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Windows 7: New Build Process

02 Jun 2009   #1
Captain Zero

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
New Build Process

By now, we're all used to installing new builds and setting up our OS to our liking.

I'd like to see what other settings and fine tuning others are doing, to get it just the way we like it. Not software installs, there's another thread for that, I'm just asking about basic settings.

Here are my insta-tweaks once I fresh install and first boot;

1 - Disable Page file (delete pagefile.sys)
2 - Disable Sleep (delete hiberfil.sys)
3 - Add a few ENV variables to my config (browser, proxy, etc)
4 - Uninstall the otherwise uselss stuff I don't need with the OS.
5 - Instal Nod 32 v4.01 x64
6 - Copy Faves folder.
7 - Drivers (usually only ATI and Dell drivers) and remove/adjust services.
8 - Setup User account (Avatar, name, etc.)
9 - Updates from Windows Update
10 - Desktop wallpaper

With the next leak, I'm going to use vLite to build a custom OS installation CD.


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02 Jun 2009   #2
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Captain Zero View Post
With the next leak, I'm going to use vLite to build a custom OS installation CD.
i did that with xp pro and it's great!! quick and easy. i'll be doing the same when i get 7225.
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03 Jun 2009   #3
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Me, the first thing I do (on Windows 7) is turn up UAC to it's top setting, so that it operates exactly like it does in Windows Vista. That's the way I like it.

Then I install any required drivers, which I must say with Windows 7 is not such a difficult task, as so far all builds I've used have installed everything for me except sound.

I then install Avast Anti-Virus before I go online to activate.

After all that, I begin installing my apps, usually in order of priority, such as Delphi RAD Studio 2009, Delphi Components, CorelDraw X4 then Office 2007. Then it's just the utilities like Handbrake, WinZip and others...
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03 Jun 2009   #4
tw33k

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64) SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Me, the first thing I do (on Windows 7) is turn up UAC to it's top setting, so that it operates exactly like it does in Windows Vista. That's the way I like it.
funny...i do the opposite, i turn it off straight away.
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03 Jun 2009   #5
swarfega

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

1 - Enable the built in administrator account
2- I move pagefile to d: which is a fast raptor 10,000rpm drive
3- I move the indexing database also to d:
4- I move the user account sub folders to f:\users\<account>
5- Install chipset drivers, graphics drivers, sound drivers and others
6- Install Nod 32 v4.01 x64
7- Move IE8's temp folder to d: and install firefox and also point that to d:
8- Change power plan to high performance
9 - Updates from Windows Update
10 - Desktop wallpaper
11 - begin the long task of installing programs and games
12 - defrag drives
13 - collapse in a shivering wreck.
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03 Jun 2009   #6
Phate

Windows 7 Build 7137 32bit
 
 

I would never ever vLite "Unstable" and under development OS. Anyway, vLiting so complex system like Vista or 7 brings more problems than benefits. Wake up buddy, this is not XP junk anymore.
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03 Jun 2009   #7
ten

XP / Windows 7 Pro RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phate View Post
I would never ever vLite "Unstable" and under development OS. Anyway, vLiting so complex system like Vista or 7 brings more problems than benefits. Wake up buddy, this is not XP junk anymore.
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