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darthgault darthgault is offline
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Default Easy nLite Free Win7 Install Tip for 8gb SSD - 04-13-2009, 10:14 PM

Anyone who has done a full install of the Win7 beta knows it fills the whole drive.

I had a small thought while i was reading gazillion nlite posts ... you can remove stuff using windows itself ... i was like hmmmmm?

So i wiped my mini and reinstalled Win7 (7.007 build) from an external DVD drive ... i went to my control panel and told it to remove DVD maker and Windows Media Center because i knew i would never use them on my mini. I of course left Windows Media Player ... after i did that and rebooted (about a 15 minute process) i ended up with 1gb of free space ... solved my space issue in a much simpler way than nLiting a build and using thumbdrives, sd cards, and other voodoo.
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Default Re: Easy nLite Free Win7 Install Tip for 8gb SSD - 04-14-2009, 09:25 AM

More specifically you can reach the location for disabling 'features' ->

Control Panel -> Uninstall a Program -> Turn Windows Features on or off

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Default Re: Easy nLite Free Win7 Install Tip for 8gb SSD - 04-14-2009, 06:38 PM

correct me if I'm wrong, but doesn't turning off windows features do simply that. Turns them off- not uninstall them. cuz I saw no space improvement after turning various features "off"

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Default Re: Easy nLite Free Win7 Install Tip for 8gb SSD - 04-15-2009, 01:42 AM

With Win7, when you run Disk Cleanup, be sure the first time (or after installing something like Office, or an O/S componant or upgrade of the O/S version) to hit the button for "clean up system files" which causes the cleanup to restart it's initial scan, but gives you those abandonded files to check off in the list which would have not been there - this will usually tally up well over a Gig of data.
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