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Reducing WES7 footprint? RRS feed

  • Question

  • Is there a way to reduce the footprint of my image using ICE?  I can update the image to remove files after the build, but that's backwards.  I don't need any extra wallpapers, themes, sounds, etc.  I don't need features like System Restore points, disk indexing, SMB server, Windows Mail, Defender, etc.  I want them out of my answer file and out of my image.  Shouldn't there be a way to do this?  765mb for the most basic image?  That won't even fit on a CD!

    Windows search data (Users\All Users\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows) is in my image and I didn't even include windows search.  What?

    Regards.



    • Edited by Markus5 Friday, March 30, 2012 6:49 PM
    Friday, March 30, 2012 6:09 PM

All replies

  • It is not recommended to remove files afterwards since a package update might put the feature back in or break something.

    -Sean


    www.sjjmicro.com / www.seanliming.com / www.annabooks.com, Book Author - Pro Guide to WES 7, XP Embedded Advanced, Pro Guide to POS for .NET

    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:13 PM
  • OK.  I'll refrain from removing files for now. 

    My list of installed file is wrong anyway.  I'm not really sure what's installed. 

    Regards.

    Friday, March 30, 2012 8:56 PM