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Hi guys!

I'm always dealing with nLite for my WINXP installation disc and I have some doubts on the multimedia components.
Many people suggest to remove all (or almost all) the components in black in this section, leaving only the red ones (very few, just 4 to be precise). Here is the list:

Acm Core Codecs
Active X for Streaming Video
AOL ART Image Format Support
DirectX Diagnostics Tool
Images and Backgrounds
Intel Indeo Codecs
Luna Theme
Media Center
MIDI Audio Support
Mouse Cursors
Movie Maker
Music Samples
Old CD Player and Sound Recorder
OpenGL Support
Speech Support
Tablet PC
Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 6.4
Windows Picture and Fax Viewer
Windows Sounds

I was thinking of leaving Acm Core Codecs, Direct X, Images and Backgrounds, Intel Indeo Codecs, Media Center, MIDI audio support, OpenGL support, Tablet PC, WMP (using the last WMP add-on, do I need to keep both WMP and WMP 6.4?), WPFV and Windows Sounds. Would you add something else to this list? Or would you even remove 1 or more components from this short list? Why?

I intend to remove, within others, Active X for streaming video and AOL ART Image Format Support but I actually don't know whether they can be really necessary nowadays. What do you think?

I was then wondering whether there's an add-on that could replace "Movie Maker". Any suggestions?

Finally, are there 1 or more codec packs outhere? What about K-Lite codec pack add-on? Can it replace 1 or more components in the multimedia section? Please suggest any useful add-on regarding codecs and related stuff.

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+ Keep it:

"DirectX and OpenGL" - Without "DirectX and OpenGL" that's not will be same OS.


+ For 32bit OS will be Useful,For 64bit OS can be Remove anyway as 32bit Addition only:

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer [shimgvw.dll]


+ For Minimalism Useless:

* Windows Sounds [Without Sound better]

* DirectX Diagnostics Tool [if be have's a Advanced Diagnostics as AIDA or Everest: Fine.]


+ Useless for Now,but Can be keep:

* WMP:

Windows Media Player
Windows Media Player 6.4

1. Other:

Acm Core Codecs

2. For IE Browser: [If be Browser will be remove can be Remove this too...]

Active X for Streaming Video

Information: If you want to play with Multi-format: VLC or SMPlayer can be work better. [WebM: Can be play on to Web Browser - eg. Google Chrome 49/Firefox]

* Media Center

Information: If be doesn't have a "Media Center Edition" Remove if be shown as "Home/Pro"

* Movie Maker

Information: Good for Amateurs but That's can be replace with Better "Non-linears editors"

* Speech Support

Information: Sample textor and One-Popular Narrator. Depend. but If be will minimalist: Remove.


+ Aboslutely useless:

AOL ART Image Format Support - "WebP" does better for Now than This. Useless even of Normal workouts.

Images and Backgrounds - Only "Idylla" will be keeped,Wallpapers can be place on to "Windows/Web/Wallpaper" Simple. Go Ahead - That's safe.

Intel Indeo Codecs - Some Renders as "VirtualDub" Viewed useless codec. Absolutely useless.

Luna Theme - Aboslutely bored theme. If be uxtheme will be unlocked can be replace with Better theme than this.

Mouse Cursors - "Standard > milionsfraudsspamspixels"

Music Samples - "Crash of "Player Car" from "City Connection" [NES,Mini game] > Useless music as a this example"

Tablet PC - Doesn't be changed. Go ahead.

Old CD Player and Sound Recorder - Audacity can be does better.

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My last session ini

Env = - 2.0.50727.8660.Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Target = Windows XP Professional SP3 - 5.1.2600.5512 - English (United States)

