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NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7770 / NTLite 2.1.0.7760 Beta

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NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7770 / NTLite 2.1.0.7760 Beta
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NTLite is the cutting edge Windows configuration and ultimate customization tool. You can modify your existing Windows install or an image yet to be deployed.

NTLite allows you to remove Windows components that you do not wish or need to have installed.

Also you can configure and integrate, speed up the Windows deployment process and have it all set for the next time. Easily integrate application installers, scripts, registry tweaks or raw commands. Provide a silent switch and automatically run application installer post-setup.

All the important warnings, pending changes and operations are presented in a single page for quick review before applying those changes. NTLite can gather host machine hardware list and use it in all of its features.

Intuitive interface

Built with a particular attention on ease of use so that you can focus on more important things around customization choices. Dynamic menus, easy image mount overview, single-file settings, and many more details which help you be more productive.

Live install modifications

Featuring a live edit mode, a unique feature allowing you to modify already deployed Windows without re-installation. Simply run NTLite on it, modify like you would an image and reboot if necessary; instant results.

Component Removal

Reduce Windows footprint on your RAM and storage drive memory. Remove components of your choice, guarded by compatibility safety mechanisms, which speed up finding that sweet spot.

Hardware Targeting

Hardware target checklist is a particularly helpful feature. It allows you to see in advance for any missing drivers on the resulting deployment before applying changes. This enables you to target another machine when preparing an image, while trying to reach minimum deployment size.

Driver, Update and Language pack Integration

Easily integrate a single or multiple drivers, update or language packages. Package integration features smart sorting. It enables you to seamlessly add packages for integration and the tool will apply them in the appropriate order, keeping hotfix compatibility in check.

Tweaks

Easily change various Windows settings on your live installation or an image. Pre-configure Windows Features.

Unattended Setup

Windows Unattended feature support, providing many commonly used options on a single page for easy setup. Multiple-choice options are presented with valid entries, no typing necessary. There is an option to fill all the entries with the current Host machine data, allowing for fast setup.

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7770:

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  • Components: HyperV now can be removed in a HyperV Guest virtual machine
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Hungarian (József)

Fix

  • Components: ‘Internet Explorer’ removal in Windows 7 and 8.1 was breaking MMC/MSC pages
  • Components-2004: RDP Server removal leftovers
  • Components-21H1: Telemetry Client removal breaking Internet Explorer in Win10 21H1 Preview
  • Unattended: The new edition prompt autoselection method needed an adjustment if removing editions in the same session

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7760:

Fix

  • Unattended: The new edition prompt autoselection method needed an adjustment if removing editions in the same session
  • Components-21H1: Telemetry Client removal breaking Internet Explorer in Win10 21H1 Preview

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7756:

New

  • Source: Windows 10 Insider Preview 21286 21H2 (and 20279 21H1) support
  • Unattended: Prompt edition selection option (Dual Architecture not used for this any longer, and auto partitioning works if prompted)
  • Tweaks: Feature Updates safeguards (Upgrade block)

Upgrade

  • Unattended: Automatic edition selection of the loaded image switched to a more compatible method
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for French (tistou77)

Fix

  • Fix: Improved handling of existing image driver duplicates (Win7 load image prompts for existing drivers without names)
  • Fix: ‘Manual setup’ ISO files leftovers in latest Win10 versions

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7742:

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  • Components-2009: Push Notifications User service split, needed for Settings – Network page
  • Components: Windows Update components better organized, Windows update is not needed to install updates manually
  • Downloader: External update packages in update cache split into its own group for better visibility
  • Settings: ‘Balloon tips’ settings renamed to reflect Explorer namings and Win10 legacy baloon notifications option added
  • Unattended: AutoLogon count if set to 1, was logging in twice, known Windows limitation, now properly set
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Slovak language (‘Brahma’)

Fix

  • Updater: Check Updates – Host Update button wasn’t enabled in certain appropriate cases
  • Components: ‘Media Streaming’ removal was breaking Remote Desktop server-side
  • Components: Servicing Stack compatibility option wasn’t available on boot setup and winpe images

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7726:

