vLite 1.2 for Windows

by Dino Nuhagic

Avg. Rating 4.6 (243 votes)

File Details

File Size 1.5 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows Server 2008/Vista
Date Added
Total Downloads 18,375
Publisher Dino Nuhagic
Homepage vLite

Publisher's Description

Windows Vista from Microsoft takes a lot of resources, we all know that. So here is the tool for easy removal of unwanted components and bootable ISO creation in order to make Vista run faster and to your liking. This tool doesn't use any kind of hacking, all files and registry entries are in their original form and protected as they would be if you install the full version only without the components you select for the removal.

Latest Reviews

TheLord

TheLord reviewed v1.2 on Nov 18, 2009

Version 1.2 is terrible reversal compared to prior version (1.1.6) - it's not stand-alone anymore and is completely useless wihtout 1.3 GB heavy Microsoft package. Although actual dependency is very small, no information was provided' let alone alternative download to avod all that fluff. Pretty much defeats the whole purpose of "Lite" - people who can download 1.3 GB for fun don't need reduced OS size.

One has to wonder if author got paid, one way or the other, to make this once good software essentially useless.

x-ray

x-ray reviewed v1.1.6 on May 5, 2008

Old picture, get a new...

Good app like nlite keep working

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.1.6 RC on Apr 14, 2008

MS does not support any such apps-- to the point of trying to thwart some at times... then again, if MS put out a capable OS, there would be minimal need for utilities like vLite.

Save your subpar ratings for Vista, not for the apps trying to remedy the situation...as this is NOT the case of an app trying to better a competent product while putting one's data at risk-- it's the OS: Vista, that's putting our data at risk.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.1.6 RC on Apr 14, 2008

heh.... so many risks you take with this type of software... And that a new one is released to fix bugs where your data is at risk. Microsoft does not support Vlite installations.

Your data folks. Worth it?

dracodos

dracodos reviewed v1.1.6 Beta 2 on Apr 8, 2008

If you really want Vista and want it to run well on older hardware you should try using this program to knock out the bloat. I was able to get it to run fairly decent, albeit no Aero but not in classic mode either, on my old Pentium 3 laptop with 256MB of RAM. Pretty nice if you ask me.

ingram091

ingram091 reviewed v1.1.6 Beta 2 on Apr 1, 2008

I have to give them credit it really does make Vista Run faster all around turn off all the needless crap that MS put in there by default and at times will not allow you to turn off...

I did note in the version I tested they did not have the WGA MS Update processes listed for removal. I'm sure to make it legal... But the plugin for those do work with this program if you add them manually. Thus making this a must have tool for making your own Windows Vista DVD installation disc for your fair use how you wish to use it. Works nicely for VMWare images. ;)

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.1.6 Beta on Mar 29, 2008

a must have application. i can't live without it!

wiak

wiak reviewed v1.1.6 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Great tool
will rid the crap that the bloated vista DVD has and make you installation faster and smaller!
i vent from 3.22GB to 1GB on vista ultimate 64-bit SP1 DVD
not bad, just removed some software and lanauges (the asian languages are 2GB!) and added some new drivers then removed all those drivers i wont use anyway

and my DVD includes Sidebar, WMP & IE7 :p

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v1.1.5 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Standing on the shoulders of giants.....
That is how I would like to see vlite when compared with nlite.
Sadly it isn't as capable or matured as what nlite has become, and maybe it never will be due to the way that Vista works compared with XP.
That does not suggest that vlite hasn't got a place or value but just be aware that it is not as feature rich as its other sibling.
Be careful what you remove with vlite as it could cause issues when trying to update Vista with SP 1. Then again it was possible to stuff your XP doing the same thing, although there is a lot more understanding attributed to using nlite.
A good utility that I would like to believe becomes more and more capable with each release.
I would suggest to spend some time in their excellent forums to learn more from what others are doing, and have tried to do, with Vista using this tool.
If you do find it of value then you might want to contribute a little to the upkeep in its continued development

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v1.1.5 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Works great! The problem people have with drivers is a Microsoft problem not a vlite issue. Microsoft tends to think their in the box drivers are better! The issue is paricularly true when the drivers aren't whql. For ease of installation driver integration may seem the way to go, but since drivers are updated quite regularly its really of no benefit unless its critical for the insallation of Windows. The best way to do it is update with the latest drivers once Windows is installed. In terms of cutting out features you don't want (as long as you know what you're doing) and incorporating updates, its essentially perfect! The sp1 issue is a bit annoying, again a microsoft thing and not a vlite issue, however you can order a sp1 disk set I believe upon which vlited windows updates will work once again when incorporated into the build.

Avg. Rating 4.6 (243 votes)
Your Rating
TheLord

TheLord reviewed v1.2 on Nov 18, 2009

Version 1.2 is terrible reversal compared to prior version (1.1.6) - it's not stand-alone anymore and is completely useless wihtout 1.3 GB heavy Microsoft package. Although actual dependency is very small, no information was provided' let alone alternative download to avod all that fluff. Pretty much defeats the whole purpose of "Lite" - people who can download 1.3 GB for fun don't need reduced OS size.

One has to wonder if author got paid, one way or the other, to make this once good software essentially useless.

x-ray

x-ray reviewed v1.1.6 on May 5, 2008

Old picture, get a new...

