NTLite

Changelog

NTLite 1.9.0.7115:

  • Source: Windows 10 1909 (19H2) support.
  • Settings: ‘Search includes Bing web results’.
  • Source: Windows 10 20H1 build 18970 support.
  • Unattended: Computer Name unattended prompt improvements (thx freMea).
  • Components: Windows 7 and 8.1 smaller image size after removals with Windows Update compatibility.
  • Features: Allow Windows Update online usage if missing image files for enabling a feature.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for German (KrX), Turkish (SALiH DRD), Polish (KrzysioZ).
  • Updates: .NET Framework 4.8 integration order when using core, lang pack and update.
  • Features: Preset saving of sub-component states if default-enabled by the parent.
  • Features: Configuring Hyper-V in Win10 image from Win7 host is locked to protect image integrity.

NTLite 1.8.0.7095:

  • Settings: ‘Suggest ways I can finish setting up my device online’ option.
  • General: Windows 10 build 18956 Insider Preview support
  • Downloader: State column split.
  • UI-Translation.
  • Components-Win7: Driver integration might fail after driver removals.
  • Components-Win7: ‘Shell Search’ removal leftovers (first disable Feature for UI removal).

NTLite 1.8.0.7080:

  • Components-1903: ‘Device Management’ removal hanging Settins – WU window.
  • Components-1903: ‘Mixed Reality’ removal breaking taskbar after cumulative update install, until Remove Returns is ran.
  • Components-1607: ‘Modern App Support – 32 bit’ removal was breaking login.
  • Features: State change of IIS subfeatures wasn’t detected on parent enable.

NTLite 1.8.0.7070:

  • Upgrade-Components: ‘Adobe Flash’ 32-bit component split.
  • Upgrade-Components: OOBE and Autopilot unlocked for image removal in a fully unattended scenario.
  • Components: ‘OneNote’ app removal had a start menu shortcut leftover.
  • Components: ‘Internet Explorer’ removal could cause iernonce.dll popup on login.
  • Components: ‘Telemetry Client’ removal was breaking the online .NET 3.5 install without the CAB package.
  • Components-Win7: ‘Windows Firewall’ removal could break folder sharing.
  • Components-Win7: ‘Remote Desktop Server’ removal could cause black screen on logon.
  • Components-Win7: Driver removals could cause driver reinstall prompt after logon.
  • Components-Win8.1: ‘Sami Extended Norway’ keyboard removal.
  • Settings: Disabling ‘Automatic installation of sponsored apps’ could break some GPOs.

NTLite 1.8.0.7046:

  • General: GPO using Workspaces may have access denied error after certain changes, permissions fixed.
  • Components: ‘Remove Returns’ tool could break update compatibility on cleanup.
  • Components: ‘Fax’ and ‘Internet Printing’ post-removal detection.

NTLite 1.8.0.7036:

  • Updates: Update cache directory location now supports relative folder [NTLITEDIR].
  • UI-Translation: French, Turkish.
  • Updates: .NET 3.5 Feature on Demand reference was blocking .NET 3.5 package insertion.
  • Updates: Improved 1903 cumulative update support after removing disabled features.

NTLite 1.8.0.7025:

  • Components: ‘COM+ API’ 32 and 64 bit split from ‘COM+’
  • Components: ‘Virtual WiFi’ split from ‘WLAN’
  • Updates: Clean updates method ‘DISM (ResetBase)’ split from ‘DISM (Compatible)’
  • UI-Translation: French, Turkish, Chinese, Farsi.
  • Components: ‘Azure Active Directory’ removal causing OOBEIDPS error in Win10 1809.
  • Components: ‘Mobile Device Management (MDM)’ removal was crashing Settings-Accounts-Access work.
  • Components: ‘Telemetry Client’ removal was breaking Troubleshooting wizards.
  • Components: ‘Insider Hub’ removal breaking Win10 1903 Search tray popup.
  • Components: ‘Fax’ removal could break Win10 1903 CU install.
  • Components: Live removals and ‘Remove Returns’ could have leftover start menu icons.
  • Components-Win8.1: ‘Text Prediction’ removal breaking Explorer Search box.
  • Components-Win8.1: ‘Telemetry Client’ removal breaking Windows setup.
  • Components-Win8.1: IEFrame 64 bit component detection.
  • Components-Win8.1: removal compatibility improvements.
  • Components-Win7: Non-English language pack causing removal crash.
  • Components-Win7: Win7 Embedded removal compatibility improvements.
  • General-Win7: Extreme memory usage during ‘Preparing Data’ on 99%.
  • Source: Potential crash on Forget image.

