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  1. Oh well. I had a reduced Windows 10 iso, then my storage drive failed (with 1000s of bad sectors!) and I lost the file. WinReducer now won't mount the disc image, even after a full reinstall. I guess I will be registering NTLite this month and using that to try again :)
  2. hmm. 39 hours later, and WinReducer has shrunk my Win 10 x64 Pro iso from 3.88 GB to 3.10 GB (granted I did add 77 MB in two other setup files). I hope the speed and reliability improvements are more noticeable Now to see what NTLite (the modern version of nlite) can do.
  3. WinReducer has got farther today than last night, without any problems this time. Might be finished in under 40 hours Should have done it on a faster PC Will make an NLite build as well before I hook up the SSD I will be testing it on prior to trashing this bloated install Looks like I have 3 apps to try for Win 7. Will see which suits my benching best
  4. Oh well, maybe WinReducer is no good. I spent 16 hours modifying my build, Googling EVERY service to see what I need. Left it overnight to work, and come back to find it has frozen and I can't stop it! Going to try again with saved settings (phew, I remembered!), but have now downloaded the latest Win 10 version of nlite as well. which appears to support the latest build. Looks like it was out of support for a short time, then moved to a new website and is being actively worked on again. If it creates a build I am happy with for my daily Win 10 build, I will register it and make the best build I can to open all the features for the best 7 and 10 builds.
  5. Never mind, I just found WinReducer, which looks OK, and has version for Win 7 and 10. Probably makes it the easy option I may make Win 7 builds with both, to see which is better.
  6. For Windows 7, there are (or were?) several tools to create a customised install DVD. I personally have Windows OEM Preinstallation Kit (OPK) for Windows 7 and WinIntegrator. Are there any similar tool for Windows 10? I want to strip out all the drivers that I don't need, unnecessary services and features, etc (eg Cortana in the latest updates uses more than one core of my APU, despite being disabled! I managed to fix that, after copious research, but as I don't use any part of Cortana, it is one of many features I want removed prior to my next clean install).
  7. Please add Team Group Vulcan Gold 2400MHz DDR3 There are 6 different Team Group DDR3 series on the site, but this is not yet listed. Review at KitGuru: https://www.kitguru.net/components/memory/luke-hill/team-group-vulcan-gold-2400mhz-8gb-memory-kit-review/all/1/ I will have two 8GB kits in a couple of days, so would like to find them listed when I post some results in the next week or two :)
  8. OK, thank you. I'll plan me benching around that.
  9. Thanks. If it doesn't need activating, I think I have most OS from DOS 6.2 up to Win 10. Missing only ME, Vista and 8.x, none of which interest me
  10. Over the next few months, I hope to set up several benching systems. How do people get around using Windows 7 on a large number of PCs, with only 3 or 4 running at a time (if I'm going to run CPU benchmarks that take hours, I may as well run a few at the same time). Is it legal to only have 4 licenses if I am only using it on 4 PCs at any one time? Am I at risk of prosecution if I don't have separate licenses for each system in my collection? Would I have a problem if I only had one license? Is there any type of license that allows Windows 7 to be installed and activated on multiple systems? Finally, if I install without a code, and don't activate it, would that affect benchmarks scores (I don't know if an unlicensed Windows throttles the system)? Oh, and an afterthought. Do different versions of Windows 7 perform differently, with different services running? If so, which should I be looking at? I will, of course, use the x64 version on x64 systems.
  11. As per the title. I am setting up a few older benching systems, and want to maximise drive speed. On an X38 motherboard (specifically Maximus Extreme), is it possible to boot from a PCI-e SSD AIC? I don't want to waste my money if they only work on later boards, or worse still, boards that already have an M.2 slot. I can always stick a SATA SSD in, but if I can save a few seconds booting and running benches that access the disk (without paying silly money), then I want that
  12. I'll only be using the system for benchmarking (and possibly for testing any software I write, but benching is the reason for the builds). I don't know how necessary the updates are for that. I will always be connected to the internet, so it's more a precaution than anything.
  13. I will be installing Windows 7 on a few PCs over the next couple of weeks, for GPU benching. Is there a way to trick it into getting updates, or does anyone know of a resource to download essential updates beyond SP1?
  14. 3.3 32B GPU I have now successfully uploaded a result. I expect more to follow soon.
  15. Looking at other results, it looks like I can upload, just not from the app. I will run 3.3.3 again later and upload through the web site.
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