  • Fix-Components: Defender deployed image/live removal error 5
  • Fix: Windows 7 KB958830 (RSAT) integration then update cleanup was breaking feature config
  • Fix: Cortana is now kept with Shell Search compatibility in Win10 1909 and older images

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7722:

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  • Preset: Component names can now use wildcards as manual preset entries
  • UI: Completing longer tasks now has the optional popup for clarity
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Traditional (Matt), Portugues-Brasil (Igor), Turkish (SALiH DRD)

Fix

  • Components: Image removal of Edge Chromium was not working on a specific Win10 20H2.572 image
  • Components: Biometric Service removal could break Defender settings UI in Win10 2009
  • Post-setup: Post-setup adding a file via drag and drop method was causing a crash
  • Source: Image name could show description even if same as name, looking duplicated

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7705:

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  • Source: Win10 preview build 20241 support +license date changed
  • Source: Improved ESD image compression detection for some custom images
  • Components: ‘Display Policy Service’ moved as a parent to ‘Display Enhancement’ for better clarity what is needed for ‘Night Light’
  • Components: Reduced the servicing stack compatibility warning scenarios
  • Components-1809: Supporting removal of legacy Calculator if no modern app detected
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Simplified (Gskening)

Fix

  • Updates: Downloader UI not remembering checked items on Verify
  • Components: Turkish character in a temporary path could have disrupted the Start Menu cleanup
  • Components: Defender empty service leftovers in deployed/live removal
  • Components-Win7: Enterprise x86 English-US language removal in non-English image could have removed too much
  • Components-Win7: Windows Component Store removal leftovers if Internet Explorer kept
  • Components-Win7: wininetplugin.dll setup error if removing Migration Wizard with Servicing Stack compatibility disabled

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7656:

Fix

  • General: Auto-updating could get stuck on cleanup (improvement is visible only when updating from this version in the future)

Upgrade

  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Turkish (SALiH DRD)

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7655:

New

  • Components: ‘File Sharing support’ compatibility option

Upgrade

  • Updates: Installing updates on the host with the tool now has the ability to queue ‘Remove Returns’ on reboot
  • Components: Deep removal mode enabling simplified, just disable Servicing Stack compatibility
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for French (tistou77)

Fix

  • Updates: Stuck 99% progress on repeat CU integration, cosmetic only
  • Updates-1803/9: Downloader was unchecking .Net 4.8 installer when selecting newer .NET update for download

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7640:

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  • Source: Windows 10 21H1 build 20206 support (+license date changed)
  • Source: Better handling of a non-standard WIM/ESD image names (e.g. using only description instead of the name element will no longer leave ‘NONAME’ prefix)
  • Updates: Downloader now disables the already integrated update entries to simplify choice
  • Updates: Downloader now unchecks unnecessary cumulative update on manual selection (e.g. selecting two cumulative updates, leaves only the last one selected)
  • Components: Components page filter bar for easier browsing (‘Uncheck all’ toolbar button applies to listed, non-filtered only)
  • General: Improved REFS support for image content storage (Note that temp/mount dir needs NTFS by design)
  • UI: Faster Components page opening, expanding and collapsing of all items
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Simplified (Gskening)

Fix

  • Updates: Existing updates could have duplicate entries
  • UI: Automatic update will now prompt before restarting the tool if image loaded
  • Components: ‘PeopleExperienceHost’ removal leftovers

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7618:

New

  • Settings: ‘Phone calls’ privacy option
  • Parameters: ‘/saveallstates’ – Include currently unchanged states on a preset save
  • Together with forcing non-existent components, captures most of existing changes

Upgrade

  • Source: Windows 10 21H1 build 20190 support +license date changed
  • Components: ‘IPSec’ leftovers
  • Components: ‘RDP ActiveX Client’ 32-bit split
  • Components: ‘Remote Desktop Client’ 32-bit split
  • Components: ‘WMI (Core)’ 32-bit split
  • Components: ‘WMI (Providers)’ 32-bit split
  • Components: Replaced Live-Only removal lock with OOBE compatibility
  • Make sure to keep that compatibility enabled to avoid setup issues

