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eva2000 13-10-2009 11:30 PM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit vLite + Virtualbox 3.0.8
My first attempt at reducing size of Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit ISO and install footprint size. Managed to reduce it to 1078MB ISO size with an install size of 5.60-5.67GB. I used Virtualbox 3.0.8 to test the ISO file and seems to work well so far :)

First the vLite end result ~1078MB ISO size

eva2000 13-10-2009 11:30 PM

Virtualbox Guest OS Creation and Win7 Ultimate 64bit Install

Mounting 1078MB Win7 Ultimate 64bit ISO..

eva2000 13-10-2009 11:38 PM

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit vLited ISO
Virtualbox Guest Installation

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Feel free to share your Win7 + vLite and/or Virtualbox experiences. How far have you managed to reduce your Win7 32bit/64bit iso and install sizes ?


filmbot 14-10-2009 08:48 AM

Nice walkthrough. Is this final RTM or full retail? Seems a lot of people are having problems after chopping with the "CD-ROM Driver" error.

paulxmn 14-10-2009 01:32 PM

Thanks for the guide George, worked for me with RC7100 64. I have changed my 3 PC Builds over to Vista SP232 (tweaked) and RC7100 64. I have W764 final retail on pre-order. It too bad that VLite will not integrate Vista SP2 into the streamlined installation. However I installed VLite Sp1 integrated (reduced to 1.05GB) and removed the VLite registry entry to allow the SP2 to be installed. Finally I have a 4870CF PC that works smoothly with W764 RC7100, the latest Ati drivers work perfectly with this release. The Vista32 SP2 also now runs smoother with better FPS in gaming than Windows XP SP3. Both the 9800GTX and Zotak 260 are running games smoother and faster. Time to say goodbye to Windows XP, except of course for benchmarking. W764 is definitely the gaming OS.:D

VLite Registry Fix: "Go to regedit and delete: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\vLite " then "Install SP2"

MS does not like VLite. If you have it on your computer you will need to 'uninstall VLite' then go to regedit and delete the above key, delete the entire folder.

If SP2 see's this in your registry then it will not install.

You will get an error message similar to "Service pack installation cannot continue - One or more system components that the service pack requires are missing"

eva2000 14-10-2009 07:11 PM

filmbot i only have Win7 Ultimate 64bit Technet RTM release as i have technet subscription :)

paul thanks for the tip on the vlite thing although I have the Vista 64bit SP2 technet iso which comes in handy.

Virtualbox comes in handy for testing this stuff :D

filmbot 06-11-2009 08:40 AM

I'm running Win7 64 right now and can't install stock Win7 with VMBox. Keep getting errors after files load. Any idea what might be wrong?

7ornado 23-02-2010 07:08 AM

till now i've fail to reduce win7 with vlite...:(
i have a full iso of win7 pro x64...dunno which is the latest vlite version...the problem is it crashes always when reducing the iso after my changes...could be the problem i'm using winxp 32 to run vlite?

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