does tiny/nliting xp improve other programs performance ?

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  1. trdr

    trdr Registered Member

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    tiny/nlite reduce the size of xp and increase its speed

    what i'm more interested in is what's the effect on the programs that
    are then installed ? (presumed one has a 'good' tiny/nlite xp install)

    and
    is there a way to determine what parts of xp a particular program requires
    besides running the program and — it works/doesn't work ?
     
  2. Defcon

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    Short answer - leave Windows settings alone. Applies even more to Vista.

    Long answer - yes, it is possible, thru various tools, to find out dependencies, but you have to be a developer to understand them and even then it can be risky.

    I have used nLite/vLite versions of Windows I make myself and they are quite useful but also completely unsupported.
     
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    I've been experimenting with nlite and vlite for quite a while and in my opinion it does increase the speed of my computer by stripping out programs that I neither need nor use...but you do need to be careful. You also can save a lot of hard drive space particularly in the case of Vista by using vlite. Printer drivers take up almost a gigabyte of the 2.5 gigabyte Vista install disc size. Lots to strip out of Vista should you wish. ;).
     
  4. MikeNAS

    MikeNAS Registered Member

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    Stripping down OS fastenst quite many things. OS installation is faster and totally unattended if you like. You can add many tweaks and settings so you don't have to tweak so much after OS installation. Mine XP installation time is around 10 min and Windows folder is ~400MB and so on.

    Every modification affects to the many things so be carefully.
     
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