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Title: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on December 26, 2015, 01:49 PM
Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase

NEWS: Version 1.1 has been released.

Rebase stands for Resetbase. Its name is inspired from the /Resetbase argument of the DISM (Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool) command in Windows 8.1 and later. This argument, when parsed to the DISM command‐line tool, will deeply clean up the Windows Component Store, saving lots of Megabytes. The purpose of Rebase is to bring this functionality back to Windows 7.

Rebase cleans all inactive versions of almost every component in the component store and saves a lot of disk space. Windows Component Store (aka winsxs) is the single place that contains all versions of operating system files organized in groups called component families.
Rebase tool will scan each active component family and remove any unused file versions from that folder.

Rebase is not available for free. It costs 10 USD for personal use. Price is higher, but negotiable, for commercial use. Payment methods: Bitcoin or Paypal (you have to contact me first).

If you are interested, you can mail me at har.kaz94@gmail.com to discuss payment details.

Features of rebase:


Documentation and EULA available at: Documentation for Version 1.1 (https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B7k-l_4omFECX3pPejN1TU40LTQ)

You must read and accept the EULA before purchasing a license to use this software. Carefully read the documentation before using the software.


Release Trailer (Old version 1.0): https://youtu.be/pQt5iWJX3-w (https://youtu.be/pQt5iWJX3-w)
 
Win7 Pro x86 winsxs reduced from: 6.77 GB to 5.29 GB without the extreme option, 4.40 GB with the extreme option
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on December 26, 2015, 01:51 PM
Some limited-time proof-of-concept projects showing how rebase works:

1 - Windows 7 UltraLite ISO by scarface.

Size of scarface ISO before rebase was 2.7 GB.

Current size: about 2.2 GB.

Link (latest version with Rebase 1.1): https://mega.nz/#!dIMhGQ7S!fobt7IaC4nrlDD_pkHLozphJOjdWcbpUazasaYat-Rk

2 - Windows 7 Unofficial SP2 March 2016 by harkaz

W7USP2 x64-only ISO - March 2016: The final release ever. Size: 4.95 GB only. A demo of Rebase 1.1 functionality with all the latest Windows 7 x64 updates professionally slipstreamed, privacy tweaks and more. All Retail versions included. .NET 4.6.1 included.

Kind Reminder: A license to use Rebase 1.1 has to be purchased separately. Contact me at har.kaz94@gmail.com for details. Rebase 1.1 will no longer be supported as of October 1, 2016.

Release Info (PDF): https://mega.nz/#!kV8m2Loa!QykI1cibWooYbUKZhH1Tw8RBOShIf0W8Upg93hta7q8

Download ISO (timestamped): https://mega.nz/#!9d1SRBaQ!G8IipJzBTwP0_wdLTqQyMSSjObkatM6Obag97QQ0dFI
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on December 26, 2015, 04:34 PM
I tested the iso in a vm. It's very good. It's a good tool that harkaz has done, I hope some users will buy it on the forum. More than 2gb have been deleted from the winsxs folder I had trimmed down. Maybe Microsoft would be interested in this tool. With a normal iso, the install of windows takes up roughly 14gb. This one only takes up 8gb. For a big hdd, it's not significant, but on a ssd of 100 or 200gb, it's a difference.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 27, 2015, 02:10 AM
@Harkaz: Is it your project? Does it corrupt any windows store components specifically those files needed during SFC and DISM. For me(sister's lappie) dism /resetbase always corrupted msi installer and even checked on my friend's lap, same problem persists. Only workaround, is to register msiserver in safe mode everytime before using any installer using MSI technology. That's why i upgraded it to 10 and the same problem again occurred, re-registered msi and now everything works w/o any problems.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on December 27, 2015, 03:09 AM
Yes, it is my project.

Haven't noticed any problems with MSI at all (I've installed MSI apps after using my tool, like ntLite).

SFC /SCANNOW and CHECKSUR are ok, as you can see in the release trailer.

@scarface I'll send you a PM later to give you the necessary details.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 27, 2015, 09:42 AM
@scarface: MS already has the code/solution to ever-growing SxS and its likely that MS wants 8.x share instead of people opting for w7. Pricing is OK for your hard work. I'll let you know if somebody's interested on other forums and I can post a link to this thread, if its okay with you. An additional step to reduce WinSxS and also package cache is to compress them. In WinSxS, the backup folder can be compressed w/o any performance hit. Similarly C:/ProgramData/Package Cache folder can be compressed too.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on December 28, 2015, 03:11 AM
Thanks for your support, Vasudev. Much appreciated.

Yes, you could compress these folders with NTFS compression. The Sessions folder in \windows\servicing\ could be compressed as well (resetbase does this in Windows 8.1+ actually).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on December 29, 2015, 05:53 PM
Documentation slightly updated to clarify syntax for offline image usage.

Time to break a series of spams in here.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 30, 2015, 08:24 AM
I've posted a thread with limited intro's @MalwareTips. Here is thelink (https://malwaretips.com/threads/component-cleanup-tool-for-windows-7.54678/)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on January 08, 2016, 05:49 AM
I sent the money to harkaz for his software.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on January 08, 2016, 10:48 AM
I sent the money to harkaz for his software.
PayPal?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on January 08, 2016, 11:51 AM
No. In a few days, some knights will give him a letter with 10 euros. If you want to buy his software, he might be willing to give you his address too.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on January 08, 2016, 01:24 PM
At the moment, 10Euros is too much for me. But, willing to pay when i save some cash and then buy it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 01, 2016, 12:12 PM
Well, I finally tested the piece of software made by Harkaz. For those who are new on the forum, harkaz is a computer expert. There have been some articles about him on the internet and he's also present on the forum Ryanvm.net.
For years I have made a French updatepack for xp over there too, but I left it and after a few years of absence on the internet, I discovered this forum.


When I decompressed the archive of harkaz my antivirus found something. Since I was using the x64 version I didn't care. It's probably a false positive anyway.
(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/803446rebasev.png)

To use rebase it it's quite simple, even though harkaz made a very detailed tutorial which is included in the archive.
You just have to launch RunAsTI64.exe, go to the path of the exe and then use the command line "rebase -online", if you want to reduce a running system.
(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/400534rebase.png)
After a few minutes, the huge winsxs will be trimmed down.
On my system this folder lost 1,5 gb and I had already removed a few Gb of stuff.
(http://img11.hostingpics.net/pics/858611rebase2.png)

If you want you can contact harkaz and buy his program. And you can use it as an opportunity to make a donation to maher too.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on February 03, 2016, 09:16 PM
I'm still not too clear what the program is all about.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 04, 2016, 03:10 AM
To put it simply, the program of H can delete the useless stuff of winsxs. You can send him a banknote of 10 € to buy his program.
Ps: the cac 40 was gaining 1% at the opening, 0% now. Perhaps a new plunge within sight.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on February 04, 2016, 04:54 AM
I'm still not too clear what the program is all about.
Its similar to dism /startcomponentcleanup /resetbase . Basically it cleans up unwanted or backup copies of installed updates to reduce SxS size.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on February 07, 2016, 07:37 AM
I wasn't aware of that command so I'll check it out later. So far I've been using CCleaner with updated  winapp2.ini files.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: didy on February 28, 2016, 04:54 AM
Thanks for your support, Vasudev. Much appreciated.

Yes, you could compress these folders with NTFS compression. The Sessions folder in \windows\servicing\ could be compressed as well (resetbase does this in Windows 8.1+ actually).

Hello,

I tried to set NTFS compression on folder WinSxS (14,0 GB) on Win 7, but windows wrote Access denied,
have you tried compress  folder WinSxS ?
thanks
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 28, 2016, 05:31 AM
Quote
Hello,

I tried to set NTFS compression on folder WinSxS (14,0 GB) on Win 7, but windows wrote Access denied,
have you tried compress  folder WinSxS ?
thanks

Hello didy,
looking for a solution, I stumbled upon this:
http://dandar3.blogspot.fr/2013/01/how-to-ntfs-compress-windows-winsxs.html
and the answer must be here too: 
http://dandar3.blogspot.fr/2012/07/case-of-breaking-winsxs-folder-security.html
If I were you I would make a clean sweep, but I would not compress it.

Maybe harkaz will come here later to tell us what he thinks.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on February 28, 2016, 04:14 PM
Apparently various files are in use by the system.
Changing the attributes of winsxs is something that I haven't tried yet.

Try doing it offline, from the recovery environment instead.

This may have a great performance impact.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on February 29, 2016, 08:33 AM
To scarface & Harkaz:
Is there any possibilities of updating boot.wim and install.wim with all updates and necessary drivers without humungous ISO size on 7,8/10 using NTLite? WAIK is little over my head, so I use NTLite.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 29, 2016, 08:02 PM
I don't know. I'm using this method: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=991.msg7730#msg7730
However, I tried it with windows 10 to no avail...after a few reboots in audit mode, it says "administrator account disabled". I won't use it soon anyway.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on March 20, 2016, 05:40 AM
A major update, rebase 1.1.30.0 is now available!

This must-have upgrade of rebase will be rolled out to existing users in a few hours.

What's new in Rebase 1.1:

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on March 31, 2016, 06:05 PM
To harkaz, and the others who are using windows 7 lite...

The next version will be much better. I spent the whole days downloading some common drivers and I integrated them in iso.
I was wondering why I wasn't adding some recent updates, since I had put some usb3 drivers in boot.wim to make it compatible with a usb3 install. Well, it's now done.
I wanted to integrate the latest nvidia drivers, but it's not possible.
It's also missing the latest realtek audio drivers. Well, I'll see later if it's possible. I did not spot any inf file for the moment in the installer. There is no driver integrated for intel chipset too. I don't know how to do it. As for the intel rapid storage technology (rst), well, I tried but it gave me a bsod during the install. I spent one hour to find it was the culprit, I removed it.

I tested it on my computer, I was even asked during the install which network I wanted to connect to...

After the install. As one can see, it's not a 800*600 resolution since the intel video drivers were installed.
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/29372920160331232718.jpg)

For those who want to have the cmd lines that were used to do that...if you want to use them for windows 10.

PS: there is an unsigned drivers because some recent hp computers are using a wifi card whose driver has not been shipped for windows 7...
If you have a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 Wifi Adapater - Its hardware ID is PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_2230103C&REV_01, It's a common problem. They are clever, the official driver given on the hp website is only compatible with windows 8 and 10.
Well, if you have this card, it's not a problem any more.



Code: [Select]
          ----Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller v4.0.2.42----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3hub.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3xhc.inf

          -------USB 3.1-----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmthub3.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmtxhci.inf


        --------Graphic driver for mobos with intel chipset- weighing a whopping 480Mb in driverstore...----------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelGraphicsDriver20.19.15.4352\Graphics\igdlh64.inf



Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\bwce24w7\bflwf.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1202w7\netathrx.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1525w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1535w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2200w7\e22w7x64.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2400w7\e24w7x64.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtekcardreader10.0.370.125\RtsUer\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Synaptics_v19_0_19_1\WinWDF\x64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Wireless_18.40.0_PROSet64\Win7Plus\Win64\Drivers\Win7 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\broadcom_bluetooth_6.5.1.6770\Win64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\HPaccelerometer\InstallFiles\Win7\accelerometer.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Hp-Wifi-Broadcom6.223.215.3-unsigned\HP_DriverOnly\bcmwl6.inf /ForceUnsigned

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtek_Web_Camera_6.3.9600.11097\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\realtekethernet10-100-1000PCIE_Win7_7098\Install_Win7_7098_03212016\WIN7\64\rt64win7.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R279\Vista64\HDXAMA.inf



Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 01, 2016, 12:36 PM
To harkaz, and the others who are using windows 7 lite...

The next version will be much better. I spent the whole days downloading some common drivers and I integrated them in iso.
I was wondering why I wasn't adding some recent updates, since I had put some usb3 drivers in boot.wim to make it compatible with a usb3 install. Well, it's now done.
I wanted to integrate the latest nvidia drivers, but it's not possible.
It's also missing the latest realtek audio drivers. Well, I'll see later if it's possible. I did not spot any inf file for the moment in the installer. There is no driver integrated for intel chipset too. I don't know how to do it. As for the intel rapid storage technology (rst), well, I tried but it gave me a bsod during the install. I spent one hour to find it was the culprit, I removed it.

I tested it on my computer, I was even asked during the install which network I wanted to connect to...

After the install. As one can see, it's not a 800*600 resolution since the intel video drivers were installed.
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/29372920160331232718.jpg)

For those who want to have the cmd lines that were used to do that...if you want to use them for windows 10.

PS: there is an unsigned drivers because some recent hp computers are using a wifi card whose driver has not been shipped for windows 7...
If you have a Broadcom BCM43142 802.11 Wifi Adapater - Its hardware ID is PCI\VEN_14E4&DEV_4365&SUBSYS_2230103C&REV_01, It's a common problem. They are clever, the official driver given on the hp website is only compatible with windows 8 and 10.
Well, if you have this card, it's not a problem any more.



Code: [Select]
          ----Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller v4.0.2.42----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3hub.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3xhc.inf

          -------USB 3.1-----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmthub3.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmtxhci.inf


        --------Graphic driver for mobos with intel chipset- weighing a whopping 480Mb in driverstore...----------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelGraphicsDriver20.19.15.4352\Graphics\igdlh64.inf



Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\bwce24w7\bflwf.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1202w7\netathrx.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1525w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1535w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2200w7\e22w7x64.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2400w7\e24w7x64.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtekcardreader10.0.370.125\RtsUer\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Synaptics_v19_0_19_1\WinWDF\x64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Wireless_18.40.0_PROSet64\Win7Plus\Win64\Drivers\Win7 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\broadcom_bluetooth_6.5.1.6770\Win64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\HPaccelerometer\InstallFiles\Win7\accelerometer.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Hp-Wifi-Broadcom6.223.215.3-unsigned\HP_DriverOnly\bcmwl6.inf /ForceUnsigned

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtek_Web_Camera_6.3.9600.11097\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\realtekethernet10-100-1000PCIE_Win7_7098\Install_Win7_7098_03212016\WIN7\64\rt64win7.inf
Are you using MSI gaming laptop? You must use several RST driver version to suit everyone. Take for instance, my config uses intel 7 series chipset and latest RST driver is 12.9, for series 8 chipsets, v13.5-13.6 is good, for skylake 14.6 is the best one. So, you have loads of iastorA , iastorF or even that iSCSI mini driver filters which would eventually increase ISO size. 
Are you aware of RAPR, a tool to decrease drivestore size by eliminating duplicates. Please, note remove duplicates by categorizing upon device class.  Click Here (http://www.cio.com/article/3001691/windows/how-to-reduce-unnecessary-drivers-in-windows-10.html)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 01, 2016, 03:42 PM
Quote
Are you using MSI gaming laptop?
Yes I am, even if I'm not really playing with it.

Well, the integration of the intel RST sent a BSOD, so I won't likely put it again. In fact the installer cant be extracted so I took the inf file on my computer to use it with dism. This method doesnt seem to work. As for the chipset, I learnt there is no inf. In fact I'm not really sure it's installing something.

For the moment, I'm trying to integrate the realtek high definition audio R279. It's a pain in the neck. There are 70 inf files and dism is creating 70 folders in driverstore, and 9 Gb (uncompressed). I'm not sure you or harkaz would download a 6gb edition of windows 7. But I found a thread over this issue.
https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/Windowsserver/en-US/e6b39a1e-e66e-4223-8c94-46b62b7ebeac/sccm-2012-r2-sp1-driverpack-bug?forum=configmanagergeneral
And there is a turnaroud but it's incredibly difficult. Ive got to repackage the driver.
With all the drivers listed above, the iso is weighing 2.45GB instead of 2.3, but the realtek should add 100 mb more if I succeed.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on April 02, 2016, 04:12 AM
@scarface If you have problems with specific drivers, send them to me for some testing. I may be able to make something out of it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 03, 2016, 01:35 PM
to harkaz: I fiddled with the realtek audio drivers and finally integrated them in the iso.
The iso has been tested and it seems to work. With all the drivers above, the iso v4 is weighing 2.58Gb vs 2.23Gb for the v3.
There is also one more optional hotfix that was released lately.
It's being uploaded, and should be ready tomorrow.
I will update the link here: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg26520#msg26520
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/547852win.png)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 10, 2016, 12:57 PM
to harkaz: did you do something for the realtek drivers. keep me posted if you could make progress.
For the moment, the integration of the other drivers was a success. I'm still hoping that we could integrate the audio drivers too for the next edition of win7. I have some sound on my test computer, but I'm not sure that putting everything in one single .inf file is working.
I'm expecting to correct the last line :o


Code: [Select]
          ----Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller v4.0.2.42----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3hub.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\USB3.0\Drivers\Win7\x64\iusb3xhc.inf

          -------USB 3.1-----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmthub3.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelUSB3.1WHQL_1.16.28.1\ASMUSBHost_V116281WHQL\Driver\asmtxhci.inf


        --------Graphic driver for mobos with intel chipset- weighing a whopping 480Mb in driverstore...----------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelGraphicsDriver20.19.15.4352\Graphics\igdlh64.inf


        --------killer E2400 Gigabit Ethernet---------------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\bwce24w7\bflwf.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1202w7\netathrx.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1525w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1535w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2200w7\e22w7x64.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Rivet-Atheros-LAN\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2400w7\e24w7x64.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtekcardreader10.0.370.125\RtsUer\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Synaptics_v19_0_19_1\WinWDF\x64 /Recurse

       ------Intel generic wifi driver---------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Wireless_18.40.0_PROSet64\Win7Plus\Win64\Drivers\Win7 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\broadcom_bluetooth_6.5.1.6770\Win64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\HPaccelerometer\InstallFiles\Win7\accelerometer.inf
     
      --------Wifi drivers--useful for some Hp computers----------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Hp-Wifi-Broadcom6.223.215.3-unsigned\HP_DriverOnly\bcmwl6.inf /ForceUnsigned

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtek_Web_Camera_6.3.9600.11097\DrvBin64 /Recurse

      ---------Realtek Ethernet Generic driver--------
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\realtekethernet10-100-1000PCIE_Win7_7098\Install_Win7_7098_03212016\WIN7\64\rt64win7.inf

      ---------Harkaz might be tinkering with that----
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\64bit_Win7_Win8_Win81_Win10_R279\Vista64\HDXAMA.inf

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on April 17, 2016, 03:36 AM
Not yet successful (limited free time). I'll do my best to find a solution.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 14, 2016, 07:24 AM
Here is the latest version of Windows 7 pro N x64 SP1 lite v6 (2.21 Gb only). Once again, it’s completely updated with the latest hotfixes released in August.
Link: see http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg27456#msg27456



this edition is legit: It is an updated and slimmed down edition that was downloaded from digital river, an officially licensed distributor of Microsoft software. This site was providing several editions of Windows 7, but it recently closed. You need a key to activate it.
This version has been tested and it’s totally updated, with ie11 and net framework 4.6.1, smooth, and handy with many added reg tweaks. If you are downloading it, you can leave a message to thank scarface and the specialist harkaz without whom this version would not have been possible. The download might be a little slow on mega.nz since it’s a limited account.

