Create your own customised Windows installation

nLite logoAs you’ve probably realized, Windows comes bundled with all sorts of components, of which many of the system tools, online services and of course Windows Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer and Messenger. Some of these tools you’ll probably never use or even need.  There’s nothing you can do about this during the installation procedure but afterwards, you can use nLite to remove those stubborn programs or applications that you don’t want.

nLite uses a simple Graphical User Interface for permanent Windows component removal much like Windows’ own ‘Add-Remove Program’ dialogue. The beauty is that, after you’ve finished the removal procedure nLite gives you the option to create a bootable image ready for burning on CD or testing in virtual machines. In this way, you’ve got your own customized Windows installation disk which doesn’t include all the annoying components you’ve removed.

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