Remove Components
Unattended Setup
Hotfixes and Update Packs

;# Applications #
Accessibility Options
Internet Games
NT Backup
;# Drivers #
Asynchronous Transfer Mode (ATM)
Cameras and Camcorders
Display Adapters
Display Adapters (old)
Ethernet (LAN)
IBM PS/2 TrackPoint
IBM ThinkPad
Logitech WingMan
Microsoft SideWinder
Portable Audio
Serial Pen Tablet
Sony Jog Dial
Sound Controllers
Tape drives
Toshiba DVD decoder card
Wireless Ethernet (WLAN)
;# Keyboards #
Albanian keyboard
Arabic (101) keyboard
Arabic (102) AZERTY keyboard
Arabic (102) keyboard
Armenian Eastern keyboard
Armenian Western keyboard
Azeri Cyrillic keyboard
Azeri Latin keyboard
Belarusian keyboard
Belgian (Comma) keyboard
Belgian (Period) keyboard
Belgian French keyboard
Bengali (Inscript) keyboard
Bengali keyboard
Bosnian Cyrillic keyboard
Bosnian keyboard
Bulgarian (Latin) keyboard
Bulgarian keyboard
Canadian French (Legacy) keyboard
Canadian French keyboard
Canadian Multilingual Standard keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - Microsoft Pinyin IME 3.0 keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - NeiMa keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - QuanPin keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - ShuangPin keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - US Keyboard keyboard
Chinese (Simplified) - ZhengMa keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Alphanumeric keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Array keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Big5 Code keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - ChangJie keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - DaYi keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - New ChangJie keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - New Phonetic keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Phonetic keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Quick keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - Unicode keyboard
Chinese (Traditional) - US Keyboard keyboard
Croatian keyboard
Czech (QWERTY) keyboard
Czech keyboard
Czech Programmers keyboard
Danish keyboard
Devanagari - INSCRIPT keyboard
Divehi Phonetic keyboard
Divehi Typewriter keyboard
Dutch keyboard
Estonian keyboard
Faeroese keyboard
Farsi keyboard
Finnish keyboard
Finnish with Sami keyboard
French keyboard
FYRO Macedonian keyboard
Gaelic keyboard
Georgian keyboard
German (IBM) keyboard
German keyboard
Greek (220) keyboard
Greek (220) Latin keyboard
Greek (319) keyboard
Greek (319) Latin keyboard
Greek keyboard
Greek Latin keyboard
Greek Polytonic keyboard
Gujarati keyboard
Hebrew keyboard
Hindi Traditional keyboard
Hungarian 101-key keyboard
Hungarian keyboard
Icelandic keyboard
Inuktitut Latin keyboard
Irish keyboard
Italian (142) keyboard
Italian keyboard
Japanese Input System (MS-IME2002) keyboard
Japanese keyboard
Kannada keyboard
Kazakh keyboard
Korean Input System (IME 2000) keyboard
Korean keyboard
Kyrgyz Cyrillic keyboard
Latin American keyboard
Latvian (QWERTY) keyboard
Latvian keyboard
Lithuanian IBM keyboard
Lithuanian keyboard
Luxembourgish keyboard
Malayalam keyboard
Maltese 47-key keyboard
Maltese 48-key keyboard
Maori keyboard
Marathi keyboard
Mongolian Cyrillic keyboard
Nepali keyboard
Norwegian keyboard
Norwegian with Sami keyboard
Pashto keyboard
Polish (214) keyboard
Polish (Programmers) keyboard
Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT) keyboard
Portuguese (Brazilian ABNT2) keyboard
Portuguese keyboard
Punjabi keyboard
Romanian keyboard
Russian (Typewriter) keyboard
Russian keyboard
Sami Extended Finland-Sweden keyboard
Sami Extended Norway keyboard
Serbian (Cyrillic) keyboard
Serbian (Latin) keyboard
Slovak (QWERTY) keyboard
Slovak keyboard
Slovenian keyboard
Spanish keyboard
Spanish Variation keyboard
Swedish keyboard
Swedish with Sami keyboard
Swiss French keyboard
Swiss German keyboard
Syriac keyboard
Syriac Phonetic keyboard
Tamil keyboard
Tatar keyboard
Telugu keyboard
Thai Kedmanee (non-ShiftLock) keyboard
Thai Kedmanee keyboard
Thai Pattachote (non-ShiftLock) keyboard
Thai Pattachote keyboard
Turkish F keyboard
Turkish Q keyboard
Ukrainian keyboard
United Kingdom Extended keyboard
United Kingdom keyboard
United States-Dvorak for left hand keyboard
United States-Dvorak for right hand keyboard
United States-Dvorak keyboard
Urdu keyboard
US English Table for IBM Arabic 238_L keyboard
Uzbek Cyrillic keyboard
Vietnamese keyboard
;# Multimedia #
ActiveX for streaming video
AOL ART Image Format Support
Images and Backgrounds
Intel Indeo codecs
Luna desktop theme
Media Center
Mouse Cursors
Movie Maker
Music Samples
Old CDPlayer and Sound Recorder
Speech Support
Tablet PC
Windows Sounds
;# Network #
Client for Netware Networks
Communication tools
Comtrol Test Terminal Program
FrontPage Extensions
H323 MSP
Internet Information Services (IIS)
IP Conferencing
MSN Explorer
NetShell Cmd-Tool
NWLink IPX/SPX/NetBIOS Protocol
Outlook Express
TAPI Application Support
Vector Graphics Rendering (VML)
Web Folders
Windows Messenger
;# Operating System Options #
.NET Framework
Blaster/Nachi removal tool
Color Schemes
Desktop Cleanup Wizard
Disk Cleanup
DR Watson
FAT to NTFS converter
File and Settings Wizard
File System Encryption
Help and Support
Manual Install and Upgrade
Out of Box Experience (OOBE)
Remote Installation Services (RIS)
Shell Media Handler
Symbolic Debugger (NTSD)
Web View
Zip Folders
;# Services #
Application Layer Gateway
Distributed Link Tracking Client
Error Reporting
Indexing Service
Network DDE
Quality of Service (QoS)
Remote Registry
Removable Storage
Service Advertising Protocol
System Restore Service
Volume Shadow Copy
;# Directories #
;# Compatibility #



