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Old 20. May 2011, 02:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Anyone use this? RT se7en lite ("nLite" for Win 7 )

Just wondering if anyone has any experience with it?

http://www.rt7lite.com/
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Old 20. May 2011, 05:49 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Have you seen this tutorial that describes its use for slipstreaming SP1?

I haven't used it myself yet but it does look interesting and indeed very useful.
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Old 18. Jun 2011, 04:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Just wondering if anyone has any experience with it?

http://www.rt7lite.com/

Hello mate
Ive done several tweaked versions of 7 with this program and i rate it highly.
Its not really for the novice as the options are advanced but if you get it right you can make the perfect 7 disc for a clean install.
It does take time so make sure you have a few spare hours to spend and if possible, spare time to test in Vmware or Virtualbox.

I started with an early retail version of 7 Ultimate weighing in at nearly 4 GB that is copied to a working folder of your choice.
It then gives you a list of options for modification,like, slipstream service packs, add drivers, remove components,tweaks and a lot more, i selected all of them.

I think the first option is to add SP1 and i used an iso that i downloaded from MS.
It can take up to 20min to add Sp1 and dont cancel if it looks like the program has froze as i made this mistake in early attempts.

After SP1 is added the fun begins with ripping out Windows bloat and enabling proper default settings for Windows 7.
Ripping out the most basic of items like language packs,drivers and programs will shed nearly 50% off the install disc.
My smallest so far was an Ultimate version that i got down to 1.1gb on disc and 4gb installed.

The tweaks are good and you can create a fully auto install with power settings as default.
When i do normal clean installs it amazes me how slow and clumsy a non tweaked version of 7 is.
I chose to remove most Windows programs and quite a few components.
Be careful what you choose as there is very limited safety prompts, so if you remove or tweak the wrong thing it could ruin your disc, i kept a docpad window open and typed critical changes i had made.

Adding you own programs is possible but a wouldn't bother as its very limited and imo goes against what you are trying to achieve which is a good clean install disc.
Adding drivers was easy, download the latest ones and put all the exe files into a folder and select INF file for the driver to include it,job done.

The program is still in beta but is very stable and has never crashed on me.
If you need any advice just post your question and i will do my best to help.

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Thanks for your imput Hoppy. I've used Nlite for XP a lot in the past, and had looked for something to do the same in 7. I am glad to hear that RT Se7en works just as well. I mainly want to use it to whittle down 7 to use in Virtualbox to do software testing and such.
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Interesting, I've heard of it, but never tried. I may do so though.
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Hello mate
Ive done several tweaked versions of 7 with this program and i rate it highly.
Its not really for the novice as the options are advanced but if you get it right you can make the perfect 7 disc for a clean install.
It does take time so make sure you have a few spare hours to spend....
Welcome to the forum Hoppy and thanks for such a constructive first contribution

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Old 30. Jun 2011, 03:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
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