Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/169522/customize-your-windows-8-installation-disc-and-slipstream-updates-with-winreducer/
Windows installation disc-customizing tools are always useful. They allow you to add Windows updates to your installation media , streamline the installation process by filling in your product key and other information, and customize Windows’ default settings.
This says try on a virtual machine first REALLY!!!!! than why try it?
We always recommend testing huge changes on a virtual machine first - especially when you are creating an operating system installation disk or something similar that has the potential to wipe all your data.
Is there any downside to testing and making sure that it works? Nope.
Great article HTG!
As someone who toyed with WinReducer about a month ago I would be thrilled if you could do another take on it, with a bit more detail and maybe an emphasis on how to actually "reduce" the installation size.
I'm very familiar with nLite, vLite, RT 7 Lite and have had great results with these pieces of software for previous iterations of Windows, successfully slimming down functional XP SP3 to miniCD size and Win7 down to regular CD size, but Windows 8 and 8.1 still elude me in the shrinkage department.
WinReducer resembles the previous mentioned software but i have yet to be able to trim down the installation size.
I remember when Customising something, meant putting stickers all over the case
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