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/525306win7.png)

(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/902816inst.png)


I integrated some drivers in the boot.wim:
this version is supporting a usb install on the latest intel CPUs, like windows 8 and windows 10. That's not possible with an untouched version of windows7.
Indeed, Intel made a clear-cut decision for its latest released CPUs: the Skylake uses a xHCI controller (iusb3xhc.sys). The problem is Windows 7 only natively supports the EHCI controller (using usbehci.sys). In this context, one can not install the old Windows operating system with a USB port, since it will not be recognized, and you get this error:
(https://blogs.infosupport.com/wp-content/uploads/archief/4ea0342467d557.79186397.jpg)



Well, in the previous version (v5), I put a normal version of net framework, but I really wanted to use the lite version made by Ricktendo64, which permits to save hundreds of Mbs. But we have seen that some updates kept appearing in windows update because they have to be installed in a certain order. So I decided to make my own version of Netfx4.6.1 lite.
To do this I took the original installer, extracted it. Then I ran this vb script made by ricktendo64: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NsBhRUPihXa2FUYXhVM2t0d3c


Then I extracted the msi using  msiexec /a setup.msi /qb TARGETDIR=C:<target_dir>
Then I integrated the hotfixes in the correct order. If the cumulative hotfixes is run before kb3136000, it keeps appearing in wu. Note that kb3136000v2, released in May, has been integrated too. It’s not available in the msft download center but in the update catalog.
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/88481855kb.png)

Then I 7zipped the installer using 7sd.sfx with the following scripts:

Config.txt:
Code: [Select]
;!@Install@!UTF-8!
;Default Full w/ install prompt
;by scarface
RunProgram="netfx_full_%%P.msi /qb!"

;[/ai | SHIFT] Full w/o progress bar
AutoInstall="netfx_full_%%P.msi /qn /norestart"

;Setup dialogs
BeginPrompt="Do you want to install NetFramework 4.6.1 X64 lite?"

CancelPrompt="Are you sure you want to cancel?"

ExtractTitle="Extracting files"
ExtractDialogText="Extracting files"

FinishMessage="Net Framework 4.6.1 X64 lite was installed successfully."

GUIMode="0"
GUIFlags="2+4+8+16+32+256+2048+4096"

HelpText="Here are the switches. All switches are optional.
/y - Passive mode, shows progress bar advancing but requires no user interaction. *Full* package is installed.
/ai - Quiet mode, no user input required or output shown. *Full* package is installed.
/h | /? - Display this help.
(c) Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved.}"

SetEnvironment="product=.NET Framework 4.6.1"

Title="Microsoft .NET 2015"
;!@InstallEnd@!

Built.bat:
Code: [Select]
upx --ultra-brute 7zsd.sfx
cd Bin
..\7za a -mx=9 "..\Program.7z" *
cd ..
copy /b 7zsd.sfx + Config.txt + Program.7z Netfx4.6.1.slim.exe
del Program.7z

Here is the installer for Netfx4.6.1 slim: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NsBhRUPihXMkRDVTFBeUdweGs
It was used in this version of windows 7.
You won’t see netfx and its updates in the list of install updates because all of them were integrated. Net framework 4.6.1 can be uninstalled via the uninstall programs list if ever you want to install the full version.
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/669217kb2.png)


The usb 3&3.1 drivers I previously integrated were removed from install.wim, indeed the pnp device made by microsoft which installs the drivers during install is not really optimized and this is why the install may hang. In the previous version I had already removed the usb 3 drivers from install.wim (sometimes it was working, sometimes the install was hanging, now your install shouldn’t happen to hang but if it does, just restart it).
However, You can still install it via a usb key in a usb3 port ( the intel usb3 drivers are integrated in boot.wim)
This is when windows 7 is installing the drivers.
(http://4di8ag.blu.livefilestore.com/y1pdjGiUR0cdhWITu8HopcacxhE-s3ccdCNpn3UfVQtcvoMTacPL0AHTE1BbV9X15bMk3XiVEPFbeJolxThohNgtQ0K_0nNLLdL/Completing_installation.jpg)
If the install is stuck here, just restart it...since many drivers were integrated, it can happen.


Here is the list of integrated drivers in install.wim and the command lines used:

Code: [Select]
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\bwce24w7\bflwf.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1202w7\netathrx.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1525w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\k1535w7\netathr7x.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2200w7\e22w7x64.inf
Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\LAN_KillerSuite_1.1.56.1122_Win7_Win81_Win10-MSI\drivers\Production\Windows7-x64\ke2400w7\e24w7x64.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtekcardreader10.0.370.125\RtsUer\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Synaptics_v19_0_19_1\WinWDF\x64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\IntelGraphicsDriver20.19.15.4352\Graphics\igdlh64.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Intel_Wireless_18.40.0_PROSet64_Win7\WiFiDrivers\Drivers /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\broadcom_bluetooth_6.5.1.6770\Win64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\HPaccelerometer\InstallFiles\Win7\accelerometer.inf

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Hp-Wifi-Broadcom6.223.215.3-unsigned\HP_DriverOnly\bcmwl6.inf /ForceUnsigned

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\Realtek_Web_Camera_6.3.9600.11097\DrvBin64 /Recurse

Dism /Image:D:\test\ /Add-Driver /Driver:D:\drivers\realtekethernet10-100-1000PCIE_Win7_7098\Install_Win7_7098_03212016\WIN7\64\rt64win7.inf


I advise you to test this version in a virtual machine before installing it. Since many files were removed, some of you might be disappointed. However, I use it on my computer and it's working, without a glitch.
Among the removed stuff, there are:
-The official Wallpapers (windows)
-games
-speech (windows)
-Sounds (windows)
-Recovery (winre.wim)
-sidebar (in program files)
-prn/wia/mdm drivers (in driverstore)-useless since they are very old.
-several gigas of deprecated files in winsxs (using rebase 1.3 by harkaz) and many useless files (same prn/wia/mdm drivers, Chinese Japanese Korean stuff/wallpapers...)


I made a little housekeeping on the topic because there were many messages...

As Vasudev previously asked:
Quote
http://Is it really the N version w/o media player?
Yes it is.
Quote
http://May I know what components were removed? Or can I find it in NTLITE.log?
There is no Ntlite log since I dont use it (components were removed with the tool of harkaz, rebase, or manually- I use treesize to sort the biggest files and remove them if they are not "needed")


Note that the advice of Fuj was taken into account: pagefile.sys was not disabled since it can create problems, but there is no clearing pagefile at shutdown any more (The shutdown is indeed way faster).


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjJ_7bH0XUg
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzUlQIJsQpY

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 20, 2016, 06:00 PM
2 days ago, Microsoft brought Windows 7 fully up-to-date with new convenience rollup package.

The software giant announced it has created a convenience rollup package for Windows 7 that will bring that operating system up to the newest patched version without users having to install all previous updates one by one.
This convenience rollup package, available to download from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3125574, contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016.  Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.

I'm clueless as to whether an install with this rollup would be cleaner than installing every update separately, as I and Maher were doing in our respective versions. What's more I heard a new version of windows 10, nicknamed redstone, would be released soon.
I'm waiting for the users' reaction, especially harkaz's.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 23, 2016, 10:15 AM
2 days ago, Microsoft brought Windows 7 fully up-to-date with new convenience rollup package.

The software giant announced it has created a convenience rollup package for Windows 7 that will bring that operating system up to the newest patched version without users having to install all previous updates one by one.
This convenience rollup package, available to download from http://catalog.update.microsoft.com/v7/site/Search.aspx?q=3125574, contains all the security and non-security fixes released since the release of Windows 7 SP1 that are suitable for general distribution, up through April 2016.  Install this one update, and then you only need new updates released after April 2016.

I'm clueless as to whether an install with this rollup would be cleaner than installing every update separately, as I and Maher were doing in our respective versions. What's more I heard a new version of windows 10, nicknamed redstone, would be released soon.
I'm waiting for the users' reaction, especially harkaz's.
Hey, I think you better stick with usual slipstreaming process. I have Maherz April 2015 Copy of Win 7 SP1. I just checked the size of updates after removing superseded ones using WHDownloader, its around 483MB ie, updates to IE,Hotfixes and recommended security patches except .net fx updates. The updates contains latest May updates too for IE and security patches.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: harkaz on May 23, 2016, 05:40 PM
It's better to start from SP1 base with this new update and apply everything else afterwards. Then use Rebase 1.1 to cleanup all superseded versions in winsxs.

Because this update includes only one new version for each component (with a few special exceptions like kernel-related files) the winsxs size is minimized before even using rebase. Rebase will decrease the image size even more, resulting in a minimal image size, very close to that of a SP1 RTM image with just .NET 4.x integrated.

Plus, this update includes so many hotfixes: about 1500 of them.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Kjhoh on June 13, 2016, 05:05 AM
Yeah I will wait for the next release, because the current one I'm using isn't the latest from Maher's, it was one of it I downloaded last year when I wanna test on my old pc but unfortunately it works bad.

Well, thanks for your hard work in advance scarface!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on June 15, 2016, 11:52 AM
Tonight, I'll upload my latest work, an updated version of windows 7 x64 lite.
It will be my last upload of windows 7, so take it if you need it. I guess I spent a lot of time working on it and I have to thank harkaz for his support.
I deleted many messages with dead links (the movies I uploaded), and the topic about "Syria and Iraq". I assume nobody was interested in this topic. After all, we don't care about what's going on in Syria and Iraq, it must stay over there.
I think this forum does not need me or Maher, it probably needs new users who want to speak or share things.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Kjhoh on June 16, 2016, 01:23 AM
Thanks for your hard work scarface!
We really appreciate it :)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: mdhuser on June 16, 2016, 05:56 AM
Here is the latest version of windows 7 x64 SP1 N lite. The description is above. This one is updated with June hotfixes. The intel Graphics drivers were updated too (to v.15.40.24.4454). Like the previous ones, this version is provided as is, if you want to activate it, you need a valid key.

..

thanks!
can dazloader activate this one?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on June 17, 2016, 09:38 AM
Here is the latest version of windows 7 x64 SP1 N lite. The description is above. This one is updated with June hotfixes. The intel Graphics drivers were updated too (to v.15.40.24.4454). Like the previous ones, this version is provided as is, if you want to activate it, you need a valid key.

..

thanks!
can dazloader activate this one?
Yes.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: mdhuser on June 17, 2016, 01:22 PM
great.

this will be good to put on an older 40gb ssd as systemdrive.
i had nomaher's win7 ultimate version running on there perfectly but it was getting too chunky for the 40gb after 2 years of use (leaving only 3gb free made the recent convenience rollup installation fail on it).

thanks again!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on June 18, 2016, 02:05 AM
great.

this will be good to put on an older 40gb ssd as systemdrive.
i had nomaher's win7 ultimate version running on there perfectly but it was getting too chunky for the 40gb after 2 years of use (leaving only 3gb free made the recent convenience rollup installation fail on it).

thanks again!
Try tweaking page file settings, system restore by setting optimal values to increase SSD space, w10 is also good with minimal system footprint. Also use default disk cleanup to cleanup superseded update and restore some space.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 13, 2016, 09:11 PM
As I see it, a lite version of Win7 x64 shouldn't take up so much RAM. I'm thinking if you've got 8GB or more you might be able to skip the pagefile.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 14, 2016, 11:08 AM
As I see it, a lite version of Win7 x64 shouldn't take up so much RAM. I'm thinking if you've got 8GB or more you might be able to skip the pagefile.
>6-8GB RAM generally don't need page file. A novice user with 16GB RAM and PCIe SSD would need PF, if they keep on installing SW w/o unchecking adwares and other bloatwares.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 15, 2016, 10:59 AM
Today I slipstreamed both x64 version of w10 and converted it to ESD format and ISO size is 2.94GB comprising of both updated versions of Home and Pro version. All thanks to @Fernando of Win-raid.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 17, 2016, 07:49 PM
With respect to whether or not pagefiles are necessary, of course I refer to users like ourselves who have the horse sense to decrappify their recently-bought computers. Those who can barely use a computer don't have to worry -- their systems come with pagefiles pre-installed as well as tons of bloatware.

When I received my lappy I didn't even bother to decrappify - I simply wiped away their pre-loaded version and installed my own.

As for your obsession with slipstreaming - I may have asked you this before, but if not then tell me why don't you simply download the updates and not bother with slipstreaming? Even if your monthly data download and/or speed is limited, it seem to me better to download updates and not a full DVD.

What do you do with the DVD? Do you wipe and reinstall or can you simply update and avoid the hassle of activating and reconfiguring?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 18, 2016, 01:57 AM
With respect to whether or not pagefiles are necessary, of course I refer to users like ourselves who have the horse sense to decrappify their recently-bought computers. Those who can barely use a computer don't have to worry -- their systems come with pagefiles pre-installed as well as tons of bloatware.

When I received my lappy I didn't even bother to decrappify - I simply wiped away their pre-loaded version and installed my own.

As for your obsession with slipstreaming - I may have asked you this before, but if not then tell me why don't you simply download the updates and not bother with slipstreaming? Even if your monthly data download and/or speed is limited, it seem to me better to download updates and not a full DVD.

What do you do with the DVD? Do you wipe and reinstall or can you simply update and avoid the hassle of activating and reconfiguring?
I feel that offline updates are optional, downloading updates for one/two computer(s) is fine, but I download them so that I can help my friends (or myself perhaps) who haven't got ultra fast connection and need an updated system w/o any hassle.
I started using usb boot method and its freaking fast, btw I bought a 32GB USB3 flash drive and so far only 4GB is used which includes Hiren's restored edition,Win PE 8.1/10 and KRD 10.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 22, 2016, 09:06 PM
I feel that offline updates are optional, downloading updates for one/two computer(s) is fine, but I download them so that I can help my friends (or myself perhaps) who haven't got ultra fast connection and need an updated system w/o any hassle.

Now it makes perfect sense. One painfully slow download accomodates many other computers

I started using usb boot method and its freaking fast, btw I bought a 32GB USB3 flash drive and so far only 4GB is used which includes Hiren's restored edition,Win PE 8.1/10 and KRD 10.

Hirens restored? Has Hirens been updated or do you refer to Proteus' enhanced version? As I've mentioned many times, Hirens is great only if you're using very old computer and are stuck with XP. If your system is newer, forget about it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 23, 2016, 03:19 AM
Using the proteus version. If you've post haswell cpus that doesn't support XP Use this  (http://sergeistrelec.ru/winpe_10/56-winpe80-x86-native-x86-winpe10-sergei-strelec-x64-20160607-english-version.html)
It uses w8.1 so Xp not working on older system is out of the question and its super fast and best part is, there are 2 version x32 w8.1 and x64 w10 so if you want HBCD or HBDVD to work, use w8.1 PE otherwise w10. There are some preinstalled utilities too that are likely found in HBCDs.
Alternatively, you can save the trouble of translating Russian and directly download it from my Mega account: https://mega.nz/#!xFZS1DTa!n3gb_ABmYyv1_l0BUZ0-4PVAFIutDZylBJQnJOlhkEg
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 23, 2016, 01:31 PM
Hey scarface, you can still compress the ISO using NTlite. Just Load up the extracted image and then right click on OS section -> Recompress. It uses significant amount of CPU and disk activity that cranked up my lappie fans. It took 45mins to complete.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on July 23, 2016, 01:46 PM
Well, do it and tell me the space you saved...
Compared to the original iso, it's already 1gb smaller (practically 3gb saved when installed).
I wont use it anyway, Im going to keep win7, even on my new computer, there is no improvement besides dx12 that would prompt me to use it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 23, 2016, 01:50 PM
Vasu ->  Thanks for the tip on that rescue ISO. I still have to test it but it looks pretty good. It even has several programs in it to put in on a bootable USB. BTW, I looked around and I noticed what appears to be a newer version of Proteus Hirens. I'll check it out.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on July 24, 2016, 08:49 AM
Well, do it and tell me the space you saved...
Compared to the original iso, it's already 1gb smaller (practically 3gb saved when installed).
I wont use it anyway, Im going to keep win7, even on my new computer, there is no improvement besides dx12 that would prompt me to use it.
Only thing that attracted me to w10, was IO was snappy whilst on older HW than w7 which felt heavier than Metro. Also note that being a WP user, I got used to some telemetry and Metro UI so I felt the need to upgrade to w10. Now, telemetries are disabled as of now.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: DemoUser on July 26, 2016, 09:03 AM
Big thanks to @scarface for the windows 7 64 bit version he is making they are perfect updated with the latest updates and software possible i love it so thank you again for the great work
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: usmangujjar on August 10, 2016, 05:09 AM
hi scarface, somewhere I shown interest in your lite Windows 7.
But don't downloaded yet. It will be more better if you add a list of removed/disabled items, added tweaks & integrated updates.
I am busy somewhere, sorry if I reply late. Thanks.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on August 10, 2016, 07:50 AM
Busy somewhere? Late? What could you be up to? I think you are hiding a terrible secret. Maybe a culinar stay at Vasudev's mansion?
As for windows 7, well, I already made a good presentation. I'm not paid for that.
Except the games and the original wallpapers (the grand canyon was replaced by the pyramids of Gizah), I guess you couldn't tell the difference. There is no printer/wia/mdm driver, and the biggest fonts were removed. If you are looking for the version of the new embedded drivers, you can find them in the windows/inf folders (oemxxx.inf) - the batch file in the presentation message shows what is integrated. Finally, most of the space saved is due to the use of harkaz's piece of software(rebase), several gigas of useless files were removed from the winsxs folder.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: usmangujjar on August 10, 2016, 11:27 PM
Its okay, I'll download and test you version.
I think me and you are from few of them who still love Windows 7 on the forum.
After Windows 7 me choice will be 10, if I have good hardware.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 11, 2016, 02:57 AM
I still recommend Win 7 for users who prefer stability over feature packed OS'es.  Now. I moved to W10 on all devs incl. phones, PCs and laptops.
With W10, sometimes there's a hit or a miss on most used apps. You knwo, W10 still likes older HW than new, its fast on older PCs too.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Shadow.97 on August 11, 2016, 11:38 AM
Its okay, I'll download and test you version.
I think me and you are from few of them who still love Windows 7 on the forum.
After Windows 7 me choice will be 10, if I have good hardware.
Windows 7 is an OS that I will always have close to heart.
Same with Windows XP.
The GUI atleast.
Especially the Zune theme for Windows xp. I honestly wish I could still have that GUI for my desktop.

