Utilities - nLite

Have you ever wanted to remove some Windows components like Media Player, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, MSN Explorer, Messenger.

How about not to install them with Windows ?

Well I have. Certainly not the only one, people all over are doing it even manually.

nLite is a GUI for permanent Windows component removal by your choice  (see picture 1).  After removal there is an option to make bootable image ready for burning on cd or testing in virtual machines. So that means that with nLite you will be able to have Windows installation cd which on installation doesn't install, or even contain on cd, unwanted components.

Maybe you won't believe it at first but it's not easy to not install what you don't want when it comes to Windows. It involves many setup files to be edited carefully without interfering with basic Windows components.

After some thinking I decided to make generic removal tool with a GUI, for an easy removal in order to run Windows faster and more reliable (I sound like Windows setup). So that means nLite should work on every Windows version.Now it supports Windows 2000, XP amd 2003, Longhorn will be added when it's released.

You need Framework in order to run it... Check if you have it already in Add/Remove programs, or on your CDs before downloading it.

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