Windows without shades, curtains, or blinds

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  1. Gullible Jones

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    Please forgive the odd title, it was the best I could come up with. :)

    Anyway I have:
    - A working, legit copy of Windows Vista RTM
    - Two old Compaq tablets that can run Vista... very, very slowly

    And I want:
    - To create an image of Vista with SP1 and SP2 installed
    - To remove all functionality that I don't intend to use
    - To have a final image less than 700 MB in size; preferably half that or less

    Now the tricky part: I want to do this manually. On a Linux system. Without the aid of VLite or such.

    Or to put it another way: I want to recreate something like Windows Server Core from scratch.

    Are there any guides for doing stuff like this? I know that Vista DVDs basically store the OS in a big CAB file, but I have no idea what files are needed for what features...

    Edit: argh, wrong forum. Could a mod please move this? Thanks!

    Edit 2: possibly helpful:

    http://www.webupd8.org/2013/07/how-to-create-bootable-windows-pe-iso.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2014
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