One thing about Vista that made me keep going back to xp was the fact it ate lots of cpu/memory... It's amazing what bloat can be called a feature. I did this as a challenge to make Vista Business run good on my older computer. One requirement was that i had to get a decent FPS in source based games. Note: This requires a full Vista dvd.... if your pc only has a restore dvd it may work since some OEMs use customized vista dvds. Disclaimer: I am not responsible for any damage incurred by the following of this guide.

A. Get the tools:

B. Tweak Vista

  1. Insert your Vista DVD into your DVD drive
  2. Install and run vLite 1.1 beta click the Install button in the WIM Filter section of the Dependencies dialog
    #1 WIM Filter
  3. On the vLite screen click the Browse button
    #2_vLite
  4. Browse to your dvd drive that contains Windows Vista and press OK
    #3-0_vlite_browse #3-1vLite_Vista_dvd
  5. Browse to the folder you would like to store your project and press OK
    #4-1_vLite_Copy_destination
  6. vLite will now copy the WIM from the Vista DVD and extract the required files
    #5_vlite_copy_start
  7. Choose your edition of Vista that you are licensed for and press OK
    #6_vLite_Choose_edition
  8. Click Next button
    #7_vLite_Start
  9. Select Components, Tweaks, Bootable ISO, and Enable before apply on the Tasks tab and click Next button
    #8_vLite_Tasks
  10. Click OK button on the Compatibility dialog
    #9-0_vLite_Components_compatability
  11. Expand the Multimedia section and select Windows Aero Theme
    #9-1_vLite_components_multimedia
  12. Expand the Network section and select MSN Installer
    #9-2_vLite_components_network
  13. Expand the Services Section and select Error Reporting, Universal Plug and Play (UPNP)
    #9-3_vLite_components_services
  14. Expand the System section and select ReadyBoost, SuperFetch, System Restore, and Windows SAT and click the Next button #9-4_vLite_components_System
  15. Under Security on the Tweaks tab set UAC (User Account Control) to disabled and click the Apply button
    #10_vLite_Tweaks_security
  16. Select Apply and rebuld and click the OK button
    #11_vLite_Apply
  17. vLite will now process all the changes... Take a break from the computer this will take a while
    #12_vLite_Processing
  18. Click on the ISO tab on the left and click the Make ISO button
    #13-0_vLite_iso
  19. Browse to where you want to save the iso and pick a name then press the Save button
    #13-1_vLite_ISO_save
  20. Wait while vLite saves the ISO to the location you choose.... another computer break since its a bit slow too
    #13-2_vLite_iso_progress
  21. Once the iso creation is done click the Exit button to leave vLite
    #14_vLite_close_thumb


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