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Clanger

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W8.1-Tweak-Pack-1D-2019-11-28 has the take ownership reg file - W8.1-HKCR-Context-Menu-Add-Take-Ownership.reg, pack doesnt have sleep though.
ultraform can you upload w7-sleep-disable.reg for hypnotoad please :)

HypnoToad, i have not worked on liting 7 in a long time so i cant remember much at all apart from a 1.26gb installed size once pagefile prefetch restore hibernation and sleep are disabled but i warn you now that that may not be the best preset for you, i built it for me and my needs were extreme at that stage, go ahead and give it a try if you want.

You may be better off going to my interesting stuff page and look for What and why not to remove [Win 7] by Kasual, he has a far greater and better all round technical knowledge than me and he may have a suitable preset somewhere, i think he recently posted something here somewhere but he is the better person to give you good all round advice :)

Actually you could use W7-Lite-v4.xml as a starting point then add whatever Kasual suggests on his thread.
 

HypnoToad

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HypnoToad, i have not worked on liting 7 in a long time so i cant remember much at all apart from a 1.26gb installed size once pagefile prefetch restore hibernation and sleep are disabled but i warn you now that that may not be the best preset for you, i built it for me and my needs were extreme at that stage, go ahead and give it a try if you want.
That that does sound good, I should have mentioned before I'm looking to try making a small Win7 in order to make VirtualBox VM's, I don't really need much functionality, things can be broken within reason. 1.26gb is very good, so far I've managed to get Win7 down to 2.5GB installed but this was only with removing a few components

I'll check out the 'What and why not to remove [Win 7]', and I've found a few ot the missing '.reg' tweaks in this thread here:

 

Kasual

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That that does sound good, I should have mentioned before I'm looking to try making a small Win7 in order to make VirtualBox VM's, I don't really need much functionality, things can be broken within reason. 1.26gb is very good, so far I've managed to get Win7 down to 2.5GB installed but this was only with removing a few components
Would be interesting to watch out and test the preset that got Win 7 down to 2.5 GB.

I managed to take it down to 2.25 but:
For some aesthetical needs I keep WinSAT, performance and monitoring stuff, some network related stuff.

Removed (250MB - 300 MB) some leftovers, some duplicated files (some gdr folders and kept ldr) but I think I can remove some more in the winsxs folder.
The install.wim file goes down to 600 MB

You may be better off going to my interesting stuff page and look for What and why not to remove [Win 7] by Kasual, he has a far greater and better all round technical knowledge than me and he may have a suitable preset somewhere, i think he recently posted something here somewhere but he is the better person to give you good all round advice :)
Would be the uploaded a preset here:
 

Clanger

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Kasual Thank for for uploading those files :) Ahh, the goggle chrome thread, i knew id seen it somewhere.

HypnoToad ahh, ok, as long as you know the barebone presets pitfalls then great, give it ago. It wont have VM support so you will need to add VM support in Compatibility and Drivers and Hardware Support. To get 7 down to that size i had to disable all nuhi's protections so you will need to modify your settings.xml in ntlites program folder, DisableProtections>false</DisableProtections change false to true.

Disable hibernation sleep pagefile prefetch superfetch system restore, there should be reg files in the 8.1 tweak pack.
 

BigBadLambo

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I have this working really good and small however I tried to clone it with VMware converter for a project and it is missing all of the Microsoft VSS writers. If you do a vssadmin list writers, I think it needs the following writer. What would be the easiest way to add this back into my image without having to start from scratch. Thanks.

Writer name: 'Shadow Copy Optimization Writer'
Writer Id: {4dc3bdd4-ab48-4d07-adb0-3bee2926fd7f}
Writer Instance Id: {e12b90e6-dc72-4b02-b619-1df5a8d3458d}
State: [1] Stable
Last error: No error
 

Kasual

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