NTLite 1.8.0.6996:

  • Components: ‘Speech API’ split from ‘Speech Recognition’.
  • Components: ‘Push Notifications System Service’ split from ‘Push Notifications’.
  • Components: ‘Cloud Notifications’ split from ‘Push Notifications’.
  • Components: ‘Start Menu Experience Host’ removal unlocked.
  • UI-Translation: Turkish.
  • Components: ‘OpenSSH’ leftovers.
  • Components: Improved cumulative update compatibility after removals.
  • Updates: ‘Clean updates (Complete)’ Flash update handling.

NTLite 1.8.0.6976:

  • Source: Windows 10 20H1 18912 support.
  • Settings: Search (Taskbar) option.
  • Settings: ‘Dark mode for Windows’ option.
  • Unattended: ‘Full Name’ entry, can be used with Computer Name * for prefixed random computer name.
  • Components: App live removal could cause default app change Settings crash in 1903 (TWINUI entry).
  • Components: ‘Accessibility tools’ removal could break cumulative update for 1903 Home image.
  • Components: Certain app removals could break Search tray popup in 1903.
  • Unattended: Disk template default EFI size increased to 260 MB due to 4KB-sector drives.
  • Features: Non-English image ‘Feature on Demand’ names could be missing in certain situations.

NTLite 1.8.0.6962:

  • Source: ‘Remove Reinstalls’ tool, useful for cleaning Win10 1903 cumulative update-returned component parts.
  • Installer: Chinese Simplified translation.
  • Components: ‘Unified Telemetry Client (Asimov)’ renamed to ‘Telemetry Client’.
  • Components: ‘Windows Media Player 32-bit’ removal could cause errors when WMP 64 is opening videos from File Explorer.
  • Components: ‘Unified Telemetry Client’ removal could break Search tray UI in Win10 1903 image.
  • Components: ‘Unified Telemetry Client’ removal could break ‘Program Compatibility Assistant Service’ in Win10 1903 image.

NTLite 1.8.0.6942:

  • Update-Installer: Binaries signed by the official certificate.
  • Components: Windows Remote Management (WS-Management) breaking 1903 CU install on reboot 98%.
  • Components: 1809 removed components were returning on CU install (1903 still does, by Windows design, post-cleanup will be implemented).
  • Updates: 1903(.30) Clean Updates (Complete) could break CU install (same for DISM full reset base, that one is by Windows design).
  • Updates: 1809v2(.379) Clean Updates (Complete) could cause BSOD on latest CU install
  • Features: Already installed Feature On Demand uncheck/recheck was unnecessarily prompting for packages.

NTLite 1.7.6.6930:

  • Features: ‘Features On Demand (Capabilities)’ adding and removing support on the Features page.
  • UI-Translation: Chinese Simplified, Turkish.
  • Components: ‘Internet Explorer’ removal could break setting the default browser.
  • Components: ‘Windows Media Player’ .feature disabling would make it undetectable for removal.
  • Components: ‘RDP Client’ removal in Win10 1903 Home could break a cumulative update install.

NTLite 1.7.6.6912:

  • Source: Windows RT (ARM 32-bit) basic loading support (no official support)
  • Components: ‘Netflix’ compatibility option.
  • Settings: Toggling Settings and Unattended page values with a single click, with color state indicators.
  • Source: AOMEI Backupper load boot.wim support.
  • Components-1903: CDPUser and Error Reporting services removal does not need live lock any more.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Dutch (René), Turkish (SALiH DRD).
  • UI: Checking for updates no longer blocks UI.
  • UI: Source page UI lists weren’t properly refreshing in certain multimonitor scaling situations.
  • Updates: update.mum (extracted CAB) integration handling.
  • Components: ‘Gaming Peripherals’ and ‘Input Processors’ leftovers.
  • Components: Win8.1 ‘Unified Telemetry Client’ leftovers after the latest rollups.
  • Source: Export/image file structure optimization was skipped if only non-deletable editions were on the image .