Good app like nlite keep working

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed v1.1.6 RC on Apr 14, 2008

MS does not support any such apps-- to the point of trying to thwart some at times... then again, if MS put out a capable OS, there would be minimal need for utilities like vLite.

Save your subpar ratings for Vista, not for the apps trying to remedy the situation...as this is NOT the case of an app trying to better a competent product while putting one's data at risk-- it's the OS: Vista, that's putting our data at risk.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed v1.1.6 RC on Apr 14, 2008

heh.... so many risks you take with this type of software... And that a new one is released to fix bugs where your data is at risk. Microsoft does not support Vlite installations.

Your data folks. Worth it?

dracodos

dracodos reviewed v1.1.6 Beta 2 on Apr 8, 2008

If you really want Vista and want it to run well on older hardware you should try using this program to knock out the bloat. I was able to get it to run fairly decent, albeit no Aero but not in classic mode either, on my old Pentium 3 laptop with 256MB of RAM. Pretty nice if you ask me.

ingram091

ingram091 reviewed v1.1.6 Beta 2 on Apr 1, 2008

I have to give them credit it really does make Vista Run faster all around turn off all the needless crap that MS put in there by default and at times will not allow you to turn off...

I did note in the version I tested they did not have the WGA MS Update processes listed for removal. I'm sure to make it legal... But the plugin for those do work with this program if you add them manually. Thus making this a must have tool for making your own Windows Vista DVD installation disc for your fair use how you wish to use it. Works nicely for VMWare images. ;)

Mystenes

Mystenes reviewed v1.1.6 Beta on Mar 29, 2008

a must have application. i can't live without it!

wiak

wiak reviewed v1.1.6 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Great tool
will rid the crap that the bloated vista DVD has and make you installation faster and smaller!
i vent from 3.22GB to 1GB on vista ultimate 64-bit SP1 DVD
not bad, just removed some software and lanauges (the asian languages are 2GB!) and added some new drivers then removed all those drivers i wont use anyway

and my DVD includes Sidebar, WMP & IE7 :p

Vimes

Vimes reviewed v1.1.5 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Standing on the shoulders of giants.....
That is how I would like to see vlite when compared with nlite.
Sadly it isn't as capable or matured as what nlite has become, and maybe it never will be due to the way that Vista works compared with XP.
That does not suggest that vlite hasn't got a place or value but just be aware that it is not as feature rich as its other sibling.
Be careful what you remove with vlite as it could cause issues when trying to update Vista with SP 1. Then again it was possible to stuff your XP doing the same thing, although there is a lot more understanding attributed to using nlite.
A good utility that I would like to believe becomes more and more capable with each release.
I would suggest to spend some time in their excellent forums to learn more from what others are doing, and have tried to do, with Vista using this tool.
If you do find it of value then you might want to contribute a little to the upkeep in its continued development

burfadel

burfadel reviewed v1.1.5 Beta on Mar 28, 2008

Works great! The problem people have with drivers is a Microsoft problem not a vlite issue. Microsoft tends to think their in the box drivers are better! The issue is paricularly true when the drivers aren't whql. For ease of installation driver integration may seem the way to go, but since drivers are updated quite regularly its really of no benefit unless its critical for the insallation of Windows. The best way to do it is update with the latest drivers once Windows is installed. In terms of cutting out features you don't want (as long as you know what you're doing) and incorporating updates, its essentially perfect! The sp1 issue is a bit annoying, again a microsoft thing and not a vlite issue, however you can order a sp1 disk set I believe upon which vlited windows updates will work once again when incorporated into the build.

coch

coch reviewed v1.1.5 Beta on Mar 27, 2008

@pnutts,
No, Microsoft has not shut down vLite because vLite is not doing anything 'illegal'. vLite modifies existing windows installation files from a Windows CD you already have as opposed to AutoPatcher which provides Windows patches that would normally require a user to authenticate itself with Microsoft to obtain these patches. These two applications have a different purpose.

Diam0nd

Diam0nd reviewed v1.1.1 on Feb 5, 2008

Great tool!

pnutts

pnutts reviewed v1.1 on Jan 22, 2008

Installed vLite 1.1 Final. vLite required installation of more software to start the program, then froze when loading the installation files and had to be terminated. Nice.

No wonder Microsoft hasn't shut vLite down like AutoPatcher. vLite isn't a threat because it doesn't work well.

smarterthanyou

smarterthanyou reviewed v1.1 on Jan 22, 2008

This program is great for performing an integrated install of Vista with all of the latest bugfix and security patches. Unfortunately, it's not possible to integrate drivers with the 64-bit edition of Vista Ultimate Edition. I have an Intel DP35DP motherboard which uses the P35/ICH9R chipsets. When I integrate the chipset INF's, the Intel gigabit network driver, the Intel Matrix Storage AHCI driver and the Intel Management Engine Interface driver (which controls things like fan speed I believe) Windows fails to install ANY of these drivers during a clean installation.

I have no trouble installing these drivers manually after installation but that defeats the purpose of Vlite.

why hello there

why hello there reviewed v1.1 RC on Dec 24, 2007

nuhi just keeps making this software better and better.

If it wasnt for this wonderful software, Vista wouldnt be as bearable.

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