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Hi all,

there are many ways to strip down windows installer, but... how to strip down an already installed Windows7?

I already disabled hybernation and caching, that's huge space gain, but I am sure there are ways to do even better, hopefully I can get some hint here
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You can further gain space by disabling pagefile as with 16GB of RAM you'll never need it (though some may say you should keep it for the error logs - if you find use for error logs you can keep a small 100MB pagefile).
Also you can go into add/remove Windows components and uninstall Media Center which takes quite a bit of space.

That's all the ideas I can think of right now. Post-install you can only do so much, but pre-install removing speech recognition, Chineese/Japanese caracters (if unused), Media Center and the codecs can trim the Win folder by a few GB.
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uhm unless I didn't understand well, seems like removing "Media Center" only works on the list, it doesn't get uninstalled from the system.
BTW, I am quite surprised no one thought about some way to make a post-install stripdown
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