ProfilesDir = "%SystemDrive%\Documents and Settings"
TargetPath = "WINDOWS"
temp_dir = %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Temp

TcpIp = 16777215
UsbPoll = 125


Desktop-Desktop icons size-32
Desktop-Internet Explorer icon-Show
Desktop-My Computer icon-Show
Desktop-My Documents icon-Show
Desktop-My Network Places icon-Show
Desktop-Recycle Bin icon-Show
Explorer-Disable Autorun
Explorer-Disable Search Assistant
Explorer-Display the contents of system folders
Explorer-Show extensions of known file-types
Explorer-Show hidden files and folders
Internet Explorer-Disable Download Complete notification
Internet Explorer-Disable information bar when popup is blocked
Internet Explorer-Disable Market Place bookmark
Internet Explorer-Disable Media Player 6.4 created bookmarks
Internet Explorer-Disable Password-Caching
Performance-Disable Info Tips on Files and Folders
Performance-Disable Last accessed Timestamp on files
Performance-Disable Optimize harddisk when idle
Performance-Disable Tracking of Broken Shortcut Links
Performance-Disable Warn on low disk space
Performance-Disable WBEM logging
Performance-Do not cache thumbnails
Performance-Minimal Power Management
Performance-Run 16-bit Windows applications in a separate process
Performance-Use Windows classic folders / No Tasks Sidepanel
Security-Always show Updates under Software
Security-Disable Screensaver
Security-Disable Web Open With prompt
Visual Effects-Active window tracking-Disable
Visual Effects-Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing-Disable
Visual Effects-Combo box animation-Disable
Visual Effects-Cursor shadow-Disable
Visual Effects-Display mouse pointer trails-Disable
Visual Effects-Fade out selection-Disable
Visual Effects-Gradient captions in windows-Disable
Visual Effects-Keyboard shortcut underline-Disable
Visual Effects-Menu animation-Disable
Visual Effects-Menu shadows-Disable
Visual Effects-Show translucent selection rectangle-Disable
Visual Effects-Show window contents while dragging-Disable
Visual Effects-Smooth edges of screen fonts-Clear Type
Windows Media Player-Disable all streaming protocols
Windows Media Player-Disable auto-add music to library
Windows Media Player-Disable automatic codec download
Windows Media Player-Disable MRU
Windows Media Player-Disable silent acquisition
Windows Media Player-Disable starting with Media Guide

ComputerType = Automatic
MaximumDataStorePercentOfDisk = 12
RestorePointLife = 30
DesktopTheme = Default||
AutoUDay = 5
AutoUHour = 15
ProgFilesPath = "\Program Files"

connname = ""
macaddress = ""
ipaddress = ""
subnetmask = ""
defaultgateway = ""
dnsserver1 = ""
dnsserver2 = ""
winsserver = ""
netbiossetting = "0"
ipxnetworknumber = "00000000"
ipxnetworkframetype = "0xFF"



C:\Documents and Settings\Dibya\Desktop\Essentials\XPSP3_QFE_UpdatePack_20160308.7z
C:\Documents and Settings\Dibya\Desktop\Essentials\XPSP3_QFE_POSReady_Addon_20160209_5er.7z
C:\Documents and Settings\Dibya\Desktop\Essentials\YumeYao_WMP11_Addon_ENU_v3.5.1.7z
C:\Documents and Settings\Dibya\Desktop\Essentials\YumeYao_IE8_Addon_Nosetuperr_ENU_1.5.18.7z

also i add some tweaks and black viper service configuration + Driver pack masstorage,chipset,lan,Wlan also skin the soarce with a good transformation pack

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Been away for a few months... but now I'm back!

Thanks for your precious suggestions! I'm trying to go ahead with my personal installation disc, but with less and less time available...

On 4/5/2016 at 11:22 PM, Illutorium said:

Advanced Diagnostics as AIDA or Everest

Pllease, any add-on for these programs?

On 4/5/2016 at 11:22 PM, Illutorium said:


Again, add-on somewhere on the internet?

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