It was just so simple. Now it is so simple that it is hard. :s
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 14, 2016, 10:14 PM
In my experience Windows 10 works better than Win 7 or XP. I've never encountered an app that won't work with it. Most of the useless garbage that MS adds can be removed or at least disabled. For you gamers, if you want DX12 you must upgrade to 10. And have any of you guys checked out the new Bash shell? It's pretty neat. You can even run some (but not all) Linux apps on Windows.

As good as XP or 7 were in their day, the hard fact is that upgrades are inevitable. Sooner or later you've got to bite the bullet.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 16, 2016, 10:20 AM
@Humbert: Are you seeing  older service entries in services.msc. Some of them  include Contact data,sync data etc. I'll try a hard reset if you aren't having similar issue.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 25, 2016, 07:50 PM
@Humbert: Are you seeing  older service entries in services.msc. Some of them  include Contact data,sync data etc. I'll try a hard reset if you aren't having similar issue.

I only enable services that are necessary for the OS or have something to do with programs I use. Even if you enable them I don't think they use up so many resources.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 26, 2016, 10:40 AM
@Humbert: Are you seeing  older service entries in services.msc. Some of them  include Contact data,sync data etc. I'll try a hard reset if you aren't having similar issue.

I only enable services that are necessary for the OS or have something to do with programs I use. Even if you enable them I don't think they use up so many resources.
No no. I was asking did you see services like User data_some number here, contacts sync_some nos...?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: mdhuser on September 10, 2016, 03:44 PM
thanks scarface
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on September 23, 2016, 07:53 AM
Well, since today I'm not working I was trying to tinker with windows 10...(For those who want to install it, I remind you that I uploaded a version here: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg26946#msg26946)
And I'm still disappointed...
This time I removed every appx packages except Cortana that is working. But after syspreping the machine I still have some blank blue tiles in the Start menu. What's more, I added some reg tweaks, like "take ownership" in the right click, which does work, but the "Cmd prompt here" is then displaying  the error "this file does not have a program associated..."
Finally, I tried to install mcafee virusscan enterprise 8.8 with patch 8, released just a few weeks ago, to no avail (earlier versions were not even compatible with redstone). The install is hanging even if the program files were copied and the program fails to run.
My opinion is windows 10 is really a pain in the neck, I'm going to keep avoiding it till everything works.

(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/781756virusscan.png)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 23, 2016, 10:35 PM
For Windows 10 to work properly you have to clean it up. That means using programs such as Do Not Spy, Destroy Windows Spying and O&O Shutup. There programs not only remove Microsoft spying but also eradicate most of the useless "features" and unwanted Metro apps. If you do this it will work great. And for you gamers, if you want DX12 you must use W10.

@Scarface - do you have a copy of Windows 7 lite you can give me a link for? I'd like to run it as a virtual machine under Linux.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on September 24, 2016, 04:24 AM
you can find it here:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg27456#msg27456
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 24, 2016, 10:20 AM
McAfee does hang and cause intermittent issues even on TH2 on my new PC(Alienware) as well, uninstalled it and put WD on full duty plus NVMe drive is a monster along with 850 evo m.2 ssd.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 24, 2016, 07:24 PM
you can find it here:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg27132#msg27132

I appreciate the link. Let me ask you something - Mega.nz won't let me download the file unless I install their downloader. Is there another way or is the add-on safe to install?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 25, 2016, 01:01 AM
you can find it here:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg27132#msg27132

I appreciate the link. Let me ask you something - Mega.nz won't let me download the file unless I install their downloader. Is there another way or is the add-on safe to install?
Select the option "Download Through Browser" and wait until download is complete. Now, you'll get a window for download option wherein you need to select Save file of browser default download manager and not IDm.
Youtube link:https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjY683k7KnPAhXFQY8KHdFaAvYQtwIIKTAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D26vrLw9hmIg&usg=AFQjCNGEFsvawmJp_GZFHnHXwdjiZrz3jg (https://www.google.co.in/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=3&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwjY683k7KnPAhXFQY8KHdFaAvYQtwIIKTAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3D26vrLw9hmIg&usg=AFQjCNGEFsvawmJp_GZFHnHXwdjiZrz3jg)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 25, 2016, 09:14 PM
Link for windows 7 x64 SP1 lite: https://mega.nz/#!Qd1xSSwL!IOm9cKhWTGJdbAOHrLZzJjEPsHGUV7CCTI_OY7h090Y

When I click on the "Download Through Browser" nothing downloads. A prompt comes up that says downloads more than 1 GB require their MegaSync downloader. It even happens when you click "Import to your Cloud Drive".  I am not seeing any way to get around this limitation. Are you familiar with their downloader? Is it safe to install?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: mdhuser on September 26, 2016, 05:39 AM
thx for the newest version scarface

Link for windows 7 x64 SP1 lite: https://mega.nz/#!Qd1xSSwL!IOm9cKhWTGJdbAOHrLZzJjEPsHGUV7CCTI_OY7h090Y

When I click on the "Download Through Browser" nothing downloads. A prompt comes up that says downloads more than 1 GB require their MegaSync downloader. It even happens when you click "Import to your Cloud Drive".  I am not seeing any way to get around this limitation. Are you familiar with their downloader? Is it safe to install?

yes u need the plugin or some other dl-manager to get the file...i think its safe to install (i use megasync plugin on one of my machines)...i download this iso with jdownloader though....its very useful for grabbing all kinds of ddl content from the various ddl sources.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 26, 2016, 12:18 PM
Link for windows 7 x64 SP1 lite: https://mega.nz/#!Qd1xSSwL!IOm9cKhWTGJdbAOHrLZzJjEPsHGUV7CCTI_OY7h090Y

When I click on the "Download Through Browser" nothing downloads. A prompt comes up that says downloads more than 1 GB require their MegaSync downloader. It even happens when you click "Import to your Cloud Drive".  I am not seeing any way to get around this limitation. Are you familiar with their downloader? Is it safe to install?
Ah! Now I remember, I imported to my Mega account and downloaded from there. Sorry @humbert. You can create an account and use 50GB of cloud space for free.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Shadow.97 on September 28, 2016, 06:28 AM
Well, since today I'm not working I was trying to tinker with windows 10...(For those who want to install it, I remind you that I uploaded a version here: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg26946#msg26946)
And I'm still disappointed...
This time I removed every appx packages except Cortana that is working. But after syspreping the machine I still have some blank blue tiles in the Start menu. What's more, I added some reg tweaks, like "take ownership" in the right click, which does work, but the "Cmd prompt here" is then displaying  the error "this file does not have a program associated..."
Finally, I tried to install mcafee virusscan enterprise 8.8 with patch 8, released just a few weeks ago, to no avail (earlier versions were not even compatible with redstone). The install is hanging even if the program files were copied and the program fails to run.
My opinion is windows 10 is really a pain in the neck, I'm going to keep avoiding it till everything works.

Don't you have Open CMD here, if you hold shift and rightclick? Isnt that enough?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on September 28, 2016, 08:55 AM
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Don't you have Open CMD here, if you hold shift and rightclick? Isnt that enough?
When needed, it's more convenient to use it via rightclick, because you can get your cmd in the chosen folder. Your method does work, but if you want to use it in a particular folder, ie to test a switch, integrate some hotfixes...you are obliged to get it to go to the said path (example for D:/test--> cd D:/test) and it can be tedious.



A new user named babukholi talked about KB3125574 in another topic, and advise to install it. Indeed, it's the "Sp2" released lately.
For those who tried win7 x64 lite, you perhaps notice it was integrated in it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 03, 2016, 07:41 PM
I finally downloaded the ISO. Right clicking didn't work, the site kept insisting that downloading anything 1GB or larger required their downloader. I imported the file into my account and downloaded it using their downloader's Firefox addon. Installing the downloader as a separate program didn't work either. I don't know why these sites make downloading anything so difficult.

I managed to install the ISO using VMware under Linux, and it runs fine.


Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on October 11, 2016, 05:14 PM
I know you have been impatiently waiting for the latest edition of windows x64 lite.

Here is the link: https://mega.nz/#!VJ0CxLRB!jEFmM0ktjA2XrL88N6JYyPv2UnyBPah_k0Avnrgj3Kk
Only 2.58Gb
every update, except mrt, and a new version of Netfx 46.1.lite with the latest hotfixes are integrated.
Wifi drivers were also updated with intel proset wireless 19.10. The latest intel graphics drivers 15.40.28.4501 were integrated, replacing older ones. (https://downloadcenter.intel.com/download/26228/Intel-Graphics-Driver-for-Windows-10-and-Windows-7-8-1-15-40-?product=80939)
Once again, the unconventional methods of scarface (deletion) and harkaz (rebase) were applied to slim down winsxs.
It also contains wmp11 feature pack now. This was already the case with the previous version. Indeed, some games, like call of duty black ops 3 need wmp...
directx9 and a few pieces of software are included (dx 9.0c is included since some "old games" need it (like cod 4 or return to castle wolfenstein. Only dx10 & 11 are embedded in windows 7 by default).
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/35068560w7.png)


link for Netfx 4.6.1 lite: https://mega.nz/#!IMcVnJhZ!RzLiFXcnWx8R8scv5TMDIAeWmhW4F_uSN5vGAtaq7Qk
(you'll need it to install the next hotfixes for net framework 4.6.1, they'll fail inside windows update - Since netfx lite does not have the .msi of the original installer, hotfixes for netfx have to be applied using this method: extract both netfx lite and hotfixes' executables, then run the .msp, and provide the path to the .msi of the modified installer -netfx lite- when asked)
(http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/325899netfx.png)


For those like usmangujjar who want to know which updates are installed...(fewer than before with the convenience rollup updates, roughly 106):
(http://img4.hostingpics.net/pics/409984win7x64installedupdates.png)

This message will be merged later in the message presenting windows 7 lite in this topic.

(http://windows7.iyogi.com/content/dam/windows7-iyogi/2014/11/windows-7-lite-edition.jpg)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 24, 2016, 10:10 AM
Well, scarface how do you make these logos? Do you use Adobe PS?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on October 30, 2016, 04:07 PM
You're asking this question and I'm a bit embarrassed since this wallpaper is not mine (I'm not usually posting things I did not do) – But you lost your perspicacity, didn’t you notice there is no prophet on it? - Otherwise, I’m using paint shop pro7 to apply special effects (If needed I made a lite switchless installer of it - years ago - and it’s already activated). And to merge two photos I use photofiltre (like in this one: http://img15.hostingpics.net/pics/923649redstone.jpg  - by the way, I will perhaps make another windows 10 lite when redstone 2 is out, probably in january 2017).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 31, 2016, 09:31 AM
Thanks scarface.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Sunjalo on December 13, 2016, 07:17 AM
I have problem with this instalation ... 3 diferent PC and can't recognize HDD to make partitions ...!!!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on December 13, 2016, 11:55 AM
to Sunjalo:
try this: open cmd(command prompt) through windows installation, you can find it on repair my computer
type diskpart
then u type select disk <x> where the <x> is the drive you want to use
then type clean and done
check the disk partition in custom installation.

If it doesn't work, you need to check the bios.
set the sata port type to AHCI.
The issue is either you are plugged into the Marvell controller or your sata types are set to raid, both of which would require a driver to detect the disk.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on January 27, 2017, 11:47 AM
If anyone is interested in my slipstreamed windows 10 Home Single Language edition English only.
https://mega.nz/#!UIB2mTgK!mYZv0MUZhth6FH7KmO77AEIgIW23JRRnETwSAW3o2sg
 (https://mega.nz/#!UIB2mTgK!mYZv0MUZhth6FH7KmO77AEIgIW23JRRnETwSAW3o2sg)
You must use key embedded in BIOS, so no need of key since it will retrieved automatically by windows during install.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on February 03, 2017, 07:51 PM
Why would you want to use the home version when you get get pro? Home doesn't have necessary features such as the group policy editor, among others.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on February 03, 2017, 11:15 PM
Why would you want to use the home version when you get get pro? Home doesn't have necessary features such as the group policy editor, among others.
It came with my new PC and an office 2016 license too. I do have pro versions but I rarely used GPedit/ Group Policy functionality.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: mdhuser on February 07, 2017, 09:45 AM
Next Tuesday, a new version of windows 7 x64 lite will be released with the latest updates.

For those who need an activator, for win7 or office 2016...Here is something useful
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4NsBhRUPihXWUY5cjVRLWpHNGc/view

thanks for your latest lite version scarface (the kmstools link doesnt work though)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 07, 2017, 01:21 PM
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thanks for your latest lite version scarface (the kmstools link doesnt work though)

The link was updated.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 01, 2017, 07:29 PM
Doesn't it make more sense to upload all this to Google drive or another of the many other cloud servers that aren't so problematic when it comes to downloads?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: usmangujjar on April 01, 2017, 11:07 PM
humert is saying right, if only sone lucky boys are able to take your uploads, its not a good idea. its is better to make things easier.
also what about USB 3.0/3.1 support in your slimmed 7?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 02, 2017, 10:01 AM
Doesn't it make more sense to upload all this to Google drive or another of the many other cloud servers that aren't so problematic when it comes to downloads?
Maybe Copyright issues or DMCA problems?
humert is saying right, if only sone lucky boys are able to take your uploads, its not a good idea. its is better to make things easier.
also what about USB 3.0/3.1 support in your slimmed 7?
I think USB3 is supported but I'm unsure about USB 3.1 because this needs Kaby Lake and unfortunately KL doesn't support Win 7 and 8.x. There is a hack that enables KL to run on win 7.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 02, 2017, 11:02 AM
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humert is saying right, if only sone lucky boys are able to take your uploads, its not a good idea. its is better to make things easier.
also what about USB 3.0/3.1 support in your slimmed 7?

A few days ago, I noticed a user named usmangujjar1 registering to the forum. I wondered if  it was the same usman who was back, and it was him indeed.
This question is interesting, even if I think I already talked about this issue (in this message: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg26656#msg26656 ): there are no more usb3 drivers integrated in this version (only in boot.wim so that you can install it on the latest computers, equipped with a usb3 port), since install may hang and you can be stuck, with no other choice than to restart the install. Therefore if you have usb3/3.1 drivers, you have to install them once windows 7 is installed. That's what I do.

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Doesn't it make more sense to upload all this to Google drive or another of the many other cloud servers that aren't so problematic when it comes to downloads?
Humbert is making a lot suggestions, but I also note that he does very little. By the way, I'm planning to delete a few messages and also some files because the forum has become the cavern of Ali Baba and I'm afraid some users may be registering to the forum only to be able to use the search tool to find some links and download.

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I think USB3 is supported but I'm unsure about USB 3.1 because this needs Kaby Lake and unfortunately KL doesn't support Win 7 and 8.x. There is a hack that enables KL to run on win 7.
I have a intel skylake cpu with usb 3.1 ports. What's more, Kabylake and Ryzen cpus are compatible with windows 7, Microsoft is just threatening to deactivate windows update on those cpus as a  first step towards discouraging the use of Intel and Amd's latest hardware on win 8.1 and 7.
Of course their recommended solution is to buy windows 10, and its their only means to prompt the users to upgrade since windows 10 brings nothing new.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 03, 2017, 09:52 AM

I have a intel skylake cpu with usb 3.1 ports. What's more, Kabylake and Ryzen cpus are compatible with windows 7, Microsoft is just threatening to deactivate windows update on those cpus as a  first step towards discouraging the use of Intel and Amd's latest hardware on win 8.1 and 7.
Of course their recommended solution is to buy windows 10, and its their only means to prompt the users to upgrade since windows 10 brings nothing new.
Even I've skylake cpu but its listed as USB3 and not 3.1. IIRC, USB3.1 native support is for KL right? How to check if I've USB3.1?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 04, 2017, 07:41 PM
Vasu → Any time you put something questionable on [for example] Google Drive, you zip it up and protect it with a password. Giving it a strange name that won't call attention helps too.

Scarface → You said "Humbert is making a lot suggestions, but I also note that he does very little" -- please clarify.

I can't understand why some people are so resistant to upgrading to Windows 10. I used to run Windows 7 and I still run it under VirtualBox to test programs. W10 is infinitely better once you learn to master it. Buy it? Excuse me? Check the torrents and you'll find tons and tons of activators. If you don't like that then check for one of those strange "leaked" keys, the ones you use Skype to call a strange phone number in the UK.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 05, 2017, 01:16 AM
Buy it? Excuse me? Check the torrents and you'll find tons and tons of activators. If you don't like that then check for one of those strange "leaked" keys, the ones you use Skype to call a strange phone number in the UK.
@humbert → So W10 activators are out. I wasn't aware of that. Thanks. Which activator did you use KMSPico or other? Are you upgrading to creators update aka Redstone 2? I'm waiting until all issues with RS2 are sorted out.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: usmangujjar on April 05, 2017, 02:27 AM
@Vasudev: try Microsoft toolkit, is has many options related to M/S Windows and Office activation, deactivation.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 05, 2017, 08:48 AM
@Vasudev: try Microsoft toolkit, is has many options related to M/S Windows and Office activation, deactivation.
After converting my licenses to genuine, I never bothered with MS toolkit. I already have it for activating windows and office. Thanks again for reminding me.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 05, 2017, 08:03 PM
Vasu → Use this site (https://torrentz2.eu) to find not only tons of Windows activators, but also tons of other stuff. Almost all these activators work. If you want your copy of W10 to be permanently activated with no more rearms, go here (http://textuploader.com/523q8/rev/43), select a "leaked" key that hasn't run out of activations and follow the instructions. Incidentally, if that link gets old, Google "Windows 10 MAK keys" and you'll find the current one.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 05, 2017, 11:30 PM
Vasu → Use this site (https://torrentz2.eu) to find not only tons of Windows activators, but also tons of other stuff. Almost all these activators work. If you want your copy of W10 to be permanently activated with no more rearms, go here (http://textuploader.com/523q8/rev/43), select a "leaked" key that hasn't run out of activations and follow the instructions. Incidentally, if that link gets old, Google "Windows 10 MAK keys" and you'll find the current one.
Okay I converted my non genuine windows (2 of them ) to genuine during win 10 upgrade process. BTW, all licenses are stored on Onedrive, so no issues even if I change my hardware.
How come *Torrentz.eu* is running, when they took down the site few months back?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 07, 2017, 07:49 PM
Okay I converted my non genuine windows (2 of them ) to genuine during win 10 upgrade process. BTW, all licenses are stored on Onedrive, so no issues even if I change my hardware.