NTLite 1.7.5.6842:

  • Source: Windows RT (ARM 32-bit) basic loading support (no official support)
  • Components: ‘Netflix’ compatibility option.
  • Settings: Toggling Settings and Unattended page values with a single click, with color state indicators.
  • Source: AOMEI Backupper load boot.wim support.
  • Components-1903: CDPUser and Error Reporting services removal does not need live lock any more.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Dutch (René), Turkish (SALiH DRD).
  • UI: Checking for updates no longer blocks UI.
  • UI: Source page UI lists weren’t properly refreshing in certain multimonitor scaling situations.
  • Updates: update.mum (extracted CAB) integration handling.
  • Components: ‘Gaming Peripherals’ and ‘Input Processors’ leftovers.
  • Components: Win8.1 ‘Unified Telemetry Client’ leftovers after the latest rollups.
  • Source: Export/image file structure optimization was skipped if only non-deletable editions were on the image .

NTLite 1.7.5.6840:

  • Downloader: Proxy support, enter credentials in File-Settings.
  • Source: Architecture handling rewritten, enables test ARM64 support preview.
  • Source: Loading image edition directly that needs to be converted will keep all editions.
  • UI: Yes and No to all options for components checking prompts (instead of just Skip all).
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Korean (Redrabbit), Farsi (Mona mon).
  • Source: Propagating tasks from boot.wim to install.esd could crash the tool.
  • Source: Expand state remembered for unmounted install images.
  • Components: ‘Diagnostics’ removal was breaking directory ownership popup in Explorer.
  • Components: ‘Media Player’ preset loading could recheck it.
  • Components: TaskHostW could be crashing after a specific removal combination.
  • Unattended: Autofill selects first available image language if the host language is absent.
  • Post-setup: Error messages with % sign could cause a crash.

NTLite 1.7.4.6790:

  • Downloader: Proxy support, enter credentials in File-Settings.
  • Source: Architecture handling rewritten, enables test ARM64 support preview.
  • Source: Loading image edition directly that needs to be converted will keep all editions.
  • UI: Yes and No to all options for components checking prompts (instead of just Skip all).
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Korean (Redrabbit), Farsi (Mona mon).
  • Source: Propagating tasks from boot.wim to install.esd could crash the tool.
  • Source: Expand state remembered for unmounted install images.
  • Components: ‘Diagnostics’ removal was breaking directory ownership popup in Explorer.
  • Components: ‘Media Player’ preset loading could recheck it.
  • Components: TaskHostW could be crashing after a specific removal combination.
  • Unattended: Autofill selects first available image language if the host language is absent.
  • Post-setup: Error messages with % sign could cause a crash.

NTLite 1.7.3.6761:

  • General: Temporarily removed expired tool certificate (blocked by admin popup).

NTLite 1.7.2.6717:

  • Source: Windows 10 Preview 1903 build 18329 support.
  • Components: ‘VMware Guest’ compatibility option.
  • Components: ‘Push Notifications Service’ removes more.
  • Components: Removed ‘UAC’ from ‘Store’ and ‘OOBE’ compatibilities.
  • Components: Removed ‘Radio Management’ from ‘WLAN’ compatibility.
  • UI-Translation: French, Turkish.
  • Components: Various SFC errors after removals.
  • Components: Better cumulative update support after removals for a DISM rebased image.

NTLite 1.7.2.6703:

  • Source: Windows 10 Preview 1903 build 18323 support.
  • Updates: Allowing ‘Get Latest Updates’ on secondary instances of this tool.
  • General: Settings are now applied before Update Cleanup (enables DISM full rebase if set).
  • Components: ‘Windows Update’ moved under ‘WinSxS Database’, for more flexibility in trimming ‘WinSxS’.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for French (tistou77), Turkish (SALiH).
  • UI: Host Refresh wizard could stop after making the ISO, before the actual setup initialization.
  • Updates: Update cleanup had leftovers, now improved while maintaining the better cumulative update compatibility.
  • Components: Cumulative Update compatibility improved on refreshed lite ISOs (e.g. 1809.107).
  • Components: Minor SFC scannow fixes.
  • Components: ‘Spell Checking’ removal was breaking the Group Policy editor filter.
  • Components: ‘Enterprise Data Protection’ removal could hang ‘Preparing Windows’ on Win10 1511.

NTLite 1.7.2.6680:

  • Components: ‘Connected Devices Platform User Service’ split from ‘CDPSVC’.
  • Components: ‘Problem Reports and Solutions Control Panel Support’ split from ‘Windows Error Reporting’.
  • UI: Existing ISO file overwrite warning added to the Apply preview.
  • UI: Allowing adding latest online updates during a Host Refresh session.
  • Components: RuntimeBroker errors after some removals (mostly 19H1 Preview).
  • Components: ‘People’ app removal wasn’t hiding the tray option.
  • Components: ‘Store’ live removal was leaving an empty stuck taskbar shortcut.
  • Components: ‘Remote Desktop Server’ removal breaking live cumulative update post-reboot.
  • Components: Apps could be crashing if IE and Edge both were removed.
  • Source: boot.wim loading could hang.
  • Registry: Integration of a unicode REG file support.

