Reduce Size of Windows Image

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  1. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    Hello everyone,

    Do you have tools/tips Or Programs to Reduce the size of a Windows (image) (Install.wim) but i don't want to delete components

    thx

    gr. diolo
     
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  2. HALIKUS

    HALIKUS MDL Addicted

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    I too want to make something smaller without removing anything. :)

    Re-exporting the wim may decrease it's size.
     
  3. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    yes i have that already done..
    but thx for the answer :)
     
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  4. Y314K

    Y314K MDL Junior Member

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    I think WinReducer 8.1 can help you remove non-component stuff that might reduce the size. I would give it a shot.
     
  5. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    There really isn't a safe way to remove stuff from a Win8 image in a way that will increase performance.
    You could disable a couple inconsequential services like fax, windows defender, and a couple others by using an autounattend.xml file, but I've found it better to leave the options at their default settings and let users do their own disabling.

    You can technically remove all the modern ui apps and remove the payload of all the disabled services, but it doesn't increase performance. It just saves a couple hundred megs of space.
     
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  6. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    ... and this is the final word.
     
  7. Y314K

    Y314K MDL Junior Member

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    #7 Y314K, Aug 17, 2014
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    Also, make sure you are using a SSD drive as your install drive. That will probably be the biggest thing you can do to get a performance boost. But for just WIM size WinReducer would be the best way to go.

    BTW, WinReducer 8.1 v1.16 which should be available later in the week will have it's multi version of windows capability increased to 30. So your 24IO should be fully compatible with it. Hopefully there will be a Aug. version for it. Or are you waiting for MS to fix their "Update 2" issues first :confused:
     
  8. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    I'am not increasing the performance..

    i want that they fit on a normal (4,7 gb) DVD
     
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  9. sunilk

    sunilk MDL Member

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    go to programs and features and remove some which not worth of.

    Del temp folder files.

    defragment the hdd.
     
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    M0rriss0n MDL Senior Member

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    #10 M0rriss0n, Aug 18, 2014
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    Powershell

    Code:
    Get-WindowsOptionalFeature -Online | where { $_.State -match "Disabled" } | `
        foreach { `
            $_ = $_.FeatureName; `
            DISM /Online /Disable-Feature /FeatureName:$_ /Remove `
        }
    
    enter
    enter

    This will remove the payload of disabled features
     
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  11. bchat

    bchat MDL Smart Azz

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    Any good reason you can't use a USB of suitable size?
     
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  12. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    This is not what i mean sorry..

    i don't won't to delete anything

    Winreducer can..

    do you have something else?
     
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  13. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    You can export to esd recovery compression to reduce the size. I have info about that in post 2 of the integration thread.
    It's a bit buggy if you have quite a lot of images and information though.. x64 versions like to cause setup errors if you have too much data crammed into the esd.
     
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  14. DioNZB

    DioNZB MDL Member

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    Thx Murphy..

    But i have done that in Windows 8.1
    But i 7 it can't
    you said in another tread that i have to use Winpe...

    what is the simpliest way to make a windows 7 esd?
     
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  15. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    Unfortunately no easy way to create compressed ESD files. Check the DISM commands in murphy78s tread: Windows Integration Guide - murphy78. Post#2. That conversion needs some computing capacities though :cool2:.

    Iirc you can use Win 8.1 Setup media and switch the install.wim/esd with the Win 7 one, but not sure as i didn't test that myself.

    Other way would be to create the already mentioned Win 8.1 SE with WinNTSetup integrated and use the latter to deploy any WIM or ESD. WinNTSetup acts like the normal setup and copies the needed files to the HDD/SSD and creates a boot entry. After a restart the Windows Setup will initialize Windows.
     
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