In normal circumstance, after installing, a full version of windows xp takes around 1GB (after turn off paging file) hard disk space. Windows XP has been shipped with alot of components which maybe you don’t need and maybe never use them like : support for netware network, transmeta cpu, netmeeting, help and supports, driver and dll caches, …
While alot of people want to run winxp in minimal space environment like usb disk or ram disk, it’s a good idea to remove those un-needed components and just leave the most needed components stay.
This post will show you how to reduce winxp size with the nLite tool – a very popular tool to slimdown winxp.
- Windows XP installation disc or iso image file.
- Harddisk free space about 500MB to store temporily file copied from the installation disc.
- nLite tool
Steps in detail :
Download and install nLite to your PC and follow the wizard to finish. Some notice and screenshot :Select task and fill the information for unattend installation mode.