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I really would like to get an SSD, but the only one that I am really interested in is the OCZ Vertex series. The 30Gb is really tempting at $125, but I'm wondering, how slim can you get a vista install without losing the majority of its functionality? What would be the easiest way of doing this?

I'm not very experienced with OS tweaking, I typically leave them as is.
post #2 of 15
I wrote this out a while ago - a guide for using Vlite. Great way to slim down Vista - both the ISO and install size.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/357...ize-using.html

Looks like the links to the pictures are dead. If you want them, I can update them when I get home.
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I wrote this out a while ago - a guide for using Vlite. Great way to slim down Vista - both the ISO and install size.

http://www.overclock.net/windows/357...ize-using.html

Looks like the links to the pictures are dead. If you want them, I can update them when I get home.
Unless you just re-uped the pics, I can see them just ifne.
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Unless you just re-uped the pics, I can see them just ifne.
Ah guess imageshack is filtered out at the office.
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roughly how large was your install after you slimmed it?
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Vlite man! I more than halved my install size with it once!
    
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When I took out all the languages, printer drivers and all the extra ease of access stuff, I think around half size. It's been a while since I reinstalled it so I don't remember offhand. But as you are slimming it down, it tells you how much you are taking out for everything you remove.

Great program really.
post #8 of 15
I vLited my Vista. With all the current updates it's 13.2GB. I'm sure there's plenty of other stuff I could have removed but I wasn't sure what a lot of things were or if they were needed for things that I used. If no one else posts something about everything you can rip out I'll try to find my disk with the files so I can see everything I removed.

Edit - Before I vLited my copy of Vista it was 23-24GB.
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dang i may have to try this vlite thing!!!does it screw anything up later on down the road when you try to update vista? i mean will microsoft do an update that screws it all up ?
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dang i may have to try this vlite thing!!!does it screw anything up later on down the road when you try to update vista? i mean will microsoft do an update that screws it all up ?
Well in my post I did say I had all the current updates installed.
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