NTLite 1.7.1.6630:

  • Post-setup: Duplicate entries in some situations.

NTLite 1.7.1.6623:

  • Components: Improved 1809 Windows Update compatibility after removals.
  • Components: .NET Cache component removal leftovers.
  • Components: ‘Printing’ removal in some cases breaking image installation.
  • Components: ‘Internet Explorer’ removal breaking Edge.
  • Components: ‘Photo Codec’ removal breaking desktop and tray icons.
  • Components: ‘Windows Connection Manager’ breaking Settings – Network Center.
  • Components: Win7 ‘Sound Themes’ removal if default sounds kept.
  • Unattended: Post-setup page and SetupComplete are now allowing duplicate lines.
  • UI: File-Settings was disabled after processing.

NTLite 1.7.1.6593:

  • Improvements in the work program.
  • Fixed bugs.

NTLite 1.7.1.6572:

  • Unattended: Optional ‘Computer name’ prompt during setup, select or type [Prompt] to enable it.
  • UI: ‘Removed files’ counter and image sizes now show hard links.
  • UI: Max number of tool instances increased to 2x of CPU threads.
  • UI-Translation: French, Turkish.
  • Components: 1809’s new PSFX update format compatibility after removals (error 0x800f0982).
  • Components: ‘Bitlocker’ removal breaking 1809 Cumulative Update install.
  • UI: Startup delay while checking temp folder permissions.
  • UI: Various minor UI fixes.

NTLite 1.7.0.6545:

  • Tweaks: ‘Clipboard History’.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Turkish (SALiH).
  • Updates: 1809 Cumulative Update MSU support.
  • Components: ‘Map Control’ split from ‘Windows Maps’.
  • Components: Driver INFs without hardware IDs are now listed.
  • UI-Translation: Thanks for Chinese Simplified (Gskening).
  • Components: ‘PDF Reader’ removal could cause ‘Edge’ crashing.
  • Components: ‘Passport’ removal was breaking ‘Security Center’.
  • Components: ‘RemoteFX’ still listed after removal if ‘HyperV Guest’ not removed.
  • Components-1809: ‘SNMP’ detection.
  • Components-1809: ‘Scanners’ detection.
  • Components-1809: Various removal leftovers.
  • Updates: Occational crash after updating, before Feature Config.
  • Downloader: Incomplete download could cause a crash.

NTLite 1.6.3.6400:

  • Tweaks: ‘Command Prompt in directory context menus’.
  • Tweaks: ‘Remote access to administrative shares’.
  • Tweaks: ‘Show People on the taskbar’.
  • Components: Manual option to permanently protect components in the settings.xml ‘LockComponents’.
  • Components: Disabling the Explorer warning “Indexing service not running” if Search is removed.
  • Components: ‘Tablet PC’ and ‘Telemetry Client’ removals were breaking the ‘Sticky Notes’ app.
  • Components: Driver removal better separates multiple versions of the same driver.

NTLite 1.6.3.6240:

  • Win10 RS5 17686 support.
  • Load preset Overwrite/Append options.
  • UI-Translation.
  • UI: Cancelling a second instance of the tool would crash on closing.

NTLite 1.6.2.6220:

  • Updates: ‘Clean update backup’ split into modes (DISM, Compatible and Complete).
  • Components: VPN support compatibility option.
  • UI: Light theme updated for more contrast.
  • UI-Translation.
  • Updates-1803: Error 87 could happen in some environments when integrating a cumulative update with configuring Features.
  • Updates-Win7: Platform update integration order improvement, solves some extra Windows Update detection.
  • Components-1083: ‘ICS’ removal could cause OOBE setup reboot.
  • Components-Win7: ‘DWM’ removal could cause a ‘dwmapi.dll’ setup error.
  • Components-Win7: Search removal was breaking Shell search.

NTLite 1.6.1.6190:

  • UI-Translation: Italian.
  • Fixed Bugs.

NTLite 1.6.0.6174:

  • UI-Translation: Arabic and Chinese Simplified.
  • Fixed Bugs.

NTLite 1.6.0.6122:

  • UI-Translation: Arabic, Farsi, Italian.
  • Fixed Bugs.