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    Lightbulb Slimming Down XP...Wow! Never saw anything this detailed before.

    Hi to All

    Caught this in Fred Langa's Newsletter a couple of days ago and it is mind boggling to me at least. If nothing else its an education in your OS.

    I can only imagine the amount of time this guy spent on it. Crazy stuff.

    If interested, remember to Backup!

    PARTS 1-10
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    Slimming Down Windows XP

    http://hollow-refuge.net/Bold/viewtopic.php?t=229

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    Bold_Fortune Forums ( Discussion of the above)

    http://www.hollow-refuge.net/Bold/viewforum.php?f=25

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    Elite Member TonyT's Avatar
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    I used a free utility called nLite and made an xp install cd w/ SP2 slipstreamed. Total size of the cd = just under 250 MB! Stripped out almost all unwanted windows services, applcations and features.
    nLite:
    http://www.nliteos.com/

    btw, this stripped version is running quite stable and extremely fast on a celeron 433 w/ 128 RAM.
    No one has any right to force data on you
    and command you to believe it or else.
    If it is not true for you, it isn't true.

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    Hi TonyT

    I had that for Win98 and it did a good job their as well. He recommends its usage here also for Disabling "Windows File Protection." He suggests you download the Trail Version to do so.

    His in depth study of what can and can't be taken out is nothing short of amazing imho.

    Well worth a read.

    Thanks TonyT, Good to see Your Smilin Face again

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    wow...bookmarked...

    i use nLite as well...but this guide seems to have detailed info on every file of Windows..! good to know, since I've deleted files more then once where I had no clue what it did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drdoug99
    wow...bookmarked...

    i use nLite as well...but this guide seems to have detailed info on every file of Windows..! good to know, since I've deleted files more then once where I had no clue what it did.
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    Hi drdoug99

    I'm still Deleting things i shouldn't

    This really is a tutorial of sorts. Man he goes into Detail alright. He must have spent months on this.

    I used a lot of it and no problems at all, but some of it was simply too much to bother with, so i let it go. It did however remove a huge chunk for me though.

    Thanks drdoug and Back Up...Hahaha

    Enjoy your day and Thanks

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    Hey Minir, how is ya?

    Thank you for posting that link

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    Hi Ashdaw old Friend

    I'm great Thanks and i hope You as well. Been awhile since last you were here.

    As to the article, it is very in depth and one cannot lose from at least reviewing it imho.

    Stay well and be Happy

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyT
    I used a free utility called nLite
    I've been playing with nLite. This is very cool!!!!!!
    People will forget what you said... and people will forget what you did... but people will never forget how you made them feel.

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    Sorry Larry I meant to comment on your thread when I first read it. Wow! I've been reading and I must say there is a lot of great information enclosed in those links.
    Last edited by Joint Chiefs of Staff; 06-14-05 at 12:04 AM.
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    Hi MadDoctor & JCOS

    MadDoctor
    As mentioned i bought and used it when i had Win98SE. Worked great. Don't know why, but i never bothered when i went to Win2k.

    This Fella goes a step beyond, however it takes a lot of time and effort to do so.

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    JCOS
    For you Guys that actually know what your doing, i'm sure it has a lot to offer. He explains everything with great detail.

    For Guys like me, i just lift its skirt and touch things i'm probably better off not touching

    But it is fun

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    Thanks Guys and have a wonderful day

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    Hi everyone. Thanks for the kind mention of my guide. Bumped into this thread doing a Google search for something or other.

    Just to let you all know, there has been a domain change for my guide. A very nice lady who lives in England actually bought and paid for the site, and then gave it to me, just so my guide would always have a home.

    Here's the complete guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...?showtopic=229

    But this is handy to help you pinpoint certain aspects of the guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...p?showforum=13

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_Fortune
    Hi everyone. Thanks for the kind mention of my guide. Bumped into this thread doing a Google search for something or other.

    Just to let you all know, there has been a domain change for my guide. A very nice lady who lives in England actually bought and paid for the site, and then gave it to me, just so my guide would always have a home.

    Here's the complete guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...?showtopic=229

    But this is handy to help you pinpoint certain aspects of the guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...p?showforum=13
    Excellent, welcome to SG! And thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_Fortune
    Hi everyone. Thanks for the kind mention of my guide. Bumped into this thread doing a Google search for something or other.

    Just to let you all know, there has been a domain change for my guide. A very nice lady who lives in England actually bought and paid for the site, and then gave it to me, just so my guide would always have a home.

    Here's the complete guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...?showtopic=229

    But this is handy to help you pinpoint certain aspects of the guide...

    http://www.bold-fortune.com/forums/i...p?showforum=13
    Hi Bold...welcome to SG

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    Thanks, pie, but I guess I've been here before. Because come to find out, I was already a member with 1 post. Guess I must have had a question or something whenever that was.

    I know I've always been a big fan of SpeedGuide. Man, did SpeedGuide ever help me when I got my first computer. I always used the tweaks SpeedGuide offered to improve my Internet connection and speed.

    Anyway, hello.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bold_Fortune
    Thanks, pie, but I guess I've been here before. Because come to find out, I was already a member with 1 post. Guess I must have had a question or something whenever that was.

    I know I've always been a big fan of SpeedGuide. Man, did SpeedGuide ever help me when I got my first computer. I always used the tweaks SpeedGuide offered to improve my Internet connection and speed.

    Anyway, hello.
    Thats how I found this place as well. Owning a computer biz and often needing to tweak systems and what-not, this place has been a wealth of knowledge. Again, welcome. Good to see new faces here at SG

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    Oh, I found my first post. I remember now. I joined because of one of the computer gurus you have here at SpeedGuide, mccoffee. I had been reading some of his posts, and thought, "This guy knows his stuff."

    So, I thought would ask him if my Services settings would be okay using SBC Yahoo DSL, since I had just switched to that service provider.

    I know Cable is very cool, but I'm pretty happy so far with SBC Yahoo DSL. Cable just got too expensive here in San Diego...at least for my tastes.

    Besides, if I need more speed out of my DSL connection, where better to ask then on SpeedGuide.

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    I had E-mailed my daughter earlier this morning to ask her if she would print out my guide for safekeeping, since I don't have a printer myself.

    She just now E-mailed me back.

    Slimming Down Windows XP: The Complete Guide comes out to 195 pages of print. Wow! 195 Pages! I had no idea. Although, it did I kind of feel like I was writing and editing a novel! LOL

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    thanks alot bro. seriously. i hve been researching this exact topic for 3 days now with very little luc. that xplite is crap. reps!

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    ohh yea. thanks alot also Bold_fortune

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    You're very welcome, morbidpete. That's exactly why I did it--for people who always wanted to know what they could remove from XP, but who could not find the answers.

    When I had Windows 98, I would search and search for answers. I could find nothing but certain temp files.

    When I got Windows XP, I began joining tweaking forums, and asking there what could be deleted from XP. Nobody knew...and everybody thought I was out of my mind for wanting to delete files and folders from my installation.

    So I set about removing files on my own and cataloging my findings for people like me and you.

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