By this do you mean that free upgrade from a previous version? I was under the impression that offer expired. Incidentally, if your hardware change entails a new motherboard, the old activation won't work. I know this from experience.

How come *Torrentz.eu* is running, when they took down the site few months back?

You keep forgetting that, due to the vastness of the internet, the permanent death of a site is virtually impossible.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 08, 2017, 07:13 AM


By this do you mean that free upgrade from a previous version? I was under the impression that offer expired. Incidentally, if your hardware change entails a new motherboard, the old activation won't work. I know this from experience.

So the activation won't work even after syncing to Onedrive? M$ stated that Threshold 2 will solve activation issues after M/B change.
How come *Torrentz.eu* is running, when they took down the site few months back?

You keep forgetting that, due to the vastness of the internet, the permanent death of a site is virtually impossible.
You're a pro in torrents I just started and have a lot to learn. Thanks, so that news was just a act to show they stopped supporting torrents.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 08, 2017, 08:03 PM
So the activation won't work even after syncing to Onedrive? M$ stated that Threshold 2 will solve activation issues after M/B change.

Threshold2 is an upcoming Windows update with more "features". I saw nothing concerning changing out MB's. I do know for a fact that since MS first established this free upgrade-activation system, it made it very clear the activation was valid only for that computer and was not transferrible. They will tolerate a minor upgrade (e.g., more RAM, larger HD) but not something major like swapping out the Mobo. That requires a new license and new activation because it's basically a new computer. When I replaced my board after the old one died, I used the same HD with activation and simply updated the drivers. After a few minutes I got the hated "activation required" watermark.

Syncing to Onedrive is like syncing to any other local drive or cloud-based site. It's a simple matter of copying files and nothing more.

You're a pro in torrents I just started and have a lot to learn. Thanks, so that news was just a act to show they stopped supporting torrents.

They'll never stop torrents. Keep in mind torrents are highly decentralized. Torrent sites do not host files. Those that have only magnet links don't even host the .torrent file your client needs for the download. Your data comes in pieces from other users such as yourself. It is very easy to move sites from place to place or hide them behind VPN's to mask their physical location. Taking a torrent site down is a little like killiing flies -- be assured there will be more somewhere.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 09, 2017, 01:29 AM

Threshold2 is an upcoming Windows update with more "features". I saw nothing concerning changing out MB's. I do know for a fact that since MS first established this free upgrade-activation system, it made it very clear the activation was valid only for that computer and was not transferrible. They will tolerate a minor upgrade (e.g., more RAM, larger HD) but not something major like swapping out the Mobo. That requires a new license and new activation because it's basically a new computer. When I replaced my board after the old one died, I used the same HD with activation and simply updated the drivers. After a few minutes I got the hated "activation required" watermark.

Syncing to Onedrive is like syncing to any other local drive or cloud-based site. It's a simple matter of copying files and nothing more.
@humbert: You're confused with Creators update aka Redstone 2. Threshold 2 was released in Nov 2016.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 12, 2017, 06:42 AM
Today, I read that microsoft ended support for windows Vista. That's why it can be necessary for you to upgrade to windows 7. The latest edition of windows 7 lite has been delayed because once again there is an error with windows update because of my previous aggressive cleaning of the winsxs folder. That's why I will start from scratch and this time I will only use the tool of harkaz (which is very good). What's more, I will release another edition of netfx 4.6.2 lite, with the latest updates.
Besides, I hope some of you watched delusions of grandeur.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 12, 2017, 10:43 PM
Speaking of Windows, have any of you guys tried the Creator's Update? Since upgrades sooner or later become inevitable, I decided to download and install the update. After once again disabling many new "features" eliminating all their tracking and telemetry with O&O ShutUp, I finally got it to run OK. It's got some new stuff for games including a "Game Mode" that directs all resources to the game. The paint app now supports 3D as well as some other stuff.

I say go for it. Download it, clean it up and check it out.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 12, 2017, 11:34 PM
Speaking of Windows, have any of you guys tried the Creator's Update? Since upgrades sooner or later become inevitable, I decided to download and install the update. After once again disabling many new "features" eliminating all their tracking and telemetry with O&O ShutUp, I finally got it to run OK. It's got some new stuff for games including a "Game Mode" that directs all resources to the game. The paint app now supports 3D as well as some other stuff.

I say go for it. Download it, clean it up and check it out.
Did you perform in place upgrade or clean install?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on April 13, 2017, 09:08 PM
Did you perform in place upgrade or clean install?

This is an upgrade - no clean install. Eventually they'll make it available on Windows Update, people like you and me can grab it right now. Go here (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) and download the upgrade tool - it'll do everything. After installing it and cleaning it up (disable "features" and telemetry with O&O Shutup) it works great. Check it out. Oh, and never forget you can only delay installing upgrading, not skip it completely. Ask anybody trying to run XP on a relatively modern PC.  :)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 14, 2017, 10:18 AM
Did you perform in place upgrade or clean install?

This is an upgrade - no clean install. Eventually they'll make it available on Windows Update, people like you and me can grab it right now. Go here (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/software-download/windows10) and download the upgrade tool - it'll do everything. After installing it and cleaning it up (disable "features" and telemetry with O&O Shutup) it works great. Check it out. Oh, and never forget you can only delay installing upgrading, not skip it completely. Ask anybody trying to run XP on a relatively modern PC.  :)
Yep I will upgrade within a week or two.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 15, 2017, 07:21 PM
Since the is a Windows component topic, let me post this question here.

Rarely do I ever need to use photoediting software. When I do it's something minor, which is why I just use MSPaint. Once you finish inserting a figure from ribbon at the top (line, arrow, circle etc) how do you edit or delete it? Pressing "Select" and drawing a rectangle around the figure and the delete key gets rid of both the figure and the area in your photo, so that's not it.

Believe it or not, I've looked everywhere on Google for an answer and haven't been able to find one. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Shadow.97 on July 16, 2017, 11:55 PM
Since the is a Windows component topic, let me post this question here.

Rarely do I ever need to use photoediting software. When I do it's something minor, which is why I just use MSPaint. Once you finish inserting a figure from ribbon at the top (line, arrow, circle etc) how do you edit or delete it? Pressing "Select" and drawing a rectangle around the figure and the delete key gets rid of both the figure and the area in your photo, so that's not it.

Believe it or not, I've looked everywhere on Google for an answer and haven't been able to find one. Any ideas?
As I understand your question you're looking for the functionality "Layers" which to my knowledge is not implemented into Paint.
If you put an arrow on a new layer, you can move it, resize it and such without altering the "original"(background image).

If this is what you mean; i suggest Paint.net.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on July 17, 2017, 07:20 PM
As I understand your question you're looking for the functionality "Layers" which to my knowledge is not implemented into Paint.
If you put an arrow on a new layer, you can move it, resize it and such without altering the "original"(background image).
If this is what you mean; i suggest Paint.net.

Thanks for the advice. I downloaded Paint.net and I'll check it out. I'm not sure if the problem is lack of support for layers. The figure I drew (circle, arrow, line etc) is available on the ribbon at the top. You can edit it all you want until you click somewhere else on the picture. After you do that I see no way to edit or remove it. To me this makes no sense.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on July 18, 2017, 02:18 AM
Maybe you can try psp8 too...
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=9781.0
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 17, 2017, 12:32 AM
Can you post lite version of netfx 4.7?

Here it is: https://ufile.io/234jj
For the next releases of lite W7, include vc++ runtimes http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/visual_c_runtime_installer.html) (http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/visual_c_runtime_installer.html)) for post-install task. Includes all runtimes from 2005-2017
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 06, 2017, 10:21 PM
Hey Scarface -> Congrats on your lite version of Windows 7. It's lean and mean and works quite well under VMWare. Just one thing. It was incredibly difficult to activate. I threw every KMS activator I had at it and nothing worked. Even Daz Loader said "operating system not supported". Fortunately I found and old Windows 7 activator which did work. Strange thing is it first gives you a boot menu: Windows 7 or XE loader. XE loader is the one that works. I wish there were some way to get rid of that menu and boot straight to the loader.

Other than that, like I said, it's great.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 09, 2017, 08:13 PM
I'm already preparing a lite edition of windows 10 RS3 that will be released on Tuesday evening. Some new drivers, updates and software will be added, as usual. There will be a new version of windows 7 x64 and office 2007 too.

It's Monday night here, hopefully by tomorrow at this time your W10 RS3 lite will be ready. Incidentally, will your new copy of Windows 7 also be lite? Precisely what I like about it is the fact that much of the bloat is removed. Ideal for testing.

I have no answer for that, I don't use any activator.
And yet, the activation process has not been modified. At least, It's a classic professional edition (the system was sysprepped though). You have to note that a key is also embedded, if you want to change it, execute cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -upk in order to remove the key. Then execute cscript.exe c:\windows\system32\slmgr.vbs -ipk Yourkey to add you own key.

When I installed your W7 lite, it prompts for a key but the space is blank, i.e., there is no key at all. I just pressed "continue". After the installation is finished , when I checked it said "30 Days Left to Activate". If indeed a key is embedded, I didn't see it anywhere. Could you post a working key or some other activation method that works?

BTW, does the fact that I installed it as a virtual machine have something to do with the activation problem?



Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 27, 2017, 10:56 AM
@scarface Do you have any links for w7 ultimate N or do you have Rebased WIn 7 Ultimate N?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on October 27, 2017, 05:39 PM
@scarface Do you have any links for w7 ultimate N or do you have Rebased WIn 7 Ultimate N?

Look at the latest messages...
(It's Pro, I don't have win7 ultimate).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 28, 2017, 12:55 AM
@scarface Do you have any links for w7 ultimate N or do you have Rebased WIn 7 Ultimate N?

Look at this message:
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=3350.msg28320#msg28320
Actually, I didn't precise it: it's windows 10 RS3 Enterprise x64 (clicking the link was enough to know it).

Quote
@scarface Do you have any links for w7 ultimate N or do you have Rebased WIn 7 Ultimate N?
Check the message posted on October 11th, with the white baboon (It's Pro, I don't have win7 ultimate).
Any links for w7 ultimate N x64?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on October 28, 2017, 11:10 AM
Why do you need win7 ultimate? what does it have that is not in Pro? Note that the version I uploaded (hope you found the white baboon), contains wmp, even if it was initially a N version.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 29, 2017, 12:48 AM
Why do you need win7 ultimate? what does it have that is not in Pro? Note that the version I uploaded (hope you found the white baboon), contains wmp, even if it was initially a N version.
I didn't even use Ultimate's full features, I never missed anything from Win 7. A friend of mine needed Ultimate N version for his desktop rig after he was disappointed with RS3.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on November 15, 2017, 01:15 PM
Tomorrow, Windows 10 RS3 and windows 7 x64 lite will be available on the forum.
I will also hold several conferences, and new photos will be put in the New photos topic.
That's why I'm expecting a large audience on the forum.

Note:
I said I wanted to clean the forum, at least a little bit. And humbert replied:
Quote
I don't see a need to delete any messages. There's nothing bad enough to merit deletion. What Panzer might want to do is to edit his posts in order to reduce the size of the quoted parts so that he's responding to exactly what's being quoted. As Scarface said, pretty much the way I do it.
It's true. But if there are too many messages, well, we need to select and leave the best ones, and remove those who are old and unneeded.

Actually the number of messages on the forum is the problem. If there are one million messages, you may miss most of the good messages because many would burden the forum.

I know what humbert is going to say: it's not true, there are not many messages on the forum.
A bit like aa1234779 who believes we are not that numerous on this poor Earth Planet.
Well, those are false truisms.
And here, I imagine that usman is going to ask me what a truism is.
A truism is a statement that is self-evidently true. A false truism would be a statement taken for a truism that is in fact not one, either because it is true but not self-evidently so or because it is not true at all. In the latter case, it is doubly false: it is not a truism, and it is not true.

Usually, when you use premises, and obtain a conclusion, under the form of a syllogism for example, the argumentation is more sturdy.

If I say:
-There are many users on the forum.
-Few users are posting messages.
-So there are few messages on the forum (and in many messages there is a baboon).
Here it seems that both premises are true, and yet the syllogism fell apart. It's because only one user posting a lot is sufficient to overwhelm the forum with messages. (And there are no links between the premises). So it's wrong.


Some good clips:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S-vetWW8Ums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdUjPZuwIm0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFtwBgUIqHg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtuMO90a3AU


Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on November 16, 2017, 07:24 PM
Tonight, 2 new version of windows 10 and win 7 are available. They contain the latest hotfixes and many up-to-date drivers.

I downloaded your Windows 10 to take a look at it in VirtualBox. Is this also some sort of lite version? How much bloat were you able to remove?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on November 21, 2017, 10:50 AM
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Office 2007 is ancient and too much bloated. I prefer Office 2013 or office 2016 versions which are lighter and are x64 bit exe's.
Lighter? Id say office 2013 & 2016 are bloated.
My version 's size is 640 mb vs 1 gb or more for the others. And there is no key to bypass activation. The key included in this version is official and yet it's a kind of "leak", to my knowledge there is no such a key with office2013/2016.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Rindschwein on November 27, 2017, 05:01 PM
Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum, at least as a registered member.
So first and for most, i want to say 'Thank You' for all the infos, tips and other things you provided over the years,
espacially for Maher's XP version i used until 2 Days ago.
After buying new innards for my pc and stumbling upon scarface's 7 version, I have a problem to activate it.
The 7 Loader does not recognize his version, chew-wga in combination with removewat seem to partly work, but i'm still missing the wallpaper.
Has someone an idea from where i can get a working version.
Thank you very much!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on November 27, 2017, 10:34 PM
By the way, I stopped buying computers bundled with built-in OS

Me too. Naturally this doesn't apply to desktops because I upgrade by buying parts as needed and simply building. With respect to laptops I won't even deal with the bloat-infested copy of Windows 10 Home already on it. The moment I get it I wipe the drive completely and install W10 Pro.



Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Rindschwein on November 28, 2017, 03:28 AM
Do You, or do You not? haha

asrock x370 killer sli
ryzen 3 1300x
corsair vengeance 2x4gb 3200MHZ
evga 1050ti sc gaming

I know there is a 10 version on, but i don't like the idea of this perma spying microsoft.
Also, as i said before, until now i was a xp user and i still have my problems with the 10 layout and some other things.
That's why i want to change to 7 first. I also thought of using ubuntu for internet and working, while using 7 solely for gaming.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 28, 2017, 05:49 AM
Do You, or do You not? haha

asrock x370 killer sli
ryzen 3 1300x
corsair vengeance 2x4gb 3200MHZ
evga 1050ti sc gaming

I know there is a 10 version on, but i don't like the idea of this perma spying microsoft.
Also, as i said before, until now i was a xp user and i still have my problems with the 10 layout and some other things.
That's why i want to change to 7 first. I also thought of using ubuntu for internet and working, while using 7 solely for gaming.
You can use winaero tweaker or O& O SP 10 to banish telemetry. There's an advanced tool from VMWARE called VMWARE OS Optimisation tool that completely disables everything and only way to revert back is a clean install. Personally I use Winaero tweaker and OO SP10.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on November 28, 2017, 06:02 AM
Hello everyone,
I'm new to this forum, at least as a registered member.
So first and for most, i want to say 'Thank You' for all the infos, tips and other things you provided over the years,
espacially for Maher's XP version i used until 2 Days ago.
After buying new innards for my pc and stumbling upon scarface's 7 version, I have a problem to activate it.
The 7 Loader does not recognize his version, chew-wga in combination with removewat seem to partly work, but i'm still missing the wallpaper.
Has someone an idea from where i can get a working version.
Thank you very much!

If you want an original version of windows 7 x64 Pro SP1 (Eng), here is a link...
https://archive.org/download/digital_river/x17-59186.iso
I was using the N edition (X17-59337.iso), but it seems it's not available any more.

Originally, my version is a windows 7 N x64, but when I captured it with gimagex, I used the business flag (pro was missing), I'm not sure it explains why some programs don't recognize it though.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Rindschwein on November 28, 2017, 06:20 AM
Thank you very much, works like a charm.
Will also try the clean win 7 version.
Just found a selfmade update package from sp1 to nov 2017.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on November 28, 2017, 10:42 PM
I know there is a 10 version on, but i don't like the idea of this perma spying microsoft.
Also, as i said before, until now i was a xp user and i still have my problems with the 10 layout and some other things.
That's why i want to change to 7 first. I also thought of using ubuntu for internet and working, while using 7 solely for gaming.

Telemetry on Windows 10 is easy to disable. Use O&O Shutup or W10 Privacy (I prefer the latter). What problems are you having with the W10 layout? Their start screen is the easiest thing in the world to use, FAR easier and more convenient that Windows 7's hated start menu.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 29, 2017, 12:29 AM
I know there is a 10 version on, but i don't like the idea of this perma spying microsoft.
Also, as i said before, until now i was a xp user and i still have my problems with the 10 layout and some other things.
That's why i want to change to 7 first. I also thought of using ubuntu for internet and working, while using 7 solely for gaming.

Telemetry on Windows 10 is easy to disable. Use O&O Shutup or W10 Privacy (I prefer the latter). What problems are you having with the W10 layout? Their start screen is the easiest thing in the world to use, FAR easier and more convenient that Windows 7's hated start menu.
Then try W10 No bloatware edition majorgeeks http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_10_bloatware_free_edition.html (http://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/windows_10_bloatware_free_edition.html)
No defender, no telemetry and no UWP apps as well.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Rindschwein on November 29, 2017, 07:37 AM
Thanks for the link.
Currently using a 7 version up to date (nov 2017).
Will test different 10 and ubuntu versions in a virtual environment to get used to it.
With layout i didn't exactly meant optical-wise.
If my english would have been better, i could properly describe it.
So just take it that way, that i'm not used to it, yet.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 29, 2017, 08:12 AM
Thanks for the link.
Currently using a 7 version up to date (nov 2017).
Will test different 10 and ubuntu versions in a virtual environment to get used to it.
With layout i didn't exactly meant optical-wise.
If my english would have been better, i could properly describe it.
So just take it that way, that i'm not used to it, yet.
Layout is confusing. If you used Windows Tablets then W10 is easier or even windows phone would do great in terms of relieving the OS layout learning curve.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on February 03, 2018, 03:36 AM
Please update 7-zip to 18.01 stable version because older beta and stable version had security issues.
Is it Win 7 Pro N edition like last time?
Well, 7zip 18.01 will be available in the next version.
It's the same one as before, win 7 pro N indeed, with the media feature pack installed.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on March 15, 2018, 08:26 AM
If you can wait for my release..it will include nt fx3, the latest 7zip...
Certainly, I'll wait for RS4 and I skipped RS3.
If you want to try it out, I'll upload the ISO in a 7z container with some password.
Tell me, if Ntlite's Windows update Cleanup really works or not! Do you any suggestion to remove WU backup from W10 manually?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on March 16, 2018, 12:23 AM
I feel worn out and frankly I don't want to try anything.
I'm just waiting for RS4. windows 7 and 10 will be available later.
I don't use ntlite's win update cleanup. The best method to delete windows's trash: open the wobbly folder and delete the content manually.
If you want to know my method, read the tutorial of the specialist harkaz.
That's good. I thought W10 used some other retarded method.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on March 16, 2018, 10:49 PM
I uploaded it to g drive https://drive.google.com/file/d/1PsBfRFM3KvZFKf260eay7ocAAU3qigsG/view?usp=sharing
Pass: windows10#4
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on March 30, 2018, 04:18 AM
Tonight, windows 10 Pro RS4 x64 RTM is available.
Net fx3, dx9, many tweaks and even more drivers were integrated.
Nothing removed except the useless recovery file winre.wim. Only 3.01 Gb, thanks to a better compression.




