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Fridge-RaideR

Howto: Heavy slimmed down XP WITH functionality

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Heh, dirt..you lazy warrior! ;)

@ Fridge..if you use my regtweak you need to check it against the "GONE" files you are not removing so you are not removing any entries for them.

and I see that you are removing "Driver Cache"....is that wise?

You can also remove this from the regfile:

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\.hta]
@="hta_auto_file"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\hta_auto_file\shell\open\command]
@="\"C:\\WINDOWS\\system32\\mshta.exe\" \"%1\""

it's for WPI purposes, doesn't apply here.

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- several megabytes of well coded programs that run straight from the folder, without countless registry entries.

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Holy crap, that gave me an idea for my future cd's. All the apps I want preinstalled will be ones that I dump in the $OEM$\$Progs folder, and this way I'll only have to script making the shortcuts in my startmenu... which will keep my reg mostly clean.

Until I run the apps and they create whatever reg files they absolutely need. But still, this is easier than switches and crap.

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- several megabytes of well coded programs that run straight from the folder, without countless registry entries.

(...)

Holy crap, that gave me an idea for my future cd's. All the apps I want preinstalled will be ones that I dump in the $OEM$\$Progs folder, and this way I'll only have to script making the shortcuts in my startmenu... which will keep my reg mostly clean.

Until I run the apps and they create whatever reg files they absolutely need. But still, this is easier than switches and crap.

Yes, my WPI setup looks exactly like that... :yes:

I just copy over the needed files, shortcuts and a few regentries....it involves some preparation initially but is well worth the time invested :thumbup

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and I see that you are removing "Driver Cache"....is that wise?

I always do.

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and I see that you are removing "Driver Cache"....is that wise?

I always do.

Well, when installing new driver dependent stuff..like Daemon tools and such...don't you get asked for XP disc?

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Hey Fridge-RaideR.

Nice work.

I'm gonna give your method a try this weekend when I get some time - (yea right)

Seems a cook way to do things.

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Thanks Fridge-RaideR!

That is THE POST :thumbup

gonna try it in few days...

hmm...maybe i'll post my own experience with optimal (not extreme) settings for wide range users and computers :yes:

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thank fridge will be testing it for what i need soon

reg tweak mostly apply to your tastes, but i will be making it work for me

well ive gotten far so far,

had to edit some files, thats for sure

since i wanted to keep luna theme

had my windows directory as OS

had my documents and settings as USERS

kept wmp 9

added ryanvm

used xp home, so i could rid myself of oembios.* files

and had my own drivers,

after cleanup, im like 191MB \OS

Edited by gdogg

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Fridge, I think you should just remove those "clint" referenses...it confuses ppl I think....only generates more questions.

"my regtweaks, to be used at T12 just like clints, with the $OEM folder way" ...for example.

..there was a guy asked what clints is...hehe!

just keep my name out of it...only confusing for the poor newcomers with "clint this" and "clints that"...wasnt ment to be used like this anyway.. ;)

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how would i go about importing that stuff to the registry?

how would i know it worked, i tried

REGEDIT /S remove stuff.reg

but it didn't seem to do anything

does this have to be done this way only through cmdlines.txt?

do i have to point to cmdlines.txt in another file?

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If you want to stop services, not just disabling them using the Registry method

create a new command file and use this :

net stop "Automatic Updates"

net stop "Computer Browser"

net stop "Distributed Link Tracking Client"

net stop "Help and Support"

net stop "Server""

net stop "System Event Notification"

net stop "System Restore Service"

net stop "Task Scheduler"

net stop "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper"

net stop "Themes"

net stop "Upload Manager"

net stop "WebClient"

net stop "Windows Time"

net stop "Workstation"

net stop "System Event Notification"

net stop "COM+ Event System"

net stop "Network Location Awareness (NLA)"

net stop "Remote Access Auto Connection Manager"

net stop "SSDP Discovery Service"

etc

that way you can remove files related to those services without rebooting, I think

-not tested yet if it works during windows installation phase

Edited by superleiw

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i found my errror, it wasn't the space

i made a second file with only the tweaks i needed,

and cause of this, and the fact i was without sleep for too long, as i still am

forgot the registry file line of the file :P

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