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Slimmed down version of XP SP2 for BootCamp??


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When I installed Bootcamp & XP on my iMac I remember seeing something about being able to slim down XP so that it ate as little resources as possible. I wasn't concerned about it on my iMac so installed my normal XP SP2.

Now I am wanting to run XP on my MacBook... and I would really like to be able to find a way to slim down my XP.

Anyone know anything about this?
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Take a look at nLite. It lets you customize what gets installed. Very useful program for taking out stuff you end up uninstalling after setup is complete. Also great if you want to add drivers and software like Office to a single install.


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Nice! Thanks... nLite must have been where I saw it with my last go-around, as I used it to slip-stream SP2 to my copy of XP.

+Rep to you. EDIT after I "spread it around"...
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Soon they'll have vLite available as well, allowing customizations to a Vista installation. (Actually it's out now, but I think it's still a beta...)
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I think thats called Windows Vista
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Soon they'll have vLite available as well, allowing customizations to a Vista installation. (Actually it's out now, but I think it's still a beta...)


Thank you! I am wanting to run a game (LOTRO) on my MacBook. It runs fantastic on my iMac, but the resources on my MacBook are lacking compared to my iMac, so I need the very smallest, unobtrusive version of XP possible as my only need for XP is for this game.
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I think thats called Windows Vista
Is this an attempt at sarcasm?

RIDE, here you go.
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