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_4BTuSMojI

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSV4zIapS9U

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxAguzN5OJQ
I'm in need of RS4 I couldn't find official links for multi edition ISO. I use Home on main PC and on other PCs I use Pro.
Isn't winre.wim needed to reset Win 10 w/o ISO media?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on March 30, 2018, 09:11 AM
I'm in need of RS4 I couldn't find official links for multi edition ISO. I use Home on main PC and on other PCs I use Pro.
Isn't winre.wim needed to reset Win 10 w/o ISO media?

I think one of my message sfor the "prophets" was containing the link for the iso. You know the one that was deleted for piracy about "cracked games"? But you can still see it, they didn't delete the quote of rinneh. This iso contains both pro and home edition (not enterprise though).
As for my edition, well it seems you answered your question. Both you and I know you don't really need to reset your OS, do you? And if you need this winre.wim, well, put it yourself in the system32/recovery folder, you'll need to convert the install.esd to wim then modify it with dism.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on March 30, 2018, 12:16 PM
I'm in need of RS4 I couldn't find official links for multi edition ISO. I use Home on main PC and on other PCs I use Pro.
Isn't winre.wim needed to reset Win 10 w/o ISO media?

I think one of my message sfor the "prophets" was containing the link for the iso. You know the one that was deleted for piracy about "cracked games"? But you can still see it, they didn't delete the quote of rinneh. This iso contains both pro and home edition (not enterprise though).
As for my edition, well it seems you answered your question. Both you and I know you don't really need to reset your OS, do you? And if you need this winre.wim, well, put it yourself in the system32/recovery folder, you'll need to convert the install.esd to wim then modify it with dism.
Got my hands on RTM ISO sadly it includes Retail Home/Pro editions but no Home single language(Which I use). I'll upgrade my other PCs for now.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on April 01, 2018, 06:13 AM
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Got my hands on RTM ISO sadly it includes Retail Home/Pro editions but no Home single language(Which I use). I'll upgrade my other PCs for now.
I don't understand what you are looking for. The edition I made contains many languages, and you can change the keyboard layout...
The original is here: https://cloud.mail.ru/public/Ms6o/qELodg4uG
Single Language is a versiion of Windows for emerging worlds like India, brazil etc.
I got it installed on my main PC. I will do a Clean Install.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 05, 2018, 03:17 PM
as aa1234779 pointed out, the link above for windows 10, was dead. A new one is available.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on April 05, 2018, 04:51 PM
as aa1234779 pointed out, the link above for windows 10, was dead. A new one is available.

Thank you plenty.. Downloading now at the speed of a turtle.  ;D
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on April 12, 2018, 06:36 AM
After installation, Windows Defender is turned off by default and cannot be switched on. It says system admin had turned it off. Is it removed?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on April 13, 2018, 06:25 PM
Ok, one question why do you use WinRAR and 7zip wen 7zip works perfectly?
My ISP seems to be throttling speeds at ufile or mega, can I use any another download manager like uGet or similar.
Because I used to use winrar to compress files...but it's true that 7zip is very good.


After installation, Windows Defender is turned off by default and cannot be switched on. It says system admin had turned it off. Is it removed?

I disabled windows defender using local group policy indeed, because it's not a service you can switch off (it is in win7), and I could delete the "backup" and "scans" files of windows defender...and save several hundred Mbs (could have been done afterwards, once the image is captured, in the finale image though).
So windows defender was not removed.
You can enable it again in gpedit.msc with this (it explains how to turn it off, same method): https://www.windowscentral.com/how-permanently-disable-windows-defender-windows-10
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 07, 2018, 11:09 AM

Good. Maybe Mr Fox and Lynx are interested. BTW, where did you get April updates for RS4?

In this case, maybe they should leave their forum where there is nothing and come here.
An april update was available for windows 10 RS4, I don't remember where. It doesn't matter since I upgraded it to the latest build (17134). I also added the latest 7zip and some new intel drivers...It the same version as above for the rest.
Windows 10 RS4 17134 x64: https://ufile.io/p1bcl
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I shared the link for RS4 with some guys and gals at NBR.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on May 07, 2018, 11:33 PM
In this case, maybe they should leave their forum where there is nothing and come here.
An april update was available for windows 10 RS4, I don't remember where. It doesn't matter since I upgraded it to the latest build (17134). I also added the latest 7zip and some new intel drivers..
I shared the link for RS4 with some guys and gals at NBR.

I saw on howtogeek.com (http://howtogeek.com) that the 1804 (17134) isn't quite ready for all computers. On my laptop I went to Windows Update and it downloaded and installed perfectly. On my desktop Windows Update reports that nothing new is available. I made 2 attempts to download and install manually and both attempts failed. The article cautions users that if the 1804 (17134) update is not available through Windows updates to just sit back and wait for it to be ready. There is a good chance a manual installation will fail (as happened to me).

Oh, and before I forget, grab a copy of the latest Windows 10 Privacy and run it. This update reinstalls all telemetry and all kinds of unwanted garbage.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 08, 2018, 11:04 AM
In this case, maybe they should leave their forum where there is nothing and come here.
An april update was available for windows 10 RS4, I don't remember where. It doesn't matter since I upgraded it to the latest build (17134). I also added the latest 7zip and some new intel drivers..
I shared the link for RS4 with some guys and gals at NBR.

I saw on howtogeek.com (http://howtogeek.com) that the 1804 (17134) isn't quite ready for all computers. On my laptop I went to Windows Update and it downloaded and installed perfectly. On my desktop Windows Update reports that nothing new is available. I made 2 attempts to download and install manually and both attempts failed. The article cautions users that if the 1804 (17134) update is not available through Windows updates to just sit back and wait for it to be ready. There is a good chance a manual installation will fail (as happened to me).

Oh, and before I forget, grab a copy of the latest Windows 10 Privacy and run it. This update reinstalls all telemetry and all kinds of unwanted garbage.
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I shared the link for RS4 with some guys and gals at NBR.

I don't know if I care any more.

Maybe tomorrow there will be an updated version of windows 10 (and 7?)
I'm doing a repack of quantum break too. But the installer will be a bit complex as I need to integrate a bat file in the inno setup. 
This one to be precise. But I don't feel like searching for that (the same trick was used in fitgirl's repack). For the moment, it's 23.3 Gb vs 26.3 Gb for the fg's repack.
Code: [Select]
copy "videos\cine_11_610.bk2" "videos\cine_11_610_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_11_introcombined.bk2" "videos\cine_11_introcombined_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_12_100.bk2" "videos\cine_12_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_13_050.bk2" "videos\cine_13_050_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_21_100.bk2" "videos\cine_21_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_23_100_j1a.bk2" "videos\cine_23_100_j1a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_23_100_j1b.bk2" "videos\cine_23_100_j1b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_23_450.bk2" "videos\cine_23_450_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_33_040.bk2" "videos\cine_33_040_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_41_100_j1a.bk2" "videos\cine_41_100_j1a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_41_100_j1b.bk2" "videos\cine_41_100_j1b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_41_300_j1a.bk2" "videos\cine_41_300_j1a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_41_300_j1b.bk2" "videos\cine_41_300_j1b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_52a_200.bk2" "videos\cine_52a_200_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_52b_100.bk2" "videos\cine_52b_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_52b_200.bk2" "videos\cine_52b_200_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_61_100.bk2" "videos\cine_61_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_61_200_video_01.bk2" "videos\cine_61_200_video_01_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_61_200_video_02.bk2" "videos\cine_61_200_video_02_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_61_200_video_03.bk2" "videos\cine_61_200_video_03_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_61_200_video_04.bk2" "videos\cine_61_200_video_04_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_62_100.bk2" "videos\cine_62_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_62_200.bk2" "videos\cine_62_200_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_63_100.bk2" "videos\cine_63_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_63_400_420_450.bk2" "videos\cine_63_400_420_450_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_63_470.bk2" "videos\cine_63_470_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_63_500.bk2" "videos\cine_63_500_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_a3p1_intro_j2a.bk2" "videos\cine_a3p1_intro_j2a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_a3p1_intro_j2b.bk2" "videos\cine_a3p1_intro_j2b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j1_intro_combined.bk2" "videos\cine_j1_intro_combined_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j2_300.bk2" "videos\cine_j2_300_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j2_intro_combined.bk2" "videos\cine_j2_intro_combined_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j3_100_120_combined.bk2" "videos\cine_j3_100_120_combined_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j3_300.bk2" "videos\cine_j3_300_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j4_100.bk2" "videos\cine_j4_100_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\cine_j4_300_vision.bk2" "videos\cine_j4_300_vision_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\credits.bk2" "videos\credits_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact2_junction1a.bk2" "videos\prevact2_junction1a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact2_junction1b.bk2" "videos\prevact2_junction1b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact3_junction1a_junction2a.bk2" "videos\prevact3_junction1a_junction2a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact3_junction1a_junction2b.bk2" "videos\prevact3_junction1a_junction2b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact3_junction1b_junction2a.bk2" "videos\prevact3_junction1b_junction2a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact3_junction1b_junction2b.bk2" "videos\prevact3_junction1b_junction2b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact4_junction1a_junction3a.bk2" "videos\prevact4_junction1a_junction3a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact4_junction1a_junction3b.bk2" "videos\prevact4_junction1a_junction3b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact4_junction1b_junction3a.bk2" "videos\prevact4_junction1b_junction3a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact4_junction1b_junction3b.bk2" "videos\prevact4_junction1b_junction3b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3a_junction4a.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3a_junction4a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3a_junction4b.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3a_junction4b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3b_junction4a.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3b_junction4a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3b_junction4b.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1a_junction3b_junction4b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3a_junction4a.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3a_junction4a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3a_junction4b.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3a_junction4b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3b_junction4a.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3b_junction4a_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3b_junction4b.bk2" "videos\prevact5_junction1b_junction3b_junction4b_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act1.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act1_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act1_l.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act1_l_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act2.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act2_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act2_l.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act2_l_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act3.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act3_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act3_l.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act3_l_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act4.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act4_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\qb_end_act4_l.bk2" "videos\qb_end_act4_l_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_act1.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_act1_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_act2.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_act2_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_act3.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_act3_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_act4.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_act4_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_act5.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_act5_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_ju1.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_ju1_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_ju2.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_ju2_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_ju3.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_ju3_4k.bk2"
copy "videos\title_sequence_ju4.bk2" "videos\title_sequence_ju4_4k.bk2"
Humberto-> Grab newest ISO from Adguard techbench  https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php
Or direct link to 1803. https://tb.rg-adguard.net/dl.php?go=11e91ad4
Do note direct link is valid for 24hrs only.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 09, 2018, 10:54 AM
Scarface I don't know what happened with NTLite some new tweaks like Use sign info to setup device and Fullscreen optimisation breaks Virtual desktop.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 10, 2018, 12:50 PM
Scarface I don't know what happened with NTLite some new tweaks like Use sign info to setup device and Fullscreen optimisation breaks Virtual desktop.

I don't use Nlite tweaks (nor Virtual desktop). But I do use wintoolkit (you can load and modify registry keys for an offline image).


Note that I added links for 7 and xp above.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 10, 2018, 01:09 PM
Scarface I don't know what happened with NTLite some new tweaks like Use sign info to setup device and Fullscreen optimisation breaks Virtual desktop.

I don't use Nlite tweaks (nor Virtual desktop). But I do use wintoolkit (you can load and modify registry keys for an offline image).


Note that I added links for 7 and xp above.
Alright thanks. I'll download W7. Is your XP custom version or maherz student edition?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 10, 2018, 01:15 PM
Alright thanks. I'll download W7. Is your XP custom version or maherz student edition?

It's Maher's version (It can still be found on certain torrent sites), with one more update. Some files were removed (with nlite).



Note that I removed a few messages about the former edition of windows 10.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 12, 2018, 08:12 AM
@Scarface:
Can you upload the w7 custom version to Mega? uploadio is very slow for me around 30-60kB/s.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 12, 2018, 10:33 AM
I've no more space on mega. Try those links:
https://filehost.net/750470af5bc06783
https://filehost.net/ad09ac5024f01616

Or those ones:
https://transfernow.net/31fby6j4uydq
https://transfernow.net/06ffrbj0v7d1
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 15, 2018, 11:13 AM
I've no more space on mega. Try those links:
https://filehost.net/750470af5bc06783
https://filehost.net/ad09ac5024f01616

Or those ones:
https://transfernow.net/31fby6j4uydq
https://transfernow.net/06ffrbj0v7d1
Transfernow is very fast.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 15, 2018, 03:38 PM
Transfernow is very fast.
Yes it is. Unfortunately limited to 4gb.

Here is another link for win10, same version as above, with transfernow: https://transfernow.net/30b11550om80
Hopefully the next version will be better. I'm planning to add Fxsoundenhancer inside. If possible a full version. Sound is so much better with it.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh2nK9Hd2Fc
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on May 16, 2018, 12:28 PM
Yes it is. Unfortunately limited to 4gb.

Here is another link for win10, same version as above, with transfernow: https://transfernow.net/30b11550om80
Hopefully the next version will be better. I'm planning to add Fxsoundenhancer inside. If possible a full version. Sound is so much better with it.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kh2nK9Hd2Fc
I'll download it this week. As for soundfx, try Windows Spatial audio with 7.1 surround effect on w10.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on May 16, 2018, 04:12 PM
@scarface

If possible, add some more essential software to the image, such as:

K-lite codec pack w/media player classic
SumatraPDF (lightweight and handy)
File shredder (or another that you see fit)

..and any other small apps you find useful.

Thank you btw, you did me a great favor with your release of windows.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 16, 2018, 05:40 PM
If possible, add some more essential software to the image, such as:

K-lite codec pack w/media player classic
SumatraPDF (lightweight and handy)
File shredder (or another that you see fit)

..and any other small apps you find useful.

Thank you btw, you did me a great favor with your release of windows.
I'm ok with Sumatra pdf (I use it and it's indeed a good pdf reader). For k-lite codec pack, I won't do it, because I don't use any codec, and above all because I think they have become useless (at least if you use vlc). I don't want to add many apps since I want to keep it light, and I can't meet the needs of every user of the forum. Remember when Maher was releasing windows xp? There were messages each week of users who had specific needs. I don't want such discussions. Finally, I'm sure you can use the oem folder to install them during install (With office 2007 that works).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 26, 2018, 10:25 AM
In the deleted posts I stumbled upon a message posted and deleted by aa1234779 today. Maybe he fixed his problem:
"Thank you for the new updated version.
With your release of Windows 10, is it possible to change the system language to Arabic?
I installed it for a friend who doesn't know English and can't change it."

And the answer is I don't know. Maybe you can find a language pack.
I'm not planning to release an Arabic version...Once, I tried to copy Arabic text and it's s a problem (from right to left) because I'm not used to that. By the way, I only know a few Arabic words (shukran, salamalikoum...and ralouf).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on May 26, 2018, 07:50 PM
In the deleted posts I stumbled upon a message posted and deleted by aa1234779 today. Maybe he fixed his problem:
"Thank you for the new updated version.
With your release of Windows 10, is it possible to change the system language to Arabic?
I installed it for a friend who doesn't know English and can't change it."

And the answer is I don't know. Maybe you can find a language pack.
I'm not planning to release an Arabic version...Once, I tried to copy Arabic text and it's s a problem (from right to left) because I'm not used to that. By the way, I only know a few Arabic words (shukran, salamalikoum...and ralouf).

Thank you for caring. I did install the language pack through (Settings>Time & Language>Region & Language>Preferred Language under that selected Add Language, then choosing the arabic keyboard I added, I double-clicked and there it was, Download Language Pack.

It would have been dumb to leave my message after finding out the way to get the job done, but since you mentioned it, that's how I did it.

BTW, my friend sends his thanks for the Windows image.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on May 27, 2018, 02:29 PM
Thank you for caring. I did install the language pack through (Settings>Time & Language>Region & Language>Preferred Language under that selected Add Language, then choosing the arabic keyboard I added, I double-clicked and there it was, Download Language Pack.

It would have been dumb to leave my message after finding out the way to get the job done, but since you mentioned it, that's how I did it.

BTW, my friend sends his thanks for the Windows image.
So that wasn't too difficult. If your friend doesn't understand English, I guess he's not here on the forum. Now most people can understand basic English, except old people perhaps.
Is it good? I don't know. Who understands classic Arabic in Egypt or elsewhere? And who wants to learn French or Portuguese today?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on June 02, 2018, 09:46 PM
So that wasn't too difficult. If your friend doesn't understand English, I guess he's not here on the forum. Now most people can understand basic English, except old people perhaps.
Is it good? I don't know. Who understands classic Arabic in Egypt or elsewhere? And who wants to learn French or Portuguese today?
Classical Arabic is still read & understood by many. Unlike other languages that develop into newer forms while the older ones are forgotten, Arabic still exists in it's original form as many living scholars of language & religion memorize the poetry of the Age of Ignorance (Pre-Islam) and the Quran & Hadith which are understood by many if not most Arabic speaking Muslims. There is, however, the modern Arabic dialect spoken in the media which is proper & compatible with Classical Arabic semantically and anyone that perfects it is able to understand the old texts.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on June 22, 2018, 10:33 AM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on June 22, 2018, 02:32 PM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/
Well, In case I need sth with a cmd line, I keep my custom made winpe iso...made in 2013, and recommended by harkaz (I made a custom script to start gimagex, that was once used to capture windows 7, or a cmd line).
btw, I capture the windows 10 wim with this one since dism is also present.
https://ufile.io/dtty6
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 05, 2018, 10:48 PM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/

I'm so glad you pointed this out. Unfortunately Sergei Strelec is discontinuing his English copy of WinPE with all the trimmings, so an updated copy of HirensCD was very badly needed. The old one used to be awesome in its day, but today it's all but useless.

