HANIER, on 24 July 2009 - 03:24 AM, said:
cdob, on 24 July 2009 - 03:46 PM, said:
Yes, you may write the ISO image to DVD-R,DVD+R,DVD-RW,DVD+RW,DVD-RAM.
Just wondering: which windows source files do you use?
Do you use OEM files? Which OEM files do you use?
I used a XP SP3 windows cd. I copied the contents to a folder on the HD as per the instructions. The .iso that was created was just over 700MB.
Ding ding ding. We have a winner.
Sadly, SP3 is... well, annoying, to say the least. It adds content to WXP that isn't actually used in the UBCD4Win/PE Built CDs, but is INCLUDED because the file-list to allow system compatibility includes those files. Even if they're not useful. At all.
If you have an SP2 source, it is preferred to use that, as it WILL make a by-default 695 MB or so disc. However, since you have an SP3 disc, you may have to go through and choose one or two things to remove.
Honestly, choosing what to remove depends on your particular needs for the disc. If you are using it as a general, all-around troubleshooter, you could do as I do and pare some of the categories (like Disk Tools-Backup and Disk Tools-Defrag, or Antivirus, or AntiMalware/AntiSpyware) down to 2-3 items at max. To be honest, these days the "virus removal tools" are quite redundant with the Antivirus packages we include -- however they are FAR more useful on systems with very little memory as they do NOT need updated, they do NOT go to Ramdrive, and they run MUCH faster to remove a large number of viruses. Their downside? New viruses exist.
AntiSpyware - well, we do end up having three or four options default (I think), A-Squared Free, Spybot, VIPRE, and there was one right below VIPRE in the list I think... anyhow, most of the time one can get away with just one or two in that list to cut down space. It depends on your preferences. Me, I kinda avoid the Spybot plugin because to update it requires that the program itself run on the computer, and it leaves the build computer unstable sometimes. Contrarily, I love VIPRE and the fourth one, because they don't have pretty easy interfaces and I can do a lot of neat stuff with them in command line. But that's me, I'm an extremely
advanced PC repair guy in general.
Antivirus, my bet is USUALLY on just AntiVir - but that's because the machines I repair generally have 2GB to 16GB (!!!) of RAM, so I think absolutely nothing of a 1GB Ramdrive. Of course, in that instance, I usually end up building a disc method that runs entirely in RAM, but I get away from the topic.
Point is, unfortunately NONE of us can decide for YOU what is best to remove from YOUR CD. These are some of the suggestions that should save 10-40 MB overall, enough to pare it down. My truest recommendation is this:
Get on Google.
Look up the name of EVERY SINGLE ONE of the plugins you are considering removing for space.
Use reviews and webpages to compare their results, performance, and most of all interface (because you want one you can feel comfortable using).
Use that to decide what you want to remove, and what you want to keep.
I'll be honest, that may make the process take weeks. I know that to build my first U4W took me approximately 17 days, because I went through to learn what EVERY plugin did. End result? I knew what I had when I made the disc. Well worth it.
Course, you could follow some of my earlier (bad) advice to trim down your stuff. But don't say I didn't warn you. We take no liability. I am a liability!