Author Topic: Windows 7 Component Store Cleanup - Rebase  (Read 64197 times)

February 12, 2019, 06:53 PM
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The new version of windows 10 x64 will be available tomorrow evening.
It contains the latest updates as well as new drivers.

February 13, 2019, 05:52 AM
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Note: after testing the new edition yesterday, I noticed I didn't install the February update. Therefore, the new edition will only be available tomorrow.

February 13, 2019, 05:41 PM
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Today, windows 10 x64 pro Redstone 5 v1809 (with the February 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 12) 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++ Redist...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.

only 3.32 Gb
Link:https://mega.nz/#!IcckFKYB!BrUPh8_pDzajQjf8_3m2GbyuBEkyLmqMFfvoRKrYMgQ




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







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February 14, 2019, 01:40 AM
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Here is a screenshot of all my updated Images of Win 10 RS4,5 and Win 7 SP1.
I may have to read Harkaz's guide for using Win 7 slipstreaming. Rebase tool is wonderful, I updated SF edition w7 october edition to January updates... Now it starts within 3 secs and shuts down in a sec on NVMe drive. Thanks SF.I'm deprecating most Appx on newer Win 10 versions because I believe they aren't updating their apps anymore which are absolute crap after updating to same versions as of Redstone 5.scarface: Can we use rebase whilst the image is mounted using GImageX?


February 14, 2019, 12:33 PM
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Here is a screenshot of all my updated Images of Win 10 RS4,5 and Win 7 SP1.
I may have to read Harkaz's guide for using Win 7 slipstreaming. Rebase tool is wonderful, I updated SF edition w7 october edition to January updates... Now it starts within 3 secs and shuts down in a sec on NVMe drive. Thanks SF.I'm deprecating most Appx on newer Win 10 versions because I believe they aren't updating their apps anymore which are absolute crap after updating to same versions as of Redstone 5.scarface: Can we use rebase whilst the image is mounted using GImageX?

With windows 10, you can do it with:
Dism /Image:C:\test\ /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

With windows 7, to use Rebase for an offline image mounted to D:\mount use this syntax: rebase –image:D:\mount\Windows [-extreme|-decompress-base] [-hideupdates]
The D:\mount\Windows directory is the Windows directory of the mounted image in 99.99% of cases. If you changed the Windows directory name to WinDir, you should point to the absolute path of the mounted Windows directory as follows:
–image:D:\mount\WinDir

February 15, 2019, 05:11 AM
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Here is a screenshot of all my updated Images of Win 10 RS4,5 and Win 7 SP1.
I may have to read Harkaz's guide for using Win 7 slipstreaming. Rebase tool is wonderful, I updated SF edition w7 october edition to January updates... Now it starts within 3 secs and shuts down in a sec on NVMe drive. Thanks SF.I'm deprecating most Appx on newer Win 10 versions because I believe they aren't updating their apps anymore which are absolute crap after updating to same versions as of Redstone 5.scarface: Can we use rebase whilst the image is mounted using GImageX?

With windows 10, you can do it with:
Dism /Image:C:\test\ /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup /ResetBase

With windows 7, to use Rebase for an offline image mounted to D:\mount use this syntax: rebase –image:D:\mount\Windows [-extreme|-decompress-base] [-hideupdates]
The D:\mount\Windows directory is the Windows directory of the mounted image in 99.99% of cases. If you changed the Windows directory name to WinDir, you should point to the absolute path of the mounted Windows directory as follows:
–image:D:\mount\WinDir
I re-read the Rebase manual and now it worked. Looks like I was doing it wrong. I did find Dism++ doing similar SxS cleanup on live OS. I will try rebase once more for testing. Do you think 4.1GB is too big for 4 editions of W7?


February 15, 2019, 12:36 PM
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I re-read the Rebase manual and now it worked. Looks like I was doing it wrong. I did find Dism++ doing similar SxS cleanup on live OS. I will try rebase once more for testing. Do you think 4.1GB is too big for 4 editions of W7?
If your iso is 4.1 Gb, I think it's a bit big indeed, if you have applied rebase -extreme -online.
But I think you can't compete with harkaz and me and with our sysprep method, sorry to say that, because you are applying some patches offline and your method seems to force you to keep several editions in your iso. If I was trimming down the winsxs folder aggressively, I could probably go below 2Gb for windows 7. The only problem is that it breaks the possibility to install future updates. Apparently using harkaz's rebase seems to have the same consequences sometimes. I didn't experience problems with the method to clean winsxs folder under windows 10. But this time it's an official tool.

February 15, 2019, 06:04 PM
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Note that a lite edition of windows 7 x64 Pro will be available tomorrow evening with the latest updates.

February 15, 2019, 10:35 PM
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I re-read the Rebase manual and now it worked. Looks like I was doing it wrong. I did find Dism++ doing similar SxS cleanup on live OS. I will try rebase once more for testing. Do you think 4.1GB is too big for 4 editions of W7?
If your iso is 4.1 Gb, I think it's a bit big indeed, if you have applied rebase -extreme -online.
But I think you can't compete with harkaz and me and with our sysprep method, sorry to say that, because you are applying some patches offline and your method seems to force you to keep several editions in your iso. If I was trimming down the winsxs folder aggressively, I could probably go below 2Gb for windows 7. The only problem is that it breaks the possibility to install future updates. Apparently using harkaz's rebase seems to have the same consequences sometimes. I didn't experience problems with the method to clean winsxs folder under windows 10. But this time it's an official tool.
4.1GB is without doing rebase. I'll remove Home basic edition and that will reduce size to 3GB with 3 editions. With ESD, I can go down to 2GB ISO size but decompression takes a long time on older hardware.
For now, I use Win toolkit and NTLite for make W7 and W10 ISOs. I'll have to re-visit Harkaz Sysprep guide once again!
You did say, removed useless winre.wim file, is it Boot.wim or WinPE files?


February 16, 2019, 01:08 AM
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Winpe files? no, they are used to mount or capture the wim file.
Winre.wim is just the file in the recovery folder (It's a hidden system file). Of course when deleted you can't use the recovery tool any more.


You know, I've been thinking about going to India in May or June. To see sth else.
I don't know if I could see you in Mumbai or New Delhi. I can even pay the trip for Maher or humbert.
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