Thursday, January 15, 2009

Windows TinyVista Unattended Activated CD Edition ISO

No product key is needed. Windows Vista is activated upon installation. Windows is fully patched with all important Windows Updates. The 512Mb RAM memory requirement is reduced to just 256Mb. The requirement of almost 8Gb of disk space is reduced to less than 3Gb.

This installation only takes up about 35% of the size of a normal installation of Windows Vista. Many components have been removed from this edition of Windows, but you still have Microsoft's three main programs:

Internet Explorer 7
Windows Mail (Formerly "Outlook Express")
Windows Media Player 11

You also have the new Aero theme in this edition of Windows and the ability to use Windows Update.

There are no services taken out of this special edition of Windows. Only three services have been disabled: Remote Registry, Windows Error Reporting Service, Windows Search.

You cannot do an upgrade installation from this CD, because the upgrade files have been removed. You can only install Windows by booting from the CD and formatting your partition or hard drive.

- DirectX DLL Files
Despite Windows Vista being an absolutely massive operating system, it still does not even include DirectX DLL files! What were Microsoft thinking? So if you need the DirectX 9 DLL files (d3dx9_24/25/26/27/28/29/30/31/32/33.dll) you can just double click the file in this folder to extract these 10 DLL files to system32. This will keep compatibility with games you might have stored on another drive from a previous installation.

- Ethernet Drivers
Despite Windows Vista being an absolutely massive operating system, it still does not even include some Ethernet Drivers! What were Microsoft thinking? So if your Ethernet card is not working after installing Windows Vista and it needs its driver installing, you can use the Ethernet Driver pack thats included in this folder. Follow the instructions in the ReadMe.txt file. After installing your Ethernet Card, see if your onboard sound is working, IT PROBABLY WON'T BE, it seems Microsoft forgot to include Realtek AC97 sound drivers in Windows Vista, this is ridiculous considering almost every motherboard in the world has Realtek AC97 sound! Its almost as if Microsoft are trying to annoy people on purpose, they give you a 2.5Gb+ DVD sized Operating System WITHOUT Ethernet Drivers, Sound Drivers or DirectX DLL files.

Release Info:
This folder contains all the detailed information about this TinyVista CD:

1 - FAQ
2 - How To Install Windows
3 - Removed Components
4 - Windows Updates
5 - Custom Tweaks



[How To Install Windows]

This unattended version of Windows is very easy to install.

You can only install this edition of Windows onto a formatted partition or hard drive, in other words, you cannot do an upgrade installation from within Windows.

To find out all the information on how to install this edition of Windows, open the eXPerience folder that is on the CD and open the file "2 - How To Install Windows.htm" This guide will show you exactly what to do, with full images of the setup screens.

[Custom Tweaks]

This edition of Windows is heavily modified for the best possible user experience, with more than 120 registry tweaks, you can see all the details of the changes made by looking at the file "5 - Custom Tweaks.htm" that is in the Release Info folder in the eXPerience folder on the CD.

[Removed Components]

This CD sized release of Windows Vista has had the following components removed using vLite:

[Accessories]
Accessibility
Speech Support
Welcome Center

[Drivers]
Display adapters
Modems
Printers

[Games]
Game Explorer
Inbox Games
Premium Inbox Games

[Languages]
Japanese
Korean
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese

[Multimedia]
Media Center
Movie and DVD Maker
Screensavers
Wallpapers
Windows Media Samples

[System]
BitLocker Drive Encryption
Help
Microsoft Agent
Natural Language
Security Center
Tablet PC
Windows Defender
Windows Easy Transfer

The ability to upgrade from an older version of Windows has also been removed manually after vLite was used. vLite does not support this at this moment in time, but this was done by removing every file and folder from the "sources" folder on the CD except the two Windows image files "boot.wim" and "install.wim"

[Windows Updates]

This special eXPerience edition of Windows Vista includes all the important Windows Updates.

These hotfixes are installed silently near the end of the Windows install process...

KB890830
KB925902
KB928089
KB929399
KB929735
KB930178
KB930857
KB931573
KB931768
KB932246
KB936824

This ISO file is already bootable! If you have Nero Burning ROM, just right click the ISO file and open it with Nero, then burn the ISO file as an image file.


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