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Since theres now lots of new topics to do with vLite being on news websites i though i put them into one place. :)

I will try and keep this updated and please add any new sites below :D

4th February 2008

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Me

Information Week - nLite And vLite Can Lighten Windows, But Sometimes Too Much

2nd February 2008

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Sp00f

Keznews - Microsoft doesn't recommend creating Vista "Lite" with vLite

gendouhydeist

Neowin - Microsoft doesn't recommend creating Vista "Lite" with vLite

1st February 2008

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Me

The Inquirer - Microsoft pans vLite

slipk487

MaximumPC - Put Vista on a Diet with vLite

31st January 2008

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RYdE

Neowin - Free utility condenses Windows Vista from 13GB to 1.4GB

Me

Network World - vLite Puts Vista On Diet

TechTree - New Tool Cuts Vista Down to Size

PC World - Does it Pay to Strip Modules Out of Vista?

Security Pro News - Unbloating Vista Could Be Security Risk

Blorge - Microsoft tells users not to remove features from Vista

30th January 2008

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Glenn9999

Computer World - Free utility condenses Windows Vista from 15GB to 1.4GB

sp00f

News - Microsoft doesn't recommend creating Vista 'Lite'

Me

Techspot - Microsoft warns users against using vLite

Hexus - Whoever said Vista was bloated didn't use vLite

InternetNews - Tool Cuts Vista Down to Size

29th January 2008

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amenx

The Inquirer - Vista bloat-stripper released

gendouhydeist

Gizmodo - vLite Windows Vista Stripper Removes Bloat (a.k.a. Applications)

aviv00

OSNews - vLite Strips Features From Vista

Me

eHomeUpgrade - Install Only the Parts of Windows Vista You Want with vLite

28th January 2008

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tain

Information Week - Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones

Slashdot - Software Tool Strips Windows Vista To Bare Bones

Cee-Kay

LifeHacker - Strip Down Your Vista Installation with vLite

Non-English

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obermotz

Index - Tizedére fogyasztotta a Vistát egy egyetemista - 4th February 2008

Martin L

Tweakers - Tool om Vista uit te kleden blijkt populair (Dutch) - 29th Jan 2008

Louie

Hardware - Vista på slanker'n (Norwegian) - 30th Jan 2008

aviv00

Ynet - מיקרוסופט יוצאת נגד "Vista לייט" (Hebrew) - 31st Jan 2008

sp00f

NU - Microsoft waarschuwt voor aangepast Vista (Netherlands) - 31st Jan 2008

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Cool.

I see some people think that MS warning people against vLite when it comes to Service Pack is a bad thing.

It's not, I wrote the same at vlite.net. If you plan on installing SP on it then don't remove anything.

Only preintegrated SP can be trimmed.

What I don't like is them thinking that Hotfixes might fail while they never did, or if it was it was during beta testing and quickly fixed.

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What I don't like is them thinking that Hotfixes might fail while they never did, or if it was it was during beta testing and quickly fixed.

Nuhi don’t you think that you must state something like this on vLite homepage to clear some misunderstanding:

Warning:

When searching for updates in Windows Vista (Windows Updates in Control Panel), Hotfixes will not appear for components that have been removed by vLite. This is NOT a bug! If for e.g. Windows Defender was removed, no definition updates will appear on Windows Update!

Congrats nuhi you are da man!

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Winsxs is extreme and hidden component, also it says in the description clearly that it breaks cpanel - features and hotfix installs, it's not worth mentioning because then some might think that is what vLite does by default.

So to make it clear for some trigger happy reporters: you can remove all components and the hotfixes for the kept components will work.

There is one hidden extreme component which can only be enabled with a special switch and it disables any windows updating, should only be used if you integrate your hotfixes before install and reinstall often.

You gotta admit that only experienced users will know about it and enable it, but if some newbie does enable it and manages to ignore the warning well more power to him, he might also delete some crucial dll file by hand and blame me.

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I Agree with what nuhi said :)

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Updated, thx louie and sp00f. Also a new article has been found which is today :) but there are more articles appearing about what microsoft thinks about it, when they clearly have not used vLite at all lol :angry:

New Links

  • 30th Jan 08 - Microsoft doesn't recommend creating Vista 'Lite'
  • 31st Jan 08 - Unbloating Vista Could Be Security Risk
  • 31st Jan 08 - Microsoft tells users not to remove features from Vista
  • 1st Feb 08 (Today) - Microsoft pans vLite
  • 4 Non-English Sites

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Lets not blow it out of proportion. They just said that you might need some removed component and that service pack fails.

If they were not against component removal there would be custom install in Windows, it's not really a revelation but news does need to be hyped for us to be entertained.

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They're the ones who packed everything on in Vista; run everything by default; and I notice they decided to put more things in the kernel and/or as services, like they turned something like Offline Files into a driver AND a service running by default, or the need to discover proxies is now a service and a driver running by default.

The only uninstallers they provide at most for their middleware are shortcut uninstallers.

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