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rds_correia 12-30-2004 08:14 AM

Way to get rid of IE and WMP among other.
 
Ever wanted to get rid of Windows Media Player or Internet Explorer?
Ever wanted to "update" your Windows XP CD to Windows XP SPx?
Then nLite is the way to go.
And it's free!
I am now enjoying from WMP-free system.
Yes, I had to install .NET 1.1, run the tool, burn a new Windows Lite CD.
And I had to reinstall the OS but it's working fine now.
You can even slipstream new patches that aren't yet available on your SP 8O .
This thing rocks!!
Cheers

Jellygoose 12-30-2004 04:46 PM

have you tried to upgrade your patched windows version yet?
don't be surprised, if you won't be able to upgrade that system, since new SP version will look at a corrupted version. this is what happened to me after I installed a XP-SP1 slipstreamed version. no way to upgrade that one to SP-2... :roll:

Dialhot 12-30-2004 05:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jellygoose
no way to upgrade that one to SP-2... :roll:

And it is bad ? :D

Note: windows will be 100% WMP free end of january for all Europe.

rds_correia 12-31-2004 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jellygoose
have you tried to upgrade your patched windows version yet?
don't be surprised, if you won't be able to upgrade that system, since new SP version will look at a corrupted version. this is what happened to me after I installed a XP-SP1 slipstreamed version. no way to upgrade that one to SP-2... :roll:

Hi J3lly :),
I had Outlook Express and Windows Media Player removed from the original CD.
And I slipstreamed XP's SP2 on my new install.
I wonder if I did the right thing by slipstreaming XP2 on it :roll: :?
So for now, I can't tell you if I'll be able to upgrade to future SPx, ;-).
But all my Windows Update engine is working fine.
It's not faster or anything, but since I don't use both OE and WMP I thought I'd give it a try, you know.
I could have tried to remove IE too, but I was affraid Windows Update wouldn't work.
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dialhot
Note: windows will be 100% WMP free end of january for all Europe.

That's always good news :D
They should make M$ strip Windows from everything that isn't 100% needed on an OS.
It could come on the CD but you should be able to choose wether to install it or not ;-)
Cheers

Jellygoose 12-31-2004 08:14 AM

@rui:
I didn't want to discourage you, I just pointed out my experiences with a Slipstreamed version of XP... :wink:
Might aswell work for you to upgrade to SP3 in the future...

@Dialhot:
now that's a matter of taste... i never had a single problem with SP-2 and it kinda feels safer with the newest update for my OS especially when you're online a lot...

Boulder 12-31-2004 09:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rds_correia
I could have tried to remove IE too, but I was affraid Windows Update wouldn't work.

IIRC Windows Update can only be used with IE. Otherwise you'll have to download the update packages (and figure out the KB number!) manually, and that is a bitch. If you have ever tried searching for anything at Microsoft's website, you'll know what I mean :lol:

rds_correia 12-31-2004 09:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Boulder
IIRC Windows Update can only be used with IE. Otherwise you'll have to download the update packages (and figure out the KB number!) manually, and that is a bitch. If you have ever tried searching for anything at Microsoft's website, you'll know what I mean :lol:

That's what I thought and that's why I kept it :mrgreen:.


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