ - XP
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Last edited by Flying Officer Jevans; 04-14-2008 at 05:50 PM.
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