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This is a roadmap for using Rockers Team 7Lite 2.6.0 against Windows 7 x64 SP1

(Updated on July 10th, 2011)

7 Lite Website

I have now included my own Last Session file for RT7Lite, it is a conservative file thats designed to give a 100%

functional Operating System, quite a bit of useless garbage has been removed but I preserved ALL of the useful

features that Windows 7 includes

(Note: Rockers Team 7Lite is very different when it comes to removing components (due to new waik version)

You will need to use some thinking as names may be slightly different, however this list will produce a

WORKING windows 7 iso)

This is not for Vlite!

If you wish to slipstream SP1, 7lite will now do so before you remove anything.

This list is compatible with SP1.

(If you remove windows update, you will need to use the /silent install for .net framework 4.0 otherwise it will fail)

(KEEP OR INSTALL WILL FAIL)

*Component Cache winsxs

*Crash Dump Support (strange oddities with OS if removed)

*Error Reporting

*Microsoft HTML Engine (no option to remove anyways, and if you did the OS wouldnt install)

*Manual setup (install will not complete)

*MDAC

*Performance Counters

*SQM Software Quality Management (needed for installing Windows 7, and for hotfixes)

^Task Scheduler (needed for SQM and Defrag)

(SAFE TO DELETE) As in wont break install and the system should function on its own OK without these.

*Accessibility

*Aero Theme (It will break DWM, so dont remove if you need composition)

*Disk Defragmenter

*Windows Photo related programs

*Calculator

*Drivers

*Windows Backup

*Windows Update (any msu based updates or net framework will fail during install!)

^Bits

^IPSEC

*UAC

*Beep (the little in-case speaker)

*Bitlocker Drive Encryption (needs TPM to operate)

*Connect to a Network Projector

*Character Map

*Internet Explorer

*Disk Cleanup (keep if your going use SAT)

*Disk Quota

*DFS

*Desktop Window Manager (needed for aero and for Thumbnails!, when this is running a small portion of video memory will be consumed)

*Floppy Disk Support

*Games

*Help

*iSCSI Support

*Internet Information Services

*Imapiv2

*Languages

*Mobility Center

*Media Center

*Media Metadata Handler (no more video thumbnails)

*Music and Video Samples

*Microsoft Client for NFS

*Message Queue

*Notepad

*Natural Language (THIS IS FOR DICTATION) (This will remove the computers ability to produce speech, and may also screw up dragon natually speaking and dictation software)

*Offline Files

*Parental Controls

*Paint

*Protected Storage

*Photo Metadata Handler (No more photo thumbnails)

*Quality Windows Audio Video (needed for media center)

*Remote Desktop Assistance

*Remote Desktop Client

*RIP Listener

*Remote Registry

*Run a legacy CPL elevated

*remote differential compression

*Security Center

*SUA

*Simple TCPIP Services

*Sample Pictures

*Screensavers

*Shell Event Sounds

*Sideshow (if you have a little screen on the outside of your notebook keep)

*Sidebar and Gadgets

*Speech Support

*Smart Card support

*System Information

*Snipping Tool (keep if you need touch/tablet)

*Sound Recorder

*Superfetch

*Sync Center

*System Restore (will kill windows backup)

*Tablet PC (no more sticky notes)

*Telnet Server

*Telnet Client

*TFTP Client

*Windows Defender

*Welcome Center

*WebDAV

*Windows Collaboration

*Windows Search (Will COMPLETELY REMOVE SEARCH FUNCTIONS)

*Windows Time (Time may slip without though)

*Windows Mail (Breaks MHT support)

*Windows Media Player

*Wordpad

*Windows Easy Transfer (No longer able to upgrade from older windows)

*Windows SAT (must turn windows aero on manually if removed will also remove the windows hardware scores)

*Zip Folder

(RECOMMENDED NOT TO DELETE or there could be BAD, as in breaking OS consequences)

*Application Experience

*Computer Browser

*DHCP

*DRM (various things need some dlls from this)

*Diagnostics

*Dynamic Volume Manager (Windows Backup needs this, cant remove windows backup yet, so I would leave it.)

*Distributed Link Tracking Client

*DTC

*DNS Client

*EAP (Wireless)

*Event Log

*File and Printer Sharing Server

*Game Explorer

*ICS Internet Connection Sharing

*Interactive Services Detection

*IP Helper (IPv6)

*Jet Database engine

*Link-Layer Topology Discovery

*Multimedia Class Scheduler

*Network and Sharing Center

*Network Explorer

*NAP (Wireless Internet)

*Network List Service

*NLA Network Location Awareness

*Remote Access Auto Connection Manager (needed for VPNs)

*Remote Access Connection Manager (VPNs as well)

*Routing and Remote Access (VPNs as well)

*Reliability and Performance Monitor

*Secondary Logon

*SSTP

*SNMP Simple Network Management Protocol (needed for routers and for reliable networking)

*SSDP Discovery

*TCP/IP netbios helper

*Telephony

*UnPNP Universal Plug and Play

*Usermode Driver Framework

*Volume Shadow Copy (Needed by parts of the OS)

*Windows Image Acquisition

*Windows Firewall (most of the other networking features need this)

*Windows Remote Management

*Windows Media Codecs (needed for wmp and lots of various video games, good idea to keep)

*Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

*Windows Color System

*Windows Connect Now

Lastsession.inf

Edited by nerdistmonk
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  • 4 weeks later...

