Using same Install.wim and NTLite profile in v1.5, 1.7.1 and 1.8 beta, final ISO size differs by +700 MB.

ElektroStudios

New Member
As the title says, using the same Install.wim image applying the same profile in NTLite v1.5.0.5855, v1.7.1.6572 and v1.8.0.6582 (beta), the final ISO in size increases by +700 MB.

Why reason can be this difference?. I thought the most recent NTLite versions would give me a benefit in this meaning, tha is one of the prior reasons I bought NTLite, to be able delete more components and do it more efficiently.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or just something (that obviously I'm not aware of) changed in these newer NTLite versions?.

The ISO that I manipulated is Windows 10 18277 Insider Preview x64.

Using NTLite v1.5.0.5855...
Screenshot 2.png
...final ISO size is 2,04 GB. And it works perfect when installed in a Virtual Machine, just with minor things that I need to fix.

Using NTLite v1.7.1.6572...
Screenshot 1.png
...final ISO size is 2,75 GB. Note in the image that even it has more amount of components removed, but final ISO size differs by 700 MB!!

Using NTLite v1.8.0.6582 is more or less same as above: 2,76 GB. Final ISO size is bigger in v1.7.1, and even a little bit more bigger in v1.8, I can't understand this.
 
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ElektroStudios

New Member
I did the same test using a ISO of Windows 10.17763.1 x64, which is officialy supported by NTLite.

Results are the same with the profile that I attached above.

Using NTLite v1.5.0.5855...
NTLite v1.5.0.5855.png
...final ISO size is 1,98 GB.

Using NTLite v1.8.0.6582...
NTLite v1.8.png
...final ISO size is 2,61 GB.

I've attached the logs, everything seems correct...
 

nuhi

NTLite developer
Staff member
Replied here about it with more info, it's the new Windows Update protection for the v1809 update changes.
In short, if you want max cleanup, remove the Windows Update as well, and you can update via the Host Refresh.
 

ElektroStudios

New Member
Thanks for the tip, after removing Windows Update component (and optional features) I can get smaller ISO sizes than what I got when using NTLite v1.5.
 

frostbite

Member
Replied here about it with more info, it's the new Windows Update protection for the v1809 update changes.
In short, if you want max cleanup, remove the Windows Update as well, and you can update via the Host Refresh.
What is it Host Refresh ?
 

frostbite

Member
Replied here about it with more info, it's the new Windows Update protection for the v1809 update changes.
In short, if you want max cleanup, remove the Windows Update as well, and you can update via the Host Refresh.
Cleaning Update Backup Function Failed new Windows Update protection for the v1809 update changes?
 
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