Fix

  • Updates: Improved cumulative update integration to reduce the chance of WU reoffering already integrated CU
  • Components: Settings-Privacy-Diagnostics page now removed with Telemetry removal instead of disabled with Error Reporting removals
  • Components: Slow ‘Preparing data’ at 99% in patched Windows 7

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7596:

New

  • Settings: ‘Temporary directory (User Accounts)’
  • Settings: ‘Pointer speed’ and ‘Enhance pointer precision’ options
  • PostSetup: Compress Windows (Compact OS) template option, unattended version of it is conditional

Upgrade

  • Source: Windows 10 21H1 build 20180 support (+license date changed)
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Korean (Redrabbit), Farsi (Mona mon)

Fix

  • Updates: DISM cleanup was blocked by .NET 3.5 integration if in the same session
  • Updates: If only integrating updates in a session, special runonce-type updates might not install
  • Components: ‘OneDrive’ removal ‘Automatic file downloads’ settings page leftover
  • Components: MMC Extended tab was removed with ‘Internet Explorer’, now only with ‘IE HTML Viewer’ as intended
  • Drivers: Rare UI crash on exporting a certain machine’s hardware list
  • UI-Tool: Removed legacy Check Updates option in File-Settings

Changes in NTLite 2.0.0 Build 7580:

New

  • General: Automatic update functionality for the tool (File – Check Updates)
  • Source: Deployed Windows support – now can also edit already deployed non-host Windows, e.g. on mounted virtual drives or other partitions
  • Components: ‘Disk Cleanup’
  • Source: ‘Reserved Storage’ enabling/disabling for live C:\Windows on Win10 2004+ (Right-click on Source C:\Windows, or from Settings once loaded)
  • Components: ‘Authorization Manager’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Certificate Manager’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Component Services (COM+) management console’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Computer Management’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Device Manager’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Disk Management’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Diskpart’
  • Components: ‘Dolby Atmos codec pack’
  • Components: ‘IIS management console’ (detected only if installed, separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Input Switch’
  • Components: ‘International Unicode Components’
  • Components: ‘Local Users and Groups Manager’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘MBR to GPT conversion tool’
  • Components: ‘Microsoft Management Console (MMC)’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Networked Camera Source’
  • Components: ‘OLE for Process Control (OPC) library’
  • Components: ‘OneCore UAP Common Proxy Stub’
  • Components: ‘Print Management’
  • Components: ‘Remote Direct Memory Access (RDMA) ping tool’
  • Components: ‘Resource Mapping’
  • Components: ‘Services management console’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Shared Folders UI’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Task Scheduler management console’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘TPM management console’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)
  • Components: ‘Virtual Disk Service’
  • Components: ‘Windows AI Machine Learning’
  • Components: ‘Windows Firewall management console’ (separate 64 and 32-bit)

Upgrade

  • Unattended: Disk partitioning template now pre-fills install size to have recovery partition last
  • Updates-Win10: DISM update cleanup methods inserted earlier to avoid error 2054 in a single session
  • Installer: Silently installing NTLite was always starting the tool, now optional with /autorun
  • Update-Features: ‘Browser.InternetExplorer’ filtered out of FODs as there is already Internet Explorer feature configurable
  • Components: ISO files .\Sources\replacementmanifest cleanup with removals
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Simplified (Gskening), Chinese Traditional (Matt), Dutch (René), French (tistou77),
  • Greek (Soulimiotis), Polish (KrzysioZ), Portugues-Brasil (Igor), Russian (Den-s), Spanish (Oleada), Ukrainian (Ihor)

Fix

  • Components: TPM removal blocking Cryptographic service startup after CU + remove reinstalls
  • Updates: Uninstalling packages could cause this tool to crash

Changes in NTLite 1.9.0 Build 7539:

New

  • Settings: ‘Target release version’ Windows Update option
  • Settings: ‘Allow pinning Store app to taskbar’ option

Upgrade

  • UI: Spend less CPU cycles waiting on external processes like DISM cleanup
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Traditional (Matt), Ukrainian (Ihor)

Homepage – https://www.ntlite.com

Supported Operating Systems: Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 (32-bit, 64-bit).

Especially relevant, it does not require .NET Framework or any other addition to run under supported operating systems.

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