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Windows 7: Shrinking Windows 7 to 2 gb

26 Sep 2009   #1

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Shrinking Windows 7 to 2 gb

Is it possible to shrink Windows 7 Ultimate E x64 so it fits on a 2 gb usb pen?

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26 Sep 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zoulpain View Post
Is it possible to shrink Windows 7 to 2 gb so it fits on a 2 gb usb pen?
With moderate effort it is possible for 32bit. you eliminate all the components you will not use on your system. the install will be specfic to your system though and you cant use it to install on another system without complications. why not get a 4 gig drive instead?

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26 Sep 2009   #3

64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro

Its much easier to get a 6/8gb flash drive, rather than vlite Windows.. and besides, this would only be for installing windows, not for using the flash drive as your primary partition for running the OS on a day to day basis...
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26 Sep 2009   #4

Windows 7

I was just wondering, my dvd burner went bust and I have to wait over a week before i get a new one.
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26 Sep 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

Here are a few reasonably priced sticks: Deals2buy: USB Drives deals
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26 Sep 2009   #6

$5.82 sandisk cruzer 4 gb stick on right now

SanDisk Cruzer Micro 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive (Black) - SDCZ6-4096-P36 -

...personally I always go with Kingston for best quality and tech support. their 8 gb is going for around $16 on and newegg.
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26 Sep 2009   #7

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64

Get hold of vlite 1.1.6 and install - then install 1.2 over the top ( optional).

Extract the files from the .iso - pick up the files with vlite - tick Bootable .iso and Components. Tick Languages - except the one you need ( that will remove them ) , next - let vlite do rebuild one - make the .iso.

iF it is 32 bit install media - that should be small enough. You have only removed the languages from the install media - only the one select during installation would be installed to the HD anyway.

Only takes a few minutes.
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