Trimming xp pro

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by whyrichard, Mar 26, 2006.

  1. whyrichard macrumors 68000

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    Hello All!


    I do not want my xp pro to crowd my osx, so i gave xp a partition of 13 gigs.

    what would be the best way to trim down the operating system? i do not know xp very well, but if i were to do the same in osx i would do things like delocalize it (removing languages i don't need) and getting rid of printer drivers (something i don't think xp has anyway)


    --what best way to trim xp?


    r.
     
  2. shadowmoses macrumors 68000

    shadowmoses

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    You cannot trim down XP yourself, but there are people who hack it and create versions of XP lite which are only about 200-300mb, these can be obtained to my knowledge but i have no idea how,

    Shadow
     
  3. Anonymous Freak macrumors 601

    Anonymous Freak

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    xplite

    xplite is the best bet.

    Not much you can do on your own, though, unless you're comfortable digging through the registry.
     
  4. topgunn macrumors 65816

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    XPLite looks great. Thanks for the info.
     
  5. superbovine macrumors 68030

    superbovine

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    fyi: you cannot delocalize like you can in os x. you actually have to go and buy different languages based on country of origin.
     
  6. jamesmcd macrumors 6502a

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    Heh, yep. Windows is already de-localized! Real convenient Microsoft... :(
     

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