Has anyone seen this before? I found a few videos but this one seems to be the most detailed. I come across Windows 10 Lite often, where someone makes a custom windows 10 installer that excludes a bunch of stuff to make it smaller. Always wondered how they were made - and now i know. While it does look like a lot of steps, it's not actually that difficult. I'm going to try it today and see if i can make a small windows 10 image for an SBC.
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I got wintoolkit from here: https://m.majorgeeks.com/files/details/win_toolkit.html
The WinToolkit has options to download the ISO and everything for you. It looks like the Wintoolkit will do everything without needing to download anything else - but I followed the original instructions.
I'm at the stage of removing the components I selected, which seems to take the Wintoolkit program forever! It's been going at it for about 15 minutes...
I just installed win 10 pro on my Rock Pi X SBC, optimized it with your tips and installed your driver pack.
What advantage would installing a lite version of windows have other then taking up less space?
Would we still have to optimize and install your driver pack?
Having a Lite version of windows will remove programs to improve performance and decrease memory usage. It means the SBC will run faster with a Lite version of Windows
Low and behold, my installation of windows on a Rock Pix went smooth. On boot (before loading ARC), one GB of RAM is being used out of 4GB. It seems to run faster than my other Rock Pix; I'll have to check, though.
The thing I noticed is the metro apps are gone. There was no junk like solitaire or paint or anything. It was all gone. But even though I selected no print spooler, it seemed to be there. I also selected NO to a few things that seemed to install still. I'm guessing Microsoft forces some of that stuff.
You can use my ISO from here: https://synthiam.com/Support/Tips-to-Make-a-Robot/windows-lite-for-ARC
also if you’re not using blockly, there’s an option to disable it on the latest early access release. It’s much faster without it and used half the ram
here is a picture for all the kids not familiar with the OG panda.
I think there's a live hack in there as well that i did with it. Showing how to set it up and stuff.
I would like to try but unsure which components to remove?
I did notice that even after removing some stuff, they came back. I think trying to remove windows update is the big one but seems almost impossible. Especially since it’s tied to driver downloads. So without windows update, I don’t think the computer can install drivers for stuff.
Will give it a try then.