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[XO] Tweaked and Tiny Operating Systems

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This thread is made and posted to help you make your own tweaked operating systems OR if you are bored like me, you will be able to find ready made tweaked OS to play with ;)

Section 1:
Creating your own installation and custom OS

So, I have used nLite which helps you removing some windows features or include some others like Service Packs.
But, as far as I remember nLite does NOT support latest version of windows. Because of that limitation I searched and found that RT Se7en Lite can customize new OS as well.

Now, if you want a super tiny OS start by removing drivers and services regarding Internet, Lan, audio and others based on your needs.
But keep in mind to avoid removing important systems services to make your OS stable and efficient.

Some useful guides are made by Blackviper:
http://www.blackviper.com/category/guides/

With his help you can install a full OS and then start disabling services from windows.

On this point, I would like to ask you to post some tweaks you found that may helps improving performance. This way you help other become better as well.

Section 2: Part A
Ready made OS by BenchZowner

This sections is here to save you time. :D
I will include OS made by billpeppas (aka BenchZowner) and George_o/c.

Bill has made his own OS setups which are hosted on his website's ftp:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

To start with I chose his first version of Windows XP Sp3 Xtreme 32Bit.
It is good for running 2D Benchmarks like wPrime, SuperPi, Hexus PiFast and other similar benchmarks.

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

Keep in mind that you will need Serial to install them.
Techpowerup is not a P2P site. :p

Windows XP Professional SP3 V.2 32Bit Xtreme

Second version is good to run 3D benchmarks like 3dmark01.

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

Password:
www.benchzone.com

Windows Vista 32Bit Xtreme

This version of Vista is good for use with 3dmark05.

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

Password:
www.benchzone.com

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Xtreme
This version of 7 is good for Vantage but for newer benchmarks SP1 may be required.

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

Password:
www.benchzone.com

TIP:
During installation windows setup will pop up an error.
Do NOT press the OK button and do the following:
1)Press Shify+F10 to open CMD
2)After running CMD prompt write the following
C:\Windows\System32\OOBE\msoobe
and press Enter
3)Create an account and choose time zone(Account's name and password (not required)
4)After returing to the CMD prompt you write
C:\Windows\System32\OOBE\audit and press Enter
5)Click on the OK button on the next messages.
6)Let the PC reboot until its ready

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Xtreme

The 64Bit version of 7 is almost good for every 3D benchmark (03, 11, Vantage, Aquamark and more).

Although Sp1 may be necessary to run latest benchmarks.

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

Password:
www.benchzone.com

TIP:
During installation windows setup will pop up an error.
Do NOT press the OK button and do the following:
1)Press Shify+F10 to open CMD
2)After running CMD prompt write the following
C:\Windows\System32\OOBE\msoobe
and press Enter
3)Create an account and choose time zone(Account's name and password (not required)
4)After returing to the CMD prompt you write
C:\Windows\System32\OOBE\audit and press Enter
5)Click on the OK button on the next messages.
6)Let the PC reboot until its ready

Section 2: Part B
Ready made OS by George_O/C

George_o/c XPized v2.0 156MB
This version of Xp made by George is for both 2D and 3D benchmarks (Wprime and 01 for example).

Download link:
REMOVED UPON REQUEST

End of Part B

All in all, some instalaltions may need Serial some may not.
What I feel I have to do is to thank them for making these Operating Systems for guys like us.
Now you have some efficient Systems to play with its time for some benchmarks, right? :D

End of Section 2

If I have forgotten something please let me know in order add it.
Last thing to mention is the answer on the following question.

Q: Are there specific benchmarks which are suitable for specifix OS?

A: Yes, here is a list:

2D Benchmarks:

Superi (both 1M and 32M) -> Windows Xp 32Bit Sp3
wPrime (both 32M and 1024M) -> Windows Xp 32Bit Sp3
Hexus PiFast-> Windows Xp 32Bit

3D Benchmarks:

3DMark01 -> Windows Xp 32bit Sp3
Windows03 -> Windows 7 64Bit for Ati/Amd cards and for Nvidia cards use Windows Xp 32bit Sp3
3dmark05-> Windwos Vista 32bit
3dmark06-> Windows Xp 32bit Sp3
3dmark vantage-> Windows 7 64Bit
3dmark11 ->Windows 7 64Bit
Unigine-> Windows 7 64Bit
Aquamark-> For Nvidia use Windows Xp 32bit Sp3 and for Ati/Amd use Windows 7


Useful links

Link back to the discussion:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?t=182495

Link to the [XO] Motherboard's Post Codes & Meaning:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2884451#post2884451

Link to the [XO] Overclocking (and not only) Glossary:
http://www.techpowerup.com/forums/showthread.php?p=2884476#post2884476
 
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Beyond these tweaks setting real time priority can help you get more consistent results.
 
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is there a way to include drivers for your computer and hence be able to take out even more drivers out of windows?
 
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Yeap will make a different thread just for this ;)

Because for example 8800GT gains efficiency with 169.21 when it comes to 3dmark01 :)
So, a different thread is required.
 

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I used to make these for xp.

There was a guy called eXperiance used to make tinyxp versions I learned from his works.