Used vLite to make my own Vista install cd and took out a gig of language files as a starter along with quite a few other aspects I thought I would never use. This Vista Ultimate install sits at around 3 gig with paging turned off. 2 gig ddr2 and there seems to be no probs atm. That is with all of maintenance and security apps as well, including Paragon HDM 8.5, Word and PowerPoint from office 2003. Sys restore,superfetch and hibernation have been taken out as well. Note: it did take a couple of iso creations, burns and installs into a VM until I thought I had it the way I wanted. The "Vist" iso below is from the original install ultimate disk.