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Windows 7: Installing a slimmed down version of 7


19 Jan 2010   #1

Mac OS X 10.6.2
 
 
Installing a slimmed down version of 7

Hello,
I have a full license upgrade DVD for Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit. I had it installed for a bit but I went back to XP because it was taking up way to much space on my Macbook Pro's bootcamp partition.

How does one install a slimmed down version of windows 7?

all I need windows for is Half Life 2 Orange Box and Solidworks

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19 Jan 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Just a guess, it takes too much space because you did not delete windows.old. Am I right?
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19 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

You could take a look at this tutorial:

Custom Windows Installations - Windows 7
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19 Jan 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

I have not tried this but you may find it helpful to you. Good luck to you!
Custom Windows Installations - Windows 7
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19 Jan 2010   #5

Mac OS X 10.6.2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just a guess, it takes too much space because you did not delete windows.old. Am I right?
actually I did when I upgraded to 7 the first time
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19 Jan 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stratmaster458 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just a guess, it takes too much space because you did not delete windows.old. Am I right?
actually I did when I upgraded to 7 the first time
Ok, my guess was wrong. Maybe some of the other suggestions, will be more beneficial. Take care.
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19 Jan 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stratmaster458 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just a guess, it takes too much space because you did not delete windows.old. Am I right?
actually I did when I upgraded to 7 the first time
Just for the record could you say if you remember how much space was your install using? I have a new install on a test machine and it is only 8.4 gb used. Was yours more than that?
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19 Jan 2010   #8

Mac OS X 10.6.2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myzr7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stratmaster458 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Just a guess, it takes too much space because you did not delete windows.old. Am I right?
actually I did when I upgraded to 7 the first time
Just for the record could you say if you remember how much space was your install using? I have a new install on a test machine and it is only 8.4 gb used. Was yours more than that?
yeah close to 17 gigs
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19 Jan 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition
 
 

vLite - Windows Vista configuration tool also works with windows 7. HOWEVER keep in mind removing essential components of the OS may make it unstable. there are forums to help you decide what should be safe to remove but use this software at your own risk.
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19 Jan 2010   #10

Mac OS X 10.6.2
 
 

alright can someone provide me with a torrent to a slimmed down copy of Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit that I can use my license key with?

vlite is not installing on my XP pro partition
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