I updated the list for compatibility with Rockers Team 7Lite.

No longer useful for Vlite, I consider Vlite depreciated, 7Lite works very well

Made my first run with it on x64 ultimate 7, didnt seem to shrink alot, but it did remove everything i asked it to.

2GB ISO size, following the rules of my list, im trying to find a way to make that smaller, normally my list would create a vista iso of 1.33gb, so I want to match that.

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What do * and ^ mean respectively? Thanks for the explanation.

* - just a bullet, its a list of things to remove, so those are just bullets.

^ - whenever you see these that means that they are a dependency for the item above.

(Like bits and IPsec are needed for Windows Update)

Thankyou

(List updated for new version and Sp1) (Still always testing)

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not much we can remove compared to xp, but at least its a start....

i managed to have a very stable working xp at around 170mb from a original size of say 600mb with sp3. hopefully we can at least bring the install down 50%............

perhaps you can include some performance and stability tweaks as well, not to mention services we can disable

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thx for the update this very day, nerdistmonk! :D

I did successfully use Rockers' app - it made a 1.81 GB iso,

installed to VirtualBox 3.2 as 4.98 GB w/ a 1 GB pagefile, seems to run fine.

I simply went gonzo-b*lls out eliminating stuff, really just to see IF it would work, and by golly, it did!

now I'm gonna go back & take care, keep notes, compare what you did, & see what happens.

like so many others here,

especially those of us who've made nLite after successful nLite version of XP -

ever-more tweaked & fine-tuned, not to mention smaller/faster .......

well, it's just dang hard to let loose of success, ya know?

I didn't even muck around w/ Vista, so I've only given vLite an unsuccessful go 2 times here yesterday,

but I agree w/ you that it's "time to move on along, now".

peaceout ~

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< edit > just wanna add that if you're comparing your efforts to the "very very very very very small" 7 install that's available out there in the wild,

you probly ain't gonna make it that small unless you do exactly what "they" did -

which is documented in the .txt fle accompanying that release.

otherwise, do what you can & enjoy your efforts -

at least you will have created a smaller install

.... that leads to a smaller backup image

.... that takes less space & time to restore ....... yaddayadda ;)

Edited by drive55
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I was going to overhaul the list and start over, thus making a list that was designed for 7lite, and then post it on both MSFN and RTWIN's forums,

However I see that RTWIN's admins have taken my list without permission from MSFN and posted it themselves on their forums, its an old version to boot.

Since they have taken it upon themselves to copy/pasta the list, I wont be continuing this list any further.

-The list as of now will make a working Windows 7 disc, but it isnt a tight list that really pushes it, since the list needed to be rewritten for the newest 7lite.

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*Windows Search (Will COMPLETELY REMOVE SEARCH FUNCTIONS!)

Really? (or is this specific to 7lite but not vlite? because vlite says it removes the indexing)

Also, problems occur if UPNP is not installed? How is it important to have if many people just end up disabling it when it is installed?

Also Windows Image Acquisition isn't on your list. AFAIK it should be under either "do not remove" or "critical component".

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Unsure about the

Natural Language (will kill voice/speech)

Will removing it do more than remove the advanced search features? (ie. will it disable voice recognition and kill microphone input? as thats what im understanding from the "will kill voice/speech" comment)

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OK i updated some of the descriptions to clear things up, but as mentioned any of my real juicy configs for making the system very very small and light will not be posted since people were ripping them off as their own without asking and such.

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I have attached my personal last session file for RT7lite, It is not an extreme stripdown as I like my OS to be 100% functional, but it will produce a Windows Operating System without any other MS products included.

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I have attached my personal last session file for RT7lite, It is not an extreme stripdown as I like my OS to be 100% functional, but it will produce a Windows Operating System without any other MS products included.

Thank you, Nerdistmonk.

It can be helpful who still wants to extremely slimdown Win7.

For me, I will go with your version. Will give it a try.

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I have attached my personal last session file for RT7lite, It is not an extreme stripdown as I like my OS to be 100% functional, but it will produce a Windows Operating System without any other MS products included.

Thank you, Nerdistmonk.

It can be helpful who still wants to extremely slimdown Win7.

For me, I will go with your version. Will give it a try.

Your welcome, i would say the list is set in stone now, I dont see really many changes needed, I stopped 'liteing my own discs, since windows 7 lets me remove stuff I dont like anyways...

Unless someone finds a show stopper its as good as final now.

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