Nlite : Customise your Windows XP – Part 1

For every user who is using Microsoft Windows XP just like me , there are so many things in XP that we never used or they not even required for many users.Sometime you feel like its too bloated with so many stuff that you don’t need. Even you wish that u can integrate your drivers right inside your Windows CD so that every time you format or Reinstall your system , you need not to run here and there for your drivers to make your system work.

I will be writing a series of posts about a tool nlite which can do all this.

I will be writing a small series of 2-3 posts about how to do that with the help of nlite.This 1st post is the introduction part of the series where i ill just introduce what nlite is and what it can do for you.

Have you ever wanted to remove Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger.How about not even to install them with Windows ?
nLite is a tool for pre-installation Windows configuration and component removal at your choice. Optional bootable image ready for burning on media or testing in virtual machines.
With nLite you will be able to have Windows installation which on install does not include, or even contain on media, the unwanted components.

Features

  • Service Pack Integration
  • Component Removal
  • Unattended Setup
  • Driver Integration *
  • Hotfixes Integration **
  • Tweaks
  • Services Configuration
  • Patches ***
  • Bootable ISO creation

* – Textmode (CD Boot) and normal PnP
** – hotfixes with white icons, *KB*.exe, including update packs
and Internet Explorer 7
***- supports generic SFC, Uxtheme, TcpIp and Usb Polling patching.

You can even integrate apps like yahoo messenger, winzip , winrar, firefox etc.
nLite supports Windows 2000, XP x86/x64 and 2003 x86/x64 in all languages.
It needs .NET Framework 2.0 in order to run. Check if you have it already, maybe on some of your CDs before downloading if your connection is slow.

For those of you who are a bit adventurous and want to try on their own they can download nlite from the link below and try to experiment with their customisation.

Remember, you need a Windows XP CD with you and .NET framework 2.0 installed on your system before you can start.

Download nlite.

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