Microsoft creating Windows Vista 'Lite' isn't recommended

But we do. Just remember that SP1 cannot be installed on a vLited Vista install so a preintegrated or "Reverse Integrated" SP1 ISO is required. As for installing future Windows updates, as long as Component Cache (which is an Extreme option anyway) is not removed, they'll work just fine. Frustrated with Vista's sluggishness, some people […]

But we do. Just remember that SP1 cannot be installed on a vLited Vista install so a preintegrated or "Reverse Integrated" SP1 ISO is required. As for installing future Windows updates, as long as Component Cache (which is an Extreme option anyway) is not removed, they'll work just fine.

Frustrated with Vista's sluggishness, some people have been turning to a utility called vLite, that strips out components of the operating system deemed unessential.

Although the move does offer frustrated Vista users an option other than going back to XP or switching to a Mac, Microsoft said Wednesday that it doesn't endorse such changes to Vista's setup.

"Microsoft does not recommend using any tool to strip out applications from Windows Vista prior to installing it on your system, as it may affect your ability to download future Windows updates and service packs, and may cause your system to become unstable," the company said in an e-mail to CNET News.com.

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