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 06, 2018, 03:04 AM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/

I'm so glad you pointed this out. Unfortunately Sergei Strelec is discontinuing his English copy of WinPE with all the trimmings, so an updated copy of HirensCD was very badly needed. The old one used to be awesome in its day, but today it's all but useless.
Any alternatives for UEFI and legacy based ISO in a same USB drive like YUMI?
HBCD PE won't boot from RAM while Sergei can boot from RAM using YUMI.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 06, 2018, 11:04 PM
Any alternatives for UEFI and legacy based ISO in a same USB drive like YUMI?
HBCD PE won't boot from RAM while Sergei can boot from RAM using YUMI.

I haven't tested YUMI on Strelec. In fact, I got the latest version to boot from USB only after using an old version of Rufus. I'm thinking it's got something to do with the UEFI(GPT) or MBR setting. What difference does it make if you use UEFI (GPT) or MBR? On my system secure boot is disabled and CSM (bootup for "legacy" devices) is enabled. My hard drives are GPT. I have trouble booting any flashdrive if UEFI is selected. Do you know why and/or what setting works best, and why?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 07, 2018, 07:53 AM
Any alternatives for UEFI and legacy based ISO in a same USB drive like YUMI?
HBCD PE won't boot from RAM while Sergei can boot from RAM using YUMI.

I haven't tested YUMI on Strelec. In fact, I got the latest version to boot from USB only after using an old version of Rufus. I'm thinking it's got something to do with the UEFI(GPT) or MBR setting. What difference does it make if you use UEFI (GPT) or MBR? On my system secure boot is disabled and CSM (bootup for "legacy" devices) is enabled. My hard drives are GPT. I have trouble booting any flashdrive if UEFI is selected. Do you know why and/or what setting works best, and why?
If you don't use EFI, its good. I'm forced to use EFI since my BIOS takes 20-30 sec to startup with legacy and with efi it starts/boots any OS under 10 sec.
If you want uefi boot support, disable csm and change boot mode to UEFI for pure EFI based OS installs from Windows,Linux or OS X.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 07, 2018, 10:14 PM
If you don't use EFI, its good. I'm forced to use EFI since my BIOS takes 20-30 sec to startup with legacy and with efi it starts/boots any OS under 10 sec.
If you want uefi boot support, disable csm and change boot mode to UEFI for pure EFI based OS installs from Windows,Linux or OS X.

Are you referring to flashdrives or to the hard drive you normally boot from? My HD's are formatted for GPT (not MBR). So far I haven't been able to boot from a flashdrive with CSM enabled. How do you do it?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 08, 2018, 09:12 AM
If you don't use EFI, its good. I'm forced to use EFI since my BIOS takes 20-30 sec to startup with legacy and with efi it starts/boots any OS under 10 sec.
If you want uefi boot support, disable csm and change boot mode to UEFI for pure EFI based OS installs from Windows,Linux or OS X.

Are you referring to flashdrives or to the hard drive you normally boot from? My HD's are formatted for GPT (not MBR). So far I haven't been able to boot from a flashdrive with CSM enabled. How do you do it?
That's what I said earlier. For pure EFI based booting, CSM needs to be disabled. On desktop boards, BIOS options are easier to understand, on laptops they're a nightmare!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: aa1234779 on August 08, 2018, 07:21 PM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/

Thanks a lot.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 09, 2018, 03:22 AM
@humbert and @scarface: There is Win 10 PE Hiren's BootCD which is EFI compatible. https://www.hirensbootcd.org/

Thanks a lot.
No problem.
Humbert: Were you successful in Pure EFI boot through flash drive USB2/3?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 09, 2018, 09:39 PM
Humbert: Were you successful in Pure EFI boot through flash drive USB2/3?

No. On my desktop when I put in a flashdrive and reboot using the mobo's boot menu, it gives me the option of using "UEFI:Flashdrive" or just "Flashdrive". So far I have been unable to get any to boot up using the UEFI option. I'm thinking I must be doing something wrong somewhere. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 10, 2018, 06:40 AM
Humbert: Were you successful in Pure EFI boot through flash drive USB2/3?

No. On my desktop when I put in a flashdrive and reboot using the mobo's boot menu, it gives me the option of using "UEFI:Flashdrive" or just "Flashdrive". So far I have been unable to get any to boot up using the UEFI option. I'm thinking I must be doing something wrong somewhere. Any ideas?
Which ISO are you trying? For starters, use YUMI EFI to install Ubuntu or any Linux distro ISO, Windows 10 installer and Hirens PE. Let me know how it was. Fat32 is a must on YUMI EFI.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 15, 2018, 11:26 PM

Which ISO are you trying? For starters, use YUMI EFI to install Ubuntu or any Linux distro ISO, Windows 10 installer and Hirens PE. Let me know how it was. Fat32 is a must on YUMI EFI.[/quote]

I just looked at the latest version of Yumi and I see no option to use UEFI instead of MBR. This option is available on Rufus, but I'm still having trouble when I select "UEFI flashdrive" from the boot menu on the motherboard.

For some reason I can't get my copy of Windows to update to 1803. The big problem with Windows update isn't so much that it'll push updates by force, but that it'll continue doing so forever even if the update fails and makes no attempt to fix the problem. I had to do the unthinkable - shut off updates entirely using Windows10 Privacy. Let me ask you -- where do you download updates and add them manually?

I might mention that Scarface's copy of Redstone 4 did install. The problem is I have to reinstall all these apps despite the fact that their files weren't deleted during the update process.

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 16, 2018, 04:56 AM

Which ISO are you trying? For starters, use YUMI EFI to install Ubuntu or any Linux distro ISO, Windows 10 installer and Hirens PE. Let me know how it was. Fat32 is a must on YUMI EFI.

I just looked at the latest version of Yumi and I see no option to use UEFI instead of MBR. This option is available on Rufus, but I'm still having trouble when I select "UEFI flashdrive" from the boot menu on the motherboard.

For some reason I can't get my copy of Windows to update to 1803. The big problem with Windows update isn't so much that it'll push updates by force, but that it'll continue doing so forever even if the update fails and makes no attempt to fix the problem. I had to do the unthinkable - shut off updates entirely using Windows10 Privacy. Let me ask you -- where do you download updates and add them manually?

I might mention that Scarface's copy of Redstone 4 did install. The problem is I have to reinstall all these apps despite the fact that their files weren't deleted during the update process.
I download ISOs from here: https://tb.rg-adguard.net/public.php
Manual updates from here: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4343909
Check W10 update history: https://www.catalog.update.microsoft.com/Search.aspx?q=KB4343909
As for EFI booting, you must use YUMI UEFI BETA version to accomplish true EFI capsule booting via USB drives.
For disabling Win updates permanently use WUMT wrapper script from majorgeeks.
You can download my ISO  or scarface posted to upgrade to 1803(Ether one will do and is much better than MSFT ISO). Do a macrium reflect Image before upgrade.
Simply mount the ISO and do the following:
I recommend sticking with current updates since cumulative updates for 1803 is nearly as large as older releases from 1607,1703 and 1709. On 1803, too many problems than fixes.
I am sticking to 1803 till its EOL.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 16, 2018, 12:42 PM
Is this the newer, lighter version of Windows 10 1803 you said you were coming out with? I downloaded one a few days ago and I found it somewhat bloated.
Whatever you do, please use the 64bit versions of Sumatra, VLC, and whatever else you put there. And please don't add that Classic Shell garbage, I hate it with a passion.

It is a bit "bloated" indeed. It's the case for the windows 10 enterprise edition too. That's why I put classic shell, you don't see the ads and the games that are installed without your knowing it.I could not stand the tiles too.
In some firms, they are already installing Libreoffice, which is totally free, instead of microsoft office. As for windows 10, I'm sure they are going to lose market shares too.
For the 64 bit version of VLC and sumatra I'm not sure there is a big difference, I'll look at that later.



Note that the movie Morgan is available on the forum: http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1023.msg29422#msg29422
PS: the movie is a bit violent, and not meant for most users of the forum.
I removed those bloated UWP apps using NTLite. As for VLC and Sumatra they recommend using x64 builds.
@humbert: Use AiOBoot from Majorgeeks (https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/aio_boot.html). It can dual boot UEFI and Legacy w/o needing to burn a ISO twice.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 18, 2018, 11:20 PM
Scarface: Do you have a link for the new Windows 10? That mega.nz site wants us to download and install their program to download the file.

Vasu: Thanks for the tip on AIOBoot. I'll look into it.

Does anybody know a way to upgrade a PC to Windows 1803 without having to use Windows Update? Every attempt I've made so far with Windows Update has failed. What's even worse, Micro$haft continues to push the update relentlessly without making even the slightest attempt to fix the problem. I tried using Scarface's Windows 10 1803 (the old version). It installed, but NOT as an update. The problem is this forces me to reinstall and reconfigure all apps and settings. I don't have much time for this sort of thing. To make matters worse, when you search Google for a solution there are all kinds of different ones, and so far none I've tried actually work.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 19, 2018, 01:21 AM
Scarface: Do you have a link for the new Windows 10? That mega.nz site wants us to download and install their program to download the file.

Vasu: Thanks for the tip on AIOBoot. I'll look into it.

Does anybody know a way to upgrade a PC to Windows 1803 without having to use Windows Update? Every attempt I've made so far with Windows Update has failed. What's even worse, Micro$haft continues to push the update relentlessly without making even the slightest attempt to fix the problem. I tried using Scarface's Windows 10 1803 (the old version). It installed, but NOT as an update. The problem is this forces me to reinstall and reconfigure all apps and settings. I don't have much time for this sort of thing. To make matters worse, when you search Google for a solution there are all kinds of different ones, and so far none I've tried actually work.
Try this from Mega https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/megasync.html
I use it on Linux. You can use Linux/Windows version.
As for frequent update failures, use Dism++ to clear out the Win update caches and other bloatwares. You can use a ISO(mine or scarface) to upgrade to latest version with in-place migration that keeps all your files and settings. Only thing that breaks win 10 v1803 is OOSP or Win 10 Privacy, they break it.
If you're confused about using Dism++, you can ask me or I can use Anydesk remote desktop app(teamviewer 13 is buggy as hell)  to clear out all junk blocking your update. I use Dism++. Before proceeding make a Macrium Reflect backup just to be safe.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on August 19, 2018, 03:47 AM
Do you have a link for the new Windows 10? That mega.nz site wants us to download and install their program to download the file.
You can use chrome, you won't have to install mega sync. And I can't give you another link, my connection is too slow.

Does anybody know a way to upgrade a PC to Windows 1803 without having to use Windows Update? The problem is this forces me to reinstall and reconfigure all apps and settings. I don't have much time for this sort of thing. To make matters worse, when you search Google for a solution there are all kinds of different ones, and so far none I've tried actually work.
You can download and install the version above.
If you don't want to reinstall some apps, you can put them in the $OEM$ folder and they will be installed automatically. (You can replace vlc and sumatra with x64 versions, as you requested earlier)
But you have to edit install.bat. Note that you can find some of these programs on the forum. If the program is not a silent installer, you need the correct switch.
For example some lines for install.bat:
Code: [Select]
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Silverlight.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\cdisplay.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\firefox.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\flashaio.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Office2007.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\vlca.exe /S
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\nsis-3.03-setup.exe /S
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\xnview.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\handbrake.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Sumatra.exe
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 19, 2018, 04:35 AM
Do you have a link for the new Windows 10? That mega.nz site wants us to download and install their program to download the file.
You can use chrome, you won't have to install mega sync. And I can't give you another link, my connection is too slow.

Does anybody know a way to upgrade a PC to Windows 1803 without having to use Windows Update? The problem is this forces me to reinstall and reconfigure all apps and settings. I don't have much time for this sort of thing. To make matters worse, when you search Google for a solution there are all kinds of different ones, and so far none I've tried actually work.
You can download and install the version above.
If you don't want to reinstall some apps, you can put them in the $OEM$ folder and they will be installed automatically. (You can replace vlc and sumatra with x64 versions, as you requested earlier)
But you have to edit install.bat. Note that you can find some of these programs on the forum. If the program is not a silent installer, you need the correct switch.
For example some lines for install.bat:
Code: [Select]
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Silverlight.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\cdisplay.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\firefox.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\flashaio.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Office2007.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\vlca.exe /S
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\nsis-3.03-setup.exe /S
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\xnview.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\handbrake.exe
%systemroot%\setup\scripts\Sumatra.exe
I hate chrome, so MegaSync app works fine. You can share/delete/upload anything directly.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 21, 2018, 10:27 PM
It was precisely with Megasync that I was able to download Scarface's new copy of Windows 10 Redstone 4. I installed it on a virtual machine because I don't like the idea of using someone else's downloader to get something. Sadly with these guys there's just no other way. I think I'll check out Redstone 4 on a virtual machine too. Why? No matter what I do I've been unable to upgrade my desktop to 1803. Windows Updates forcibly (and continuously) downloads the update and attempts to install it. Everything is OK until it hits 75%, then after a reboot error it says "Restoring previous version of Windows". Then it tries again and again, over and over, simply repeating the mistake making no attempt to fix it. When I try to install 1803 over my existing version (1709) using a Windows ISO, all it does is install the thing fresh. All apps have to reinstalled and reset manually, which is a time consuming process.

What I did was install StopUpdate10 from Majorgeeks until I find some way to fix this problem. Hopefully I won't have to resort to a fresh install. Incidentally, I was able to upgrade my lappie, it's the desktop that won't upgrade, for some reason.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 22, 2018, 08:18 AM
It was precisely with Megasync that I was able to download Scarface's new copy of Windows 10 Redstone 4. I installed it on a virtual machine because I don't like the idea of using someone else's downloader to get something. Sadly with these guys there's just no other way. I think I'll check out Redstone 4 on a virtual machine too. Why? No matter what I do I've been unable to upgrade my desktop to 1803. Windows Updates forcibly (and continuously) downloads the update and attempts to install it. Everything is OK until it hits 75%, then after a reboot error it says "Restoring previous version of Windows". Then it tries again and again, over and over, simply repeating the mistake making no attempt to fix it. When I try to install 1803 over my existing version (1709) using a Windows ISO, all it does is install the thing fresh. All apps have to reinstalled and reset manually, which is a time consuming process.

What I did was install StopUpdate10 from Majorgeeks until I find some way to fix this problem. Hopefully I won't have to resort to a fresh install. Incidentally, I was able to upgrade my lappie, it's the desktop that won't upgrade, for some reason.
Can you provide the PC specs?
Disconnect it from internet before/upgrade for 100% success. I think its some drivers/AV interference. WD kills most MSFT SW thinking its a virus. Its aggressive.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on August 22, 2018, 10:49 PM
Can you provide the PC specs?

This is an Asus Maximus VII Hero with an Intel i7-4790K processor. 24GB DDR3 Ram. Drive C is Western Digital NVMe 256GB, D is WD magnetic 1.5 GB.

Disconnect it from internet before/upgrade for 100% success. I think its some drivers/AV interference. WD kills most MSFT SW thinking its a virus. Its aggressive.

I've unplugged the LAN cable from the board. I've also shut down Malwarebytes AntiMalware before I hit "check for updates", so the whole thing was downloaded and installed with no antivirus software running. Nothing worked, end results are identical. I don't know what else to do and, if no solution is found, I'll eventually have to do a fresh install.

BTW, I found a better update-stopping program. Go here (https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-1) and grab a copy if needed. It even has a thing that prevents Microsoft from changing of your service settings.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on August 23, 2018, 03:53 AM
Can you provide the PC specs?

This is an Asus Maximus VII Hero with an Intel i7-4790K processor. 24GB DDR3 Ram. Drive C is Western Digital NVMe 256GB, D is WD magnetic 1.5 GB.

Disconnect it from internet before/upgrade for 100% success. I think its some drivers/AV interference. WD kills most MSFT SW thinking its a virus. Its aggressive.

I've unplugged the LAN cable from the board. I've also shut down Malwarebytes AntiMalware before I hit "check for updates", so the whole thing was downloaded and installed with no antivirus software running. Nothing worked, end results are identical. I don't know what else to do and, if no solution is found, I'll eventually have to do a fresh install.

BTW, I found a better update-stopping program. Go here (https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-1) and grab a copy if needed. It even has a thing that prevents Microsoft from changing of your service settings.
Use the same thing shipped along WUMT script with offline updater and update disabler and custom scripts as well.
I think its mostly likely your SSD drive being blacklisted by WU. Is it WD Black 2017/2018 edition with Sandisk BicS NAND? Some Toshiba,Intel and other NVMe/SATA SSD are blocked since they black screen Win 10 v1803.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 06, 2018, 10:39 PM
Use the same thing shipped along WUMT script with offline updater and update disabler and custom scripts as well.
I think its mostly likely your SSD drive being blacklisted by WU. Is it WD Black 2017/2018 edition with Sandisk BicS NAND? Some Toshiba,Intel and other NVMe/SATA SSD are blocked since they black screen Win 10 v1803.

My drive C is a WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0  (256 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4). You're saying that somehow the drive itself (or its firmware) are preventing the upgrade to 1803? That doesn't make sense. A drive's job is to store data and retrieve it on demand. Data, as you know, is nothing more than 1's and 0's. Please clarify, this is weird. Incidentally, if you believe this IS indeed the problem, can anything be done?

I should mention than I was able to install 1803 just not as an upgrade. I'd have to reconfigure and reinstall everything from scratch, which is an odious process. After the installation I just wiped and restored 1709 from a backup.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 08, 2018, 07:33 AM
Use the same thing shipped along WUMT script with offline updater and update disabler and custom scripts as well.
I think its mostly likely your SSD drive being blacklisted by WU. Is it WD Black 2017/2018 edition with Sandisk BicS NAND? Some Toshiba,Intel and other NVMe/SATA SSD are blocked since they black screen Win 10 v1803.

My drive C is a WDC WDS256G1X0C-00ENX0  (256 GB, PCI-E 3.0 x4). You're saying that somehow the drive itself (or its firmware) are preventing the upgrade to 1803? That doesn't make sense. A drive's job is to store data and retrieve it on demand. Data, as you know, is nothing more than 1's and 0's. Please clarify, this is weird. Incidentally, if you believe this IS indeed the problem, can anything be done?

