windows 8.1 lite version ?

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  1. stefan7

    stefan7 MDL Novice

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    back in the old days, there were tiny experience xp versions for old hardware. anyone knows something similar with w 8.1 ?
     
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  3. my2cents

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    Hi stefan7,

    Unfortunately, I am not aware of an 8.1 version that will bypass "all" the new harware requirements that have been set forth by the new OS structure; however, I have seen evidence of the ability to bypass "some" requirements but not all. With that said, why not provide your system specs and maybe someone can give you more advice to that end?
     
  4. cuteee

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    maybe there is win8 starter like win vista and 7 starter.
     
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    I think you can use Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro version. This version is start faster, I think...
     
  7. stefan7

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    i was asking if you know about allready modified versions,i dont want to modify by myself, must be done by someone with background experience. too bad experience team is gone, back in the day, their versions did wonders for very old machines, i installed their w7 lite on a 1,4 ghz, 512 ram laptop and ran amazing fast. or their tiny xp version on a pentium 3 system. so i was looking something like this for w8.1.
     
  8. LiteOS

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    mb my lite'd windows can be helpful :)
     
  9. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Ahh embedded versions... MS's lovely little untapped treasure...
    If you really want to make a good lite version of Windows, you need to use embedded versions.
    The problem is that almost nobody has exposure to them, so they'd rather butcher their own known versions of Windows so that people can use existing product keys rather than
    simply activate with MTK. Even I don't know much about them, and I've messed with the wes7 stuff quite a bit and I do integration almost constantly.
     
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  10. Mr.X

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    Well, it's fine you don't know too much about them, however could you write down the most you have about embedded editions regarding the "lite" characteristic of them? Please.
     
  11. s1ave77

    s1ave77 MDL Guide Dog/Dev

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    They are like contruction kits where at setup you have the choice what features will be installed :g:.
     
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    I'm running Windows 8.1 Embedded Industry Pro version. No apps are preinstalled.
    Fast installation, and everything goes a bit faster compared to regular Pro
     
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  13. murphy78

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    It depends what kind of embedded version it is.
    In WES7 it had like a bunch of different cab file packages and you would select things you wanted to install. When you selected things that had dependencies it would require you to also install those.

    That's the thing that's mostly wrong with most lited versions. They don't install all the dependencies correctly, or at all. They simply keep chopping until they think it works correctly. If people really wanted to do good lite versions, they made a sample install with embedded 8.1 and then sysprep capture it.
     
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  14. Mr.X

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    Thank you. Could you point me in the right direction to learn about sysprep capture a Win8.x embedded installation?
     
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    I've noticed that win8.1 embedded versions had much larger indexes, but like server, there's probably a way to properly remove the features.
    in server, you can run powershell and do uninstall-feature -remove commands.
    I'm guessing that if you found a way to do these on the 8.1 embedded versions it would work much better than any lite chops...
    You might want to check it out since you're really into lited versions.
     
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  17. LiteOS

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    #18 LiteOS, May 14, 2014
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    i did try use wtk on windows 8.1 embedded the packages list was there, was the same as normal windows i doubt server will have more

    i guess there will be more but not more package that can remove at server and not at windows