How To: Speedy Vista

Posted by Kevin Crowston on Oct 25 2007
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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 Buisness 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 betaClick 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 licenced 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 Compatability dialog
    #9-0_vLite_Components_compatability
  11. Expand theMultimedia 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 abit 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

Last changed: Dec 03 2018 at 3:36 PM

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