How to create a custom Windows Vista installation disc with tweaks, patches

This guide will teach you to how to create a completely custom, bootable Windows Vista installation disc with applications, tweaks, patches. You can remove what you do not want from Vista, change default settings, add SP1 and certain Windows Updates. You can also create unattended setup for re-installation.[/url]

Introduction & Requirements

Software you must download and install
Required: Please download vLite here and install it. Download!
Windows Vista SP1
Optional: Please download Vista SP1 here if you do not already have it. You will need authorized OS to get it. Download!

Getting Started

Install vLite. Once it is installed you will be greeted (most likely by the accompanying screenshot, that is telling you you must install WIM filter or the program cannot run. Click the Install button and you will be taken to the Microsoft downloads page. The download is 1.4GB so set aside some time to download it. Even at max speed, this download took me 19 minutes. However, there is a much smarter alternative. Download vLite 1.1.6 and head over to Program Files and copy the wimgapi.dll file to some place safe. You can then upgrade back to vLite 1.2 and move the file back. You will then be greeted with vLite program. Check out the simple interface.

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Introduction and Requirements
  2. 2. Using vLite
Written by: Andre Yoskowitz