Want to remove windows components--after install, manually

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by stayboogy, Dec 30, 2013.

  1. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    #1 stayboogy, Dec 30, 2013
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    *don't suggest rt7lite or vlite or any of that stuff--doesn't apply here, don't like them anyway

    okay,

    all i want to do is remove some things like homegroup, windows anytime upgrade, location sensors, etc. from an already installed windows 7 system

    someone please explain how this can be done, or link me to the information where such can be found. did a search here and google and found nothing of value at all. i know this involves the windows/servicing/packages directory and the /windows/winsxs directory. just looking for specific information.


    *i realize that this will have to be done from a live environment, which is no problem at all for me.

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mutagen

    Mutagen MDL Addicted

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    #2 Mutagen, Jan 1, 2014
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    Here is what I would do, and have done, but it is very risky. You will definitely want a verified backup image before proceeding. (You've been warned, okay?)

    Run regedt32. Do a search on whatever you want to remove. If it shows up on the right hand panel, select it's parent entry in the left hand panel and delete it. Press F3 to continue searching and delete all references. When you are done, run CCLeaner. It will detect any files on your machine that are no longer referenced in the registry. Just select them and delete them. Again, this is quite risky. BTW, this approach is also good for malware. (Conduit, Lucky Leap and ScorpionSaver come to mind).

    Did I mention this is really risky and you need a good backup? I hope so, as I don't care to be "the dog" if things go sour.

    jv16 PowerTools 2014, which is going to be open source soon, is a powerful registry search & replace tool you may like.
     
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  3. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    thanks,

    but,

    not quite what i was looking for.
     
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  4. PhaseDoubt

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    #4 PhaseDoubt, Jan 1, 2014
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    What exactly are you looking for then? Maybe you need to be more specific about what you want rather than what you'll not accept.
     
  5. windsman

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    #5 windsman, Jan 1, 2014
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    At your own risk :

    I dont know exaclty but you can :

    1- First of all go to gpedit.msc (pro and ultimate version) and disable all components you don't need ( both Administrative template of computer and user).

    RESTART

    2- list all your components you want to remove by using :

    open CMD window and run :

    DISM.exe /Online /English /Get-Features /Format:Table

    you'll get this :

    feat.PNG

    If you want to remove them just type :

    DISM.exe /Online /Disable-Feature /featurename:NAME /Remove

    GoodLuck

    windsman.

    PS : IMHO, just let them disabled to avoid dependencies issues.
     
  6. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    This ....................
     
  7. windsman

    windsman MDL Expert

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    of course:), just reply to the OP request.

    windsman.

     
  8. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I did. I did so by expression my opinion and agreement with a prior post. I did that in place of repeating the entire prior post.

    Sometimes the best way to express an opinion (which is in essence what we all do) is to simply express agreement in order to lend credence to a position.
     
  9. windsman

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    English is not my native language so this is the flood.

    When i say in my previous post "just reply to the OP request", this is not for you, in fact i want to say "I just reply to the OP request".


    And for your reply, i'm full agree.

    windsman.
     
  10. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    #10 stayboogy, Jan 1, 2014
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    (OP)

    either contribute or [Moderated]
     
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  11. Tito

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    OP has clearly stated what he wants.

    @stayboogy

    Please mind your language.
     
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  12. stayboogy

    stayboogy MDL Addicted

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    yeah, sorry about that.

    was a little hot under the collar earlier.
     
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  13. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    I disasgree about the "clearly" part, but we're all welcome to our opinions.
     
  14. PhaseDoubt

    PhaseDoubt MDL Expert

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    Didn't mean to push your button young Jedi. But we'll both get over it I'm sure. :drinks2:
     
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  16. Mr Jinje

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  17. RanCorX2

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    remove features only works on windows 8.

    shame no one ever made something like xplite that could remove components while logged on.
     
  18. KNARZ

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    You're wrong and didn't read the thread or at least followed the link in my post.
     
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