I should mention than I was able to install 1803 just not as an upgrade. I'd have to reconfigure and reinstall everything from scratch, which is an odious process. After the installation I just wiped and restored 1709 from a backup.
These days a simple drive has more complications. You see the next version Alienware shipped with Intel 600p and Toshiba drives were unbootable on v1803 or even stuck at black screen or complete data corruption rendering all data deleted permanently.
WD Black may not be affected. Check this link https://www.anandtech.com/show/12742/latest-windows-10-version-incompatible-with-intel-ssd-600p
Use anydesk app (Teamviewer alternative) and let me check your windows 10 installation errors. Have you tried installing BIOS updates or cpu microcodes?
Do you have my(or scarface's) W10 ISO, please keep it. We'll try upgrading the hard way by force. So, before proceeding use HBCD PE's Macrium Reflect to backup entire NVMe SSD to your HDD/data drive. Everything will be over in 10 mins.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 08, 2018, 11:12 PM
These days a simple drive has more complications. You see the next version Alienware shipped with Intel 600p and Toshiba drives were unbootable on v1803 or even stuck at black screen or complete data corruption rendering all data deleted permanently.

I read the link. Seems unbelievable that a hard drive isn't compatible with an OS when in theory the drive shouldn't care what OS you put on it. Be that as it may, in my case what I've been unable to do is update from Windows Update. At 75% progress when it boots, it says "Undoing Changes" and brings you back to square one.
 
Use anydesk app (Teamviewer alternative) and let me check your windows 10 installation errors. Have you tried installing BIOS updates or cpu microcodes?

Any help you can give me is greatly appreciated. I just checked my BIOS firmware. I have 3201 installed, but I just found out there's a 3503 available. I just downloaded it, let me install it and see.

Do you have my(or scarface's) W10 ISO, please keep it. We'll try upgrading the hard way by force. So, before proceeding use HBCD PE's Macrium Reflect to backup entire NVMe SSD to your HDD/data drive. Everything will be over in 10 mins.

I ran Scarface's copy of W10 1803 under Virtual Box and it's the Education version, not the Pro version which is what I have. Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think I can upgrade 1709 with the Education version. Be that as it may, if you know how we can perform a forced upgrade, please let me know because I'd like to do it as soon as possible. Currently I have stopped upgrades, but I can't keep doing this forever.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on September 09, 2018, 02:37 AM
I ran Scarface's copy of W10 1803 under Virtual Box and it's the Education version, not the Pro version which is what I have.
I didn't even noticed that I was running the education version instead of the Pro. I'm pretty sure that I chose the Pro when I installed it in vmware, before making a copy of the system.
(https://image.ibb.co/jxBiEp/w10.png)

In October, I'll probably release a version of windows 10 Redstone 5. I'll try to choose the Pro version. In the meantime, maybe you should make a new install with my copy, instead of an upgrade.
And if you have a lot of programs, don't forget that you can put them in the oem folder and add a line in the install.bat to install them automatically (I put some examples in a previous message, see August 19).

Oddly enough, note that the education version seems to be better than the others:
https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings/whats-the-difference-between-windows-10-education/f05e202f-815a-47dc-a641-e3a85e974a0b?auth=1
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 09, 2018, 04:39 AM
@humbert: v1803 is not good. Please make a backup before proceeding. Let me know when you're free.
I found out yesterday that BIOS update can be done through Windows Update. Its a bit risky  though!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 10, 2018, 11:09 PM
@humbert: v1803 is not good. Please make a backup before proceeding. Let me know when you're free.
I found out yesterday that BIOS update can be done through Windows Update. Its a bit risky  though!

I agree that v1803 is buggy and frankly I don't really need it. The problem is Windows Updates is incessant and will forcibly try to install it no matter how many times the installation fails. This forces me to shut down updates entirely. It goes without saying this is not something I like to do since most of these updates are security related.

I upgraded the BIOS using the latest firmware from Asus' web site  (dated 28/4/2018) but frankly I haven't had the time to attempt another upgrade. There is no question I'll perform a full backup before proceeding. If this fails then I'll need your help to see if we can forcibly perform the upgrade.

I goes without saying a clean install of 1803 will be a last resort. Reinstalling and reconfiguring everything from scratch is detestable.

BTW, did you say you had a copy of W10 Pro available for download somewhere. Scarface's copy is Education, I refer Pro. This not to mention that I don't think it's possible to upgrade 1709 Pro to 1803 Education.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 11, 2018, 06:01 AM
@humbert: v1803 is not good. Please make a backup before proceeding. Let me know when you're free.
I found out yesterday that BIOS update can be done through Windows Update. Its a bit risky  though!

I agree that v1803 is buggy and frankly I don't really need it. The problem is Windows Updates is incessant and will forcibly try to install it no matter how many times the installation fails. This forces me to shut down updates entirely. It goes without saying this is not something I like to do since most of these updates are security related.

I upgraded the BIOS using the latest firmware from Asus' web site  (dated 28/4/2018) but frankly I haven't had the time to attempt another upgrade. There is no question I'll perform a full backup before proceeding. If this fails then I'll need your help to see if we can forcibly perform the upgrade.

I goes without saying a clean install of 1803 will be a last resort. Reinstalling and reconfiguring everything from scratch is detestable.

BTW, did you say you had a copy of W10 Pro available for download somewhere. Scarface's copy is Education, I refer Pro. This not to mention that I don't think it's possible to upgrade 1709 Pro to 1803 Education.
I will PM you the link because google web crawlers will take it down. Its a multi-edition containing Home,Pro and their N versions.
If you like W7 you can try scarface's ISO which sails through NVMe and is better than W10 minus Dx12 and forced upgrades. Unfortunately, my skylake PC doesn't have some drivers for W7 is what keeping me on W10. Few years from now, I'll move to Steam/Wine DxV workarounds for running directx games in Vulkan. Its a old version with 191 update integrated.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 11, 2018, 11:09 PM
I will PM you the link because google web crawlers will take it down. Its a multi-edition containing Home,Pro and their N versions.

I asked you about this in PM before I had a chance to read this.

If you like W7 you can try scarface's ISO which sails through NVMe and is better than W10 minus Dx12 and forced upgrades.

Of course! Windows 7 is less bloated and developed in the days when PC's weren't as fast as today's. Sadly Windows 10 is the future and, sooner or later, we'll all have to upgrade.  :(
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 25, 2018, 11:32 PM
Regarding my attempted upgrade to Windows 10 1803, I got it to install. Unfortunely the joy was short lived. When rebooting all it did was give me the BSOD with that annoying stopcode BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO. I had to restore a backup but I changed another setting. In Windows Updated -> Advanced options I changed the setting from Semi-Annual Channel (Preferred) to simply Semi-Annual Channel. That means the updates won't come down the pipe until they're ready for widespread use in organizations. After that with Automatic Updates enabled, it hasn't pestered me any more with a forced 1803 install and my system is running great. Hopefully I'll install it when all these bugs have finally been fixed. I can certainly live without it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 26, 2018, 02:41 AM
Regarding my attempted upgrade to Windows 10 1803, I got it to install. Unfortunely the joy was short lived. When rebooting all it did was give me the BSOD with that annoying stopcode BAD SYSTEM CONFIG INFO. I had to restore a backup but I changed another setting. In Windows Updated -> Advanced options I changed the setting from Semi-Annual Channel (Preferred) to simply Semi-Annual Channel. That means the updates won't come down the pipe until they're ready for widespread use in organizations. After that with Automatic Updates enabled, it hasn't pestered me any more with a forced 1803 install and my system is running great. Hopefully I'll install it when all these bugs have finally been fixed. I can certainly live without it.
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on September 29, 2018, 10:50 PM
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.

I disagree. I managed to get 1803 installed and working on 2 occasions. First it was from an ISO. The only problem is that it turned out not to be an upgrade, meaning and I had to reinstall and reconfigure the whole thing from scratch. Since I don't have the time nor the patience for this, I just restored from a backup. The second time the update did install and worked,  but when I rebooted I got the BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error. I made the mistake of not running sfc /scannow and expecially chkdsk /f. It's been my experience that chkdsk /f kills this error completely. With me it's never failed. You just gotta remember to do it before rebooting, and I forgot  :(

I might add that I don't even want 1803. The problem is M$ keeps pushing and pushing the update again and again, making no attempt to fix the problem. The is why I configured Windows update for Semi-Annual Channel only (not preferred). Give me the update when they've squashed all the bugs. As of now Windows Update remains on and this buggy update is no longer being pushed.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on September 30, 2018, 01:25 AM
That option has been deprecated and even Business users get 2 upgrades every year instead of one every year.
So something in your PC has been blacklisted to prevent upgrade to v1803.

I disagree. I managed to get 1803 installed and working on 2 occasions. First it was from an ISO. The only problem is that it turned out not to be an upgrade, meaning and I had to reinstall and reconfigure the whole thing from scratch. Since I don't have the time nor the patience for this, I just restored from a backup. The second time the update did install and worked,  but when I rebooted I got the BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO error. I made the mistake of not running sfc /scannow and expecially chkdsk /f. It's been my experience that chkdsk /f kills this error completely. With me it's never failed. You just gotta remember to do it before rebooting, and I forgot  :(

I might add that I don't even want 1803. The problem is M$ keeps pushing and pushing the update again and again, making no attempt to fix the problem. The is why I configured Windows update for Semi-Annual Channel only (not preferred). Give me the update when they've squashed all the bugs. As of now Windows Update remains on and this buggy update is no longer being pushed.
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 02, 2018, 09:53 PM
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

My favorite W10 update blocker is Windows Update Blocker from Sordum. Check it out here (https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-1). It even has a feature preventing Windows from changing your settings on any other service. But when you come to think of it, using this isn't really necessary. Take a look at this article (https://www.howtogeek.com/368037/dont-want-the-windows-october-2018-update-yet-heres-how-to-pause-it). This is pretty much what I've done. As I see it, MS should give me updates only when they've been thoroughly tested and all the bugs have been squashed. Remember that updates are a fact of life. You can delay them but not eliminate them entirely.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 03, 2018, 03:20 AM
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

My favorite W10 update blocker is Windows Update Blocker from Sordum. Check it out here (https://www.sordum.org/9470/windows-update-blocker-v1-1). It even has a feature preventing Windows from changing your settings on any other service. But when you come to think of it, using this isn't really necessary. Take a look at this article (https://www.howtogeek.com/368037/dont-want-the-windows-october-2018-update-yet-heres-how-to-pause-it). This is pretty much what I've done. As I see it, MS should give me updates only when they've been thoroughly tested and all the bugs have been squashed. Remember that updates are a fact of life. You can delay them but not eliminate them entirely.
I use exact same thing. wub = windows update blocker
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 08, 2018, 09:39 PM
As is always the case, Micro$haft prematurely releases buggy updates of their products. Check out this article (https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-pulls-the-windows-10-october-2018-update-for-deleting-files). It seems they pulled the update because it was deleting files. This is the primary reason why I switched my updates to "Semi-Annual Channel". Let them fix it before I bring it down. In the mean time W10 continues to work OK.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 09, 2018, 05:52 AM
As is always the case, Micro$haft prematurely releases buggy updates of their products. Check out this article (https://www.howtogeek.com/fyi/microsoft-pulls-the-windows-10-october-2018-update-for-deleting-files). It seems they pulled the update because it was deleting files. This is the primary reason why I switched my updates to "Semi-Annual Channel". Let them fix it before I bring it down. In the mean time W10 continues to work OK.
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 10, 2018, 09:54 PM
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.

I don't remember if the article specifically states that only Enterprise is affected. Even if that were the case, this is a grave problem that must be fixed before any further releases.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 11, 2018, 01:35 AM
They pulled it because it might affect Enterprise users because if it deletes their data, MSFT will be sued for data deletion w/o user consent.

I don't remember if the article specifically states that only Enterprise is affected. Even if that were the case, this is a grave problem that must be fixed before any further releases.
So far only Home editions users were affected. They rectified it and now its distributing.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 21, 2018, 12:46 AM
Thank you, I'm waiting for your W7.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 22, 2018, 10:43 PM
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

I don't think blocking Windows updates permanently is a good idea. Of course doing so becomes necessary when an update refuses to install. That's currently my case. Despite setting updates to "Semi-Annual Channel", Micro$haft once again tried unsuccessfully to upgrade me to 1803. I had to do a full restore from a backup. That brings me to the next question: is it possible to forcibly upgrade to 1803 or higher without doing a clean install? If so, how? I'll even do Redstone if I could get the damn thing to work.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on October 23, 2018, 04:07 AM
You can block windows update permanently using wumt wrapper. I use portable version and wub does work.
Try Redstone 5 insider release made by a member without bloatware. I didn't try it since I'm skipping Redstones for as long as I can!

I don't think blocking Windows updates permanently is a good idea. Of course doing so becomes necessary when an update refuses to install. That's currently my case. Despite setting updates to "Semi-Annual Channel", Micro$haft once again tried unsuccessfully to upgrade me to 1803. I had to do a full restore from a backup. That brings me to the next question: is it possible to forcibly upgrade to 1803 or higher without doing a clean install? If so, how? I'll even do Redstone if I could get the damn thing to work.
Since I shared a link of my custom Redstone 5 aka v1809 you can try that. Make sure you have updated SSD firmware, CPU microcode, MEI firmware, Latest Nvidia driver or vulkan developer driver 399.41(which I'm using), latest MEI driver only inf package from Win-raid and lastly latest v16.5 or higher Rapid storage storage driver.
After every driver and firmware is installed, mount v1809 ISO and open setup.exe whilst disconnecting from the internet until setup is completed 100%. Don't connect to internet even if Cortana asks you.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on October 23, 2018, 10:21 AM
Since I shared a link of my custom Redstone 5 aka v1809 you can try that. Make sure you have updated SSD firmware, CPU microcode, MEI firmware, Latest Nvidia driver or vulkan developer driver 399.41(which I'm using), latest MEI driver only inf package from Win-raid and lastly latest v16.5 or higher Rapid storage storage driver.
After every driver and firmware is installed, mount v1809 ISO and open setup.exe whilst disconnecting from the internet until setup is completed 100%. Don't connect to internet even if Cortana asks you.

Please repost the link for your copy of Redstone 1809. I wrote it down somewhere and now I can't find it  :(.

What's the best way ensure all drivers are up to date? NVidia updates itself but the other stuff I'm not too sure. It can't be done with Device Manager and I'm wary about these programs that update drivers.

Will this method upgrade your copy of Windows or will it do a fresh install? I'm trying to avoid a fresh install if possible. Reinstalling and reconfiguring everything is a royal pain, plus I just don't have the time. In any event I'm going to test it under Virtualbox first to make sure I get it right.

Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 02, 2018, 12:42 PM
@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on November 02, 2018, 11:06 PM
@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..

Yes it is. Thanks so much for your help. For some reason Windows Update is still broken. I had it set to automatic updates and it tried unsuccessfully to install some updates to 1803. I'm thinking the best thing to do is just use WUB and do upgrades your way. What do you think?

Just curious. Where did you find the information concerning the use of Dism++? That was instrumental in the upgrade.

Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 03, 2018, 01:03 AM
@Humbert: I hope W10 v1803 is working fine for you..

Yes it is. Thanks so much for your help. For some reason Windows Update is still broken. I had it set to automatic updates and it tried unsuccessfully to install some updates to 1803. I'm thinking the best thing to do is just use WUB and do upgrades your way. What do you think?

Just curious. Where did you find the information concerning the use of Dism++? That was instrumental in the upgrade.
Found it in Sergei Strelec ISO and was instrumental for smooth in-place upgrades testing on multiple PCs including my own.
If you know how windows works use expert mode in Dism++ to cleanup further junk. I also second the use of DriverStore explorer from Majorgeeks site since Chef Koch's Github repo was deleted by MSFT after acquisition of Github. He's moving everything to GitLab.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 14, 2018, 12:06 PM
@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on November 14, 2018, 06:37 PM
@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.
if winre.wim was still present, It was probably an oversight. you shouldn't find it in the windows 10 above.
I still have the October edition of w7 and I can't find it. the recovery folder in system 32 is empty. Same thing for the backup in winsxs. Maybe you were mistaken.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 15, 2018, 12:21 AM
@scarface I just tried your OCT lite edition of W7, I did remove some SxS backups and recovery things thus saving another 400MB and made it smaller. Used NTLite to achieve this. You should try it.
Its damn fast and makes me switch to W7 but sadly I don't have certified drivers.... Boots from VM in just 5 secs and shuts down in 2 sec like Linux on NVMe drive.
if winre.wim was still present, It was probably an oversight. you shouldn't find it in the windows 10 above.
I still have the October edition of w7 and I can't find it. the recovery folder in system 32 is empty. Same thing for the backup in winsxs. Maybe you were mistaken.
You deleted WinPE recovery setup while W7 recovery image for reset/quick refresh is present. Its just 260MB not a big deal.
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Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on November 18, 2018, 02:21 AM
Saved it to Mega drive for future usage. I'm still using W7 October edition for legacy apps.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on December 11, 2018, 10:40 AM
Hopefully, The new version of windows 10 will be available tomorrow morning, since new hotfixes will be rolled out in a few hours.

A few months ago, I had a fiber optic internet, but in here it's not the case any more. Actually, there is optic fiber in the center of Saint Etienne, but not where I live, at least not yet. I know that shadow.97 and Vasudev have good internet lines because India and Sweden are modern countries, but in France, besides dense areas, internet lines are a bit slow. And as far as my upload speed is concerned, it's a nightmare. That's why I don't upload as many movies as before.
If you have twisted Arabic thrillers, you can upload them on the forum.
Here is my current internet speed...
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/7802406929.png)

A few years ago...(At least, in Saint Etienne, we are closer to nature. Less pollution, less noise and less stress). If you are willing to post your internet speed, the topic below is made for that. I would be curious to know the upload speed of Maher, in Palestine.
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg17381#msg17381
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 12, 2018, 12:00 AM
Hopefully, The new version of windows 10 will be available tomorrow morning, since new hotfixes will be rolled out in a few hours.

A few months ago, I had a fiber optic internet, but in here it's not the case any more. Actually, there is optic fiber in the center of Saint Etienne, but not where I live, at least not yet. I know that shadow.97 and Vasudev have good internet lines because India and Sweden are modern countries, but in France, besides dense areas, internet lines are a bit slow. And as far as my upload speed is concerned, it's a nightmare. That's why I don't upload as many movies as before.
If you have twisted Arabic thrillers, you can upload them on the forum.
Here is my current internet speed...
(http://www.speedtest.net/result/7802406929.png)

A few years ago...(At least, in Saint Etienne, we are closer to nature. Less pollution, less noise and less stress). If you are willing to post your internet speed, the topic below is made for that. I would be curious to know the upload speed of Maher, in Palestine.
http://www.nomaher.com/forum/index.php?topic=1031.msg17381#msg17381
Not anymore scarface, I disconnected the FTTH because during heavy downloads the speed is capped to 50-100Kbps instead 1MB/s which I pay for and I was fed up with crappy excuses. I am using mobile data from couple of months and experience is not good.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on December 12, 2018, 05:26 AM
I am using mobile data from couple of months and experience is not good.
I'm trying to understand. Did you mean "I've been using mobile data for a couple of months and we must face the facts: the results have not been conclusive"?

