Smallest x64 installation

Discussion in 'Windows Embedded' started by jimger, May 15, 2016.

  1. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    Hi, I would like to ask
    which of the editions require smallest disk size and less resources (especially disk and ram) without loosing essential functionality? I read thinpc is only x86 and I need x64.
    I want also office 2016 to be installed so sp1 based is much appreciated? I downloaded a custom Lite8 image (based on embedded) but can't get activated (doesn't accept volume license key). Any other recommendations ?

    It is to be installed to parallels virtual machine and needs to be as bug free as possible and with printer drivers (at least for apps like virtual printers). It is going to be used mainly for developing no games nothing else
     
  2. LiteOS

    LiteOS MDL Expert

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    Hey mb server core would be good
    but u need good shell skill
     
  3. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    I don't know what is mb server core:p Also I tried first your release (the xpedition one). Can't get permantly activated though :(
    pm for more details if u want
     
  4. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    Any other ideas people?
     
  5. MartinicoBreton

    MartinicoBreton MDL Novice

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    Hy,

    You can try Windows Embedded 7 x64 (Based on Windows 7). If you choose Thin client on installation option, it takes 2 - 3 GB if I remember...
     
  6. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    I think thin client is x86 only..
     
  7. MartinicoBreton

    MartinicoBreton MDL Novice

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    #7 MartinicoBreton, May 30, 2016
    Last edited: May 30, 2016
    Windows Thin PC is x86 only but Windows Embedded Standard exists in x86 and x64.

    Google this : "Windows Embedded Standard 7 download" (I cannot post links)

    You just need a Windows Embedded key to activate permanently. If you don't enter a key, it installs a evaluation copy.
     
  8. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    Yeap I had this problem...
     
  9. Digital4

    Digital4 MDL Novice

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    Try Lubuntu with WINE for Office 16 x86. Look for the ISO on this forum.
     
  10. jimger

    jimger MDL Novice

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    Thanks... Is not a solution as primary goal is some x64 windows programs that are windows only and need stability (developing programs).
     
  11. Tom Mix

    Tom Mix MDL Novice

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    well that ist quite impossible ...

    i have made some tests some time ago: win7 embedded and win8.1 embedded both x64
    also i had the same goal: a fast and small virtual machine including office 2016.
    well if u say 13gb is small then go for win7embedded x64 with office2016
    8.1 will be some gigs larger. both systems patched to the latest june2016 updates.o_O
     
  12. Tom Mix

    Tom Mix MDL Novice

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    something new...

    hey news!
    i found this by chance: http://forums.mydigitallife.net/threads/59389-Dism-A-Powerful-Tool-of-Clean-and-Tweak/page31
    and it cleaned up my win7 embedded x64 down to 11gb!
    i have additionally installed:
    .net 1.1
    .net 30
    .net 4.6.1
    office2016
    c++ 2008x64
    c++ 2008x64
    msxml6 sp2
    iExplorer11

    the folder 'installer' at c:\windows\ actually has a size of 2.7gb
    there is a tweak to prevent that. i will try to find the info an try again.
    one has to set the option right after the systeminstallation so the installer-folder wont grow.

    any news from others?

    personally i am quite interested to the topic 'smallest footprint'
     
  13. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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  14. BrianCohen

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  15. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    Use a download manager. :p
    Verify or post sha-1 checksums of those rar files.
     
  16. BrianCohen

    BrianCohen Guest

    i did not see checksums with those files. maybe i missed it.
     
  17. Fckr

    Fckr MDL Member

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    Just google checksums of each file, if they aren't corrupt, google might throw some results back.
     
  18. BrianCohen

    BrianCohen Guest

    i did download using a fast reliable connection. but as it was my local library, i cant keep downloading 4gb plus for corrupted files.
     
  19. Fckr

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