Custom windows via bootcamp?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Xgm541, May 23, 2011.

  1. Xgm541 macrumors 6502a

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    So as many of you probably do, I have a concern for space on my MBA. I have the 64GB SSD. Has anyone tried, or is it at all possible to edit my windows 7 DVD to make a "lite" version of the install and make it work via bootcamp?
     
  2. poppakristof macrumors newbie

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    Google slipstreaming windows.


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  3. jdechko, May 26, 2011
    Last edited: May 26, 2011

    jdechko macrumors 68040

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    Slipstreaming is something different.

    I've used tools like nLite (XP) and vLite (Vista) and they work pretty well. Here is a similar tool for Windows 7. I've not used it, but it seems to be along the same lines.

    I've run a Vista Installation on as little as 256MB, and taking up 2GB or so of space. It was passable, but not great.

    EDIT: Actually, the original software is good for some things but it doesn't look like it can remove components from the install. rt7lite looks like it can. Haven't tried either piece of software myself, so I'm just going by what I read.
     

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