Note that I used my phone as a modem, and it's very efficient. I remember I could get 4mb/s in upload. 40 times faster than my current speed. Unfortunately, it's limited to 10Gb per month. After that the data transfer rate is reduced to 15kb/s...
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 12, 2018, 11:49 PM
 :P
I am using mobile data from couple of months and experience is not good.
I'm trying to understand. Did you mean "I've been using mobile data for a couple of months and we must face the facts: the results have not been conclusive"?

Note that I used my phone as a modem, and it's very efficient. I remember I could get 4mb/s in upload. 40 times faster than my current speed. Unfortunately, it's limited to 10Gb per month. After that the data transfer rate is reduced to 15kb/s...
My battery doesn't last even a day with mobile hotspot. My speed hovers between 10-15Mb/s on my old 3G phone. I can use 1.4GB/day and along with that I have 5GB addon pack.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on December 15, 2018, 11:16 AM
To Vasudev: windows 7 lite is currently uploaded...
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 16, 2018, 12:49 AM
Nice I'll download w7.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 18, 2018, 10:40 PM
My battery doesn't last even a day with mobile hotspot. My speed hovers between 10-15Mb/s on my old 3G phone. I can use 1.4GB/day and along with that I have 5GB addon pack.

4G LTE is available where you are, right? Incidentally, you told me once the city you live in. Please run that by me once again.

Do you have a car? If so you can use a car charger for the phone, or preferably an inverter. If not, then do you at least carry a portable battery around for emergencies? Oh, and before I forget, if you don't have a car do you use public transport?
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 18, 2018, 11:18 PM
My battery doesn't last even a day with mobile hotspot. My speed hovers between 10-15Mb/s on my old 3G phone. I can use 1.4GB/day and along with that I have 5GB addon pack.

4G LTE is available where you are, right? Incidentally, you told me once the city you live in. Please run that by me once again.

Do you have a car? If so you can use a car charger for the phone, or preferably an inverter. If not, then do you at least carry a portable battery around for emergencies? Oh, and before I forget, if you don't have a car do you use public transport?
Yes there's 4G or LTE band available. I don't have a 4G phone.Its not as top notch as in Developed countries.
I use a power bank or my laptop to charge it. I do have a MiFi router which is 4G with the same data limit of 1.4GB per day. MiFi gets topped off when you some Sporting events like Cricket, Football etc.. where they provide 2GB per day at no extra cost.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 20, 2018, 09:48 PM
Yes there's 4G or LTE band available. I don't have a 4G phone.Its not as top notch as in Developed countries.
I use a power bank or my laptop to charge it. I do have a MiFi router which is 4G with the same data limit of 1.4GB per day. MiFi gets topped off when you some Sporting events like Cricket, Football etc.. where they provide 2GB per day at no extra cost.

Explain something to me. Mifi's work with mobile data by creating WiFi hotspot. Your wireless provider allows you 1.4GB a day. That's not bad. 1.4 ͯ 30 = 42GB a month. I only get 14GB/month, except they don't count it by day. What about your ISP? Did you say they give you a 10GB download cap or something?

I'm assuming your wireless provider is GSM. Does the MiFi use a SIM card to communicate with the towers?

What city do you live in? You told me once but I forgot.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 21, 2018, 10:18 AM
Yes there's 4G or LTE band available. I don't have a 4G phone.Its not as top notch as in Developed countries.
I use a power bank or my laptop to charge it. I do have a MiFi router which is 4G with the same data limit of 1.4GB per day. MiFi gets topped off when you some Sporting events like Cricket, Football etc.. where they provide 2GB per day at no extra cost.

Explain something to me. Mifi's work with mobile data by creating WiFi hotspot. Your wireless provider allows you 1.4GB a day. That's not bad. 1.4 ͯ 30 = 42GB a month. I only get 14GB/month, except they don't count it by day. What about your ISP? Did you say they give you a 10GB download cap or something?

I'm assuming your wireless provider is GSM. Does the MiFi use a SIM card to communicate with the towers?

What city do you live in? You told me once but I forgot.
I have 2 of them. One is Jio with Mifi router with its SIM and another is my phone using Airtel with same plan as Jio with unlimited text,voice calls and data.
I use GSM. Yes, Mifi uses SIM card to communicate with towers.
My ISP throttles all downloads to 10Kbps or less. It was a 10Mbps with 120-150GB plan.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 21, 2018, 10:43 PM
I have 2 of them. One is Jio with Mifi router with its SIM and another is my phone using Airtel with same plan as Jio with unlimited text,voice calls and data.

2 mobile providers, both offering limited text, voice calls and data. Awesome! I believe you said they offer 4G(LTE) but you don't have the right hardware. Right? Do they throttle your data speed after a certain amount?
 
My ISP throttles all downloads to 10Kbps or less. It was a 10Mbps with 120-150GB plan.

10Kbps? Are you sure this isn't a typo? As I recall 25 years ago 14.4Kbps using a landline/modem was state of the art.

Where did you say you live? Just curious, that's all.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 22, 2018, 12:02 AM
Quote
2 mobile providers, both offering limited text, voice calls and data. Awesome! I believe you said they offer 4G(LTE) but you don't have the right hardware. Right? Do they throttle your data speed after a certain amount?
 

After crossing 1.4GB the speeds will throttle to 144Kbps unless you get data booster pack to get 4G/LTE speeds.
I'm limited by my phone's hardware. It can do only 3.5G at max.

Quote
10Kbps? Are you sure this isn't a typo? As I recall 25 years ago 14.4Kbps using a landline/modem was state of the art.

Where did you say you live? Just curious, that's all.
You heard that right. Any "heavy downloads" say 40Megs and above gets the same treatment.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 22, 2018, 09:51 PM
You heard that right. Any "heavy downloads" say 40Megs and above gets the same treatment.

This is ludicrous, especially given the fact that your ISP is not the only game in town. You have 2 cell providers who provide far better service. I say ditch the ISP and stick with your 2 mobile providers.

It must take forever to simply load a web page with 10kbps. I don't know what these people are even thinking.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 23, 2018, 12:16 AM
You heard that right. Any "heavy downloads" say 40Megs and above gets the same treatment.

This is ludicrous, especially given the fact that your ISP is not the only game in town. You have 2 cell providers who provide far better service. I say ditch the ISP and stick with your 2 mobile providers.

It must take forever to simply load a web page with 10kbps. I don't know what these people are even thinking.
Website loads fine at 10Mbps. I even hinted the ISP to delete the custom rules they setup based on my router mac id.
I'm waiting for new ISP same as my mobile provider because its great.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 24, 2018, 09:26 PM
Website loads fine at 10Mbps. I even hinted the ISP to delete the custom rules they setup based on my router mac id.
I'm waiting for new ISP same as my mobile provider because its great.

At 10Mbps it's OK, but you said the speed was 10Kbps. At this speed loading a web site take forever. Definitely ditch this slow ISP and go with the new one as soon as it's available.

Incidentally, is 5G going to be rolled out in India any time soon. Here in the USA they're going to start implementation in 2019. From what I've been reading this is *truly* the future. It maxes out at 10Gbps, which is faster than a pure fiber connection. Even Google said they're no longer rolling out their famous Google Fiber to cities that don't already have it.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 25, 2018, 02:07 AM
Website loads fine at 10Mbps. I even hinted the ISP to delete the custom rules they setup based on my router mac id.
I'm waiting for new ISP same as my mobile provider because its great.

At 10Mbps it's OK, but you said the speed was 10Kbps. At this speed loading a web site take forever. Definitely ditch this slow ISP and go with the new one as soon as it's available.

Incidentally, is 5G going to be rolled out in India any time soon. Here in the USA they're going to start implementation in 2019. From what I've been reading this is *truly* the future. It maxes out at 10Gbps, which is faster than a pure fiber connection. Even Google said they're no longer rolling out their famous Google Fiber to cities that don't already have it.
5G has worse range which you may know already. They are good for short range very high speed comm link with MIMO.
I already ditched that ISP.
Here the 4G speed on my mom's phone gets around 40Mbps downlink and 2Mbps uplink. My phone does 10-15Mbps downlink and 5Mbps upload on 3.5G or H+.
I will say 4.5G is more than enough for most of them for downloading stuff and for upload fiber optics works for me.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 25, 2018, 11:02 PM
5G has worse range which you may know already. They are good for short range very high speed comm link with MIMO.
I already ditched that ISP.

From what I've been reading, the plan is to put 5G cells on telephone poles and street lights. The home customer would be issued a 5G modem with probably a small external antenna. The idea is, of course to find a way around 5G's distance and through-the-wall limitations. A major plus is that 5G devices would be fully backward compatible with 4G (LTE). It is infinitely cheaper for ISP's to hang 5G cells from a light pole than to tear up the street to bury fiber-optic cables. This is (I believe) why Google and AT&T are starting to cut back on their plans to install fiber everywhere. If the ISP's manage to get around 5G's limitations, fiber will become obsolete.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 26, 2018, 02:45 AM
5G has worse range which you may know already. They are good for short range very high speed comm link with MIMO.
I already ditched that ISP.

From what I've been reading, the plan is to put 5G cells on telephone poles and street lights. The home customer would be issued a 5G modem with probably a small external antenna. The idea is, of course to find a way around 5G's distance and through-the-wall limitations. A major plus is that 5G devices would be fully backward compatible with 4G (LTE). It is infinitely cheaper for ISP's to hang 5G cells from a light pole than to tear up the street to bury fiber-optic cables. This is (I believe) why Google and AT&T are starting to cut back on their plans to install fiber everywhere. If the ISP's manage to get around 5G's limitations, fiber will become obsolete.
5G isn't really battery efficient  and yeah Fiber is expensive. But for people who download/upload heavily Fiber is helpful and 5G might not give you constant rated speed and it only advertises as 1Gbps Peak speed and not sustained speeds for N time duration.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on December 26, 2018, 10:14 PM
5G isn't really battery efficient  and yeah Fiber is expensive. But for people who download/upload heavily Fiber is helpful and 5G might not give you constant rated speed and it only advertises as 1Gbps Peak speed and not sustained speeds for N time duration.

Keep in mind I refer to the notion of using 5G for the home to compete against the current wire-based ISP. For mobile devices it's still a win-win situation: They'd use 5G whenever possible and simply revert back to LTE as the need arises. Serious problems would arise only if the devices were locked to 5G. Fortunately that won't be the case, it's already been confirmed.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on December 27, 2018, 02:58 AM
5G isn't really battery efficient  and yeah Fiber is expensive. But for people who download/upload heavily Fiber is helpful and 5G might not give you constant rated speed and it only advertises as 1Gbps Peak speed and not sustained speeds for N time duration.

Keep in mind I refer to the notion of using 5G for the home to compete against the current wire-based ISP. For mobile devices it's still a win-win situation: They'd use 5G whenever possible and simply revert back to LTE as the need arises. Serious problems would arise only if the devices were locked to 5G. Fortunately that won't be the case, it's already been confirmed.
For mobile users its a win-win situation.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on January 09, 2019, 04:50 AM
Today, windows 10 x64 pro Redstone 5 v1809 (with the January updates) is available.
For Vasudev who is waiting for windows 7, I'll release an extra lite edition later.


As usual, it contains many reg tweaks, netfx 3.5, netfx 4.7.2, dx9 (and 11) and many programs.
Note: in this edition you'll find much more programs like vlc, firefox, handbrake, silverlight, cdisplay (custom made edition of SF), Sumatra, Flashplayer+schockwave...
It's also activated by default.
Nothing was deleted in winsxs and to obtain such a size, install.wim was converted into esd.
As usual, It also contains 7zip 18.06, winrar 3.61, Treesize free, subtitles edit, Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) v56...and the latest drivers.
list of the embedded drivers here (to be updated): https://justpaste.it/6golp
Nothing was removed except the useless recovery file winre.wim (but a script was run to remove the useless appx and provisioned packages. Hopefully they won't come back since the registry was updated too).
Fx sound enhancer was added (full version).
Windows defender is disabled by default but can be re-enabled again via gpedit.msc.

Link: https://mega.nz/#!wZ9EVKxD!OjVxAayU6RlABkbcMOLVtcrxzGUSRSNqpY2i63240o0 (https://mega.nz/#!wZ9EVKxD!OjVxAayU6RlABkbcMOLVtcrxzGUSRSNqpY2i63240o0)

(https://image.ibb.co/hykiX0/win10-rs5.png)


and here is the link for a switch-less win10 activator (encrypted & automatic).
I encrypted it to store it more easily since some antivirus detect it as a virus. Disable your antivirus before executing the exe (it’s not a virus).
A few seconds later,it’s done.
Link: https://mega.nz/#!lZNnGCjI!z8lO3wDxUH0o0iQDSAr_ztf8ADlYnBc3Syi-kbNskno

(http://virtunet.com.au/uploads/2015/07/Windows-10.png)



(https://image.ibb.co/c5U2s0/baboon-004.jpg)

Some new clips

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQ9s7FBJL14
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pKowWFBIuY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSW_lKGf9us
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BYBzwj5GMN8


(https://i.ibb.co/HFM7tjv/fun.jpg)
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: humbert on January 13, 2019, 10:23 PM
Today, windows 10 x64 pro Redstone 5 v1809 (with the January updates) is available.
For Vasudev who is waiting for windows 7, I'll release an extra lite edition later.

Is it possible to open the ISO and execute the setup.exe in order to upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or must it be installed clean? I'm asking because many times I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade from 1709 to 1803 using Windows Update. I finally upgraded to 1803 with Vasudev's copy using the setup.exe file. Maybe I can do the same with your copy of 1809.


Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on January 13, 2019, 11:50 PM
Is it possible to open the ISO and execute the setup.exe in order to upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or must it be installed clean? I'm asking because many times I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade from 1709 to 1803 using Windows Update. I finally upgraded to 1803 with Vasudev's copy using the setup.exe file. Maybe I can do the same with your copy of 1809.

In my opinion, it's possible.
But if I were you, I would do a clean install. Note that I don't even use it yet since I had other problems lately (I'm still using v1803).
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on January 14, 2019, 02:18 AM
Is it possible to open the ISO and execute the setup.exe in order to upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or must it be installed clean? I'm asking because many times I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade from 1709 to 1803 using Windows Update. I finally upgraded to 1803 with Vasudev's copy using the setup.exe file. Maybe I can do the same with your copy of 1809.

In my opinion, it's possible.
But if I were you, I would do a clean install. Note that I don't even use it yet since I had other problems lately (I'm still using v1803).
I'm still using v1803 and kept scarface and mine RS5 ISOs in queue for those want Redstone 5. Those who wants no bloatware with UWP apps I install scarface's ISO and those who want stock W10 experience with slight tweaks and no useless UWP games and ad based apps I install mine.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: Vasudev on January 14, 2019, 02:20 AM
Today, windows 10 x64 pro Redstone 5 v1809 (with the January updates) is available.
For Vasudev who is waiting for windows 7, I'll release an extra lite edition later.

Is it possible to open the ISO and execute the setup.exe in order to upgrade from an earlier version of Windows, or must it be installed clean? I'm asking because many times I tried unsuccessfully to upgrade from 1709 to 1803 using Windows Update. I finally upgraded to 1803 with Vasudev's copy using the setup.exe file. Maybe I can do the same with your copy of 1809.
Yes you can upgrade. Make sure to disconnect other HDDs/SSDs to prevent data deletion bug on upgrade install. Use dism++ and check all options and clean it up. After that, use setup.exe to upgrade to RS5 error free w/ clean install like experience.
Title: Re: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase
Post by: scarface on January 15, 2019, 12:37 PM
Tonight, windows 7 x64 Professional SP1 extra lite Tunisia edition with the latest updates is available.

Some users of the forum like Vasudev were eagerly waiting for it.
As usual, it contains many reg tweaks, netfx 3.5 and netfx 4.7.2, dx9 (and 11) and many programs.
It was updated with the January 2019 updates, 7zip 18.06, winrar 3.61 full, Visual C++ Runtime Installer (All-In-One) v56...and the latest drivers.
list of the embedded drivers here (obsolete): https://justpaste.it/7id4j
The useless recovery file winre.wim and a few obsolete drivers (printers, mdm, wia) were deleted.
Fx sound enhancer was added (full version).
Note that harkaz's rebase was used to make it lighter (extreme cleanup). The program is available in %systemdrive% (at a time it wasn't free but harkaz may still find a donation useful, I advise you to contact him). Some useless content was also removed in the winsxs folder. It may cause problems for the future updates.

Only 2.95 Gb

Link: https://mega.nz/#!sF9n0Qxb!YP1AVIoMtIQI5LOpKIBTNewmMV5P5uwyeRU-FGdVK5M (https://mega.nz/#!sF9n0Qxb!YP1AVIoMtIQI5LOpKIBTNewmMV5P5uwyeRU-FGdVK5M)

(https://image.ibb.co/bYzkkL/win7.png)



If you have activation problems: https://mega.nz/#!PXZHTIzB!QUp86oPcQJkj4dBgctKa7aQB9KjlAHpjUblN6yUWr2E



Note that you can still download xp here (an updated, lite version of Maher’s edition which includes every update):
kb4012598 and wmp11 with its updates have been integrated. What’s more, some visual tweaks were applied as you can see on the screenshot below.
Finally, a few unneeded elements were removed (the list is available in the nlite log in the iso file).
Link: https://mega.nz/#!8NUmVCaQ!PzrY8hsTD5XRV8OoNaczvqxIqr_eOOxhHN8_obmbeqM
(https://image.ibb.co/fjD21U/xp.png)



And Here is office 2007 with most updates, till August 2018 (it’s a switch-less installer).
https://mega.nz/#!zmpCHSzI!NRfwpk_B8zIa515gPIpKQarA3Ry50zuCAk_OcHjiqyc

And here is the MUI pack for office 2007. it includes many languages (notably French, German, italian, Japan, Russian, Arabic). With this pack you can change the user interface language of office 2007 by using the “Microsoft Office 2007 Language Settings”. It's practically impossible to find it today.
https://mega.nz/#!m7JAXCqS!5-SFbd-O4vW3XKiHEE0QU8XNIdR1oIpnc7PcNK8_L3w

(https://www.ginjfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Office_2007.jpg)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHL2EOxh6n4



(https://safarisrwandasafari.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/3-Days-Rwanda-Gorillas-and-Lake-Kivu.jpg)